A very belated Happy New Year from Gossip Girls
Happy New Year Everyone!
Well, what can we say? Like everyone else we could not wait to say goodbye, Au revoir, good riddance, sod off to 2020 and lo and behold we find ourselves back in lockdown. 🙁
Back to the joys of home schooling for many, working from home, binge watching whole box series of anything on Netflix, and watching the roots on our hair shine through. The greatest news and the one that gives us all hope is that the vaccine is now being distributed and given to those most vulnerable, with plans to get us all vaccinated in the next few months. So there is light at the end of the tunnel for some normality this year we hope.
Work for us has been challenging like lots of businesses out there, but the great news is that we are still welcoming new members to the business directory as small business owners understand the importance of having an online presence, which is so important in the current climate. Remember if you refer a new directory member to us you will receive a gift.
Our virtual market was a huge success and we received some really brilliant feedback and as a result we have launched it again for 2021, which will take us right into the middle of April. It’s a perfect opportunity for those entrepreneurs who relied upon selling their products at small fairs/markets all of which have been cancelled until further notice. If you haven’t already why not have a browse, there are some fabulous products on there.
We held our 1st Zoom Networking of 2021 last week, it was great to see so many of our members. Our February event has now been announced (Thursday 11th February 10-11.30am) so if you haven’t ever attended one of networking meetings, why not give it a go. We are a very supportive and friendly group and it is a great way to raise awareness of your business and what you do. Email us at [email protected] for further details. We cannot wait for our first face to face networking, but in the meantime we plan on continuing them online till the time we can get together.
2021 continues to be a challenge for anyone in business, but our hearts go out to the hospitality and beauty/wellbeing industry, which has been hit so hard. Fingers crossed we can all return to these places very soon.
In the meantime it’s back to elastic waisted trousers, baggy sweatshirts and furry slippers for us! We will have all forgotten what it’s like to actually walk in heels!! Now to decide what’s for tea, for what feels like the millionth time this year and it’s only 19 days in…..
Hang on in there, things will get better and we hope to see you soon at one of our events.
Julie and Karen x