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A buyer's market?
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Are people finding that customers expect a lot more in these times of austerity? My husband (he owns a blinds and curtains business) is constantly complaining that increasingly customers expect him…Continue

Tags: Gee, prices, austerity, Lisa, curtains

Started this discussion. Last reply by Julie Crowley Apr 7, 2014.

Trading goods and services. What do you think?
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Hi folks,At this time of year every penny counts and it got me thinking whether we could set up some sort of bartering system to do favours for each other? What set me off is that my car is in a bad…Continue

Tags: welder, welding, OBN, photoshoot, economy

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lisa Gee (Moderator) Mar 14, 2013.

Customer relationship management systems - what to use?
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Can anyone advise on the best way to set up a simple and cheap CRM system please? I need a better way to keep track of my client list. Am I best off setting up an Excel spreadsheet or is there a…Continue

Tags: computer, software, customers, query

Started this discussion. Last reply by David Beharall (OBN Founder) Sep 19, 2012.

International Women's Day
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International Women's Day is on March 8 and although Rochdale and Tameside both have events planned, in Oldham there seems to be nothing going on. I think this is a shame. We are missing the…Continue

Tags: Oldham, promotion, event, business, women

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lisa Gee (Moderator) Feb 24, 2011.


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Bizzy Mummies

A group for Oldham mums juggling looking after children with trying to run a business. A space to share tips, support each other and make new friends.See More
Jan 30, 2015
Jennie joined Lisa Gee (Moderator)'s group

Bizzy Mummies

A group for Oldham mums juggling looking after children with trying to run a business. A space to share tips, support each other and make new friends.See More
Nov 21, 2014
Lisa Gee (Moderator) is attending Adnan Yousaf's event

Free Networking Lunch at Chambers Business Centre

November 12, 2014 from 12pm to 2pm
It's back - after several requests and a waiting list, Chambers Business Centre is delighted to host another Free Networking Lunch for all business professionals out there.It is very kindly being sponsored and being held within the large offices / showroom of ErgoMonkey (Office Furniture Specialist) at the rear ground floor of Chambers Business Centre.One lucky attendee will win a office furniture prize during the draw which will be held at the networking lunch so do not forget to bring your…See More
Oct 30, 2014
Julie Crowley replied to Lisa Gee (Moderator)'s discussion A buyer's market?
"You get to learn about this and develop your own value in time (not too long either!).  Then you can keep checking other motivational and marketing tips that tell you not to reduce prices, sell yourself short and other ideas - you still panic,…"
Apr 7, 2014
Chris Doyle replied to Lisa Gee (Moderator)'s discussion A buyer's market?
"As a new start-up, I find it hard to say no. I have found myself working for way less than my usual rate purely because I want some income. The trouble is, as you say, people expect miracles for peanuts. I blame Martin Lewis too! It is almost like…"
Apr 2, 2014
Lisa Gee (Moderator) might attend Barbara Jackson- Millers Florist's event

Oldham Women In Business March Event at Clough Manor

March 20, 2014 from 6pm to 9pm
Mar 11, 2014
Robert Cragg and Lisa Gee (Moderator) are now friends
Mar 4, 2014
Robert Cragg left a comment for Lisa Gee (Moderator)
"Thanks Lisa - I've already emailed you! "
Mar 4, 2014
Lisa Gee (Moderator) left a comment for Robert Cragg
"Hi Robert, Good to see you here. Welcome to the dark side ;) Give me a shout if you have any questions. Lisa"
Mar 4, 2014
Lisa Wilde joined Lisa Gee (Moderator)'s group

Bizzy Mummies

A group for Oldham mums juggling looking after children with trying to run a business. A space to share tips, support each other and make new friends.See More
Feb 28, 2014
Lisa Gee (Moderator) might attend Vickie Varley's event

Oldham Jelly at Oldham Library

February 12, 2014 from 10am to 4pm
Jelly is an informal co-working event where freelancers, home workers and small/micro business owners bring their laptop or other work and work, chat and collaborate with other small business owners.Call the information library on 0161 7708035 or email for more information.  No need to book, just drop in. See More
Feb 5, 2014
Chris Doyle left a comment for Lisa Gee (Moderator)
"Hiya. It's good to be here. It looks like a great site :-)"
Feb 3, 2014
Lisa Gee (Moderator) left a comment for Chris Doyle
"Hi matey! Good to see you on here. :)"
Feb 3, 2014
Lisa Gee (Moderator) and Chris Doyle are now friends
Feb 3, 2014
Lisa Gee (Moderator) commented on Liz Lancashire's group Looking for...
"I used to have a Corsa and I loved it, but after years of struggling getting two children in and out of my car, I don't really want another three door car, unless it was too good a deal to turn down. :)"
Nov 29, 2013
Lisa Gee (Moderator) commented on Liz Lancashire's group Looking for...
"Thanks Gary. I don't really have a budget, I'm robbing Santa to pay Paul. It needs to be cheap as chips. I've been looking at cars around the £500 mark to tide me over until I can afford something better."
Nov 29, 2013

