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Nov
02

Guest Blog – Networking is Good for Your Soul!

Guest blog from Joanne Hawkins of Executive VPA, speaker at our November 2015 event on using a VA (for further event info, click here). Why Networking Is Good For Your Soul, Not Just for Your Business. As I was preparing for last month’s NWVA conference, I thought a lot about what I wanted the attendees […]

By Kirsty James | Business News
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Oct
05

Jack of all trades…Master of none!

You’re great at what you do, you set up in business and suddenly you start wearing all the business support function hats at once – multi-tasking like crazy for fear of losing managerial or financial control if you opted to outsource or employ instead. As a small business owner, you often become the sales and […]

By Kirsty James | Business News
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Oct
05

Can outsourcing help your Business?

If you’re a small business and growing then you may need to outsource – if you don’t already.  If you already outsource and are still growing, then at some point you’ll need to re-assess the pro’s and con’s of outsourcing and consider taking a leap of faith into the world of employment. So, what is […]

By Kirsty James | Business News
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Sep
04

Failing to plan = Planning to fail

‘Failing to plan = Planning to fail’ is the famous quote by Benjamin Franklin frequently applied in the world of business. You’re a small business, highly efficient and skilled at what you do and already have clients. So, how important is regular planning; is it just necessary at start-up or should you review the business […]

By Kirsty James | Business News
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Jun
25

Treat people the way they’d like to be treated

It’s always admirable to treat people as you’d like to be treated yourself. In a personal arena, it’s respectful, endearing and forges the strongest of friendships. But does this still stand true? And how does it translate into business life? Perhaps, it’s time to move on. There are some base-line items that we’d all like […]

By Kirsty James | Business News
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Jun
15

Spend your time wisely in business

The You-Tube clip below is a great reminder of how precious time really is and how we must spend it wisely.  The content here relates to personal time, but what about our business time? (the 3202 days spent at work in an average lifetime according to this clip). It’s clear that we’re more time-poor than […]

By Kirsty James | Business News
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Jun
06

Colony Community launch event Think Family Health

Colony has just diversified – Colony Business still offers great networking events and training workshops for small businesses. And now, Colony Community brings the best of local services and expertise into the consumer market with information workshops and events on topical subjects facing families and other members of the community. The launch event of this […]

By Kirsty James | Community News
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May
01

It’s all about image sweetie!

Colony’s looking good this May.. …as we focus on the use of images in your business branding. We’ve got two great events for you in May, both focusing on the power of visuals in your business. Presentations and networking activities at our drop-in networking event on 6 May.  And, late this month on 20 May, […]

By Kirsty James | Business News
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Apr
30

The Colony Commitment

The Colony Business commitment: To expose you to as much contact-making as possible during and after events and to follow up each event with a full attendee list. To reward you for your attendance at events and when you refer new contacts to us.

By Kirsty James | Business News
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Apr
29

Colony Business Rewards

COLONY REWARDS for business networkers As well as offering you friendly, supportive and informative pay-as-you-go networking and workshop events with great contacts and business opportunities, Colony also has a number of ways to reward your business networking. Take a look at how we can help support you and your growing business.

By amplify | Business News
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