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#ruleswenetworkby⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Recently we've been thinking about the best way to network. Everyone is different, some people thrive in social situations and some people shy away and just want the ground to swallow them up. Ahead of tonight's mingle we wanted to share our top 2 tips for networking Collective styleee! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 1. Take time to make a real connection. ...⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Don't try to talk to everyone in the room - quantity is not quality! Spend time with a few people and really REALLY get to know them. Ask questions, listen and engage. Stop trying to sell yourself at every opportunity, these moments will manifest themselves in time. Instead just focus on making real connections.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 2. Be yourself. This sounds cliché, but it's true. ...⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Our ethos is all about honesty, transparency and being authentic. Don't try to be someone you’re not or you'll attract the wrong people. Approach people with openness and a smile and let your personality shine - quirks and all! We're all different at the Collective but we're all very real and very accepting!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ We hope this helps and can't wait to see our members tonight to reconnect and be present.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ H&A x .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #thecollectivechichester #thecollective #networking #networkingwithadifference #chichesternetwork #chichester #westsussex #bettertogether #chichesterbusinesses #leaveyouregoatthedoor #igniteyourideas #sussexlife #networking #chichester #abouttime #solopreneurs #mumpreneurs #entrepreneurs #localbusiness #keepitlocal #supportlocal #connectandcollaborate #inspireandbeinspired #independent #likeminded #emergingbusiness #workforyourself #networkingchichester #worklifebalance

Our 2019 Manifesto #ruleswenetworkby is being really well received by you all (see link in bio to receive your copy).⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #rule2 is influenced by the second pillar of our Collective CiiCC philosophy, INSPIRE___Our members have immense talent and skill at what they do. By belonging to a community like The Collective, we can stand on each other's shoulders to help each other see over the horizon into new lands and territories we had not considered or were even subconsciously avoiding. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ We know for a fact that our members have been truly inspired and inspiring at the events they have attended as well as on our private online community The Inspiration Hub. From showcasing their expertise at a Mingle, recounting how they have dealt with challenging situation or sharing a podcast or book they are enjoying. Our members are certainly seeing the benefits of #harnessingthepowerofmany ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ As we all get to know each other better and understand each other's business journey there's no doubt there will be more lands and territories conquered by our members. Is that’s exciting!! .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #thecollectivechichester #thecollective #networking #networkingwithadifference #chichesternetwork #chichester #westsussex #bettertogether #chichesterbusinesses #leaveyouregoatthedoor #igniteyourideas #sussexlife #networking #chichester #abouttime #solopreneurs #mumpreneurs #entrepreneurs #localbusiness #keepitlocal #supportlocal #connectandcollaborate #inspireandbeinspired #independent #likeminded #emergingbusiness #quit9to5

M E E T O U R M E M B E R S ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Our mission at The Collective is to showcase the amazing products and services of our talented, creative members whenever we can. At The Collective Christmas Party, our guests had lots of fun at the fantastic Gif Booth provided by our member @shutterboothuk. It was awesome and every gif picture was fully branded in our Collective Christmas branding (thanks @almightybrands) and instantly available to use across social media. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Shutterbooth was started by Philip Haigh, pictured here with his gorgeous wife. Phil is a professional photographer and with his industry and event insights he has created a company offering over and above the standard photo booth concept for both private and corporate events. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Phil, we love having you as a member of The Collective and we can't wait to work with you on our Anniversary Summer Party Plans. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Wishing you, your wife and family an amazing 2019 with lots of comedy photo booth moments had by all your clients. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Best wishes, ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ A&H x .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #thecollectivechichester #thecollective #networking #networkingwithadifference #chichesternetwork #chichester #westsussex #bettertogether #chichesterbusinesses #leaveyouregoatthedoor #igniteyourideas #sussexlife #networking #chichester #abouttime #solopreneurs #mumpreneurs #entrepreneurs #localbusiness #photobooth #connectandcollaborate #inspireandbeinspired #independent #likeminded #emergingbusiness #openairbooth #brandedkisok #weddingevents #corporateevents #networkingchichester

January Mingle - “New Year, New You”⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Next week is our first Mingle of 2019 at @nikiperryyoga ‘s amazing Cowshed in Sidlesham. Member Niki will be giving us all something for our mind, body & soul in her beautiful, relaxing space with yoga & meditation 🧘‍♀️ If you haven’t yet been to one of Niki’s classes you are in for an absolute treat. She’s not only an incredible, passionate teacher but also a super friendly, smiley and warm person who will be welcoming our members with open arms. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The yoga is optional and the format is as follows:⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 1830 - yoga with Niki⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 1900 - Mingle time with treats from @feed_me_momma and 1-2-1 sessions with our life coach experts @suzib_innerpeace and @transform_like_butterflies ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 2030 - meditation with Niki⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ So excited to see all our members there! 🙌🧘‍♀️💥🌱🥂⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Niki is running lots of workshops, retreats and teacher training over the next few months so please check out her website www.nikiperryyoga.com to find out more! 🧘‍♀️ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #thecollectivechichester #thecollective #networking #networkingwithadifference #chichesternetwork #chichester #westsussex #bettertogether #chichesterbusinesses #newyearnewyou #igniteyourideas #intentionsetting #networking #chichester #makingconnections #mingle #flourish #entrepreneurs #localbusiness #keepitlocal #supportlocal #connectandcollaborate #inspireandbeinspired #nikiperryyoga #januarymingle #mindbodysoul #innerpeace #findbalance #networkingchichester #yoga

Happy Birthday Suzi B!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ A massive hip hip hooray to member @suzib_innerpeace who we hope is being spoilt rotten today! Suzi B will be one of our experts at our January Mingle next week setting your intentions for the year to make positive things happen for you and your business. Our 3 life coaches will be doing this on a 1-2-1 basis to give our members personalised guidance. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Our January mingle is being held at @nikiperryyoga ‘s Cowshed in Sidlesham with 🧘‍♀️ yoga (optional) & meditation with Niki plus delicious healthy treats from our vegan 🌱 guru @feed_me_momma . ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ We can’t wait to align and focus our mind, body and soul at this fabulous event designed to fill our members with positive energy & fuel our tummies with all the right things. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Namaste 🙏 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Photo credit @nickifelthamphotography ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #thecollectivechichester #thecollective #networking #networkingwithadifference #chichesternetwork #chichester #westsussex #bettertogether #chichesterbusinesses #leaveyouregoatthedoor #igniteyourideas #lifecoaching #intentionsetting #networking #chichester #yoga #januarymingle #mindbodysoul #entrepreneurs #localbusiness #keepitlocal #supportlocal #connectandcollaborate #inspireandbeinspired #independent #likeminded #happybirthday #event #workforyourself #networking Chichester

In lieu of New Year's Resolutions, we've created a manifesto or #ruleswenetworkby. Our manifesto is built on The Collective's core values (Connect, Inspire, Ignite, Collaborate, Celebrate) and we so enjoyed writing it and reaffirming what's at the heart of The Collective and what makes our networking philosophy so different. Here's #rule1⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 1. PUT YOURSELF OUT THERE AND PLANT NEW CONNECTIONS ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Make 2019 the year you establish more lasting connections with like minded people to help ignite, inspire and invigorate your business.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ There are not enough Instagram characters left to tell you about the incredible connections, friendships, partnerships and collaborations that took place in 2018 among The Collective. With over 60 members and growing we are glowing with excitement about the new connections that will be planted this year! .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #thecollectivechichester #thecollective #networking #networkingwithadifference #chichesternetwork #chichester #westsussex #bettertogether #chichesterbusinesses #leaveyouregoatthedoor #igniteyourideas #sussexlife #networking #chichester #abouttime #solopreneurs #mumpreneurs #entrepreneurs #localbusiness #keepitlocal #supportlocal #independent #likeminded #emergingbusiness #quit9to5 #workforyourself #networkingchichester #worklifebalance

MEET OUR PARTNERS!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ At the Collective we just love COLLABORATING with local businesses and we are delighted to be partnering @lanoyoga this month as part of our promise to our members to support them MIND, BODY and SOUL. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Our members have two opportunities in January to enjoy some early morning yoga with Lano's @jenkottyoga at a very special Collective members' price. Jen's early morning Thursday classes are Vinyasa based - focusing on movement linked with breath, working from one posture smoothly in to the next.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ We can't wait for our first session this Thursday. Thank you @lanoyoga we are delighted to be collaborating with you.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Watch this space for more amazing Collective collaborations we are creating in 2019. .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #thecollectivechichester #thecollective #networking #networkingwithadifference #chichesternetwork #chichester #westsussex #bettertogether #chichesterbusinesses #leaveyouregoatthedoor #igniteyourideas #sussexlife #networking #chichester #abouttime #solopreneurs #mumpreneurs #entrepreneurs #keepitlocal #supportlocal #connectandcollaborate #inspireandbeinspired #independent #yoga #vinyasa #emergingbusiness #quit9to5 #workforyourself #networkingchichester #worklifebalance

Coffee Catch Up Time Folks!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Today's our first catch up of 2019 and we're going in full of new year motivation and energy, with notebooks ready to be inspired and learn from each other! Members we'll see you at 0930 at @Coffeelab in South Street! Non members please DM us if you would like to come along to get a feel for The Collective and make some friends!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ There's no better time to join The Collective to kick start your 2019 and give your business the boost it needs! To join follow the link in our bio or DM us for more details. .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #thecollectivechichester #thecollective #networking #networkingwithadifference #chichesternetwork #chichester #westsussex #bettertogether #chichesterbusinesses #leaveyouregoatthedoor #igniteyourideas #sussexlife #networking #chichester #abouttime #solopreneurs #coffeeneeded #entrepreneurs #localbusiness #keepitlocal #supportlocal #connectandcollaborate #inspireandbeinspired #independent #likeminded #coffeecatchup #coffee #workforyourself #networkingchichester #worklifebalance

⭐️ HAPPY NEW YEAR! HAPPY NEW YOU! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⭐️ What’s does 2019 hold for you? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Is this the year you build on that big idea...launch new products or services... make a leap of faith into self employment...turn your hobby into a side hustle... ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⭐️ Whatever your plans for 2019 you are not on your own. The Collective is a growing community of over 60 members who all want Connect, Inspire, Ignite, Collaborate and Celebrate! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⭐️ Make your 2019 a CiiCC ass year! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⭐️ Message us to find out more about joining our friendly community that’s doing some great business and supporting each other every step of the way! . . . . . . . #thecollectivechichester #thecollective #networking #networkingwithadifference #chichesternetwork #chichester #westsussex #bettertogether #chichesterbusinesses #leaveyouregoatthedoor #igniteyourideas #sussexlife #networking #chichester #abouttime #solopreneurs #mumpreneurs #entrepreneurs #localbusiness #keepitlocal #supportlocal #connectandcollaborate #inspireandbeinspired #independent #likeminded #emergingbusiness #quit9to5 #workforyourself #networkingchichester #worklifebalance

