Tuesday, 24 June 2014


Could your business benefit from a £2,000 grant to invest in advice on business strategy? That’s just one of the topics at this month’s West Berkshire Athena Network meetings.

The Newbury North meeting takes place on Wednesday, 9th July at the Chequers Hotel where The Athena Network regional director Debbie Miles will present the ‘Business Fitness scorecard’ which enables business owners to measure how strong their firm is. She’ll then facilitate a discussion on quick ways to improve performance.

During the session’s “Network Strategy Training”, attendees will consider their own skill sets and consider what they’d write about if they were to publish a book.

The Hungerford group takes place at Audley Inglewood on Friday, 11th July where Jo Cooke of Tapioca Tidy and Hoarding Disorders UK will be discussing how decluttering can help your business. In the networking strategy training, members will discuss “how leaving your comfort zone can help your success in business”.

The Thatcham meeting takes place at the Regency Park Hotel on Tuesday 15th July, Debbie will present the business fitness scorecard again while Jackie Sandford of Flare Telecom will be talking about Stephen Covey’s Seven Habits of Highly Effective People and how they relate to networking.

On Wednesday 16th July, the Newbury South group meets at Donnington Grove where the guest speaker will be Enterprise First, introducing the Government-funded scheme 'Growth Vouchers'. The scheme offers a grant of up to £2,000 to businesses trading more than a year for strategic business advice.

At this meeting, in the Network Strategy Training in “Talking Testimonials” attendees will learn how to give and receive effective recommendations.

All meetings take place from 12pm to 2pm for West Berkshire businesswomen. For more information, please email debbie.miles@theathenanetwork.com

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