So what happened at this weeks overheated YBG?
On the longest day of the year the faithful YBG crew met to discuss progress, refer business and share coping mechanisms for the hottest June days since records began. Whilst most of us in the room were hot under the collar Wendy Blades from Somerset Office Services was cool calm and collected in readiness for her insight.
Chair Paul had disappeared on holiday, Vice Chair Graeme had had gone to get value out of the £300 quid prom dress his daughter was wearing, so last minute stand in Rachel put the 'hot' into the hot seat. She likes a bit of 'Grope Admin' rather than the usual Group Admin but before that we went round the table as usual.
So to the main event and Wendy Blades. Sharp as ever this cool cucumber of a lady took us through a potted history of her accomplished career. PA & Secretarial, to hospitality and Disaster management. She has worked for Accountants, Solicitors, Investment bankers, Insurers all at top levels. In a moving moment she described being in disaster management at ABN Amro during 9/11 as her colleagues came to terms with the horrendous terrorist attack.
A personal life that showed even more strength of character bought Wendy back to her Somerset routes to start her first venture on her own bringing her experience and skills to the local small business community. Her website gives more detail of the vast array of services she offers from Data Entry to CRM to Diary Management to name but a few. The crucial point that Wendy raises is that if you dont find time to focus on your business you wont have a business to focus on.
Using Wendy gives you time to breath, to find your focus and to move your business forward positively. When the heat is on Wendy's cool calm approach will see you through.