…but it could be just brain freeze/meltdown. There’s quite a lot going on at the moment for my poor brain to deal with!
I joined BNI back in October, and since then it’s been brilliant for us. It’s a breakfast networking event where members of different businesses refer work to one another. So far we have had at least five jobs out of it.
I joined for the work, of course, but I had an alterior motive – I wanted to grow our power team, professionals from different sectors who we could call upon as needed. Solicitor, architect, planner, builder, etc etc. There are some fantastic people in the group and I’m very grateful I now know many of the professionals I may ever need.
But, it can be challenging. I need to bring in referrals for other members on a weekly basis, and as I spend most of my time in our office (spare bedroom) or out with the dogs I don’t always get chance to pick up work.
This weekend I think I came up with the solution, and it should benefit us too.
I don’t know when, where or how yet, but I’m thinking a little pop-up stall somewhere in the village, maybe once a month – a One-Stop Property Shop.
People will be able to come to us with any property issues, from a maintenance job to a mortgage query, advice about renting out, through to a brand new bathroom. For the things we don’t know, we will know someone who does.
I’m excited about this idea, and the few people I’ve mentioned it to have agreed.
So, just a vague notion right now, but watch this baby grow!