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Diary of an Event Consultancy Start Up

Week Four I have always been a people person. I like talking to people, listening to people, working with people. One of the reasons I felt I could take this giant leap into the unknown abyss of starting a business, was my confidence in my relationships with people. I have a simple and unorthodox approach with a few key strands. Strand 1 - I am an avid follower of news. Be it national, international or sport. This can prove useful when working with key financial institutions and global bran...

October 7, 2014

Diary of an Event Consultancy Start Up

Week Three Starting your own business is a costly exercise, full of nasty expensive surprises, so finding things for free has become a key focus. I'm not just talking about weekends. I've never really been a bargain hunter, have always been gainfully employed, so finding ways to meet people 'cost free' becomes a new area of expertise to refine. I need to be careful. And creative. Meeting a client for a coffee and asking them to pay is not the answer. As luck would have it, Square Meal's Venu...

September 29, 2014

Diary of an Event Consultancy Start Up

Week Two Securing a mentor seems like a useful idea but I have been too busy dealing with the logistics of setting up GMG Network to give it serious thought. It's an un ticked job on the to-do list. I'm feeling positive. The business cards (square with rounded corners) have arrived. My phone rings when people call. I have vision, an exciting concept and a dream of how my company will run. I'm not sure I want advice. What if I don't like what I hear? I don't want my bubble burst. Subconsciously...

September 22, 2014

Diary of an Event Consultancy Start Up

Welcome to our regular update on all things GMG Network. Make a coffee, find a comfy chair and enjoy our story... The Preamble It all begins with a coffee. A chat. An idea. At last, I decide I'm ready for the ultimate challenge – starting my own business, an event consultancy, in an industry I know and love. I sound it out. People really take to the idea. A piece of cake – to go with my flat white. In reality the process has reminded me of being a contestant on the crystal maze; entering ...

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