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November Talk with Hannah Edwards
November is here, the year is coming to an end and Q4 is well under way. What’s the temperature of business in our community and beyond? Today we’re talking to Hannah Edwards, founder of Empowered VA Services, based in Swindon yet working with business owners worldwide.
What’s your business highlight for November 2021?
Being able to get back to normal with the upcoming Business Expo run by the Great British Expos – I’m excited to meet new business people and learn about what they do. It’s good to get out and about again.
And what about a personal highlight this month?
In October I started one of my final modules for my degree. I’m one more step closer to graduating with a BA (Hons) in Business!
November 13 is World Kindness Day – has anyone shown kindness to you in the last month or so?
So many people have supported me in my business and with my decision to finish my studies. I have a great network through business referral group BusinessWise and I have an amazing group of people I can talk to when I need business advice including Fiona Scott, Lis McDermott and Wade Saxton.
It’s also Black Friday on November 26 which is now quite mainstream – do you participate in this within your business?
I normally offer Facebook page audits at a discount for Black Friday. There’s no better time than now to get your business page ready to start the new year with a head start.
Are there any awareness days or special weeks in November which are relevant to you or your business?
Social Media Kindness Day took place on November 9th. Social media can be a great tool for business but unfortunately it also opens you up to trolling and some abuse. This can cause so much upset and I think Social Media Kindness Day is one that everyone should support. Social media is a great tool for good, it takes the decisions of human beings to use it for ill.
Have you got any events planned this year you’d like to shout about – either that you are running or attending?
December 1st is the release date of issue 2 of my relaunched magazine. We had such a great response to the first one with our cover star empowerment coach and author Taz Thornton – to the point that she broke the platform by being so popular!
Have you got any services or special offers you’d like to mention?
There’s no time like the present to get ahead with your Facebook page and I am offering audits at a discounted rate of £20 – all you have to do is email firstname.lastname@example.org and quote ‘TotalSwindonFBAudit
Running a business can be hard but it’s always important to have a great network around you. I used to be scared of the idea of putting myself out there and taking the opportunities when they came up but I can completely see the benefit of it now.
When doing your plans for 2022 make sure you include social media and getting out and seeing people at networking groups! Remember to network both online and offline, it’s powerful.
For more information visit www.empoweredvaservices.co.uk
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