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Pamper and Pose
Current Position
Beauty, Photography, Pamper Parties
Describe your business
I am a qualified make-up artist and photographer. I find the two strings fit together quite nicely and have allowed me to launch Pamper and Pose parties - various themed parties to suit any occasion, centred around a makeover and professional photoshoot for each guest. I am a location photographer specialising in a relaxed, informal style of portrait photographer. I love to get outdoors whenever possible to photograph children and families in natural settings. I find it puts my clients much more at ease than they would be under studio lights.

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How not to use LinkedIn for business

Posted on September 11, 2013 at 16:15 4 Comments

In the past week I have had two major raised eyebrow moments on LinkedIn. I thought I would share them as examples of how not to use LinkedIn for business. It is advice that applies equally to Oldham Business Network, or any other social media platform where you want to make a positive and professional impression.

Last week I declined the kind offer to connect with someone on LinkedIn whose profile picture was of himself sunbathing, shades on and displaying his chest and…


Why women absolutely cannot have it all.

Posted on May 15, 2013 at 14:11 7 Comments

I shall start by apologising to those women (and I know there will be some) who disagree with me on this subject, but I am willing to bet you have yet to sample motherhood. I am actually a little tired of hearing that we women can have everything we want in life, if we are only willing to put in the effort. It is simply not true.

Life, if you are trying to combine work and motherhood, is one long series of compromises and sacrifices. Women who choose to make business their priority…


New opportunity for small retailers coming to Oldham

Posted on February 13, 2013 at 16:44 2 Comments

I have just seen the following posted on Facebook:

FOLLOWING the success of TradersOutlet’s in Sale and Altrincham, the popular independent outlet is opening at Waterloo Mill in Oldham.

Waterloo Mill will specialise in discounted branded fashions, homewares, toys, shoes, luggage, bags and accessories, and will be the latest addition to the successful TradersOutlet concession format. Planned to…


Pink hair - welcome in the boardroom or just for the red carpet?

Posted on February 12, 2013 at 10:06 0 Comments

I'm sure everyone saw Helen Mirren's bold pink hair on the red carpet at the Baftas. It prompted me to write a little blog on the subject. It also got me thinking about the whole issue of image in business because, if I'm honest, I've always secretly fancied trying out pink hair.

When I worked in the corporate world it was never…


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At 14:04 on March 4, 2014, Robert Cragg said…

Thanks Lisa - I've already emailed you!

At 10:37 on February 3, 2014, Chris Doyle said…
Hiya. It's good to be here. It looks like a great site :-)
At 9:08 on May 31, 2013, Louise Graham said…

Thanks for the welcome Lisa. I'm finding the site really friendly and useful so far. 

At 17:22 on May 15, 2013, Paul Anthony Gardner said…

Thanks Lisa, I am just setting myself up in business at the ripe old age of 46. 

Fingers crossed.



At 13:18 on May 15, 2013, Angela Murtagh-Scott said…

Hi Lisa

Thanks for the welcome I will have a look at the site and see if I can find my way round, if I get lost I will get back to you.


Thanks again


At 8:52 on April 30, 2013, Dan Root said…

Thank you Lisa, wow I don't think I've ever been to a more welcoming place.

At 15:08 on April 29, 2013, Lisa Birtles said…

Hi Lisa 

Thank you for the warm welcome - I hope you are having a lovely afternoon at the spa, I am sorry I was not able to make this as it sounded great!

Kind regards


At 12:56 on April 24, 2013, said…

Hi Lisa,

Thank you for the warm welcome.


At 17:23 on April 8, 2013, Kieron Hill said…

No Probs

At 16:44 on April 8, 2013, Kieron Hill said…

HI Lisa just seen your post on the moderators group do you need me to back out of your spa event if you think it will help attendance from women? I won't sulk honest!!





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