Why Networking is so Important for Small Business Success – Joanne Dewberry
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In this episode of the Driven Female Entrepreneurs Podcast, I speak with business woman, small business blogger and passionate networker, Joanne Dewberry, about how she has built her business around her busy family.
When Joanne decided to step away from her role running a daycare centre for children to focus on bringing up her own family, she soon found herself looking for a fresh challenge. She found it when her child attended a party and was offered an uninspiring and unsuitable party bag, prompting Joanne to start a business creating eco-friendly party bags.
Finding that she lacked the business knowledge needed to succeed as she wanted, Joanne started to connect with other business owners and soon built a network of enterprising Mums and blended playtime with business learning and support. When she won the ‘Business Mum of the Year’ award, online publications approached her for articles, which kick-started her blogging career and made her a best-selling author in the process.
Listen to this episode to learn more about Joanne’s journey to date, and her advice for successful networking and blogging.
When building a business alone, it's key to have a support network around you. They'll help you through struggles, celebrate your wins, and be there when you just need someone to chat with. - Joanne Dewberry Click To Tweet
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In this episode you’ll learn:
- The importance of having a supportive network of other business owners.
- Why successful networking is about building business friendships.
- Why networking can be fun when you learn the skills and have the right approach.
- How to find the right networking events for you.
- Why the real networking and relationship building happens after the event.
- How to prepare for a great networking event.
- The components of a perfect networking pitch.
- The secrets of running a successful blog.
- The importance of having a clear call to action on every blog post.
- How find your writing style and authentic voice.
- Why, whatever challenge you’re facing, you just have to get on and do it!
…and much more!
Your content, whether on a blog, social media post or podcast, is your opportunity to give your business a voice and personality, and that's what will connect with your audience. - Joanne Dewberry Click To Tweet
About Joanne Dewberry
Joanne Dewberry, Author, Sage Business Expert and multi-award-winning, 30 something coffee lover lives in rural Dorset with her long-suffering partner and three children. When she isn’t writing or networking she is partial to a bag of crisps and a crime drama.
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