The word itself, networking, was enough to send shivers down my spine a couple of years ago. The mere thought of walking up and start talking to people I didn’t know was utterly terrifying and forcing myself to do it felt like completely violating my natural instincts.
Philippa Mitchell is an independent distributor with Wikaniko, a British cooperative marketing company that aims to encourage and enable people to be both greener and healthier through making economic and eco-friendly changes to products they use every day.
If you have read my mumpreneur story so far (Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3), you will know that I got to a point where I felt I needed to find a business idea soon. I had no money of my own, and my husband is also an accountant, so I was going to have to come up with a plausible business plan, or else he would not want to invest in it. He is the scariest of Dragons, and is very risk averse.
The Blogging Mums Club is an amazing Facebook group set up to allow bloggers to promote their posts and share hints, advice and tips. It started off as a small commenting circle but has now grown to over 4,000 members.
Julie Sherwood has run Get In The Press since 2005 – a small PR consultancy helping small businesses get to grips with PR. She has worked for major brands including Penguin Children’s Books, to smaller start ups including swimwear brands, jewellery boutiques, fitness centres and parenting experts.