Thursday, September 30, 2010

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Sunday, September 5, 2010


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Scottish Mumpreneur Network in Dunbartonshire!

Dunbartonshire Scottish Mumpreneur Network meet ups

Our meet ups were held on the 24th and 26th August. We held one during the day and one in the evening for those who could not meet before 6pm.

24th August in Goggle-box, Helensburgh.

Goggle-box is a soft play centre which meant we could bring our children and not have to worry about childcare. 11 people stated they would attend but in the end there were 5 of us (one had forgotten, I do not know why the others did not attend).

We brought business cards and examples of our work.. Several mums from nearby tables came over to see what we were doing and we issued our business cards and spoke about the SMN. Also the owner of Goggle-box informed us she was doing a ladies night and would we like stalls? We discussed amongst ourselves the possibility of having our own regular craft fairs.

The 5 who attended were:

• Kirsteen Allison – Your Wedding at Loch Lomond, Can You Do Me a Favour,CIA Photography and a careers adviser.

• Catherine Marsh – Beauty for You, Cath's Clay Creations and NHS 24

• Jenni Regan – Dub Stitch and Loch Lomond Kids

• Jenny Townsend – See Saw Children's Clothing, The Shepherd's house B&B

• Pam Freeman – Phoenix Trading

August 26th, the Clipper, Dumbarton

This was an evening meet up for those who worked during the day. 7 people said they would attend but only 5 turned up.

Again we brought business cards and samples and discussed our work over a meal. This evening networking event was good for getting to know each other but the Gogglebox one was much more successful, I feel mainly because there were more mums and it was held in a 'mum' environment (soft play).

The people who attended the evening meet up were

• Kirsteen Allison – information as above

• Catherine Marsh – information as above

• Ann Pryce – aromatherapist, retailer, stress management, tarot reader

• Lauren Munro – mobile hair and make up

• Lauren's mum – administrator

We hope to have meetups monthly and hopefully recruit more people to come along.

Kirsteen Alison of

Catherine Marsh:

Jenni Regan:

Jenny Townsend:  and

Pam Freeman:

Lauren Munro:

Ann Pryce:!/pages/Dumbarton-United-Kingdom/Lotions-Potions-Gift-Shop/115630285133317?ref=search

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Scottish Mumpreneur Network in Dumfries and Galloway!

It was featured in Dumfries and Galloway Standard, The Galloway Gazette and on West Sound Radio! 
The first meeting of the Dumfries & Galloway group of the SMN met on Tuesday 31 August 2010 between 10 am and noon at Hillcrest House, Station Road, Wigtown. There were eight attending, which was excellent for a first meet.Those attending were:

Deborah Firth of Hillcrest House

Heather Bestel of Magical Meditations 4 Kids

Renita Boyle, storyteller and author

Gina Lawson of Gina Lillycrop Designs

Claire Nash of Cupcakes by Claire

Helen Arnold of Brora Lodge B&B

Fiona Harrison of Galloway Alpacas

Lisa Dunn of HexagonVA (coordinator)

The meeting took the form of introductions, as some had never met before whereas others were old friends. Sitting around the coffee table we introduced ourselves, our businesses and our ideal clients/customers. This threw up some interesting ideas for strategic partnerships and for possible future ventures. Everyone agreed that it had been a great meeting and were keen to meet again, the next meeting being pencilled in for the last week of October, date to be confirmed.

We finished with a cup of tea and some amazing cupcakes!

Lisa thank you so much for all your hard work. Ladies I would love to come and meet up with you some time too. Keep up the good work. Louise x