Latest Events & Presentations


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Tips & tricks for keeping your business secure online

Avoiding Ransomware Attacks

13th July, 2021 8:00 am

Trading online is essential for any business but doing so comes with a number of potential risks as third parties try and get access to your business critical information and resources.

In this talk Neil Thompson from Work In Confidence will take you through simple things you can do to help stay safe online and avoid ransomware attacks, phishing and being pwned.

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Open Networking

Hosted by Claire Lawrence

8th June, 2021 8:00 am

This month we are devoting the entire 90 minutes to open networking. This will give our members more time to introduce their businesses and explain what help they need from other members to help their business to grow.

Our host Claire Lawrence will also be inviting those business owners who register in advance to be considered for our popular Business Highlight slot. In this slot we hear more from one of our business owners via a series of Q&As with Claire. Claire will explore with you your motivations for getting up your business, how you help your customers and what help you need from club members to help you grow your business.

We will then use our virtual breakout rooms to enable smaller groups to network.

We look forward to welcoming you to our meeting.

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Channel your Inner Toddler

How to communicate more effectively about your business

11th May, 2021 8:00 am

When you plan your communications strategically, you look at your business goals and work out how communicating well with your audiences will help you achieve them. They receive, understand and respond to what you are saying – you don’t just ‘throw’ things at them. In this talk I will share general tips and a specific technique for getting to the heart of your communication purpose. You will be able to create more powerful responses to your website, newsletter or social media activity.

…with Sarah Browning of Browning York Ltd.

A Bit About The Woodley Business Club

Come and Say Hi

We are a group of small business owners in and around Woodley, near Reading in Berkshire, England. We support each other with advice, services and general chat via Twitter, and our main point of contact… our group Facebook page.

Business Networking meet-ups happen twice a month are a great place to share ideas and ask questions, and we usually have a guest speaker too.