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Due to the Olympics we have moved our breakfast meetings from Devonport House in Greenwich to the Clarendon Hotel in Blackheath for the foreseeable future.
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Closing the sale - Discussion workshop
Methods of closing a sale and the activities around that process were reviewed. The discussion was lively and very informative. Many members went away with a few new ideas and things to do.
Some side issues on the usefulness of the local Chamber of Commerce were also discussed. It was agreed that there was much room for improvement.
25-05-2010 - A discussion on Government cuts and members reactions
The proposed government cuts were discussed, along with their likely impacts generally and more specifically on members.
18-05-2010 - Members business reviews and discussions on any potential combined projects
Members business reviews and the likelyhood of any potential combined projects was discussed. This followed on from the previous weeks discussions.
11-05-2010 - Developing more business opportunities for Independence members
Developing more business opportunities for members was discussed along with mechanisms for working as virtual teams on suitable projects.
27-04-2010 - CYMPLE Cloud Computing - Guest speaker Jamie Campbell from CYM Consulting
Guest speaker Jamie Campbell from CYM Consulting returned to do another technology presentation. This time it concerned Cloud Computing. Example were given using the CYMPLE system developed by Jamie.
20-04-2010 - The purpose of the Greater London assembly and the LDA plus methods of support for micro businesses
Len Duvall OBE, Assembly Member Greenwich & Lewisham presented on - The purpose of the Greater London assembly and the LDA plus methods of support for micro businesses.
Len took questions following the presentation and understood the feeling of the meeting that the need for support, for micro business was not offered, understood or generally appreciated.
13-04-2010 - The purpose and marketing of Independence
Following on from a previous discussion, the purpose and marketing of Independence was discussed. Some interesting results emerged and a slightly different focus for future meetings was agreed that would hopefully improve the levels of new business for members.
30-03-2010 - Who is still Twittering and Why
Following on from a previous presentation on the use of social media, peoples experience with Twitter was reviewed.