Angela De Souza

Posts by Angela De Souza

How the masters communicate with their contacts and double sales

Let’s be honest. You know you should communicate regularly with your customers and prospects but……. It takes so much time and you’re not really sure how to get the results you want. So, how can you use your limited time to increasingly convert acquaintances into good prospects and prospects into customers – who then buy
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Feeling Like You Are Someone Else

Feeling Like You Are Someone Else

Hello Everyone, My Name is Libby I have a question for you Do you ever feel like you are someone else and sometimes  you do not feel like yourself? I know exactly how you are feeling and what its like to feel like you have lost your real identity and not sure who you are
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Why Twenty?

Have you ever wondered why the cut off number for our Connect Business Lunch is twenty? In some cases, you may be attending networking events that attract hundreds but we cut off at twenty per event intentionally.  Let me tell you why. Firstly, we have found that no matter what the size of the group
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Stay resilient to stress!

In this post we’ll look at an aspect of business – resilience. But what does resilience mean in a business context? Well, it’s all about how a business is able to adapt to disruptions, whilst still remaining operational (that’s the short version). Resilience has also been described as ‘common sense’ In the last post we
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Malt House Miracle

Miraculous is the only word that I can use to describe Helen Tweddle’s story of the explosion of her business.  The Malt House Emporium, located on the A46 near Stroud, was built in 1822 on the Manor of Painswick, owned by William Bliss since 1439. Back then it was used as a malt house but today,
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Creative Business Challenge #11 Plan a Holiday

I have a friend, who is a Director of a very successful local company. She is the most highly motivated and strong willed person I have ever met! When I first met her, all she cared about was her company. She constantly set high goals for herself and her staff and did all she could
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Breaking the taboo: let’s talk about mental health & business

It’s time to talk about mental health in business. Mental health issues affect people from all walks of life. In fact, mental health charity Mind say that 1 in 4 people will experience mental health issues each year. So, why is there still stigma surrounding the issue? Employers have a duty of care towards their
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Creative Business Challenge #10 Create Time to Spend with Inspiring People.

I have just come back to the office this afternoon feeling so refreshed, excited and inspired after spending the afternoon with two great business women! It was a very last minute thing, and I very luckily was able to free up some time at the last minute to spend the afternoon painting some toy horses
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Stop Comparing Yourself to Others!

I cannot tell you how many times I get myself down or beat myself up after comparing myself to other people! Other business women, other photographers or just other women in general. For some reason we have this natural tendency as women (or just human beings) to be continually measuring ourselves against the other people
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A Head for Hats – My Business Journey

Just in time for the Cheltenham Festival and Ladies Day at the races this week, we heard a fascinating talk at our Connect Business Lunch, all about hats! Tricia Designs is a new and exciting designer specialising in bespoke fascinators, hats and other accessories to suit your needs and occasions. This month, she had us all joining in
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