Standing room only as Waterford MBN kicked off 2017wmbn
There was standing room only as Waterford MBN kicked off 2017 on Tuesday 17th January with a meeting held at the very stunning Parlour Vintage Tea Rooms on George’s Street. The topic was Public Relations and the evening commenced with informal networking between MBN members who exchanged business cards and flyers and some even had product samples with them. The air buzzed with expectation as members eagerly waited to hear public relations tips and guest speaker Ann Power, director of Powerhouse PR Ltd., undoubtedly delivered an outstanding presentation that was packed full of invaluable tips and advice.
“We are a support network and our meetings focus on assisting people who start businesses in Waterford city and county. We look locally to those who are successful in business so we were delighted that Ann was willing to share her expertise to help our members learn how to pitch their products and services by developing good public relations practices. We discovered from Ann that public relations is an important process and her top 10 PR tips will certainly help our members to promote and create awareness in their businesses,” said Liam Murphy of the Department of Social Protection.
“Ann gave a concise explanation of how creating a PR campaign to fit the needs of your small business requires time and effort and she provided advice on how to do this. She has helped clear a lot of the fog that surrounds PR. Our Network consists of many businesses and our meetings have continued to grow from strength to strength over the years. We have a strong committee who work hard to source speakers who are willing to impart information that help our members with the many challenges in the ever-changing world of business,” said Victoria Wilmott, Business Mentor at Waterford Area Partnership.
Waterford Micro Business Network is supported by Waterford Area Partnership through the Social Inclusion and Activation Programme and the Department of Social Protection. At our meetings members get to network with other local businesses, share and receive information and support while making new business contacts. Meetings are held on a monthly basis and we have some exciting speakers and events planned for 2017. If you would like to find out more about Waterford Micro Business Network, please contact Gayle Barry, at Waterford Area Partnership on (051) 841740, follow us on Twitter, @waterfordmbn, find us on Facebook or on our website www.waterfordmbn.com.