The Return of #29Social – September 2016

The Panel for #29Social Sept 2016Hey local-folkal in Glasgow – good news, after the success our of joint drinks night at 29, it’s the return of my own #29Social (I know, another long hiatus).

The last few #29Social networking events have gone really well in terms of panelists, attendees and engagement levels and so I’ve decided it was time to do it again! Here are the details also found over on Eventbrite

September 28, 2016 – Local Marketing

Join us at 29 Private Members Club, Glasgow on 28/9 from 6pm-8pm for #29Social.

This is a FREE networking and open to all who are interested in learning and meeting new people in an informal setting.

At September’s #29Social, we are talking about marketing your business online, and we’ll be focusing on the power of reviews – especially for local businesses. That said this will be relevant for all businesses.

The September panel consists of three professionals – a digital marketing expert and trainer; a blogger/community manager and a West End business owner too. We will be discussing experiences as customers and business owners as well as providing some take away tips.

September’s #29Social Panel:

GARY
Gary Ennis founder of NSDesign trains business across Scotland on how to market themselves better using Social Media. He’s an Ambassador for , public speaker, and business mentor too.

BRIONY
Briony Cullin writes about tasty eats at the Glasgow Food Blog and is also the community manager at Yelp in Glasgow who works with businesses to monitor reviews and communicate with customers on the Yelp platform. She’s recently co-founded the Cheese Toastie festival which takes place on October

SARAH
Sarah Hogg is the co-founder of Kimchi Cult a funky, punky Korean takeaway off Byres Rd in Glasgow. Kimchi Cult knows the value of engaging with their customers via social media and review sites.

Q&A – Get Your Local Marketing Questions Answered
This panel will be sharing their experiences and tips to the attendees. Come with your own questions on the night or you can Tweet us ahead of time: Gary, Briony, and Sarah. (Oh and I’m of course @newthea)

WHEN
WHERE
29 Private Members Club Glasgow – 29 Royal Exchange Square, Glasgow, G1 3AJ

HOW MUCH?

Good news, it’s FREE!! You’ll enjoy the time and learn some things, guaranteed.

Click the pic below to join us on the 28th.

Click to book #29Social - Sept 28 2016

Book now – go on, you know it makes sense!

 

Glasgow Networks Summer Drinks

Glasgow Networks Summer Drinks

Glasgow Networks Summer Drinks

After a rousing success at Christmas, when five of Glasgow’s business networking groups came together to co-host a drinks event, it’s been mutually decided to have a summer event.

This time there is a sixth networking group invited into the mix no less.  The six Glasgow networking groups co-hosting the event are – Business Banter, Coffee Connections, Collabor8te, Speedy Meet, Southsiders in Business and my own #29Social.

On June 22, 2016 – we are all coming together to co-host this FREE event – which is open to all who run businesses or work for one – that are within traveling distance of Glasgow.

We are hoping for decent weather, but in Glasgow, there are no guarantees on that score.

FIRST #29Social OF 2016

Due to other work-life demands, this event is the first #29Social of 2016, but hopefully they will resume after the summer holidays. Watch this space.

In the meantime, do please join us for the Glasgow Networks Summer Drinks on 22 June 2016 from 6pm.

Held on the Lanson Roof Terrace* here at 29, this is a social networking evening with emphasis on the social.

Space will be limited, so please register in advance to avoid disappointment: http://bit.ly/glasummer

Glasgow Networking, Training & Southsiders in Business

Glasgow Networking

The past few weeks have been crazy-busy networking – both in Glasgow and in Paisley (for a change). For starters, I had hoped to get up in time for the FatBuzz New Media Breakfast to hear Tim from Attacat talk SEO – but after a long week and heavy workload my bed was far too cosy to go.

So I resigned myself to checking out the hashtag on Twitter for any nuggets that were tweeted out. As I didn’t get up for that, I also didn’t manage to make it along to the West End Business Banter – which I generally love to attend.

However I did manage to make yesterday’s Banter at Martha’s in town, so that’s something! Want to host a greeting cards party in Glasgow

On Tuesday this week, it was my first visit to Paisley for the Renfrewshire Business Network monthly networking group. As a speaker had backed out, I was asked to step in and speak for ten minutes. Instead of just talking about what I do, (though I did mentioned my Younique by Thea business, my new greeting cards venture, my networking events and my Web and Social Media training), I asked the group if they had any questions about Social Media or Blogging and that seemed to work pretty well.

Thankfully no one asked me anything I was unable to answer fairly easily. I recommended to all of them that they take advantage of the FREE courses that are on offer from Business Gateway (click to book).  More on BG in a moment.

#29Social – September#29social panel for September - Blogging

The night before last, Wed Sept 30, was my latest #29Social at 29 Private Member’s Club Glasgow. The RSVP numbers had been worryingly-low, but it was, as they say, alright on the night!

