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The Value of Networking, Coworking & Connecting as a Small Business

May 3, 2023 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Understand the importance of tapping into the wider business community, how to make the most of networking opportunities & coworking spaces

The value of Networking, coworking and connecting as a small business

Networking is something we all know we should be doing for our business but traditional networking events can feel intimidating and off-putting. How can we ensure that we get the value from networking in a way that suits us and works for our business. What options are available and how can coworking help us to network in a more natural and organic way?

In this workshop we will discuss the following:

  • What are the benefits of networking?
  • What kind of networking events are available locally?
  • How can coworking be used for networking?
  • How else can we connect as a small business?

Upon leaving this workshop you will understand the importance of tapping into the wider business community, how to make the most of networking opportunities and how coworking spaces are a great place for meeting new people.

About Stacey Sheppard

Stacey Sheppard is a freelance writer and multi-award-winning interior design blogger. She started her blog, The Design Sheppard, in 2009 and it is has ranked as one of the top interior design blogs in the UK every year since 2012.

Stacey has written for various print and online publications including, Warehouse Home, Devon Home, Taste Buds, Designer Kitchen & Bathroom magazine and Startups magazine amongst others. She has appeared on panels for industry events, judged industry awards and featured on national TV as an interiors expert.

Working as a journalist and freelance writer in the print and digital media industry for the past 15 years, Stacey has helped countless brands to tell their story in the media and therefore has gained enormous insight into how a strong brand identity can help businesses to stand out and attract their ideal customers.

In early 2020 Stacey opened, The Tribe, a small boutique coworking space for female entrepreneurs in Totnes. Having found that working from home can be a lonely and isolating experience and knowing many female entrepreneurs in a similar situation locally, Stacey decided to set up a dedicated space to allow women in business to come together in a supportive and uplifting environment that fosters connection and collaboration.

In 2021, The Tribe won two business awards and Stacey was also a finalist in the Women in Business Awards.

About The Tribe

The Tribe is a small community-driven coworking space in the South Hams that caters to creative, growth-oriented female entrepreneurs by providing an inspiring working environment designed to foster collaboration, connection and support. We strongly believe that your vibe attracts your tribe. And we sincerely hope that in visiting our shared office space in Totnes and working with us you will find your tribe and feel like you belong.

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May 3, 2023
10:30 am - 11:30 am
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The Tribe Coworks
4 Castle Street, Totnes, TQ9 5NU
Totnes, TQ9 5NU GB
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