Knowledgebase

    Sharing is not just caring, it’s good business as well

      The WiRE Knowledgebase is packed with information written for and by women in business and WiRE Members can post their own information blogs; not only to help other women in business but also to benefit from all the reposting and publicity that we do.…

    Money

    Starting a business on a shoestring – Show me the money!

      It’s tempting to bury your head in the sand when it comes to the money side of the business, especially in the early days when there is so many other things to do. BUT DON’T, the start up stage  is the best time to get to grips with the…

    Tools

    Starting a business on a shoestring – Tools of the trade

      With more than 3 billion people using the Internet, shoestring entrepreneurs with a dream or a hobby can access a worldwide customer base for very little cost. The key to success is to keep an eye on your finances and master the right tools to promote…

    Networking

    Six Tips to becoming a better networker (we call it Grigle!)

    Top Tips for good networking (or Grigle) GENEROSITY – networking is more give than take. If you can’t help, find somebody who can. Recommend and promote others – good business is good for everybody. RESPECT – integrity and authenticity are…

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    We need to talk about membership…

    So, you’ve seen them – those tweets and ads and posts and emails which promise you can make a 7 figure salary or you can be more fulfilled or you can sell enough widgets to buy a yacht or you can find the perfect work/life balance. They offer just…

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    Twelve tips to look and feel confident (when you are really trembling in your boots)

    As a quick follow up to the last blog on confidence (it comes in cans!) here are a few quick tips to look and feel the part Invest in a key piece of clothing or accessory that gives you confidence and identifies you (in a sea of suits, the bold stands out!)…

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    When you absolutely, completely don’t know what to blog about…

    When the creative juices don’t flow: Write about your business background; why you do what you do, why did you start What do small businesses need to know – content from other business news articles Statistics about your customer base (run a…

    Growing

    A potted history of WiRE

    Our strapline at WiRE is that the countryside is alive with business –a rich tapestry of small and tiny businesses woven through the villages, farms and market towns which give jobs to local people, sustain farms with an additional inflow of cash, and…

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    Book Review – How to Thrive and Survive as a Working Woman

    How to Thrive and Survive as a Working Woman, Fiona Elsa Dent and Viki Holton I have raced through life without taking breath. It has worked out OK so far. But perhaps a more considered, strategic approach would have taken me further, yielded more success or…

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    Success and Confidence – it’s in the can!

    We all know the feeling; you’re the next one to speak (or you walk into the room, onto the stage, into the meeting) and your heart is racing, your mouth is dry and you fear your deodorant will fail you – what confidence you had has seeped through…