Happy New Year you amazing, CiiCC* ass people!! Here’s our top 9 of 2018...We are so very excited about what 2019 will hold for The Collective. Big hugs and love, A&H xx⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #connect ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #inspire ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #ignite ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #collaborate ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #celebrate ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #ciicc⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #ciiccass .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #thecollectivechichester #thecollective #networking #networkingwithadifference #chichesternetwork #chichester #westsussex #bettertogether #chichesterbusinesses #leaveyouregoatthedoor #igniteyourideas #sussexlife #networking #chichester #abouttime #solopreneurs #mumpreneurs #entrepreneurs #localbusiness #keepitlocal #supportlocal #connectandcollaborate #inspireandbeinspired 📷 @nickifelthamphotography

2018 saw all our members connecting and networking, putting themselves out there and taking a step into the unknown. For some networking is a breeze, for others, like me, it's really really tough and pushes us right outside of our comfort zone. So, to all of you who are like me I say bravo; I am sending you a virtual high five for taking that leap and for putting yourself out there this year. We hope that The Collective ethos of friendliness, support and smiles made it easy to walk into a group of unknowns and we look forward to strengthening these new relationships and making more magic happen in 2019! Helen x .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #thecollectivechichester #thecollective #networking #networkingwithadifference #chichesternetwork #chichester #westsussex #bettertogether #chichesterbusinesses #leaveyouregoatthedoor #igniteyourideas #sussexlife #networking #chichester #abouttime #solopreneurs #mumpreneurs #entrepreneurs #localbusiness #keepitlocal #supportlocal #connectandcollaborate #inspireandbeinspired #independent #likeminded #emergingbusiness #quit9to5 #workforyourself #networkingchichester #worklifebalance

C O F F E E N E E D E D!!!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ☕️⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Time for that much needed Coffee Catch Up this morning! 0930 at @artieskitchen! We’re looking forward to catching up after the party, reminisce on 2018 and start talking goals for 2019! We know we have a lot of ideas for the Collective and have already lined up our events until April so watch this space!! Our new events calendar will be online in the new year but members feel free to ask us tomorrow so you can get those dates in your diaries! See you soon! H&A x .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #thecollectivechichester #thecollective #networking #networkingwithadifference #chichesternetwork #chichester #westsussex #bettertogether #chichesterbusinesses #leaveyouregoatthedoor #igniteyourideas #sussexlife #networking #chichester #abouttime #solopreneurs #mumpreneurs #entrepreneurs #localbusiness #keepitlocal #supportlocal #connectandcollaborate #inspireandbeinspired #independent #likeminded #emergingbusiness #quit9to5 #workforyourself #networkingchichester #worklifebalance

Today we’re taking it back to our roots and our 5 pillars. Before we started The Collective we thought long and hard about how we could form a community of people who all shared our ethos and whose motivation behind join came from the right place. Enter our 5 pillars; Connect, Inspire, Ignite, Collaborate & Celebrate. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 💥⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Positivity, friendship and good feeling are all at the core of every meet up and everything we do. When we hashtag #leaveyouregoatthedoor we mean it as there’s no space for it at The Collective.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 💥⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Tomorrow is our last Coffee Catch Up of 2018 and we look forward to sharing some time with our members celebrating all our achievements this year!! It’s been huge!! Lovely members, we’ll see you at 0930 at @artieskitchen in south street! Xxx .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #thecollectivechichester #thecollective #networking #networkingwithadifference #chichesternetwork #chichester #westsussex #bettertogether #chichesterbusinesses #leaveyouregoatthedoor #igniteyourideas #sussexlife #networking #chichester #abouttime #solopreneurs #mumpreneurs #entrepreneurs #localbusiness #keepitlocal #supportlocal #connectandcollaborate #inspireandbeinspired #independent #likeminded #emergingbusiness #workforyourself #networkingchichester

🎄Here it is! Our amazing collaboration with the hugely kind and generous @bluestarhampercompany has become a reality. Hannah, founder of The Blue Star Hamper Company, has carefully packed all our incredible donations into the most beautiful hamper and has also added some extra, wonderfully scrumptious and decedent additions from her own collection. 🎄This local #chichester company places great importance on the presentation, design and packaging of their hampers and we are sure you will agree Hannah has created a truly wonderful prize for one lucky Collective Xmas Party Guest to win tonight (a few last minute tickets are available - link in bio) 🎄The last day for @blustarhampercompany Christmas orders is Friday 14th December so if you are inspired, there's still time to choose a Blue Star Hamper as a gift for someone special. 🎄We are sure all our guests will be snapping up raffle tickets on the night to try and win this prize which encapsulates an incredible coming together of kindness and generosity by many wonderful people and businesses. All the money we raise on the night will be going to #releasingpotential a local educational charity and independent school. 🎄Look forward to seeing you later and thank you, thank you, thank you @sweatybetty @eastwalls_hotel @body_confident_bootcamp @emilyborrer @spritzwellness @montezumaschocs @helencawtephotography @suzib_coaching @aurumey @squarehouse.coffee @theposhfoxtees @precisionpoise @secretlinenstore @thelittlebotanical @driftwoodflowers @noble_and_stace @jarroldsgin @shaziamahmoodpaintings @feed_me_momma @the.blacksmiths @sevenseventeenuk @applemooninteriors @moakes_healthandsafety @vickybookerstyle @aqualivinguk

Ignite Labs
(@igniteatlantic)

2018-12-09 08:30:15

We are all born as a scientists and innovators. Along the way we lose some our childhood curiosity and creativity. The secret to innovation and entrepreneurship is to hold on to acting like a kid and embrace your childhood wonderment in all of us. Then opportunity will emerge. Make mistakes, make a mess, rip stuff apart. #belikeakid #innovate #igniteyourideas @igniteatlantic

🎄 Today we can reveal the fabulous gift of light going into each of our Collective goodie bags that will be up for grabs in a our Christmas Party charity raffle (tickets available in the link in bio if you’ve not got yours yet) 🎄 Pocket size flashlights have been kindly donated by our lovely member Jodie of @moakes_healthandsafety helping you find your way and keep you safe. 🎄 All the money we raise through the sale of raffle tickets and at our silent auction will go towards our charity #releasingpotential and it’s Farm Enterprise, giving students amazing opportunities to learn as well as gain hands on experience and skills. . . . . . . . #thecollectivechichester #thecollective #networking #networkingwithadifference #chichesternetwork #chichester #westsussex #bettertogether #chichesterbusinesses #leaveyouregoatthedoor #igniteyourideas #sussexlife #networking #chichester #abouttime #solopreneurs #mumpreneurs #entrepreneurs #localbusiness #keepitlocal #supportlocal #connectandcollaborate #inspireandbeinspired #independent #likeminded #emergingbusiness #quit9to5 #workforyourself #networkingchichester

Are you on Santa’s Naughty or Nice list? Almighty will be applying Christmas tattoo’s (don’t panic, they’re temporary) at the Collective Christmas Party. Come and find us and show us your tats @almightybrands #almightyxmas . Grab your tickets NOW by following the link in bio - open to members AND non members. Use code "xmasmember" for £10 off! . . . . . . . #thecollectivechichester #thecollective #networking #networkingwithadifference #chichesternetwork #chichester #westsussex #bettertogether #chichesterbusinesses #igniteyourideas #sussexlife #networking #chichester #lahavana #tattoos #christmassparkle #glittercompulsory #bettertogether #keepitlocal #supportlocal #connectandcollaborate #inspireandbeinspired #christmas #christmasparty #partylikeits1999 #seeyouonthedancefloor #partytime#networkingchichester #party

THIS TIME next week we'll be getting all made up and sparkly all ready for our Christmas party and if you're like us, we're already planning our outfits (thank you @vickybookerstyle for all your help)! . With CELEBRATE being one of the 5 pillars behind everything we stand for here at The Collective we can't wait to celebrate the festive season WITH our members, who we are so proud to also call friends. We also want to celebrate how many incredible entrepreneurs we have in Chichester - so many individuals and small businesses all working hard and inspiring each other. . Big ups to all of you who have made things happen in 2018. Remember to stay kind, stay humble and stay connected but continue CiiCC ass! Now, buy that party ticket (link in bio) and we'll see you on the dancefloor! H&A x . . . . . . . #thecollectivechichester #thecollective #networking #networkingwithadifference #chichesternetwork #chichester #westsussex #bettertogether #chichesterbusinesses #igniteyourideas #sussexlife #networking #chichester #entrepreneurs #localbusiness #supportlocal #connectandcollaborate #inspireandbeinspired #partylikeits1999 #seeyouonthedancefloor #partytime #party #christmasparty #networkingchichester #christmas

CHRISTMAS PARTY VIBES!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Now that our December Mingle is over it's time to get all excited for The Collective Christmas Party! We can't wait to celebrate the festive season with you all and pull out all our best moves on the dancefloor!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ There are still tickets available (link in bio), which include a glass on prosecco on arrival, DJ, photobooth, tattoo station and of course your ticket to our luxury charity hamper raffle!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ See you there! H&A x .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #thecollectivechichester #thecollective #networking #networkingwithadifference #chichesternetwork #chichester #westsussex #bettertogether #chichesterbusinesses #leaveyouregoatthedoor #igniteyourideas #sussexlife #networking #chichester #christmasparty #partytime #christmas #entrepreneurs #localbusiness #keepitlocal #supportlocal #connectandcollaborate #inspireandbeinspired #independent #likeminded #emergingbusiness #quit9to5 #workforyourself #networkingchichester #worklifebalance

#butfirstcoffee 🎄 If this is your morning mantra then today’s prize from family run, fair, ethical coffee roasters @squarehouse.coffee is most definitely one you’ll enjoy. And the best thing is our members @squarehouse.coffee deliver direct to your door and will grind your coffee to your specification. 🎄 A Square House Coffee Company Selection box will be in our main @bluestarhampercompany hamper and a 120g bag of their delicious House Blend will be popped inside our The Collective Tote Goodie Bags that are also up for grabs (we have 4 to give away!) in our Xmas Party Charity Raffle. All the proceeds are going to amazing local charity #releasingpotential 🎄 Have you got your ticket yet? Link in bio! 🎄 Thank you @squarehouse.coffee for your kindness and generosity x

Today marks the first day of Winter and that means bye bye to autumn 🍂 colours and hello crisp cold days and Christmas 🎄 . It may be drizzly and horrid outside today but baby it’s warm inside and who doesn’t love a snuggly day inside?! 🎄 Plus! There are so many reasons to love December... namely our December mingle on Tuesday (link in bio for taster tickets) AND our CiiCC ass Christmas party on the 13th! Hope to see you at both! H&A x . 🎄 Flowers by the amazing @marthaandthemeadow 🙌 . . . . #thecollectivechichester #thecollective #networking #networkingwithadifference #chichesternetwork #chichester #westsussex #bettertogether #chichesterbusinesses #leaveyouregoatthedoor #igniteyourideas #sussexlife #networking #chichester #abouttime #solopreneurs #mumpreneurs #entrepreneurs #localbusiness #keepitlocal #supportlocal #connectandcollaborate #inspireandbeinspired #independent #likeminded #emergingbusiness #quit9to5 #workforyourself #networkingchichester #worklifebalance

🎄 Good morning. Hope you enjoyed your own little surprise behind your advent calendar this morning? We are half way through our count down (eek 12 sleeps until our Xmas Party!!) and today’s wonderful prize is from our member @sebastianstormuk - a lovely Nodova necklace hand-crafted by Andean village women from a palm tree nut called Tagua in the Ecuador. 🎄 So how can you win this gorgeous prize and lots, lots more? Come to our Collective Christmas Party on 13th December (get tickets via link in bio) and buy raffle tickets for our @bluestarhampercompany charity hamper raffle! 🎄 All the money raised at our party will be going to The Collective’s adopted Charity Releasing Potential to support their Farm Enterprise. 🎄 Thank you @sebastianstormuk for your kindness and generosity.

