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Networking Groups are great and get your business out to a wider audience.

Don’t forget it is not the people in the room you are selling to BUT the people they are connected to outside the group. For example; someone said once the kind of person I need to connect with do not come to network meetings; he was looking to connect with a top executive in Aerospace. He did his pitch and to his surprise, a Lady spoke up and said; I can put in touch with this person – he is my Brother-in-Law. So never underestimate who people know!!

Networking Groups are there to help you grow your business and to form alliances with other Businesses. To support and assist your business with Referrals for new business. Getting Testimonials from People who have used your Business. BUT in order for people to know your business as your pitch does not really tell us much about your business; but rather asking for referrals.

It is essential that you arrange to meet with all people in the Group and have a one to one or virtual coffee. Sadly, people are not doing enough of these as they are online at present. By having a virtual coffee it allows you and the other person to talk more about the businesses you both operate. You gain a better in-site into each other’s businesses; you can then see if there is any synergy between the two businesses.

Where possible try to visit the businesses offices or premises and you will gain an even better in-site into the other business. Once you understand the businesses in the Networking group you will be able to promote them and get good referrals to pass around in the group.

Once you start passing referrals others will follow and pass you referrals; a win-win situation to be in.

So when you are at your next network meeting get booking your virtual coffees or 1-2-1’s???

You may have been told that networking is a great way to grow your business.
Here are a few reasons why we believe in networking and why we can personally attest to the benefits:

    The main purpose of networking is to drive word of mouth recommendations. The more people you know, the more people who are likely to be talking about your brand, driving awareness and increasing your profits.
    You never know what you could learn from someone else. Networking gives you a chance to meet potential mentors who could share their knowledge with you and inspire some of your best ideas!
    All businesses will rely on suppliers for something – whether that’s manufacturing products, designing your website, writing copy for your website, recruiting staff or anything else. Networking helps you to come into contact with these people and build good professional relationships.
    You need to understand the market you’re dealing with in order to cater to it. When you network, other professionals within your field could introduce you to new markets – or different ways of looking at your current target market – that could prove beneficial for your business.
    Every business is different and every business owner will come up with unique and innovative ways to keep their business moving in the right direction. Speaking to different people can help you to adapt others’ ideas and protocols into your own company.
    Most successful business owners naturally think outside of the box. Socialising with others who carry this mindset can lead to great ideas being born and brought to life. There’s no better place to find inspiration!
    Communication is an essential skill for any business leader. Placing yourself in social situations will inevitably improve your communication and help you to feel more at ease in situations with other professionals.
    Business owners can get stuck in a rut. Doing the same thing week in and week out. Attending a networking can be the necessary shakeup that we all need from time to time, to get us refocused on what we do best.
    Networking helps us focus on what’s important. We get to fine-tune our ‘elevator speech’ and in so doing, bring great focus and awareness to what our business is really all about.
    Sure, we like to prioritise business while networking. But you could meet some lifelong friends in the process!

Yvonne Taylor is known as Milton Keynes’s very own fairy godmother of networking.

Following her years of experience as a successful networker, Yvonne now runs not one, but three networking events in and around Milton Keynes.
Yvonne is also a member of the Federation of Small businesses (FSB) and therefore has access to its far-reaching networking arms across the country.

…and because of her extensive networking, there isn’t anyone Yvonne doesn’t know.
So, if you need something or someone to improve an area of your business or personal life, give Yvonne a call and she can put you in touch with the right person/product/service.
Call Now: 0800 2889 108

Better still… come along to one of Yvonne’s networking events and meet the people for yourself.

 There’s a reason that Yvonne Taylor is known as the “Fairy Godmother” – Yvonne has been working for years to help put clients in touch with the best specialists in their respective fields, to help you achieve your new improved lifestyle. Whatever your goal or objective, Yvonne’s professional expertise and years of experience can help match you with the perfect specialist which will save you time and money.

No matter what type of assistance or advice you’re seeking, Yvonne has the know-how and experience necessary to match clients with their perfect specialist and has assisted many individuals and businesses over the years in areas of their lifestyle journey. Where ever you are based Yvonne can put you in touch with a specialist from any area attached to 4Unoworries, guaranteeing you’ll be matched with someone who has the experience and knowledge you need to move forward on your lifestyle journey.

