18 May 2015

#HiscoxBiz at Victoria Warehouse

Yesterday I attended another event hosted by Joes Bloggers. It was an entrepreneur workshop all about small business start ups and networking within the media industry, hosted in the absolutely stunning Victoria Warehouse. Hiscox teamed up with Startup Academy and freelance journalist Helen Nugent, to deliver a workshop full of practical and useful information.

Waiting at the station for Daisy
It's been a while since I got out of Sheffield so it was nice to journey over to Manchester for the day. I think Manchester is a great city! Daisy who writes Prettygreentea caught the train from Sheffield with me. We spent most of the way there (and back!) chatting about our goals and how we plan to achieve them.

The Victoria Warehouse is an incredible venue. There are all kinds of things going on there and I'd love to see something like this in Sheffield!

The talks covered a lot of ground, with a consistent focus on the value of networking. Here are the main things I took away from the day:

  • Be polite and well mannered to everyone you meet
  • Stay organised and get into the habit of managing your finances
  • Play to your strengths
  • Don't hesitate - get started!

These things apply to all areas of life, not just the professional aspect. 

As always, it was really great to meet other bloggers. Some old and new faces - they're slowly turning into acquaintances and then to friends which is lovely! I was glad to meet Sophie at Onetenzeroseven and Kay at Cheery Little Thing - both self-employed #girlboss bloggers.

Something I'm realising more and more is that it is absolutely vital to surround yourself with good people. Just spending a few hours with like-minded, pro-active people gave me a real boost of confidence and motivation - that's so important. It's for this reason that I'm making a commitment to spend more time with bloggers.

I enjoyed the #HiscoxBiz event. Aside from getting access to useful info and resources, it reaffirmed my belief that I'm taking my life in the right direction. Today, the future is exciting!

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