New Member Post!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 💥⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ A huge welcome to @sarah_elizabeth_hairandmakeup who was our November competition winner. Sarah is a hair and make-up artist specialising in weddings and events. We are loving your logo Sarah and look forward to meeting you soon!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 💥⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Tell us more about you and your business...⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “I have worked with makeup for the last 6 years and have been trained by some amazing brands but decided last year it was time to take the plunge and follow my heart. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Bridal makeup is my first love, making women feel confident and beautiful is my addiction and the atmosphere on the morning of a wedding is unbeatable! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Flawless glowing skin with a natural flush is my vibe, you will find me helping brides to be the most “polished” version of themselves. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Up until this year I have relied on word of mouth to promote my business. Since creating my business profiles Sarah Elizabeth has grown and has allowed me to collaborate. This year an incredibly talented hair and makeup stylist shared her secrets with me and trained me in bridal hairstyles and I am so excited to now offer this as part of my package. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I now need to suppress the imposter syndrome and create the business I have dreamt of for so long.”⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ What do you like to do to kick-back and relax?⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “Put the Wellie Boots on, take a long walk, and find a good coffee shop along the way (you can’t beat a good cup of coffee and an hour of people watching)!”⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 💥⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ We totally agree Sarah and look 👀 forward to many coffees together in the future! H&A x⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #thecollectivechichester #the-collective #networking #networkingwithadifference #chichesternetwork #chichester #westsussex #bettertogether #chichesterbusinesses #leaveyouregoatthedoor #igniteyourideas #sussexlife #networking #chichester #abouttime #solopreneurs #mumpreneurs #entrepreneurs #localbusiness #keepitlocal #supportlocal #connectandcollaborate #inspireandbeinspired #independent #likeminded #emergingbusiness #quit9to5 #workforyourself

CONNECT⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 💥⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 2 weeks ago we were all left feeling more grounded and relaxed after a wonderful morning with @themindfulkitchencompany. @mirandagorebrowne and Gilly of @meditation4calm who treated our members to a morning of breathing, baking, connecting and just being.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 💥⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Many people think of us as a networking group but in reality we try to provide so much more to our members. Making connections is amazing but making connections whilst doing something meaningful and incredibly empowering is another. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 💥⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Connect collaborate Inspire Ignite & Celebrate - the 5 pillars at the heart of everything we do and all we stand for 🙏💪👍💡🎉🙌 .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #thecollectivechichester #thecollective #networking #networkingwithadifference #chichesternetwork #chichester #westsussex #bettertogether #chichesterbusinesses #leaveyouregoatthedoor #igniteyourideas #sussexlife #networking #chichester #abouttime #solopreneurs #mumpreneurs #entrepreneurs #localbusiness #keepitlocal #supportlocal #connectandcollaborate #inspireandbeinspired #independent #likeminded #emergingbusiness #quit9to5 #workforyourself #networkingchichester #worklifebalance

🎄 Day 🔟 of our Advent Calendar and we just love this 'Grinchmas' Tee donated and designed by @theposhfoxtees - a country girl, working on illustrations that are hot out of the sketch pad and straight onto cool apparel! We just LOVE, LOVE, LOVE all her designs (Xmas sorted!) 🎄 Don't forget the only way you can win this and lots of other amazing prizes which will be included in our exclusively unique @bluestarhampercompany charity hamper or our Collective Tote Goodie Bags is by coming to our Collective Christmas Party on 13th December (get tickets via link in bio) 🎄 All the money raised at our party will be going to The Collective’s adopted Charity Releasing Potential to support their Farm Enterprise. 🎄 Thank you @theposhfoxtees for your kindness and generosity. . . . #thecollectivechichester #thecollective #networking #networkingwithadifference #chichesternetwork #chichester #westsussex #bettertogether #chichesterbusinesses #leaveyouregoatthedoor #igniteyourideas #sussexlife #networking #chichester #abouttime #solopreneurs #mumpreneurs #entrepreneurs #localbusiness #keepitlocal #supportlocal #connectandcollaborate #inspireandbeinspired #independent #likeminded #emergingbusiness #quit9to5 #workforyourself #networkingchichester #worklifebalance

Get your Mingle Jingle on! 4th December 2.30 - 5pm⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🎄⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Our December Mingle is a week away and looking set to be the perfect way to get warm and cosy and get started with all the festive feels 🎉🥂🍂 🎅 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🎄⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ We are being welcomed and hosted by Janet, Sam, Rob and team at #fieldandforkchichester who will be treating us to mulled wine and mince pies whilst we jingle mingle all the way... the line up includes 🎄 Massage with Ben of @thefitnessmasters 🎄 Party make-up tips with Rose of @feeling.rosy 🎄 Exercises &tips to help with anxiety with Louise of Guiding Minds 🎄A short talk from Mike from our Charity partner Releasing Potential ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🎄⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ PLUS... we’ll all be connecting, inspiring, collaborating, igniting and celebrating BIG time!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🎄 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Taster tickets are on sale via Eventbrite and our website - link in bio. See you there 🥂🎉🎅🎄⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #thecollectivechichester #thecollective #networking #networkingwithadifference #chichesternetwork #chichester #westsussex #bettertogether #chichesterbusinesses #leaveyouregoatthedoor #igniteyourideas #sussexlife #networking #chichester #connectingpeople #solopreneurs #mingle #bettertogether #localbusiness #keepitlocal #supportlocal #connectandcollaborate #inspireandbeinspired #independent #likeminded #decembermingle #quit9to5 #workforyourself #networkingchichester #christmas

🎄 We are now 9️⃣ days into our Advent Calendar revealing amazing gifts everyday that can be won in our Releasing Potential Charity Hamper raffle. And our supporters, friends and members just keep on giving... 🎄 Today’s prize is the gift of FITNESS from @body_confident_bootcamp with a ‘6 session pass’, worth £45, to their Midmorning Bootcamp which takes place every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 10.30am at The New Park Centre. 🎄 This fantastic prize will be included in our exclusively unique @bluestarhampercompany charity hamper which can be won at our Collective Christmas Party on 13th December (get tickets via link in bio) 🎄 All the money raised at our party will be going to The Collective’s adopted Charity Releasing Potential to support their Farm Enterprise. 🎄 Thank you @body_confident_bootcamp for your kindness and generosity. 🎄 . . . . . #thecollectivechichester #thecollective #networking #networkingwithadifference #chichesternetwork #chichester #westsussex #bettertogether #chichesterbusinesses #leaveyouregoatthedoor #igniteyourideas #sussexlife #networking #chichester #abouttime #solopreneurs #mumpreneurs #entrepreneurs #localbusiness #keepitlocal #supportlocal #connectandcollaborate #inspireandbeinspired #independent #likeminded #emergingbusiness #quit9to5 #workforyourself #networkingchichester #worklifebalance

M E M B E R O F T H E M O N T H⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 💋⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ This is Makeup Artist Rose Hobbs @feeling.rosy, and we are delighted to shine not just a spotlight but moonlight, sunlight and any other light on this fabulous person and member of The Collective.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 💋⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Rose is our Member of the Month (seriously, where did November go?). ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 💋⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ We are celebrating Rose because she really is the definition of what our growing CIICC* ass community it all about. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 💋⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ She CONNECTS with members and can now really call many of them friends. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 💋⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ she INSPIRES our members with her determination, energy and amazing Tuesday Tips (check them out @feelingrosy!). ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 💋⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Rose IGNITES a room and makes things happen for herself and for others. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 💋⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ COLLABORATION is something she is definitely not afraid of and indeed embraces.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 💋⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ As such, she happily CELEBRATES all Collective members' successes.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 💋⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ So we want to CELEBRATE you Rose. We value having you as a member greatly. We love watching and hearing about all your achievements. We love your incredible insta page, your passion, your knowledge and we all love cuddles with your beautiful little boy when you bring him to Collective events. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 💋💋💋📷@nickifelthamphotography ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #thecollectivechichester #thecollective #networking #networkingwithadifference #chichesternetwork #chichester #westsussex #bettertogether #chichesterbusinesses #leaveyouregoatthedoor #igniteyourideas #sussexlife #networking #chichester #abouttime #solopreneurs #mumpreneurs #entrepreneurs #localbusiness #keepitlocal #supportlocal #makeupartist

🎄 On day 8️⃣ of our Releasing Potential Charity Hamper gift reveal our gifts today are donated by inspirational local brand @thelittlebotanical who believe the positive experience of existing with nature in an interior space is hugely underrated and want people to see the benefits of plants that are easy to care for to help reduce the constant stresses of modern life. 🎄 @thelittlebotanical are giving one succulent for our main @bluestarhampercompany hamper and a mini succulent for each of our Collective Tote bags which can be won at our Collective Christmas Party on 13th December (get tickets via link in bio) 🎄 All the money raised at our party will be going to The Collective’s adopted Charity Releasing Potential to support their Farm Enterprise. 🎄 Thank you @thelittlebotanical for your kindness and generosity. 🎄 . . . . . #thecollectivechichester #thecollective #networking #networkingwithadifference #chichesternetwork #chichester #westsussex #bettertogether #chichesterbusinesses #leaveyouregoatthedoor #igniteyourideas #sussexlife #networking #chichester #abouttime #solopreneurs #mumpreneurs #entrepreneurs #localbusiness #keepitlocal #supportlocal #connectandcollaborate #inspireandbeinspired #independent #likeminded #emergingbusiness #quit9to5 #workforyourself #networkingchichester #worklifebalance

