Dragons of Newport

Entrepreneurs gathered today at the Dragons of Newport event. Apart from socialising with interesting, clever and lovely people, we enjoyed learning from others as they told us about their business journeys.

(This news update is written by our Events and marketing human, Mia. Enjoy!)

So, a networking event I said to myself. Great idea, how do they work? Unfortunately, sometimes (as in this case) they involve getting up at ridiculous o clock to make the drive from Cardiff to Newport by 7am.

After a reviving tea and a few handshakes, we set about on our mission. A little like a business speed date, attendees have one minute to give a description of their company and the ‘dragons’ at the table oversee their particular table, then swapsies occur and the cycle repeats.

It was an effective way to get a concise idea of how we want to describe our services, as having a timed minute makes you choose your words carefully to give the clearest image of yourselves. We were able to meet a selection of folk from a wide variety of professions from around Newport and Cardiff.

Now we’re feeling very excited for the challenges in our first year of business and the prospective clientele we may be able to help in the year ahead. Meeting and talking to the people in your local area can put faces to the masses, connecting is important. It’s the starting point of our work with clients. Seeing these professionals, makes our goal of improving the work place for the people of South Wales (and beyond) feel tangible.

It was interesting to hear people’s interpretations of mindfulness in the work place.  We were happy so many were intrigued by the alternative methods of businesses modelling we teach. Many hadn’t considered that approaching problem solving with a methodology. Structures for thinking, that’s our wheelhouse!

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