So what are the two things that small business owners miss out on at this time of year?

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1 A Christmas lunch?

2 Planning next year?

Why not join us and tick both things off the seasonal to-do-list?

✓ When: Friday 16th December 2016 11 to 4 o’clock

✓ Where: Denvilles House, 33 Emsworth Road, Havant, Hampshire, PO9 2SN

Just £37 per person

Book your place

What’s on the menu and more…

Merry Christmas

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Free Southern Entrepreneurs Event – Regulation for Small Business

06 Dec 2016 10:00 – 13:00

Enterprise Centre – PORTSMOUTH

This workshop will give an awareness of the areas of regulation that may apply to a business and how to go about developing compliance controls as a response to the ever increasing number of regulations and need for operational transparency.

Read more and book your place on the Southern Entrepreneurs website…

Free Networking Event! – 5th October 2016

The networking hub.

Basepoint Waterlooville’s popular Networking Hub with guest speaker and networking will be held on 5th October from 11.45am until 2.00pm.

Crimson Crab specialise in ethical, legal and responsible trading. Business owners may be a weightlifter, taking everything on their shoulders or an archer focusing on getting to the target with the least distraction. Whichever, Robert will give some tips on how to preserve the work/life balance, relationships and the businesses reputation.

This is a bookable event which is free to attend and includes lunch and refreshments. Spaces are limited and a waiting list will be used when spaces are filled. Please book your place here.

Tackling the Growing Loneliness Crisis: A Free Symposium for Southampton Businesses

4pm to 6pm Tuesday, 4th October 2016, Hawthorn Suite, Solent Conference Suite, The Spark, East Park Terrace, Southampton, SO14 0YN (Solent University)

Southampton City Council has organised this workshop to discuss with local business leaders, how they can benefit from getting involved in tackling loneliness in the City.

Loneliness is not just a problem for older people, 50% of calls to Childline nationally are made by young people saying they feel socially isolated. Southampton City Council believe there are opportunities for businesses in getting involved.

They would like to invite anyone who might be interested to the event and have asked us to share this invitation, please register your interest in attending by emailing Andrew Gittins


Change of venue – F2 Business Huddle – Friday 9th September

We are moving to a new venue as Basepoint in Waterlooville are having a refurbishment so our next Huddle on Friday 9th September we will be at:

Denvilles House, 33 Emsworth Road, Havant, Hampshire, PO9 2SN

It’s a lovely place with lots of free parking. If you are unsure of where it is just let us  know.

Unfortunately there is an increase in costs as Basepoint were supporting the event. It is now £12 on the door and we will ask Reputation Advocates for a contribution of £7 each towards the refreshments.

This is regrettable and we would have preferred to keep things as they were, however I hope you agree that it still represents great value for money for networking with a purpose.

This month we have a great session from Reputation Advocate Graham Martin,Red Pixel Creative on:

Why good graphic design is important?
So what is graphic design, and how can good design help your company? From design consistency to getting the right message across.

Just to confirm the details are:

Date:  12 noon until 2 pm, Friday 9th September 2016

Venue: Denvilles House, 33 Emsworth Road, Havant, Hampshire, PO9 2SN (Please note change of venue)

Cost: £12 on the door. Includes a light lunch (Reputation Advocates pay just £7 contribution to refreshments.)

Book your place: We hope you can make it. To book a place please follow this link.

Crimson Crab event booking terms and conditions.

Please feel free to pass on this invite to colleagues and business contacts who you think may like to attend.

Southern Entrepreneurs September Events


15 September Fleet –  Everything You’ve Ever Wanted To Know About Marketing. Fantastic workshop for new businesses or people who are ready to grow their business and now need to find low cost options to market their business.

21 September Portsmouth – Influencing Skills. Ideal for sales people or just people who deal with customers and suppliers and want to be able to direct things to their advantage and keep the upper hand.

27 September Southampton – NLP for beginners. Learn how this fantastic tool can help you keep calm, face difficult situations and stay in control. Useful for business and personal life situations.

27 September Portsmouth – Graphic Design for beginners. Highly recommended workshop. Learn the history of how we use design the way we do. Benefit from understanding what you want and need from a logo and when and how to rebrand to best advantage. Very “hands on” workshop with excercises to get you thinking!

28 September – Bordon – Time Management for anyone who runs out, hasn’t got enough, wastes or need more! It isn’t a quick fix but will give you ideas which once put in place will help you find that bit extra in your day.

29 September – Wickham – Merchandising, looking at displays and products. ideal for retail in all it’s forms including people who have stalls at events, pop up shops and others who need to have a visual display to advertise their goods or services.

29 September – selling On Line. This is designed for anyone who is or is thinking of selling on line. Websites, dedicated on line shops, ebay or other platforms. This workshop looks at ethical and legal issues to ensure you stay on the right side of the law at all times.


6 September Winchester – Neil Nutburn talking about motivation, how to get it, keep it and what to do when it deserts you!

14 September Portsmouth – is your business growing quickly enough? come and hear an interesting talk on how to speed up that growth.

14 September Southampton – print and how your material is designed really does make a huge difference. Listen to hints and tips from a design expert

20 September Eastleigh – Belinda tells us how photographic images can make or break your marketing material. Even social media photos are very important. Think how many times you look up people’s profiles, how you look is important.

21 September Fleet – Wonderful amusing honest start up stories from Andy Pringle. We are hosted by Regus Business Center in Fleet for this event so do try to come along, see what the facility can offer and take advantage of their offer of a free trial for people who attend this event.

29 September Bordon – Always a popular venue. Nick talks to us about visualisation and how it can make your dreams become a reality.