🎄 On day 7️⃣ of our Releasing Potential Charity Hamper gift reveal and exactly one month until Christmas Day, our gift today is bespoke Christmas Wreath* made for you by our talented member Sarah Newman of @driftwoodflowers. 🎄 This wonderful prize will be included in our @bluestarhampercompany luxury Christmas Hamper that will be stuffed full of amazing gifts donated by local, independent brands. We will be revealing these gifts every morning between now and our Collective Christmas Party on 13th December (get tickets via link in bio) which is when our totally unique, luxury hamper can be won! 🎄 All the money raised at our party will be going to The Collective’s adopted Charity Releasing Potential to support their Farm Enterprise. 🎄 Thank you @driftwoodflowers for your kindness and generosity. 🎄 * A voucher will be included in the hamper so you can order your wreath from Sarah directly. . . . . . . #thecollectivechichester #thecollective #networking #networkingwithadifference #chichesternetwork #chichester #westsussex #bettertogether #chichesterbusinesses #leaveyouregoatthedoor #igniteyourideas #sussexlife #networking #chichester #abouttime #solopreneurs #mumpreneurs #entrepreneurs #localbusiness #keepitlocal #supportlocal #connectandcollaborate #inspireandbeinspired #independent #likeminded #emergingbusiness #quit9to5 #workforyourself #networkingchichester #worklifebalance

INSPIRE 💥 One of the pillars The Collective was formed on, The Collective aims to provide a constant source of inspiration to our members. Our members are constantly inspiring each other and motivating each other to reach for their dreams. 💥 Our inspirational quote postcards were a real hit at @therarebrandmarket and are now up for sale on our shop under “join” for £5 including shipping within the UK. 4 of our most popular quotes to frame or put close to your workspace to constantly inspire you everyday 💥💡🙌 . . . . . . #thecollectivechichester #thecollective #networking #networkingwithadifference #chichesternetwork #chichester #westsussex #bettertogether #chichesterbusinesses #leaveyouregoatthedoor #igniteyourideas #sussexlife #networking #chichester #abouttime #solopreneurs #mumpreneurs #entrepreneurs #localbusiness #keepitlocal #supportlocal #connectandcollaborate #inspireandbeinspired #independent #likeminded #emergingbusiness #quit9to5 #workforyourself #networkingchichester #worklifebalance

🎄 On day 6️⃣ of our Releasing Potential Charity Hamper gift reveal we would like to thank our member Kim of @applemooninteriors for donating this rather stylish Dragonfly Clock. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🎄 This wonderful prize will be included in our @bluestarhampercompany luxury Christmas Hamper that will be stuffed full of amazing gifts donated by local, independent brands. We will be revealing these gifts every morning between now and our Collective Christmas Party on 13th December (get tickets via link in bio) which is when our totally unique, luxury hamper can be won! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🎄All the money raised at our party will be going to The Collective’s adopted Charity Releasing Potential to support their Farm Enterprise. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🎄Thank you @applemmooninteriors for your kindness and generosity . . . . . . . #thecollectivechichester #thecollective #networking #networkingwithadifference #chichesternetwork #chichester #westsussex #bettertogether #chichesterbusinesses #leaveyouregoatthedoor #igniteyourideas #sussexlife #networking #chichester #abouttime #solopreneurs #mumpreneurs #entrepreneurs #localbusiness #keepitlocal #supportlocal #connectandcollaborate #inspireandbeinspired #independent #likeminded #emergingbusiness #quit9to5 #workforyourself #networkingchichester #worklifebalance

Christmas is coming...Have you got your content ready? Our latest blog is by our member Kate Coote, a digital expert who runs her own digital marketing agency KateCoote. . Kate has very kindly shared her top five tips on getting your digital content right over the festive season. . Visit www.thecollectivechichester.com/blog to read this very useful and informative blog. And if you’d like to meet lovely Kate or any of our amazing members to find out more about The Collective why not come to our Xmas Party and celebrate your amazing hard work on your business, your side hustle or your journey towards quitting the 9-5! (Link in bio for tickets blackxmas for £10 off your ticket). . . . . . . #thecollectivechichester #thecollective #networking #networkingwithadifference #chichesternetwork #chichester #westsussex #bettertogether #chichesterbusinesses #igniteyourideas #sussexlife #networking #chichester #christmascontent #solopreneurs #mumpreneurs #entrepreneurs #seasonalmarketingcampaigns #christmas #digitalmarketingtips #blog #connectandcollaborate #inspireandbeinspired #independent #likeminded #emergingbusiness #quit9to5 #workforyourself #networkingchichester #worklifebalance

🎄 On the 5th day of our Charity Prize Advent Calendar we have received wonderful donations from our friends @aqualivinguk - a fantastic local business on a mission to help everyone enjoy a healthy, active, water lifestyle and support marine & environmental conservation of our beautiful planet 💙💙 (swipe left to see prizes) ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🎄 These wonderful prizes will be included in our @bluestarhampercompany luxury Christmas Hamper AND our 4 x The Collective Chichester Tote Goodie Bags. All will be stuffed full of amazing gifts donated by local, independent brands. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🎄The money raised at our party will be going to The Collective’s adopted Charity Releasing Potential to support their Farm Enterprise. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🎄Thank you so much @aqualivinguk for the @aladdin_pmi Recycled & Recyclable Travel Mug and the 4 Scrunch Eco Bottles! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Photography: @helencawtephotgraphy . . . . . . . #thecollectivechichester #thecollective #networking #networkingwithadifference #chichesternetwork #chichester #westsussex #bettertogether #chichesterbusinesses #leaveyouregoatthedoor #igniteyourideas #sussexlife #networking #chichester #abouttime #solopreneurs #mumpreneurs #entrepreneurs #localbusiness #reusablecup #supportlocal #singleuseisnoexcuse #aqualiving #inspireandbeinspired #independent #likeminded #emergingbusiness #quit9to5 #workforyourself #networkingchichester #worklifebalance

COME TO OUR CiiCC ASS XMAS PARTY! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Get your ticket (link in bio) to what promises to be a fun-filled Party full of friendly, likeminded people who’ve worked hard all year running their business and just want to let their hair down. ⠀ Our special Black Friday offer is running from now until midnight on Cyber Monday. Simply use the code blackxmas to get £10 off. What does your ticket buy? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🎄Entry to the Party Venue La Havana Bar 🎄A free glass of bubbles on arrival 🎄Live DJ 🎄An all-night Photobooth - so you can insta the hell out of your night 🎄One free entry into our Luxury Christmas Hamper Charity Prize Draw ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ We look forward to partying and celebrating with you on 13th December. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Helen and Abby xx . . . . . . . #thecollectivechichester #thecollective #networking #networkingwithadifference #chichesternetwork #chichester #westsussex #bettertogether #chichesterbusinesses #leaveyouregoatthedoor #igniteyourideas #sussexlife #networking #chichester #abouttime #solopreneurs #mumpreneurs #entrepreneurs #localbusiness #keepitlocal #supportlocal #connectandcollaborate #inspireandbeinspired #independent #likeminded #emergingbusiness #quit9to5 #workforyourself #networkingchichester #worklifebalance

Come and pop by and see us @therarebrandsmarket tomorrow, Friday and Saturday. We will be up there with our charity partner Releasing Potential and we have lots of lovely items to show and sell including the charity’s stunning #harristweed bags and clutches, our colourful charity Christmas cards, designed by @almightybrands , and our inspirational quote postcards. We look forward to seeing there! We are in the same hall as @luckeslivewell so we can chat over coffee and some delicious sugar free, dairy free cake too! . . . . . . . #thecollectivechichester #thecollective #networking #networkingwithadifference #chichesternetwork #chichester #westsussex #bettertogether #chichesterbusinesses #leaveyouregoatthedoor #igniteyourideas #sussexlife #networking #chichester #abouttime #solopreneurs #mumpreneurs #entrepreneurs #localbusiness #keepitlocal #supportlocal #connectandcollaborate #inspireandbeinspired #independent #likeminded #emergingbusiness #quit9to5 #workforyourself #networkingchichester

Mulled Wine & Mince Pies 🍷 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ This will be the festive theme of our December mingle at Field &Fork in North Street on the 4th @ 2.30 - 5pm 🎉 Taster Tickets are on sale for this festive mingle where you can experience first hand just how The Collective buzz is growing in Chichester. ✌️ As ever we have something for Mind, Body & Soul as follows: Mind - reducing anxiety with Louise of Guiding Minds & a talk from Mike of our Christmas charity partner Releasing Potential. Body - Massage with Ben of @thefitnessmasters Soul - party make up tips with Rose of @feeling.rosy 🎉💪🙌 All this plus mulled wine & mince pies, lots of friendly faces and inspiring chat. Link for tickets in bio or DM us for more details 💥🍸 . . . . . . . #thecollectivechichester #thecollective #networking #networkingwithadifference #chichesternetwork #chichester #westsussex #bettertogether #chichesterbusinesses #leaveyouregoatthedoor #igniteyourideas #sussexlife #networking #chichester #abouttime #solopreneurs #mumpreneurs #entrepreneurs #localbusiness #keepitlocal #supportlocal #connectandcollaborate #inspireandbeinspired #independent #likeminded #emergingbusiness #quit9to5 #workforyourself #networkingchichester #worklifebalance

🎄Day 2️⃣ of our InstaAdvent Calendar reveals a wonderfully festive prize of a 180ml @sevenseventeenuk limited edition Sparkle candle. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🎄 This wonderful prize will be included in our @bluestarhampercompany luxury Christmas Hamper that will be stuffed full of amazing gifts donated by local, independent brands. We will be revealing these gifts every morning between now and our Collective Christmas Party on 13th December (get tickets via link in bio) which is when our totally unique, luxury hamper can be won! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🎄All the money raised at our party will be going to The Collective’s adopted Charity Releasing Potential to support their Farm Enterprise. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🎄 By growing their own produce on the farm and allotment, Releasing Potential enables its students to appreciate the process taken to get from ground to plate. The money we raise will go towards expanding what the students can produce including #honey, through #beekeeping, and also growing #lavander . ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🎄 We can’t wait to meet the inspiring, Sussex based Naomi and Sarah at @therarebrandmarket this week and to say thank you in person for your donation. . . . . . . . . . . #christmas #christmasparty #charityraffle #luxuryhampers #thecollectivechichester #thecollective #networking #networkingwithadifference #chichesternetwork #chichester #westsussex #chichesterbusinesses #leaveyouregoatthedoor #igniteyourideas #sussexlife #networking #chichester #abouttime #solopreneurs #mumpreneurs #entrepreneurs #localbusiness #keepitlocal #supportlocal #connectandcollaborate #inspireandbeinspired #independent

