April 2017 issue: (click to jump to section)
- Do I really need a facial?
- Optimising Your Google My Business Site
- The Wonders of Government Grants for Small Businesses
- 8 Fabulous Twitter Stats to help you get the most out of Twitter
- Getting the most out of a tradeshow
- Upcoming Events
April 2017 Newsletter
This month we have our Worthing lunch coming up on 13th April, Hastings on 20th April, and Uckfield on 27th April. Many thanks also to those who attended our Tunbridge Wells lunch at the beginning of this month!
The next lunch on 9th May, sponsored by Sarah Hurst Skin & Beauty, is already filling up fast – at time of writing we have just 15 spaces left, so be sure to book soon if you’re planning to attend.
We would also like to let you know that it’s just a couple of months until the “Get Ready For Summer Spa” at The Grand Brighton on 7th June. Join us for an afternoon of light refreshments and spa treatments, whilst networking with other like-minded businesswomen!
Another great event coming up on 23rd May is Where Cricket Meets Ladies Day at Sussex CCC’s County Cricket Ground, with guest speaker Sally Kettle — Sally was the first woman to have rowed across the Atlantic east-west, twice! You can get a special rate of £45pp at lunch if you book a table of 10. See the event’s website for more information.
We are having a shake up of some of the features offered by the Ladies Lunch Clubs this month, allowing more opportunities for you to get the most out of your membership.
We will be re-launching our online members directory on our website – for a one-off payment of just £20, you will be able to gain lifetime access to a listing which includes your company name, hyperlink to your website and a company description.
This will be a great opportunity for you to raise awareness of your business amongst lunch members, improve your SEO, and more! For more information please get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
As always we hope you can join us for one of our lunches this month! Please see below for a list of all our dates this year at the bottom of the newsletter.
Do I really need a facial?
This is a question that I get asked quite a lot. Surely it’s just a relaxing treat? With so many different types of facials currently available, it can be very difficult to choose which one to try out. How do you really know which one is going to be of benefit to your individual skin?
Firstly, think of your skin as you would your car. Your car needs regular maintenance to keep it in tip top shape! Without attention, it is going to become sluggish and slow and maybe even breakdown! I am sure you would agree that as your car is a valuable commodity so it makes good sense to take it to a professional for maintenance rather than a cowboy!
The market is flooded with products that really won’t make much difference to your skin and many that can even cause a lot of damage, so it’s always worth contacting a professional to ensure that you are giving your skin the TLC it deserves. If you put the wrong type of oil or petrol in your car it’s not going to work efficiently and same goes for your skin.
Our skin doesn’t contain plant extracts, however it does contain vitamins. It’s these vitamins that are proven to keep our skin working in tip top condition and help to prevent skin cancer! Vitamin A is proven to keep our cell DNA healthy and help prevent the free radical effect. Other antioxidants, such as Vitamin C and E also help provide protection against the damaging free radicals on the cells of your skin.
Homecare is a very important part of any skincare routine, and facials are always meant to be provided as part of a programme. Applying any product to our skin manually will only penetrate so far into the skin, with most cosmetic skincare brands only sitting on the surface. Cosmeceutical skincare brands will penetrate further into the epidermis thus having a more active result.
Facials, using sonophoresis (soundwaves) and iontophoresis are proven to drive the active ingredients in skincare into our dermal layers of the skin where there is a lot more cellular activity. By driving these ingredients further down we can have a huge impact on the skin, reversing ageing, photo-damage, softening fine lines and wrinkles, along with normalising skin suffering with acne and many other conditions.
So back to the original question, is a facial a treat or a necessity to keep skin healthy? In my opinion anyone who is serious about preventing skin cancer and keeping their skin in excellent condition then facials really are a must! Don’t forget we take good care of our cars and they are easily replaceable but our skin is not!
So go on book a facial now, not because you deserve a treat but because your skin deserves to be healthy.
Latest News & Blogs:
Optimising Your Google My Business Site
We know we should optimise our Google My Business page to help with Google rankings but how does it fit with the other Google products? Google created Google My Business to streamline all of its previous local marketing products i.e. Google Local and Google Places (your account will also be linked to your YouTube account too). [… Read more]
The Wonders of Government Grants for Small Businesses
Friday 24th March 2017, 06.20AM. As usual there it was again, the long winded sound of a broken siren going off in my ear, which of course could only be one thing, the dreaded alarm clock! Although I don’t mind getting up early anymore, I enjoy my job, so the noise of a broken siren was the pleasant sign of a new exciting day. [… Read more]
8 Fabulous Twitter Stats to help you get the most out of Twitter
When we were looking at our blog calendar this post was supposed to be about the measurements and KPIs you should be recording for your Twitter account and how to use them. However on doing some research we came across so many fabulous facts about Twitter. So we have chosen our favourite facts and plonked [… Read more]
Getting the most out of a tradeshow
Tradeshows are exhibitions, they are predominantly for and attended by businesses, and are usually specific to a certain industry. Tradeshows give companies the opportunity to show case their products and their services to other individuals across the same industry. For example, you could have a legal exhibition, most of the attendees will consist of Lawyers, [… Read more]
Get Ready For Summer Spa at The Grand Brighton
7th June 2017 – Book Here