It’s the start of the week here in the UK and if you’re the owner of a small to medium sized enterprise I’ll bet you’ll be attending at least one networking event in the next 5 days. Let’s face it, there are plenty to choose from!
But despite the plethora of business events available and all the speakers and panel discussions on show, there’s something missing or at least too rarely offered to the owners of small enterprises – the chance to talk.
By “talk” I don’t mean sell to each other. No, I mean an opportunity to remove the “I’m fab and I’m here to sell” mask and just talk openly about business challenges and aspirations.
This is why we started running Mojo Meetups. It’s a rare opportunity for the owners of small businesses to come together (typically 10-15 people) and share experiences, frustrations and ideas in a safe and constructive setting. This isn’t a ‘seller-to-prospect’ situation; it’s more human-to-human where that defensive mask comes down and we find common ground.
My role as a facilitator is to encourage the most dynamic and qualitative conversation possible in the 2 hours we spend together. There’s a lot of learning and insight – we get into things like the Elevator Pitch, how to relate a great case study and how to get the best from networking.
People tell me they emerge feeling taller and more confident about what they have to offer. But it’s also a way to ‘stay connected’ by getting to know other business owners on a deeper level than is normally the case.
We currently hold 2 Mojo Meetups a month in South Manchester and Central Manchester and the cost of each session is £10 + VAT, to include tea/coffee.
Wed 9th July (9am – 11.30am) - The Merlin, Alderley Edge SK9 7QL
Tues 15th July (10.15am – 12.30pm) - Crowe Clark Whitehill LLP, Arkwright House, Parsonage Gardens, Manchester M3 2HP
To book for Alderley Edge on 9th, click here.
For the Manchester event on 15th, click here.