No Regrets . That’s what we all swear to ourselves each and every day, with every life decision, however big or small. But at the end of every year we probably all end up asking ourselves the same question: are we making the most of every moment we have on this planet? 🙏 In various surveys and interviews carried out with elderly people the same regrets came up time and time again. From wishing they’d been better parents/spouses or children, to being happier and spending more time with the ones they loved. 🙏 Notably here though, a lot of the regrets focussed on work choices - “I wish I had taken more risks”, “I wish I had chosen work that was meaningful for me” and “I wish I had lived my own dream”. 🙌 Here at the Collective we encourage our members to take hold of their dreams and consciously choose to not regret the career paths they’re following. Allow yourself to be open to all possibilities, be true to your own passions and be wary of playing it too safe. ✌️ Remember, we can make conscious decisions now to live fully and make the most of every opportunity. Start living TODAY! 🙌💪🙏💕 . . . . . . #thecollectivechichester #thecollective #networking #networkingwithadifference #chichesternetwork #chichester #westsussex #bettertogether #chichesterbusinesses #leaveyouregoatthedoor #igniteyourideas #sussexlife #networking #chichester #abouttime #solopreneurs #mumpreneurs #entrepreneurs #localbusiness #keepitlocal #supportlocal #connectandcollaborate #inspireandbeinspired #independent #likeminded #emergingbusiness #quit9to5 #workforyourself #networkingchichester #worklifebalance

🎄 Day 1️⃣ of our InstaAdvent Calendar reveals the incredible prize of a night at Chichester’s stunning @eastwalls_hotel , situated in the peaceful tranquillity of the historic East Walls of Chichester*. What a wonderful gift for a loved one or friend! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🎄 Want to be in with a chance of winning this incredible prize worth over £140? Simply come to our Ciicc ass Christmas Party at La Havana on 13 December (link in bio) and bid at the silent auction. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🎄 All the money raised at our party will be going to The Collective’s adopted Charity Releasing Potential to support their Farm Enterprise. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🎄 Releasing Potential students are likely to have difficult or challenging backgrounds. The Releasing Potential Farm gives them a sense of responsibility and commitment through assisting, maintaining and developing with farm as well as understanding important aspects of managing a sustainable business. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🎄 Thank you @eastwalls_hotel . We are totally blown away by your generosity ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ * Terms and Conditions apply. This prize is subject to availability and not available to redeem during Goodwood events. . . . . . . . #thecollectivechichester #thecollective #networking #networkingwithadifference #chichesternetwork #chichester #westsussex #bettertogether #chichesterbusinesses #leaveyouregoatthedoor #igniteyourideas #sussexlife #networking #chichester #abouttime #solopreneurs #mumpreneurs #entrepreneurs #localbusiness #keepitlocal #supportlocal #connectandcollaborate #inspireandbeinspired #independent #likeminded #emergingbusiness #quit9to5 #workforyourself #networkingchichester #worklifebalance

Laughter really is the best medicine.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ We fully believe in this and all our mingles are absolutely full of it! Yesterday's mingle at @themidfulkitchencompany was incredible for so many reasons; we stopped, we breathed, we all gave ourselves some time out but boy did we also laugh. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ @Mirandagorebrowne & Gilly from @meditation4calm were amazing in their ability to create a real buzz & sense of belonging within the kitchen, allowing us to all feel at ease enough to let go and just. do. nothing.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Thank you to all our members for really being present in the moment, sharing and looking out for one another, it was quite a magical experience and we look forward to working more with @themindfulkitchencompany in the future.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #thecollectivechichester #thecollective #networking #networkingwithadifference #chichesternetwork #chichester #westsussex #bettertogether #chichesterbusinesses #leaveyouregoatthedoor #igniteyourideas #sussexlife #networking #chichester #abouttime #solopreneurs #mindful #mindfulness #mindfulkitchen #keepitlocal #supportlocal #connectandcollaborate #inspiration eandbeinspired #independent #likeminded #thankyou #taketimeout #workforyourself #networkingchichester #worklifebalance

M E E T T H E A L P A C A S ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Yes - Releasing Potential (RP) own Alpacas - gifted to them by a local farmer in 2016. Since then the animals have become an integral part of the RP family and the charity has created a new Enterprise - The Releasing Potential Farm. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ It's The RP Farm Enterprise that all The Collective's fundraising efforts and awareness raising is going to be focused on. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ With the help of kind donations in both time and money, the farm has been well maintained. However, the charity has ambitious plans for expansion to provide more students with greater opportunities to work with animals, as well as get hands-on experience of running an agricultural business.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ We have lots of initiatives over the coming weeks to raise money for the Releasing Potential Farm. We hope you keep watching this space and get involved - it's going to be fun and it's so worth it. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #alpaca #naturalfibers #alpacas #alpacafarm #wool⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #alpacasofinstagram #wooladdict #releasingpotential #charity #supportingyoungpeople #supportingmarginalisedyoungpeople #maginalisedyouth ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #thecollectivechichester #thecollective #networking #networkingwithadifference #chichesternetwork #chichester #westsussex #bettertogether #chichesterbusinesses #igniteyourideas #sussexlife #networking #chichester #abouttime #solopreneurs #mumpreneurs #entrepreneurs #localbusiness

Hands up whose workspace looks anywhere near as neat & tidy as this?! Certainly not me although this is what I aspire to. A super clean, calming workzone that is actually also my happy place. A place I can go to to be present, to have focus and to feel calm.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Tonight, we recommend our lovely members leave their desks /home offices / workspaces neat and tidy before skipping out the door / downstairs / up the garden path with a smile on their faces thinking about the wonderful Mingle they are off too tomorrow @themindfulkitchencompany hosted by @mirandagorebrowne and Gillian Higggins of @practicalmeditation.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ We’re so excited to be treating our members to a morning of breathing, baking & just being. Hopefully you’ll go back to your clean desks with lots of practical tools and feeling a lot more relaxed and balanced.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #thecollectivechichester #thecollective #networking #networkingwithadifference #chichester #bettertogether #mirandagorebrowne #igniteyourideas #monthlymingle #networking #chichester #findcalm #localbusiness #keepitlocal #supportlocal #connectandcollaborate #inspireandbeinspired #relax #likeminded #mindful #timeout #breathe #mindfulness #feelingzen

INT STRESS. AWARENESS WEEK - We know that many of you might spend a bit of your Sunday planning what's to be done next week. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ So we thought we'd leave you to ponder this Bruce Lee corker and hopefully we can all reflect on what it was this week that was actually inessential - and yet caused us stress and worry. Let’s hack away at that for next week, let it go, we won’t really miss it and hopefully we’ll all have a less stressful week. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Here at The Collective we are certainly going to give it a go!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ . ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #thecollectivechichester #thecollective #networking #networkingwithadifference #chichesternetwork #chichester #westsussex #bettertogether #internationalstressawarenessweek #stressrelief #igniteyourideas #sussexlife #networking #chichester #abouttime #solopreneurs #mumpreneurs #entrepreneurs #localbusiness #keepitlocal #supportlocal #connectandcollaborate #inspireandbeinspired #independent #likeminded #emergingbusiness #quit9to5 #workforyourself #networkingchichester #worklifebalance

Chilled out vibes coming your way today. I know we all work far too much and too hard but we’re all doing so to make those dreams a reality right?! Perhaps you need to give yourself a little space to breathe today because honestly, we know you deserve it 🙌🙏💪💥💤💋 .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #thecollectivechichester #thecollective #networking #networkingwithadifference #chichesternetwork #chichester #westsussex #bettertogether #chichesterbusinesses #leaveyouregoatthedoor #igniteyourideas #sussexlife #networking #chichester #abouttime #solopreneurs #mumpreneurs #entrepreneurs #localbusiness #keepitlocal #supportlocal #connectandcollaborate #inspireandbeinspired #independent #likeminded #taketeout #weekend #makeshithappen #networkingchichester #weekendvibes

Ho Ho Ho! Funny, but is it true? One thing we know for sure is that The Collective Christmas party is going to be way more fun than poking yourself in the eye! With photobooth, temporary tattoos, amazing DJ and free glass of prosecco AND the chance to win our incredible Charity Christmas Hamper it's NOT your standard work party, but a chance to let your hair down with a super friendly bunch and dance the night away! Partners welcome, so remember to book those babysitters! Link for tickets in bio! .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ @almightybrands thank you for our Christmas branding 🙌 .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #thecollectivechichester #thecollective #networking #networkingwithadifference #chichesternetwork #chichester #westsussex #bettertogether #chichesterbusinesses #leaveyouregoatthedoor #igniteyourideas #sussexlife #networking #chichester #abouttime #solopreneurs #mumpreneurs #entrepreneurs #localbusiness #keepitlocal #supportlocal #connectandcollaborate #inspireandbeinspired #independent #likeminded #emergingbusiness #partytime #workforyourself #christmasparty #christmas

NEW BLOG POST : “Stepping Into The Unknown - A Personal Perspective on Setting Up a new Business.” . Our Member of the Month from October, Gina from @precisionpoise is our guest blogger with a very personal, very inspiring account of starting a business from scratch. Gina's post will give you the confidence to go chase your dreams, as, in her own words... "Some say we never know what the universe has in store for us. Looking back, I feel that every twist and turn has lead me to where I was ultimately supposed to be. My dance background, my experience in marketing and business planning, it all feeds into where I am today. Life can throw us curve balls sometimes. Embrace it, run with it, as we never know where it will take us!" . Boom! Thank you Gina, so so true and it's no wonder your business is going from strength to strength. Go have a read now - link in bio! . . . . . . . #thecollectivechichester #thecollective #networking #networkingwithadifference #chichesternetwork #chichester #westsussex #bettertogether #chichesterbusinesses #leaveyouregoatthedoor #igniteyourideas #sussexlife #networking #chichester #abouttime #solopreneurs #mumpreneurs #entrepreneurs #localbusiness #keepitlocal #supportlocal #connectandcollaborate #inspireandbeinspired #independent #likeminded #emergingbusiness #quit9to5 #workforyourself #networkingchichester #worklifebalance

INT. STRESS AWARENESS WEEK⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ When we read this proverb we both looked at each other and nodded “oh yes - so so true.”⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ We are so very often our own worst enemy, placing expectations on ourselves and striving to achieve what we THINK we should be or who we THINK society, our friends, our family expect us to be. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Yet, when you turn your back on that expectation (real or otherwise) and just be you....amazing you...you feel a sense of freedom and your whole body starts to relax. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ So remember, you are great, you are liked and loved, you are respected, you are cherished, you achieve, you are successful. Celebrate you! Be you!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Continue to strive but keep YOU at the heart of everything you do.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #thecollectivechichester #thecollective #networking #networkingwithadifference #chichesternetwork #chichester #westsussex #bettertogether #chichesterbusinesses #leaveyouregoatthedoor #igniteyourideas #sussexlife #networking #chichester #abouttime #solopreneurs #mumpreneurs #entrepreneurs #localbusiness #keepitlocal #supportlocal #connectandcollaborate #inspireandbeinspired #independent #likeminded #emergingbusiness #quit9to5 #workforyourself #networkingchichester #worklifebalance