We had a wonderful panel and more than thirty people showed up for this intimate event on blogging.

I met some new folks (including my panel) and had some fantastic coversations. Was even able to showcase and mention the greeting cards (several times). Well why not? It’s my event and I don’t get paid to run them so at least I can take advantage of some self-promotion, the audience did! 🙂

Next up? Southsiders in Business

Pretty excited that Southsiders in Business has been resurrected afterJoin us for Southsiders in Business - networking in Glasgow much prodding of it’s founder Liam. The last one was more than a year ago in a different venue. This one is on Tuesday October 6, 2015 from 9:30-11:30am. The RSVP numbers have been insane for weeks now. Every day another ping (or three) in my inbox to say another registration has come on Eventbrite.

RSVP here now.

The tickets are just about all gone, but if they are gone, do feel free to comment below if you’d like to attend and we’ll try to squeeze you in! Bring business cards if you’re coming as there will be a prize draw. More info on that soon.

NOTE: Though it’s called “Southsiders in Business” – I don’t suspect we’ll be checking your ID to ensure you’re a south of the river person…

Web and Social Media Training

Next week it’s south-bound for a change. Normally I go north to train – to the Highlands and Islands – but this time it’s toward the border – down to Dumfries to deliver a few Business Gateway courses.

One will be about e-commerce and different ways for trading online, and the other will be Facebook. Facebook’s a funny one because of my relationship to the platform. It’s a love/loathe sort of feeling. It’s handy to keep in touch with family and friends all over the globe, but as a business owner – it’s less than ideal (in my opinion).

It’s simply more challenging to reach the audience. But this is a very basic “Intro to Facebook” course so we won’t need to go into too much detail about how market on it like a rock star!

Other Upcoming Glasgow Networking Events

So you may want to check out some of these events if you’re interested in doing some networking in Glasgow this month.

BDX GLASGOW – Wednesday October 7 is about Blogging. A very topical subject. It’s Free, at the Butterfly and the Pig (Buff Club upstairs) and features a panel. Check out BDX for more info.

BWS – Thursday October 8, the Royal Concert Hall. The Business Woman Scotland live event.

SWIB – Tuesday 13th October, 6.30pm – Scottish Women in Business 

COMMUNIC8TE – Tuesday 20th October, 8am – Communic8te and 12pm – Glasgow Business Club *(I don’t know this last one but know some names involved!!)

Do you know any others? Are you hosting a Glasgow networking event soon? Let me know in the comments below!

#29Social is Tonight at 29 Private Member’s Club

Please Join Us #29Social – Tonight From 6!

Really looking forward to tonight’s event about Blogging. I love blogging. Wish I had more time to keep blogging but like most small business owners there are not enough hours in the day. In any event I look forward to spending some time chatting to my panel – Emma – Allison and Andrew – who are foodie, wedding and beauty bloggers respectively! The event’s open to anyone who fancies a night of informal networking. You don’t necessarily need to be a blogger or be interested in setting one up any time soon. It will still be a good chance to come and meet some new and fabulous folks!  See more details about the event and my panelists – in my last #29Social update.

Join us for some informal networking #29Social - Sept 20 2015.

Open to suggestions on what the topic should be for the next #29social. If you can’t make tonight please feel free to follow along on the #29social hashtag

Next blog post I’ll talk more about next week’s event at the new Village Hotel in Glasgow – it’s called Southsiders in Business and almost all our tickets are gone for that popular event.

September #29Social – Blogging Panel

Networking in Glasgow

Well it’s just over a week away from the #29Social September event at 29 Private Members Club in Glasgow. As ever the event will be held from 6pm and this month’s topic is Blogging. I’ve asked three lovely bloggers to come along and share their experience of blogging for business.

RSVP for #29Social - September - Blogging Event

#29Social September Panel

The format, like last time will be Q&A – so get your questions for the panel ready now. Oh do you want to know a bit more about who will be on the panel? They are as follows:

Click to RSVP to #29Social September1) Beauty blogger, Andrew James. So excited to hear his story, challenges and his experience of having just won “Best Beauty Blog” in Scotland for his blogbeautyandtheboy. (Follow Andrew on Twitter).

2) Also Emma Mykytyn, the Glasgow Foodie from Foodie Explorers at Food and Drink Glasgow. (Follow Emma and Co on Twitter)

3) Finally, last but not least, Alison Tinlin, “UK Wedding Blogger with an eclectic style” on Mrs P & P – Plans and Presents (Follow Alison on Twitter)

Please note that my #29Social events are open to everyone

The event is FREE for 29’s members and just £5.00 for non-members. The price includes a drink upon arrival and some wee nibbles to see you through!

If you have any questions feel free to ring me on: 0141 416 1492 or Tweet me @newthea