Started Nov 29, 2010
Started this discussion. Last reply by Phil Kelly (OBN Co-Founder) Dec 15, 2010.
Why did I create Oldham Business Network?
Let's see, I wanted to create an open, friendly environment where we could share our experiences, knowledge and contacts to support the local business community. I came up with the idea back in 2009 after winning the young entrepreneur of the year award at the One Oldham Business Awards.
While at the awards I was impressed to see all the local businesses in one room sharing the experience. I though to myself, this is great but what happens after the awards, will they all just go back to their day to day tasks or will they stay in touch? The solution was pretty straight forward to me, use the power of the Internet and current technologies to connect these people together 24/7 and create an online community.
Today is a landmark day for Oldham Business Network. We now have 1000 members signed up and I would just like to take this opportunity to say a huge thank-you to everyone who has played a part in making OBN the success that it is.
Reaching 1000 members is an exciting moment, but to me a more important marker of OBN’s success is that it is such a thriving and very active…Continue
I've met many businesses over the years who struggle to get there heads around blogging and even social networks. The main issue always comes back to not knowing what to write about.
I encourage anyone who is serious about using social networks, blogging etc to read the latest blog article (see link below) from our content strategist Emily Reynolds. It…Continue
Today I'd like to welcome Michael Whitehead and Kieron Hill as the two new additions to the OBN moderator team. As our community closes in on the target of 1,000 members we needed further support in keeping the site going. Both Michael and Kieron are valued members of the community and I for one am very grateful for their help and support (remember nobody gets paid here!).
If you get…Continue
Business category award winner
We are pleased to announce Oldham Business Network won an award on Friday at the Pride in Oldham Award Ceremony 2011. The ceremony…Continue