M E E T O U R M E M B E R S ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Introducing shiny eyed and always smiling Christy. Originally from Cyprus but now living in Chichester, Christy made her dreams come true in July this year when she launched @sebastianstormuk an online fashion company offering chic, exquisite, affordable clothing and accessories for women.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Here's why has Christy joined The Collective?⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ "Since becoming self-employed I have found it lonely not having anyone to bounce ideas off or to support you. I still work twice a week in a dental clinic which keeps me sane but I have gained a new appreciation of working with a team. I also just love hearing other member's stories and achievements. I find it very inspirational and empowering. I believe we can learn from every single person we meet despite their age as everyone is unique with their own experiences. I crave knowledge and growth and I was always told if you are the smartest person in the room then you are in the wrong room. I'm definitely not the smartest in The Collective and I'm looking forward to all the new adventures."⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Christy - we are absolutely thrilled to have you in The Collective. You bring so much positivity and energy to our meet-ups and Mingles and we are right behind you in helping you achieve your objectives to do fully self-employed and collaborate with our other members. .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Photo @helencawtephotography .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #thecollectivechichester #thecollective #networking #networkingwithadifference #chichesternetwork #chichester #westsussex #bettertogether #chichesterbusinesses #leaveyouregoatthedoor #igniteyourideas #sussexlife #networking #chichester #abouttime #solopreneurs #mumpreneurs #entrepreneurs #localbusiness #keepitlocal #connectandcollaborate #inspireandbeinspired #independent #likeminded #quit9to5 #workforyourself #onlinefashion #onlineboutique #onlinefashionshop #onlineaccessories

INT. STRESS AWARENESS WEEK⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ At The Collective we are all about chasing dreams, striving for goals, making a side hustle become a full time hustle. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ We also recognise how important it is to live in the now. At our catch-ups and Mingles we love chatting and celebrating the little wins we achieve along the way to getting ‘there’. We are all at different stages in our businesses and so being surrounded by people who have advice and insights is invaluable in keeping you in the ‘here’. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I know I always feel relaxed and reflective when I leave a Collective gathering not stressed about getting ‘there.’ I know I will with The Collective behind me. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #thecollectivechichester #thecollective #networking #networkingwithadifference #chichesternetwork #chichester #westsussex #bettertogether #chichesterbusinesses #leaveyouregoatthedoor #igniteyourideas #sussexlife #networking #chichester #abouttime #solopreneurs #mumpreneurs #entrepreneurs #localbusiness #keepitlocal #supportlocal #connectandcollaborate #inspireandbeinspired #independent #likeminded #emergingbusiness #quit9to5 #workforyourself #networkingchichester #worklifebalance

M E E T O U R M E M B E R S . It’s international stress awareness week. So what better time to introduce you to our member Louise Elgin of Guiding Minds. . Guiding Minds was founded by Louise and her husband Grant to help companies take a proactive rather than reactive approach to the mental wellbeing of their most important asset, their employees. . Guiding Minds brings CBT therapists into organisations and creates bespoke workshops which help shift perceptions, and challenge existing attitudes. “1 in 6 people in the workplace are currently experiencing a common mental health issue. I am passionate about a taking proactive approach to improving mental wellbeing and also promoting it. That’s one of my reasons for joining The Collective. I like the fact that as members we openly talk about the ups and downs of being a business owner and the impact that can have on your mental health. I also joined to take myself out of my comfort zone and meet other business owners and hear what they’re doing to drive their business forward.” Says Louise. We are delighted that Louise and her team will be running a mini workshop at our December Mingle for our members to learn from techniques to recognise and combat stress. Thank you Louise and welcome to The Collective! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ . . . #mentalwellbeing #mentalwellness #cbt #cognitivebehavioraltherapy #cbttherapist . . . . . . #thecollectivechichester #thecollective #networking #networkingwithadifference #chichesternetwork #chichester #westsussex #bettertogether #chichesterbusinesses #leaveyouregoatthedoor #igniteyourideas #sussexlife #networking #chichester #abouttime #solopreneurs #mumpreneurs #entrepreneurs #localbusiness #keepitlocal #supportlocal #connectandcollaborate #inspireandbeinspired

Today our Coffee Catch Up is fueled and inspired by by @squarehouse.coffee . Rachel & Doug will be treating our members to an introduction into How to Brew Coffee at Home so you can create your perfect brew everyday without spending a fortune.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Rachel & Doug are also over on the blog this morning talking about their business, what inspires them, the challenges they face and their dreams for the future! Link in bio.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Thank you Square House Coffee! We’re so looking forward to connect and strengthen relationships within The Collective community today! ✌️💪🙌 .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #thecollectivechichester #thecollective #networking #networkingwithadifference #chichesternetwork #chichester #westsussex #bettertogether #chichesterbusinesses #leaveyouregoatthedoor #igniteyourideas #sussexlife #networking #chichester #abouttime #solopreneurs #mumpreneurs #entrepreneurs #localbusiness #keepitlocal #supportlocal #connectandcollaborate #inspireandbeinspired #independent #likeminded #emergingbusiness #quit9to5 #workforyourself #networkingchichester #worklifebalance

This morning 10 of our Collective members are sweating it out on the mat at a special @sweatybetty yoga class by the amazing @lauracolucciyoga. Check it out on our instastories! . West Wittering local Tamara set up Sweaty Betty with the aim of making women feel beautiful and powerful and to redefine the bleak, boring landscape of womens activewear. Sweaty Betty stores always get involved in the local community, encouraging women to get active and feel empowered. We are deeply honoured to have been offered this free class including a £15 voucher and yoga mat spray - an added bonus for our members! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Namaste x . . . . . . . #thecollectivechichester #thecollective #networking #networkingwithadifference #chichesternetwork #chichester #westsussex #bettertogether #chichesterbusinesses #leaveyouregoatthedoor #igniteyourideas #sussexlife #networking #chichester #abouttime #solopreneurs #mumpreneurs #entrepreneurs #localbusiness #keepitlocal #supportlocal #connectandcollaborate #inspireandbeinspired #independent #gethealthy #empowerment #getonthemat #yoga #networkingchichester #worklifebalance

N E W B L O G - 5 reasons to shop on your local high street (link in bio) . The Collective member Kim Hayman, owner of home interiors and interior design company @applemooninteriors, is bucking the trend of Britain’s declining high street and is opening her SECOND high street store in the village of #rustington near Chichester TOMORROW!! . To celebrate the opening of applemoon Interiors, Rustington, and, for that matter, to celebrate ALL independent businesses operating up and down Britain’s high streets, we’ve joined forces with Kim to give you five solid reasons why you should shop on your local high street. . It's a great read (see link in bio). Thanks Kim and good luck tomorrow. . Kim is offering 5% off made to measure curtains and blinds. Head down to the Rustington @applemooninteriors shop to get your voucher. . And remember #supportlocal #buylocal #shopindependent #shopindependentthischristmas #shoplocal . . . . . . . #thecollectivechichester #thecollective #networking #networkingwithadifference #chichesternetwork #chichester #westsussex #bettertogether #chichesterbusinesses #leaveyouregoatthedoor #igniteyourideas #sussexlife #networking #chichester #abouttime #solopreneurs #mumpreneurs #entrepreneurs #localbusiness #keepitlocal #supportlocal #connectandcollaborate #inspireandbeinspired #independent

M A K E T H A T C H A N G E ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ You might have noticed, we’ve dedicated this week to T I M E (clock change and all that). This little #andywarhol gem is powerful, we think. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Hands up if you are a time chaser, dreamer, anticipator? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ G U I L T Y!! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ If I had more time...⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ When I get more time...⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ In time...⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Given time....⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ There’s not enough time to...⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ If you want to make something change - it is ultimately up to you to make it happen. BUT it can be made a lot easier and less daunting if you have a community of likeminded people around you inspiring and supporting you! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ What are you planning to change? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ We’d love to know! .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #thecollectivechichester #thecollective #networking #networkingwithadifference #chichesternetwork #chichester #westsussex #bettertogether #chichesterbusinesses #leaveyouregoatthedoor #igniteyourideas #sussexlife #networking #chichester #abouttime #solopreneurs #mumpreneurs #entrepreneurs #localbusiness #keepitlocal #supportlocal #connectandcollaborate #inspireandbeinspired #independent #likeminded #emergingbusiness #quit9to5 #workforyourself #networkingchichester

T R I C K O R T R E A T ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Total treat for us today hanging out @luckeslivewell with our members, chatting, sharing, supporting, laughing - yes, that can all happen when you are...networking. .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #thecollectivechichester #thecollective #networking #networkingwithadifference #chichesternetwork #chichester #westsussex #bettertogether #chichesterbusinesses #leaveyouregoatthedoor #igniteyourideas #sussexlife #networking #chichester #abouttime #solopreneurs #mumpreneurs #entrepreneurs #localbusiness #keepitlocal #supportlocal #connectandcollaborate #inspireandbeinspired #independent #likeminded #emergingbusiness #quit9to5 #workforyourself #networkingchichester #worklifebalance

T I M E . There are many positives to the clocks going back, mainly that extra hour of light in the morning. Morning has been proven to be our most productive time and should always start with a routine to get us off on the right foot. Exercise is often a key factor, as is a good breakfast and perhaps a bit of meditation to remember what you're thankful for. . What does YOUR morning routine consist of? What time do you wake and what's the first thing you do? We'd love to know x . . . . . . . #thecollectivechichester #thecollective #networking #networkingwithadifference #chichesternetwork #chichester #westsussex #bettertogether #chichesterbusinesses #leaveyouregoatthedoor #igniteyourideas #sussexlife #networking #chichester #abouttime #solopreneurs #mumpreneurs #entrepreneurs #localbusiness #keepitlocal #supportlocal #connectandcollaborate #inspireandbeinspired #independent #likeminded #emergingbusiness #quit9to5 #workforyourself #networkingchichester #worklifebalance

We are beyond over the moon to have reached 1k insta followers!! Although it's not many compared to some, we honestly never thought this would all happen from an idea sprung in a rainy car park at 7am!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ So.... to celebrate (and you know we love to celebrate), we're doing a 1K Giveaway!! As it's November we're doing it in collaboration with our November Mingle hosts, @Mirandagorebrowne & Gillian Higgins of @meditation4calm, who both make up @themindfulkitchencompany to offer the winner...⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 1. Free membership to The Collective (if you're already a member we will automatically renew your membership next year for free)⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 2. A copy of Miranda's book "Bake Me A Cake as Fast as You Can"⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 3. A 7-day Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation E-course from Gillian.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 4. A spot for one friend at our November Mingle Event "The Mindful Kitchen Company Mini Retreat" ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ To Enter you must simply:⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 1. Like all 3 of the instagram pages above plus @thecollectivechichester⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 2. Tag any friends here in the comments who you feel would benefit from a membership to The Collective & mindfulness - each person tagged = 1 vote. You can tag as many people as you like!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The winner will be chosen at random on the 31st October at our next Coffee Catch Up! Good luck! .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #thecollectivechichester #thecollective #networking #networkingwithadifference #chichesternetwork #chichester #westsussex #bettertogether #chichesterbusinesses #leaveyouregoatthedoor #igniteyourideas #sussexlife #networking #chichester #abouttime #solopreneurs #competitiontime #mindfulness #mirandagorebrowne #keepitlocal #supportlocal #connectandcollaborate #inspireandbeinspired #independent #likeminded #emergingbusiness #competition #1k #networkingchichester #giveaway

