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Updated Terms & Conditions

swib has updated its terms and conditions to clarify how refunds are handled when a paid-for event is booked through Eventbrite.

Eventbrite refunds are requested through that site, and Eventbrite's policies mean that the booking fee is deducted from the amount paid.

Accordingly, the Terms & Conditions now state:

Requesting your refund Except for events booked through Eventbrite, refunds should be requested using this form. Upon checking eligibility for a refund against our policy, Scottish Women in Business will arrange for the refund to be made based on the method of payment (e.g. card payments will be refunded onto the relevant card).

For events booked through Eventbrite, refunds should be requested using Eventbrite. If the refund is approved by SWIB, the amount refunded will be the cost of the ticket minus Eventbrite’s fees (this is Eventbrite policy).

Timescales Refunds will be made within 14 days or when an item is returned.

July & August Update!

We are soo excited to launch our first Topic of Conversation for SWIB for July and August:

LIFE IS FOR LEARNING!

After a long 14 months - we are slowly finding our feet in being out and about again, readjusting what was the "new norm"! As we try to keep that Work-Life Balance we have done so well to appreciate through lockdown - maybe now is the time to add in a new hobby, skill, or learning.

That is exactly what we will be focussing on for the next 2 months! We will very soon be announcing more details on all the events however here is a wee heads us and a save the date!!

Throughout July & August EVERY Thursday evening we will show a video teaching you something new! This could be educational, it could be food to drink orientated or even a hobby! These will be across all platforms directing you to YouTube.

Our ever-popular Coffee Meetups will remain online on the 6th July and 3rd August and we will be adding in a wee update from the Topic at both o them also!

On July 20th we will be streaming our LIVE Panel event directly onto Facebook! We will be welcoming a panel consisting of a variety of women who represent a selection of extra-curricular activities you can get involved in! This will cover sports, education. military and more!

This will be re-shown as a lunch networking event online on the 17th August with loads of opportunities to network! Also ideal for those who don't have Facebook!

Finally, on the 31st August we are putting together our first face-to-face event with a bumper panel of guests - talking about how they have turned their hobbies into success stories! More to follow......

Keep an eye on the Events page on the website for all the details and booking!!

WeeG Chat by Sarah Heaney

By Sarah Heaney, Membership Executive, Glasgow Chamber of Commerce

WeeG Chat is now an established Glasgow Chamber virtual event, hosted by myself and Robert Menzies from the Membership Department, designed to give attendees a digital platform to grab a coffee and have a chat among peers on some of the challenges and successes within the business community.

The first WeeG Chat was held on 27 March 2020 - a date that will forever be etched in my memory! Robert and I had spent a fair bit of time writing a script, practising – we knew exactly how it was going to work. Only fewer than 5 minutes into it our plans were destroyed by the then growing trend of “Zoom bombing”. A steep learning curve which made our open and welcoming community a good bit more structured and a LOT more secure.

I believe that the WeeG Chat events are a great example of what Glasgow Chamber of Commerce does. We Support our Members and Champion Glasgow. We bring people together and give them the opportunities to build relationships, share ideas and best practice with businesses from all sectors and of all sizes.

I also believe that WeeG Chat is one of the most positive things to have come out of our new way of working during the pandemic but you don’t need to take my word for it. Here’s what some of our regular attendees have to say ...

The Friday WeeG chat has been an oasis in the desert like gloom of pandemic news. Like minds sharing a smile and lifting the spirits, making us ready to go again!

Frank Willoughby, Downtown CityMaps & Guides

It has been wonderful to be part of the WeeG chats these past few months while working from home. Sarah and Robert always provide a warm, professional and welcoming community - the belly laughs are just a great bonus. Wonderful team and great getting to know the business community better. Keep up the great work.

Kimberley Holding, Head of Customer Relationships, ClearSky Logic

I find WeeG Chat is a great event that is informative, fun and relevant to the topics of the day. The honesty and helpfulness of the participants provides moral support during these challenging times and valuable insights as to how different sectors are adapting and moving forward week by week. So it’s informative, fun and supportive and a weekly highlight.

Neil McCallum, Principal Consultant, Expense Reduction Analysts

I love the regular WeeG Chats with Sarah and Robert. Such a lovely way to get to know them and loads of other members of the Chamber. It's been a tough few months without any real face to face meetings and the WeeG has seamlessly filled the gap in the usual networking events. Everyone is so welcoming and friendly, it has a guaranteed spot in my diary! Genuine thanks for the support and see you on Friday!

Niall Handy Head of Sales, Scotland & Northern Ireland,
Corporate Foreign Exchange, Moneycorp


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As a SWIB Member you can attend any GCC event at member rates - just email Sarah!

SWIBinar with Sooz Young from Technology Coaching

We were delighted to welcome Sooz Young owner of Technology Coaching to be our SWIBinar guest.

Sooz is a social media expert and has been working in the digital realm for over 10 years. Working as a trainer at Apple, she worked with small business owners, helping them develop their skills and implement processes and better ways of working. Sooz trained in Online Business Mastery in 2016 and now delivers training and supports clients all over Europe with their Online Businesses.

Technology Coaching designs, develops and delivers digital skills training to small businesses and educational institutions across Scotland.

To date, they have trained thousands of individuals in a variety of formats and topics such as social media marketing, video content creation, lead generation, digital marketing, online course creation, data & analytics and cyber security and much more.

In 2018/2019 Technology Coaching partnered with the Google Digital Garage to deliver workshops in Edinburgh and in 2019 partnered with Facebook to deliver the Facebook Digital Skills Training for 3000 people across Scotland.

They create online training programmes, including the creation of membership sites for small business owners to create a learning journey for their clients.

They are driven to change the face of digital in Scotland by empowering businesses with the skills they need to succeed online.

WATCH THE SWIBINAR HERE

SWIBinar with Lisa at Dear Green Coffee

We are delighted to invite Lisa from Dear Green Coffee to be our guest speaker for this weeks SWIBinar!

Dear Green Coffee Roasters’ founder has been at the forefront of the Scottish speciality coffee scene since she started roasting in Glasgow in 2011. Hosting the Glasgow Coffee Festival, UK Coffee Roasting Championship and Scottish Aeropress Championship, the authorised SCA trainer and certified Q Grader also found time to launch a cafe last year and to travel to Colombia to source new coffees!

https://www.deargreencoffee.com/

You can watch the SWIBinar here - it is a 27 minute watch:

https://youtu.be/obMFFYOExIQ

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