TigerLily Trust – Winner of Fundraiser of the Year at the Your Health Heroes Awards 2016

                                                  Val Isherwood founder of local charity Tigerlily Trust was overjoyed to be awarded Fundraiser of the Year at the Your Health Heroes Awards 2016 presented by University Hospitals of Morecambe…

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Administration – fight the pile

Administration – not the most fascinating of subjects, but an important part of any business (or household for that matter). Never fear, I won’t inundate you with 101 things you can do to streamline your admin, just a few of the ways to keep it under control. Note I didn’t say so you can spend…

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Communicating with confidence by Sally Seed

Confident communication was always going to be a broad subject for the first LBN session of the Autumn and it became quite daunting as more and more business women arrived in the room at The Strickland Arms – I think we got up to about 28 in all and everyone probably had slightly different expectations…

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Why I joined LBN by Emma McColm

                    I‘ve always known I’d move to Cumbria and away from the flatlands of Crosby, Liverpool. I remember looking at household average earnings and talking to so many people who had more than one job but that didn’t stop us. We left our jobs, put our…

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The Power of Silent Coaching

At a recent networking event I led a group through a silent coaching exercise.  Many found it useful, and I was asked to publish the script I had used.  Here it is, developed for my blog. This can be used in one of two ways.  You can either ask a friend to read you the…

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The sweet smell of home

The sense of smell is truly an amazing thing. I have a very sensitive sense of smell, indeed I can’t walk through a perfume section of a department store without getting a headache. So what have I ended up training in? Aromatherapy! I find the whole subject fascinating, how essential oils can work with each…

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Overcoming the fear of failure – and success!

Sitting in the LBN committee meeting last week, we were all discussing possible changes to the website when our new Chair, Diane, piped up and said “I think we should have a regular blog, encourage the members to write something each week and, as committee members, I think you should lead by example. So, 500…

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Looking back – Looking forward

A review of LBN 2012 – 2013 from Co-Chairs Beth Curl and Zoë Dawes Thank you to everyone who came to our LBN  Creative Showcase and AGM on 18 April. For those of you who couldn’t make it here is our ‘Chairs’ Report for 2012-2013. Grateful thanks to all last year’s committee members Kay Cook, Sharon…

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Help make our conference a success

We need you all to buy your tickets and help spread the word about our one day conference Get Set and Grow Your Business on 15th March at Carus Green Golf Club in Kendal. I’ll be bringing along posters, flyers and application forms to the LBN meeting on Thursday 16th February at The Foyer in the hope…

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Welcome to the very first LBN Blog!!

Back in 2007 when I became chair of LBN for the first time, my mission then was to get the network onto it’s first website, with the help of Lancaster University and Lucy Barden this was done. At the time it was state of the art, however over the years with several administrators it has…

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