"If I Could Turn Back Time..."⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ No ifs, Cher, we can and last night we all did. It's that time of year when we all turn back our clocks and perhaps, if we're lucky, enjoy an extra hour of sleep.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Today, in line with this quote, spend your time doing what makes you happy. Time is the most precious commodity we have and we need to be mindful of how we spend it. Spend time with loved ones, get outside, enjoy some good food but mainly laugh and be happy 😃☀️🎉💕🙌🥂⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #thecollectivechichester #thecollective #networking #networkingwithadifference #chichesternetwork #chichester #westsussex #bettertogether #chichesterbusinesses #leaveyouregoatthedoor #igniteyourideas #sussexlife #networking #chichester #abouttime #solopreneurs #mumpreneurs #entrepreneurs #localbusiness #keepitlocal #supportlocal #connectandcollaborate #inspireandbeinspired #independent #likeminded #emergingbusiness #quit9to5 #workforyourself #networkingchichester #worklifebalance

So, the nights are drawing in and it’s that time of year when things start to become an altogether more spooky affair with Halloween just around the corner. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ As many of you will be picking and carving pumpkins this weekend, trick or treating or perhaps raiding the charity shops for scary costumes. Here are a few Halloween facts which may help you make some sense of the madness: ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ * Halloween, traditionally known as All Hallows’ Evening, is always on the eve of the Christian festival All Saints’ Day on 1 November. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ * Halloween originated from the ancient Gaelic festival, Samhain. It was a day to celebrate the end of the harvest season – it means “summer's end”. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ * Historically Gaels thought the walls between the spiritual realm and our world were thin. In order to protect their crops, they would set up places at their dinner tables for good spirits and light bonfires to scare off evil spirits. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ * Trick or treating and dressing up came from 16th Century Ireland, Scotland and Wales. People would ask for food in exchange for a poem or song. People dressed up in scary costumes and impersonated the souls of the dead to protect themselves. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #loveagoodfactor4 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ If you’re looking for some fun pumpkin activities this weekend check out @slindonpumpkins and @roegatepumpkins to name but two. . . . . . . . #thecollectivechichester #networking #networkingwithadifference #chichesternetwork #chichester #westsussex #bettertogether #chichesterbusinesses #leaveyouregoatthedoor #igniteyourideas #sussexlife #networking #chichester #abouttime #solopreneurs #mumpreneurs #entrepreneurs #keepitlocal #courge #connectandcollaborate #inspireandbeinspired #allhallowseve #likeminded #emergingbusiness #pumpkins #halloween #networkingchichester #halloweenfacts

Coffee Catch Up⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ We're so looking forward to our Coffee Catch Up next Wednesday 31st at 0930 at the fabulous @luckeslivewell in Chichester. Having a fortnightly opportunity to talk work, share knowledge, get that vital bit of encouragement, share ideas, discuss concerns and just have a good natter has become so important to our members. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Some members say meeting other small business owners regularly increases their productivity & gives them increased impetus in their work, others just look forward to the human contact after spending hours alone at their desks. Whatever your reason, making connections and forging friendships is nothing but positive and we're all reaping the rewards of putting ourselves out there and meeting others.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ For more information on what The Collective can do for you please DM or email us :)⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 📸 @helencawtephotography⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #thecollectivechichester #thecollective #networking #networkingwithadifference #chichesternetwork #chichester #westsussex #bettertogether #chichesterbusinesses #leaveyouregoatthedoor #igniteyourideas #sussexlife #networking #chichester #abouttime #solopreneurs #mumpreneurs #entrepreneurs #localbusiness #keepitlocal #supportlocal #connectandcollaborate #inspireandbeinspired #independent #likeminded #emergingbusiness #quit9to5 #workforyourself #networkingchichester #worklifebalance

We are super excited to be featuring alongside so many amazing RARE, independent brands in the latest issue of @therarebrandmarket e-magazine (see link in bio)⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The Collective is also attending The Rare Brands Market this year at Goodwood on 22-23-24 November and are so looking forward to meeting lots of incredible businesses and getting in some Xmas shopping ourselves! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I came across this little message the other day and here at The Collective we totally agree with every word:⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ THIS CHRISTMAS ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ * Buy from local ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ * Buy handmade ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ * Buy from people you know ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ * Buy from self-employed ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Remember the big stores don’t do a little “JIG” when they make sales. * Make someone “JIG” this year 💃 . .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #thecollectivechichester #thecollective #networking #networkingwithadifference #chichesternetwork #chichester #westsussex #bettertogether #chichesterbusinesses #leaveyouregoatthedoor #igniteyourideas #sussexlife #networking #chichester #abouttime #solopreneurs #mumpreneurs #entrepreneurs #localbusiness #keepitlocal #supportlocal #connectandcollaborate #inspireandbeinspired #independent #likeminded #emergingbusiness #quit9to5 #workforyourself #networkingchichester #worklifebalance

T A L K I N G ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ One of the things I missed most when I first started working for myself was having someone to talk to about ‘work stuff’. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Of course, I had friends and family I could rely on to listen and advise. But, I didn’t want ‘work stuff’ to dominate the conversation.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I had clients to whom I talked ‘work stuff’ a lot, their ‘work stuff’, enabling me to develop successful strategies and campaigns for their businesses. Yesss! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ But what I sorely missed was the opportunity to talk about my ‘work stuff’. Working for yourself and running your own business is lonely and can leave you feeling vulnerable when you only have self talk to listen to. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Giving members of The Collective the opportunity to talk and share is so important to Helen and I. Which is why our members get the chance to meet up no less than 3 times a month. Plus we have our Facebook group The Inspiration Hub. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ . ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ We don’t use our meet ups and mingles to pitch our businesses to each other but rather to talk to each other and listen to how things are going, what our plans are, what obstacles or opportunities have cropped up. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ So if you’re fed-up of listening to your #selftalking DM us to find out about popping along to our next coffee catch-up and find out how we roll at The Collective. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 📸 @helencawtephotography ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #thecollectivechichester #thecollective #networking #networkingwithadifference #chichesternetwork #chichester #westsussex #bettertogether #chichesterbusinesses #leaveyouregoatthedoor #igniteyourideas #sussexlife #networking #chichester #abouttime #solopreneurs #mumpreneurs #entrepreneurs #localbusiness #keepitlocal #supportlocal #connectandcollaborate #inspireandbeinspired #independent #likeminded #emergingbusiness #quit9to5 #workforyourself #networkingchichester

What’s on your to do list today?⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ -⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Whatever it is, make sure you break it all down into manageable chunks and view every task accomplished as progress. Focus on these tasks you have done and don’t sweat about the others.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ How do you boss your to do list? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #thecollectivechichester #thecollective #networking #networkingwithadifference #chichesternetwork #chichester #westsussex #bettertogether #chichesterbusinesses #leaveyouregoatthedoor #igniteyourideas #sussexlife #networking #chichester #abouttime #solopreneurs #mumpreneurs #entrepreneurs #localbusiness #keepitlocal #supportlocal #connectandcollaborate #inspireandbeinspired #independent #likeminded #emergingbusiness #quit9to5 #workforyourself #networkingchichester #worklifebalance

M E E T O U R M E M B E R S ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ This is the lovely Helen Hope @helenhope07, a self-employed bookkeeper and accountant, who joined The Collective after popping along to one of our Coffee Catch-Ups to find out what we were all about. Helen decided to work for herself after returning from a four year stint in the Alps doing the accounts for a chalet company (#awesome9to5) ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Helen joined The Collective to connect with other self-employed local people with the hope of supporting each other. She’s also hoping that some of her fellow business owners might be in need of her expertise (Helen - I think you’ll be in great demand!) ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Having gone self-employed only just recently, Helen’s objectives over the next 12 months include creating more of a brand for her business so she can build a strong client base with similar values to hers. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ And when she’s not doing that you’ll find Helen horse riding, skiing, cycling, dog walking and socialising.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Welcome Helen. We are so glad you decided to join The Collective and we will be supporting you every step of the way in building your business and brand identity. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #thecollectivechichester #thecollective #networking #networkingwithadifference #chichesternetwork #chichester #westsussex #bettertogether #chichesterbusinesses #leaveyouregoatthedoor #igniteyourideas #sussexlife #networking #chichester #abouttime #solopreneurs #mumpreneurs #entrepreneurs #localbusiness #keepitlocal #supportlocal #inspireandbeinspired #independent #workforyourself #bookkeeping #accountancy #accountants #bookkeeper #bookkeepingservies

R A R E ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The Collective is delighted to announce we will be attending The Rare Brands Market this year on 22-23-24 November at Goodwood Racecourse.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ @therarebrandsmarket is an incredible, inspirational pop-up shopping hub that celebrates the best products not found easily on every high street. 2for1 on all tickets on the door which this artwork saved to your smartphone!!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ We can’t wait to meet lots of wonderful, emerging, small independent brands while we are there and engaging with visitors to the Rare Brands Market.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Make sure you come and say hi when you are up there and talk to us about why being independent and buying from independent brands is so important to you! .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #thecollectivechichester #thecollective #networking #networkingwithadifference #chichesternetwork #chichester #westsussex #bettertogether #chichesterbusinesses #leaveyouregoatthedoor #igniteyourideas #sussexlife #networking #chichester #abouttime #solopreneurs #mumpreneurs #entrepreneurs #localbusiness #keepitlocal #supportlocal #connectandcollaborate #inspireandbeinspired #independent #likeminded #emergingbusiness #quit9to5 #workforyourself #networkingchichester #worklifebalance

Boozy Booth 🥂🎉🥂🎄 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ We’re so excited to have @shutterbooth at our Christmas party to capture all the fun and frolics of the night. Yet another way to celebrate & reinforce all the new friendships and connections our members have made through joining The Collective.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Design @almightybrands⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Photography: @nickifelthamphotography .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #thecollectivechichester #thecollective #networking #networkingwithadifference #chichesternetwork #chichester #westsussex #bettertogether #chichesterbusinesses #leaveyouregoatthedoor #igniteyourideas #sussexlife #networking #chichester #celebration #solopreneurs #mumpreneurs #entrepreneurs #localbusiness #keepitlocal #supportlocal #connectandcollaborate #inspireandbeinspired #independent #xmas #partytime #christmasparty #workforyourself #networkingchichester #christmas

