In this afternoon’s Network Pompey Business Club meetups, we were given simple steps to create a website that fully represents your business, how to get involved in a ‘Victory for Veterans Virtual Race’, why now is the time to invest in your SEO and more tips and advice!

The session provided each attendee – on a one-by-one basis – the opportunity to talk about their businesses, share who their ideal clients are, an insightful industry insight, personal tips or company news, and give us a fun fact about themselves.

Following a successful launch with Network My Club members last week, bookings for upcoming meetups are now open to both members and non-members.

Briscoe PRKevin Briscoe

What industries do you work with? What problems do you solve? We work with wide spectrum of clients, in all sorts of fields! However, every business has a story to tell, so we help them establish and communicate that. Given the current circumstances, we’re currently working with clients to pitch message at right level, get the correct tone and ensure they don’t sell, sell, sell!

What’s your industry insight/personal tip/company news? If you’ve seen a slowdown in work, look at how you present yourself to the public. Get case studies written to illustrate what you do, review your website your website and work on individual pages to ensure they represent your business, blog about things you could do to help and most importantly share interesting/helpful content with everyone for free! My latest blog provides jobs you can do now to get your business fit and ready.

What’s a fun fact about you? I’m a massive Portsmouth FC fan and have had a season ticket for as long as I remember!

McMillan Wealth ConsultantsDan Netting

What industries do you work with? What problems do you solve? We normally deal with more individuals, but we get referrals from mortgage brokers and will suppliers. At the moment, we are just sending information that we think will be useful.

What’s your industry insight/personal tip/company news? There’s lots of really helpful insights via the St James Place Insights here.

What’s a fun fact about you? I’m a massive Portsmouth FC fan having grew up being able to see into Fratton Park from my parents’ house!

Pryzm PortsmouthKatie Warry

What industries do you work with? What problems do you solve? For our corporate clients, we run events at the club. But given the current climate, we are trying to stay in touch by utilising our social media presence, for example we’re doing DJ sets via Facebook live!

What’s your industry insight/personal tip/company news? The way you treat your staff now will be remembered. See past the negatives, enjoy this time the best you can.

What’s a fun fact about you? Fitness fanatic so every day I run 5-10km! I’m also doing the 100 squats a day challenge!

SeaBlue DigitalKerry Jones

What industries do you work with? What problems do you solve? Work across all different industries, the skillset is similar I just adapt the messaging! Open to working with any industry, but they’re usually small businesses looking to reach more clients online, normally with 1-10 staff without marketing team. Those that are doing well are appreciating that this isn’t going away, marketing spend is key at the moment!

What’s your industry insight/personal tip/company news? Don’t knee-jerk react, instead try to be proactive. There’s a lot of things you can do to get yourself online and at the forefront online, use this opportunity to show what you’re made of. Keep an eye on what your competitors are doing so you can position yourself slightly differently.

What’s a fun fact about you? Two kids keep me very busy! We’re all missing football a lot being Brighton & Hove Albion season ticket holders.

SisuPeople.Chris Cheesman

What industries do you work with? What problems do you solve? Across a lot of different sectors but working with businesses that open door and ‘let me in’. Open to support and help.

What’s your industry insight/personal tip/company news? BREATHE! Treat people right in this moment will create immense loyalty, which can only create more opportunity in the future.

What’s a fun fact about you? It’s only 2 months since I got back to the UK after living in Australia for 9 years. What a time to move back…!

Care For VeteransChristine Gillott

What industries do you work with? What problems do you solve? The company supports physically disabled ex-Service personnel. In my role with fundraising, we look to work with other local companies to not only promote and help the charity but promote their own business.

What’s your industry insight/personal tip/company news? Support those that have supported you, share good news stories if you see them – it will be remembered!

What’s a fun fact about you? Running, walking and hiking up mountains!

The Creative GroupJames Turner

What industries do you work with? What problems do you solve? We help with the whole circle of marketing by using creative campaigns to help them stand out. Your websites now are so important, get your SEO in order and getting prepare for when this finish. You’ve got to add the creative flair to the marketing mix.

What’s your industry insight/personal tip/company news? Invest in SEO now to stand out from your competitors. It takes time but is so worth it! If you are going to do so, ensure you keep researching Google updates. Some agencies/advisors will be using old advice/techniques!

What’s a fun fact about you? Huge tennis fan!

CVR GlobalSimon Lowes

What industries do you work with? What problems do you solve? Range of businesses with financial difficulties. When in this scenario, people don’t usually take advice as soon as they should do! Some industries I’m currently working with are construction, property, retail – but it really is a whole range of services!

What’s your industry insight/personal tip/company news? Remember that Director/Biz owners have legal responsibilities for staff. Seek advice, communicate with people and take advantage of what’s on offer. This is a great opportunity to get yourself in order!

What’s a fun fact about you? Play drums in a band that plays for charities. Music’s a big part of my life!

Nigel Francis Wealth ManagementNigel Francis

What industries do you work with? What problems do you solve? Retirement planning usually. In current difficulties, if you’re over 55 and have pension plan(s), you can access them now, but make sure you talk to a financial advisor if you are going to do so!

What’s your industry insight/personal tip/company news? Relevant life cover for business. If you don’t have a will in trusts, give me a call!

What’s a fun fact about you? Playing golf! Two older sons that live off me from university.

WPA – The Healthcare PracticeSam Cush

What industries do you work with? What problems do you solve? Pre-outbreak I’d help businesses recruit and maintain staff through health benefits and insuring the self-employed and families with extra health support. However, given the current times I’ve changed my focus – I’m now looking for people that now have private medical cover already as I can probably save you money!

What’s your industry insight/personal tip/company news? Get fresh air, read a book or do something away from your computer, when you are stressed your immune system performs poorly. 

What’s a fun fact about you? Massive love for golf, cycling and running.

The Network My Club Online Meetups – now also open to non-members – are a place to ensure our valued members don’t lose sight of the reason they joined us in the first place – to meet the best, like-minded professionals.

Find out more about the Network My Club Online Member Meetups here.

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