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9 days ago

Bit late with Friday's #Learnuary - this is a photo of the moment I learned sewage systems date from over 5,000 years ago and that the Chinese were early pioneers of waste treatment - courtesy of Denis of Ace Drains Denis provided this week's education section of the Lisburn @bniukireland meeting, which I'm attending in place of my Dad, who's a keen member. As many of you know, he's currently recovering from a stroke but my sister is continuing to run the business through a trusted network of surveyors and we are both keeping Dad's seat warm at BNI every Friday My learning for today is not about waste treatment (although Denis delivered a thoroughly entertaining and engaging presentation!) but about the importance of having a strong network around you when you're a sole trader My Dad's membership of this group has not only boosted his business and his confidence (he *loves* thinking of creative ways to present his 60 seconds about his business every week) but, as he has frequently told me over the past two or three months, his chapter are not just business associates but have become friends too It's easy to get so absorbed in your business that you don't come up for air and you forget to forge and to maintain those human relationships that we need, both as entrepreneurs and as people I'm going to do better at this in 2019. 😊 #networking #business #businessnetwork #learnuaryni #selfdevelopment #cpd #solopreneur #entrepreneur

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