This is one of our faves. Collaboration is such an integral part of The Collective's ethos and we literally squeal with delight when our members tell us they making plans to collaborate and work with another member. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ By creating a culture of collaboration at The Collective we truly believe our members will reap much richer rewards and benefits from their membership. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ With collaboration comes trust. Once trust between members is established they are more willing to stretch themselves, go the extra mile and that's more likely to create amazing results.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The opposite happens when competition starts showing up. People are less likely to share and it's impossible to get to the best ideas when people don't feel safe and supported to share their ideas and work through thinking together.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ There are no quotas on how many people can join The Collective from particular sectors or industries. We are a community of likeminded, individuals looking to Connect, inspire, ignite, Collaborate and Celebrate (CiiCC).⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Link in bio for more information on our membership benefits. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #leaveyouregoatthedoor #collaborate #makethingshappen #newhorizons #diversifyyourbusiness .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #thecollectivechichester #thecollective #networking #networkingwithadifference #chichesternetwork #chichester #westsussex #bettertogether #chichesterbusinesses #leaveyouregoatthedoor #igniteyourideas #sussexlife #networking #chichester #abouttime #solopreneurs #mumpreneurs #entrepreneurs #localbusiness #keepitlocal #supportlocal #connectandcollaborate #inspireandbeinspired #independent #likeminded

Fizz Pop Bang!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ To get the Christmas party started with a fizz pop bang your ticket will include one free glass of prosecco. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The Collective Christmas party is going to be one massive celebration of all freelancers, independents and small businesses. The Collective is all about providing individuals with a community and what better way than to feel part of something special than to have a good old celebration together! 🎉 🥂💥💪⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Design big up @almightybrands⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #thecollectivechichester #thecollective #networking #networkingwithadifference #chichesternetwork #chichester #westsussex #bettertogether #chichesterbusinesses #leaveyouregoatthedoor #igniteyourideas #sussexlife #networking #chichester #abouttime #solopreneurs #mumpreneurs #entrepreneurs #localbusiness #keepitlocal #supportlocal #connectandcollaborate #inspireandbeinspired #independent #celebration #whosaidchristmas #partytime #party #networkingchichester #christmasparty

M E E T O U R M E M B E R S⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ This is @agirlcalledkate who runs KATECoote. an agency offering a range of digital marketing solutions including web design, email marketing and social media strategy and training. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Kate recently joined The Collective Kate after buying a Mingle Taster Ticket and here’s why:⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “I want to make connections with other business owners. To be able to share my knowledge and learn from other industry experts. I work with clients all over the world, many are based in New Zealand, as I lived and worked there for fourteen years. I often work digitally, but still enjoy a face-to-face meeting, so I would like to increase my client base locally.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “In New Zealand I spoke at many industry and networking events on digital marketing. Sharing the stage with other expert speakers, including the current Prime Minister of New Zealand, Jacinda Ardern. I’d like to increase this area of my work and run some courses and workshops for people interested in learning how to upskill in the digital world.”⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Welcome to The Collective Kate. We look forward to sharing in your knowledge and helping you to grow your local client base. .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #thecollectivechichester #thecollective #networking #networkingwithadifference #chichesternetwork #chichester #westsussex #bettertogether #chichesterbusinesses #leaveyouregoatthedoor #igniteyourideas #sussexlife #networking #chichester #abouttime #solopreneurs #mumpreneurs #entrepreneurs #localbusiness #keepitlocal #supportlocal #connectandcollaborate #inspireandbeinspired #independent #likeminded #emergingbusiness #quit9to5 #workforyourself #networkingchichester #worklifebalance

What is essential for any good Christmas party?? An awesome DJ of course!! We’ve got this one covered with Doug from @toastfunctions who will be providing the soundtrack to your Christmas frolics! All you need to do is don your best party frock and pull out those funky moves! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ There is really no better time to join The Collective than NOW to guarantee your discounted price ticket to to this sparkly festive party!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Christmas campaign design : @almightybrands⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Photography: @nickifelthamphotography .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #thecollectivechichester #thecollective #networking #networkingwithadifference #chichesternetwork #chichester #westsussex #bettertogether #chichesterbusinesses #leaveyouregoatthedoor #igniteyourideas #sussexlife #networking #chichester #abouttime #solopreneurs #mumpreneurs #entrepreneurs #localbusiness #keepitlocal #supportlocal #connectandcollaborate #inspireandbeinspired #independent #party #partytime #bestchristmasever #christmasparty #networkingchichester #christmas

I T ‘ S H E R E!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ It’s finally time to drip feed you details of our Collective Christmas party! First up, date, time & venue : Thursday 13th December 8-1230pm @ La Havana, Chichester. Tickets are available to buy NOW for MEMBERS and partners/+1s only at this stage but will be open to non members on the 29th October. We only have 100 tickets available and are super excited about putting on this cracking party for you all 🥂💥🎉⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Tickets £15 for members & + 1s £25 for non members. Members should have received a code for your £10 discount by email! Members WILL be asked to show membership cards at the door. A massive thank you to Matt of @almightybrands for teaming up with us to design our Christmas party campaign! We love it!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #thecollectivechichester #thecollective #networking #networkingwithadifference #chichesternetwork #chichester #westsussex #bettertogether #chichesterbusinesses #christmasiscoming #igniteyourideas #celebrate #networking #chichester #timetoparty #solopreneurs #mumpreneurs #entrepreneurs #localbusiness #keepitlocal #supportlocal #connectandcollaborate #dancingtime #independent #xmas #partytime #hohoho #collectivechristmasparty #networkingchichester #christmasparty

#stephenhawking #markzuckerberg #noelgallagher and #google have all paid homage to this quote and now it's our turn!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Our members are all giants in their respective fields of expertise - seriously we have so many talented members. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ And, one of their greatest talents is acknowledging that by belonging to a community like The Collective, we can stand on each other's shoulders to help each other see over the horizon into new lands and territories we had perhaps never even considered or were even subconsciously avoiding taking our businesses to.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #thecollectivechichester #thecollective #networking #networkingwithadifference #chichesternetwork #chichester #westsussex #bettertogether #chichesterbusinesses #leaveyouregoatthedoor #igniteyourideas #sussexlife #networking #chichester #abouttime #solopreneurs #mumpreneurs #entrepreneurs #localbusiness #keepitlocal #supportlocal #connectandcollaborate #inspireandbeinspired #independent #likeminded #emergingbusiness

Today Abby is jet setting off to Spain for a much needed break with the family but man am I going to miss this lady! Together we’ve built a business based on friendship, mutual respect and understanding... a whole lot of laughter and a few tears. Abby’s the yin to my yang. I’m the airy fairy creative and Abby’s ever the professional, keeping me in check with agendas and proformas 🤣 (you know I love them Abby!) We are constantly bouncing new ideas 💡off each other and inspiring each other to dream bigger and work harder. We are most definitely #bettertogether #strongertogether and more #ciiccass together! 💪💥✌️Ganna miss you lady, have the best time ✈️ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Here’s to making dreams happen through collaboration, support and a whole lotta laughs and sending big love and positive vibes to all the amazing businesses out there built out of friendship 💥🙌🥂⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #thecollectivechichester #thecollective #networking #networkingwithadifference #chichesternetwork #chichester #westsussex #bettertogether #chichesterbusinesses #igniteyourideas #chichester #solopreneurs #mumpreneurs #entrepreneurs #localbusiness #keepitlocal #supportlocal #connectandcollaborate #inspireandbeinspired #bigdreams #likeminded #makingdreamsreality #friendshipinbusiness #friendsfirst #networkingchichester #friends

M E M B E R E V E N T!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ On the 17th October Collective member Emma of @therarebrandmarket will be putting on an incredible Wellness Wednesday event with @tanyaborowski talking all things gut health. Tanya is an absolute guru in her field and it would take you months to see her privately! Tickets are £20 and can be booked by DM'ing @therarebrandmarket via instagram or going to The Rare Brand Market website!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #gutguru #functionalmedicine #gutspecialist #guthealth #gut #functionalmedicine #guthealing #guthealthmatters #selfcare #investinyourself #investinyourhealth #rarebrands #thecollectivechichester #thecollective #networking #networkingwithadifference #chichesternetwork #chichesterbusinesses #igniteyourideas #sussexlife #chichester #abouttime #solopreneurs #mumpreneurs #entrepreneurs #localbusiness #keepitlocal #supportlocal #connectandcollaborate #inspireandbeinspired

M E E T O U R M E M B E R S ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ We are delighted to introduce you to Michelle 'Tish' Tilley. @tishtilley is another of our amazing members who has stepped up, stepped out and started a business in 2018 @the_neoncollective. The Neon Collective helps people and businesses with their digital presence and offers a virtual assistant service. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Here's Tish explaining why she joined: ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ "The Collective’s first Insta post popped up exactly when I needed it. I’d recently been made redundant and found myself floating around feeling pretty low, with no real clue on how to tackle my dream of working for myself. I knew the time had come, but it was terrifying! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ "I LOVED the thriving office environment of being around other creative and ambitious souls and now I found myself sat at home, confidence a little shot, with no-one to talk to and a million ideas racing around in my head. Normally I would have voiced these to a pal across the room but I only had my (wonderful) cat as company.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ "I loved The Collective's mission - providing an outlet for ideas, a support system for business owners and start-ups, and a network of real-life lovely people (not cats!). I knew I had to be a part of it. I saved the entire payment from my very first freelance project and here we are!" ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Tish we are so happy you joined us. We are right behind you with helping you to grow your business. There are also a few members who would be delighted to help you plan your wedding next year too!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Photo @helencawtephotography .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #thecollectivechichester #thecollective #networking #networkingwithadifference #workformyself #chichester #westsussex #bettertogether #chichesterbusinesses #workforyourself #igniteyourideas #sussexlife #networking #abouttime #solopreneurs #virtualassistant #entrepreneurs #localbusiness #keepitlocal #digitalmarketing #socialmediamarketing #connectandcollaborate #newbusinessowner #independent #likeminded #emergingbusiness #quit9to5 #workforyourself #networkingchichester

World Mental Health Day⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Today, just remember to smile at a stranger as you pass them, to text someone you haven’t heard from in a while to ask if they’re ok, to hug your partner and tell them you love them, just be kind. Kindness costs nothing and could turn someone’s day around. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #thecollectivechichester #thecollective #networking #networkingwithadifference #chichesternetwork #chichester #westsussex #bettertogether #chichesterbusinesses #leaveyouregoatthedoor #igniteyourideas #sussexlife #networking #chichester #abouttime #solopreneurs #mumpreneurs #entrepreneurs #localbusiness #keepitlocal #supportlocal #kindnessmatters #kindness #bekind #mentalhealth #worldmentalhealthday #quit9to5 #workforyourself #networkingchichester #worklifebalance