Stop Talking, Start Doing With Grazia's New Entrepreneurial Networking Series

01 October 2013

Got plans... but also an A+ in procrastination? Then maybe it’s time to stop boring friends/family/anyone who’ll listen and sign up for the first of our series of Grazia’s new inspirational entrepreneurial talks on 28 October...

Stuck in a work rut? Do you have an idea for a business that you’ve been talking about for ages, but haven’t done anything about? Or do you simply have a back-of-a-napkin life-changing plan that you want to sound out to other like-minded individuals? Then why not sign up for the first of our series of entrepreneurial talks on 28 October at sketch in Central London.

The talk, ‘Stop Talking, Start Doing’, will be led by guest speaker Shaa Wasmund who has written a best-selling book of the same name. Shaa is no stranger to accolades: she was named one of the UK’s Six Most Connected Women by the Institute of Directors and one of Management Today’s ‘35 Under 35’, and has been recognised by the London Stock Exchange for her services to enterprise. She is the driving force behind Smarta, the UK’s leading support platform for business owners and entrepreneurs, which provides free advice to help get new ventures off the ground.

Shaa will lead a panel of other inspiring entrepreneurial women, all of whom will be there to lend their experience and give advice and tips.  Esteemed writer/entrepreneur Nina Grunfeld is founder of a brilliant initiative called Life Clubs, a nationwide network of fun practical workshops that are designed for you to get more out of life. Life Clubbers achieve things they never thought possible; from starting their own businesses and following new career paths to making the decision to pursue a big life-changing dream,
Accompanying Nina and Shaa will Louise Gimson, co-author of Making It: Female Entrepreneurs Reveal Their Secrets of Success. She believes that the reason why many women don’t take the plunge and start their own business is that they simply lack of confidence and self-belief. Her inspiring guide will help you tackle your inner mental obstacles and inspire you to get out there and succeed.

Tickets are selling out fast, so our advice is to book now. Visit ‘Stop Talking, Start Doing’, £9.99, Capstone Publishing

The Agenda

The evening will be informal but informative. Our high-profile panel will talk through their careers to date. This will be followed by a question-and-answer session and discussion, then an hour of networking with the panel and the Grazia team, so have your questions prepared! After the event the discussions will be summarised and emailed to each attendee.

The Details

Venue: sketch, 9 Conduit Street, London W1S 2XG.

Nearest Tube: Oxford Circus.

Date: Monday 28 October.

Doors: 6.30pm (when you'll have a glass of champagne and canapés).

Panel: 7pm to 8.30pm.

Networking: 8.30pm to 9.30pm (with a cocktail and dessert canapés).

Tickets: £42 (plus booking fee). All attendees will receive a goodie bag at the end of the night.


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Merlinda Little (Thu Oct 10 08:08:54 BST 2013): im live far =(
Indie Chic Boutique - (Thu Oct 10 16:27:50 BST 2013): Sounds Great! We may just make the trip!
Kalee Hewlett - Fashion Stylist & Presenter (Sun Oct 20 18:49:29 BST 2013): Looking forward to this!
Crux Baby - What to Buy for Baby (Tue Oct 22 12:25:43 BST 2013): Just signed up for a ticket as I'm a hedge fund manager who is just launching an entirely new business - This sounds perfect for me!
Alexandra de Curtis, Handbags & Accessories (Thu Oct 24 15:36:21 BST 2013): It's sold out! Any way I can get on a waiting list??
Women Outside The Box (Sat Oct 26 10:18:42 BST 2013): Wish I could be with you for this inaugural evening - well done Grazia for acknowledging women's entrepreneurial ambitions - Joni Farthing
Shaa Wasmund (Sun Oct 27 07:22:08 GMT 2013): Looking forward to meeting everyone there!
Hermione Way (Sun Oct 27 07:24:26 GMT 2013): Chloe Nicholls Anastasia Emmanuel-Presenter u should go
Chloe Nicholls (Sun Oct 27 09:33:19 GMT 2013): Thanks Hermione Way!
Anastasia Emmanuel-Presenter (Sun Oct 27 12:07:57 GMT 2013): Looks awesome! Congrats Shaa Wasmund :) will see if I can make it! Thanks Herms Hermione xxx
Emma Croxon (Mon Oct 28 13:28:33 GMT 2013): Is this going ahead tonight due to the weather and the fact that none of the trains are running?