Find out more about Yvonne and the areas she covers, as well as the specialists she works with and how they can help you, by visiting 4U Then get in touch with Yvonne Taylor, the “Fairy Godmother”, via the website or give her a call. The friendships she creates with her clients mean everything to her and she’ll work hard to help you achieve your lifestyle goals.

Since working in the Financial Services sector; Life has thrown me a number of curved balls; by this, I mean Losing my Husband very suddenly and then my Parents and Younger Brother. So I am an Orphan!

But some balls have been good like my Children’s Marriages and Grandchildren 5 in total.

I have had to deal with Wills, Probate, LPA’s, Insurance, Protection, Mortgages, Investments, Pensions and Utility Bills; but with good advice, I have ended up with the No Worries lifestyle I now enjoy.

I started my career in Financial Services back in 2000 as an Administrator and dealing with all aspects of investments, pensions, mortgages and Protection: and have worked for a number of various Financial Planners.

During this time I have met many clients that get it right but unfortunately, some have not enjoyed the same experience.

4U noworries was set up as a result of what I have been through. After life-changing events, it helped to know I had the right people to talk to in the right financial sectors. It gave me the inspiration to help others.

My Role is to refer you companies that care about you and your objectives and the goals you want to achieve.

If running a Company was not enough I spend most of my spare time Volunteering with the Scout association. I have done this since 1993 and now hold the various roles in Buckinghamshire.

During this time I have achieved my Medal of Merit for outstanding service; met Bear Grylls twice and attended a reception in the Speakers Chambers at The Houses of Parliament to celebrate the centenary of Cub Scouts.

I pride myself on having empathy with the curve balls that life throws at you

Drop me a message for a FREE no-obligation chat.


The weekend is nearly upon us so let’s take a few minutes to reflect on what has gone well for this week and reward yourself

  • For me, it is starting putting the training I received from The Business Club into practice.
  • Looking forward to seeing my Guests at the next Network meeting of The Business Club Bucks that I invited this week
  • Walking the dog each day; be it for 30 minutes at a time
  • Investing 7 Beavers into Cubs at my Scout Group
  • Catch up with a dear Friend

Always try to find positives and then the negatives are not so bad So now for the goals I want to achieve next week

If it is sorting out your Financial Goals then look no further 4Unoworries can help you out in more ways than one or call 0800 2889 108

The list of dignitaries so far;

  1. The Mayor of Milton Keynes, Cllr Sam Crooks – will be conducting the official branch opening; cutting of cakes & ribbon in ceremonial attire
  2. Rt Hon Mark Lancaster MP for North Milton Keynes and Minister of State for Defence
  3. Pauline Mitchelmore – Parliamentary Assistant to the MP
  4. Liam Andrews – Press Secretary to the MP
  5. Cllr Moriah Priestley councillor for Central Milton Keynes & Cabinet member for Economy, Commerce & Culture
  6. Cllr Pauline Wallis councillor for Central Milton Keynes
  7. Cllr Paul Trendall – Broughton councillor for Campbell Park & Old Woughton ward, a fellow of the institute of Recruitment
  8. Mayor of Newport Pagnell Town Council (Cllr Shar Roselman is sorting the confirmation at the moment)
  9. Cllr Elaine Wales councillor for Bletchley Park
  10. Cllr Alice Jenkins councillor for Danesborough & Walton ward
  11. Cllr Martin Petchey councillor for Stantonbury ward, member for Health & wellbeing MK Council of Woughton ward
  12. Iain Stewart MP for MK for Milton Keynes South (looking to confirm attendance)
  13. Cllr James Lancaster – Conservative ward councillor for Tattenhoe ward parish councillor for SBE + Tattenhoe council
  14. Jon Boyle – Celebrate MK
  15. MK Citizen
  16. MK FM
  17. Jenny & Charlotte – MK Hospital Charity
  18. Henry – Spinal Injuries Association
  19. Sophia – Alzheimer’s Society

We are looking for volunteers to help out with Our home Care Preferred Launch event and for helping out to raise funds for the MK Hospital Cance Research Centre in Partnership with MK Hospital Charity. Optional monetary reward available!