Network Membership

Exmouth Network

Join our fast-growing network of

Women who Mean Business across Devon.

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Becoming a member couldn’t be easier!

Just pop along to one of our Network Meetings

Membership only £57 for 12 months!

Benefits include:

  • Less than half price discounted entry our monthly networking membership meetings in East Devon, saving £77 per year on meetings alone!
  • Network of like-minded women
  • Annual Women’s Conference
  • Quarterly newsletter
  • Your own Membership Profile page
  • An events page where you can advertise your own events, and view fellow members’ events
  • A members-only closed Facebook group for sharing ideas and news with fellow members
  • Discounts of to up to half price off all our Women Mean Business Ltd courses and workshops
  • FREE access to one of our flagship on-line courses – the 10 Day Life Challenge or the 10 Day Business Challenge, worth £20 each.

Format of Meetings:

  • Introduction and mingling
  • Bumph table – members leave their business cards and flyers for other members to browse
  • Top Tips talk –  for getting the most from networking
  • 1 minute round – members each speak for 1 minute promoting themselves and their business
  • Keynote Speaker – an interesting and informative talk
  • Networking time

Membership costs:

  • £57 Annual membership
  • First Visit to Networking Meeting   → FREE
  • Subsequent Visits to Networking Meetings → £6.50 entry

Costs to non-members:

  • First Visit to Networking Meeting   → FREE
  • Subsequent Visits to Networking Meetings  £13.50 entry

 Join Today and start to receive your member benefits! 

Complete this simple form and make your payment and you’re a member – it’s as easy as that!

Payment Methods:

Once we have processed your payment you shall receive your membership login details by email, and a Members Profile Page template to complete and return to us. Please allow up to 5 working days for us to process your membership (if paying by cheque, this may take slightly longer).

Membership only £57 for 12 months!

Buy Now

Click ‘Buy Now’ above to pay for your membership with PayPal, or Credit Card, or Debit Card.

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 To pay by direct bank, please transfer £57 to:

Bank: Halifax          Account:  01686237         Sort Code: 11-18-11

With the reference: ‘WMB Member’

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To pay by cheque, please make payable to Women Mean Business Ltd, and post to:

New Memberships, Women Mean Business Ltd,

The Granary, Westpoint, Clyst St Mary, Exeter, Devon, EX5 1DJ.

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Bring £57 cash to your first Networking Meeting, and we shall process your membership once we have received your payment.

What happens now?

Once you are a member we shall email your personal membership details, along with your profile page template. You can use this template to showcase your skills, knowledge and business services. You can also let us know about any upcoming events that you wish to promote. We will then create your own members profile page with your logos and images! We’ll also add you to our Facebook group where you can start to meet other members straight away. We will send you a link to your chosen FREE online course too!

Now come along to one of our meetings in Exmouth (register here)  and start your networking journey!

 What’s the Point of Networking?

If you’re new to networking you could make the mistake of thinking that it’s all about who can collect and dish out the most business cards. Or how much you can ‘sell’ at each meeting or how many new clients you can win.
Obviously you want to grow your list and build your contacts, and ultimately, the point of networking is to win more business. BUT. It’s your attitude to the networking process that can mean the difference between making great business connections or wasting your time! Our W.M.B. of networking will advise you on the Exmouth Network best networking attitude…
Words are important – what you say and how you say it will impact upon how others see you and whether they want to buy in to you and your business. It is a good idea to rehearse a polished and concise business introduction – a couple of sentences describing who you are, what you / your business does and how you help your clients. This introduction or ‘elevator pitch’ should last between 30 seconds and 1 minute, and should leave people wanting to know more. You don’t need to go into too much detail at this point – the whole room doesn’t need to know your shoe size! But make it tantalising so that people will want to ask you questions later.
However, all too often you can be so caught up in what you’re trying to say and how you’re saying it, that you can forget to effectively COMMUNICATE (which includes LISTENING) with the other people in the room. Remember that everybody is in the same position, and are all sharing their stories with you too. Even if you have no need for the pension services the person is offering, make sure that you listen attentively, don’t look bored, and SMILE!
Mutually Beneficial
Seasoned networkers will tell you that it’s not about how many email addresses you collect, but about how many meaningful connections you make. In the last point we said that you must always be attentive and listen to the other people in the room, even if you know that you will never require their services or they yours. The key to networking is how you can help each other.
Think about how many people you know / meet / do business with in day to day life – one day, one of your acquaintances might need pension advice, and you can recommend that nice lady you met at networking last month. So you send business their way.  Imagine that you can help many of your other networking colleagues like this. And then one day, maybe they will be able to help you, too.
If you can build friendships, be personable and not always be in ‘selling mode’ you’ll soon build a solid framework of connections that you really want to recommend to others, and they’ll be trying to help you too.
It could have been easy to dismiss the pension services lady and move on quickly, but remember that this lady will have access a lot of different contacts from all walks of life that she can send your way. So remember, networking isn’t about who is in the room, but who they know that counts!
Building Community
Find a good group and stick with it. Over time it will grow with your new friendships and you will find that you can surround yourself with many like-minded people who will not only help your business but also give you important support both in terms of business advice but also your health and wellbeing. We all have difficult times or become stuck in some way, and this is when your support group can rally round to help. Remember that you shouldn’t be afraid to give a bit of free advice or offer your help if somebody needs it – this generosity will go a long way because the person you’ve helped won’t forget it and they’ll tell others about you, but also it’s a great opportunity for you to showcase your valuable skills, knowledge and business personality!
Each networking group you encounter will have a slightly different atmosphere, and follow a different timetable, but essentially it’s all about forging those strong relationships with like-minded people. So good luck!
At our meetings we keep to the following format:
  • Introduction and mingling
  • Bumph table – members and guests leave their business cards and flyers for other members to browse
  • 1 minute round – members and guests each speak for 1 minute promoting themselves and their business
  • Keynote Speaker – Occasionally we also have an informative talk
  • Networking time