Lyn Blackledge has been dubbed a networking guru, having practised for 18 years! She has now decided to utilize those skills in order to help those running small businesses on the Isle of Wight. Many of you may already know that networking is key to the survival of many businesses and word of mouth is how it works on the Island. The WightBuzz Facebook fan page is where it all started. Lyn now runs networking events around the Island at different times and venues, which are hosted by various small businesses involved in WightBuzz – so there should be something for everyone. Enhancements are being added to membership and Wightbuzz now offers additional services e.g running facebook pages/twitter feeds,teaching members social media, business advice, business mentoring, loan of business books, red funnel discount .We have justed started offering podcasting as an additonal service as well as video marketing. More projects are in the pipeline.
WightBuzz meetings started out being hosted on the first Tuesday of every month from 7 – 9 pm, in Newport and these are still taking place. This is an opportunity for members to come along to meet up, exchange business cards, information and get to know what everyone else is offering. We also hopld other meetings through the month including some daytime coffee meet ups. We try to make sure everyone has an opportunity to get to meetings.
Lyn is running a blog on this site, and eagerly encourages members to contribute towards it, and leave comments. There is a members directory and new members are being added all the time so be sure to check back to see who is the latest to have heard about the buzz. If you want to know about Wightbuzz this is the place to be.
The event calendar on the site is a places for members to find out about all the latest events. So watch this space and contact Lyn for more details via [email protected]
The annual membership is just £126 with monthly and three monthly options. .
What an absolute bargain – the cost works out at about a cup of coffee per week.