Its the ASSIST Middlesbrough informal networking.hosted by Ann and Nicola.
This one is relaxed, no formalities, no business card pushing, just good business conversation. We naturally share ideas, experience and vision that could lead to potential growth for you or your business. Women activily share positive solid business contacts,Tees Valley is not a big place! Assist champion’s the idea Women Support Women #WSW, yes we breath, work, eat, sleep, repeat this!
Our informal morning gatherings are a chance to take time away from your desk, maybe from the isolation of homeworking or the need to collect your thoughts away from a busy bustling office. You can meet other businesswomen to talk business, are you looking for new contracts or need a product or service and looking for some recomendations, we like to encourage the ‘trade local’ ideology.
Why not use this time to arrange a short first meeting with someone over a coffee with the added benefit of you both meeting other potential leads. You could make this your monthly business ‘time out’ and use this space as a soundng board as you build trusting relationships.
We want to hear about you, your business and the products and services you offer. Are you launching a new service, looking for new customers, got a huge event to promote or want to share with us some new ingredients in your handmade products? Come tell us about it we genuinely want to know and are keen to help share your news.
You may want to just chat about ‘working on’ your business and just need a second opinion or some objective critical thinking, a conversation outside your office could be the way forward. We may not have all the answers but talking with other business owners could help you find a sutiable solution. In return all we ask is you give your fellow Assist’ers the same consideration ‘what goes around comes around’.
We are all supporters of ‘Women in Business’ be part of it.
Stay as long or as short as you like, we are simply creating a space for you to informally meet other businesswomen on a regular basis or as a one-off. We do allow a little time for very quick introductions, therefore if you come later you may miss these, but don’t worry there is plenty of chair swapping to give you the opportunity to have one-to-one chats.
We don’t charge for this form of networking like other organisations, order your own drinks and perhaps a bite to eat, you just pick up your own tab. We will be waiting to meet you along with other local vibrant businesswomen that may drop in.
You dont’t even need a business card! People buy people!
Assist is more than just networking, we collaborate with many organisations, projects and campaigns on a local and national level, we are all volunteers with the same aim to make the Tees Valley a better place for businesswomen and our young females to grow up in.
Register to let us know you are coming. If you are undecided or juggling time on the day feel free to turn up that morning. Come and find out more about us, what benefits you be an Assist’er.
New members and old friends are very welcome, we have much more to tell you about what Assist does!
Remember telling us you will be there helps us to reserve enough seats and most importantly we will be watching for you!
Remember to take your #AssistSelfie talking business, talking up Teesside
“Women Supporting Women” #WSW