Thank you so much for stopping by our brand new blog.
Well hasn’t it been an interesting start to 2020? We always said 2020 was going to be our year, and we still truly believe that however it hasn’t been the year we expected. With 6 months already gone we are determined to make sure we don’t take our foot off the pedal for the second half of the year.
When did we start?
Inspire and Connect launched in September 2019 by yours truly. Networking was always something I LOVED when I started my accountancy business in 2014. I attended some I wasn’t too keen on and others I was so excited each month to go back to. Everyone has to find networking groups they enjoy to be able to get the best out of it for you and your business.
When I launched Inspire and Connect I wanted to create an event for women working the 9-5 and running their own business. A place you could relax, take some time out for you, feel inspired and connect with not only others but with yourself. I truly believe when you connect with yourself that is when the magic happens.
Our events are relaxed, there are no awkward intros but we do ensure you are able to connect with as many people as possible by sending out attendee lists before the evening and the next day and giving our members the chance to speak in our member spotlight. We believe that when we allow our visitors and members to feel relaxed, we get the best out of them. They start to feel they are out with friends not at a networking event.
“…genuinely felt like hanging out with friends rather than strangers. Loved it”Polly Orton, Inspire and Connect Member
Where are our meet ups?
Our meet ups started in Sutton Coldfield and Birmingham which was soon followed by Solihull and Bexley launching at the beginning of 2020. Before lockdown we had another 6 launches scheduled for May and June 2020 in Leamington Spa, Lichfield, Burton-Upon-Trent and North E Wales & Chester.
This hasn’t deterred us so in April and May we held an online event with over 40 speakers delivering content every day. I wanted to connect with other amazing women whilst also providing amazing content for our members whilst our meet ups were on hold.
“Love love this. A straight talking northern bird who’s not afraid to share her vulnerability, this podcast will have you feeling plugged in, charged and supported to take your business and importantly yourself forward”Gemma McCormack
What a busy time. The online event and the launch of Moments to Inspire and Connect podcast on 1st May becoming a top 14 podcast within the first 48 hours of launching, alongside podcasts such as Rachel Hollis and Frazer Brookes. Whoop whoop!!!
“Amazing podcast, great stories from diverse working women, love the focus on the Midlands. Would highly recommend this podcast”Emily Moya, Inspire and Connect Member
What’s coming up?
Since lockdown we have confirmed a further three launches in Norwich, Milton Keynes and Manchester, how exciting! We have some AMAZING women who have joined the team and I cannot wait to get back out there.
We hope to launch and relaunch our meet ups in Autumn (all being well). But in the meantime, there are still so many ways to get involved, connect with other wonderful women and be supported
- Join our FREE Facebook community
- Listen to our podcast
- Treat yourself or a loved on to one of our Moments candles ‘Moments to Inspire and Connect’ signature range and more lovely products to choose from
We have some really exciting things coming up so keep your eyes peeled!!!
Sending lots of love,
Laura & the Inspire and Connect team