Working Bee Productions is now a very proud member of Vonage’s Home Business 100; a community supporting home and small businesses in the UK. Yippeee!
I’ve been in business for almost four months now. The home is a great starting place and, most of the time due to budget and other constraints, is the only option new businesses have for our office. So, I work from home most days, which can be a bit lonely and isolating at times, but the support I get from friends and family has been invaluable – just like the support that the Home Business 100 community provides.
Home Business 100 offers advice and inspiration to new businesses and those entrepreneurs looking to take the next steps to grow their business. There are some fantastic networking events too where we can meet more like-minded members, exchange stories and share experiences.
I mentioned networks in my last blog but I encourage anyone starting out on their own, or with a small team, to get involved with local, regional and/or industry networks. For example, I also belong to the Askew Business Network, which is a local neighbourhood group with members ranging from actors, cafe owners, children’s authors, journalists, furniture makers and financial advisers, and the New Zealand Business Women’s Network, which is a professional group for Kiwi women living and working in London. If nothing else, it gets me out of the house on a regular basis and chatting with interesting people.
Watch this space for more news on Working Bee Productions’s involvement with Home Business 100, especially as we celebrate our successes!