Digital marketing and PR consultants, financial advisors, solicitors, commercial insurance providers, estate agents, interior designers and virtual assistants are in demand to join a new network of women in business in the Oranmore area.
The Women in Business Network (WIBN ) brings together women in the professions, those running their own business, and skilled employees who want to network and enhance their business expertise.
Uniquely membership is limited to one business or practitioner in each profession or service area, so that group members collaborate and support each other, without competition as to a chosen service provider.
Members support and encourage each other, providing business opportunity amongst the group itself, and the sharing of business contacts and new leads.
WIBN Oranmore had its launch in June this year in Basilico Restaurant in Oranmore and met again this week again at the Main Street restaurant.
Both the B2B and B2C sectors are represented, with individual members from diverse professions involved, including an Executive Coach, fertility practitioner and a photographer.
Hildegarde Naughton TD has attended meetings of WIBN Oranmore to support the local business women and hear of initiatives and issues locally that can be addressed to promote growth for the area.
Monthly meetings also share business expertise, from sales and marketing to finance, operational or legal concerns, and provide a forum to exchange ideas, develop and pool individual skills, and increase business contacts and knowledge.
Oranmore Co-Chair, Denise Christie says there are many benefits of the WIBN style of networking.
“The Network helps with sharing practical experience, getting business and referrals, and building valuable trusted supplier relationships within the group” she explains.
Members pay an annual subscription within their own Network group, but can also attend other group meetings around the country should they wish to promote their business elsewhere.
The Women in Business Network has over 130 individual groups across the UK and Ireland, a dozen of which operate in the Republic of Ireland, around Counties Dublin, Wicklow, Kildare, Cork and Galway.
WIBN Oranmore was the eighth WIBN group to launch in Ireland since January 2016.
The forum is an opportunity for each member to support other women in business while also expanding their own business and career potential, says Siobhan Fitzpatrick, the Country Director of the new Oranmore Women in Business Network.
All like-minded women interested in experiencing the WIBN way of networking are invited to contact WIBN Associate Siobhan Fitzpatrick on [email protected] or on 087 994 7866.