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“Last week, I attended the Laurel Leaf event at the Clissold Arms, which was packed with 60 happy, smiley people who went there to network and have a good time. I am pleased as punch that I have two confirmed Customers / Business Partners – within 5 days of the event – neither of whom I knew before. Networking WORKS – especially the Laurel Leaf brand of networking.”
“Wow! Huge Thank You to Laurel – After just a couple of weeks of joining this amazing group I increased business massively by over a third – Astonishing result!”
“Hi Everyone, just need to say I have met some wonderful supportive people here and gained some quality referrals from members in this group. This is a really one stop shop for both personal and business needs. I managed to learn how to connect with my children in a calm and purposeful manner with help from Monica Black and Gail Hugman’s 10 things to learn before you are ten and mindfulness by Monica.And some fantastic marketing and PR support from Alyson Essex of Hashtag PR. Considering that I have only been in the group for such a short time, I have made some wonderful connections, all down to earth, supportive and welcoming individuals. Keep up the great work Laurel Leaf Networking… it’s such a journey for me to get to as I am traveling from South West London, but it’s worth the trip. I hope to connect with more people in the coming events.”
“At a time when small business owners are inundated with networking groups, Laurel’s monthly meetings have been a breath of fresh air. She has made it personal and fun as well as providing a lovely environment for meeting new clients.”
“I joined Laurel Leaf Networking close to when it first started. Laurel has been personally very supportive and I’ve lost count of the number of times fellow members have recommended me across Facebook groups when people have been asking for advice. The real benefit comes from getting to know each other and I look forward to continuing to support the group. Hands down the best and most useful networking event I’ve ever been to. Well done Laurel.”
“The monthly networking events are definitely the place to make some meaningful connections. Events are always relaxed and supportive of all members. Always a good mix of like minded people to talk and connect to. Would highly recommend!”
“I’ve enjoyed several fantastic events hosted by Laurel – all great opportunities to meet, chat and get to know other professionals in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Whether you’re launching a new venture or have been in business for years, it’s always great to exchange news and views, glean business tips, gain contacts and boost motivation. You never know where a networking conversation will lead!”
“I joined Laurel Leaf Networking just after it began in August last year. It had around 250 people and has grown to over 6000 in less than a year. I think the reason it is so successful -and growing – is that Laurel is genuinely interested in each of the businesses and the people running them; the site is well managed; the interaction between members is positive and encouraging and we share the ups and downs of business – more ups than downs! Laurel frequently posts useful information about how we can improve our social media skills and keeps us up to date with any changes or things we need to know about Facebook, Twitter etc. Laurel regularly organises low-cost breakfast and evening events at her home and other locations. She makes brilliant cakes and does much of the catering for these events herself. She is also keen to promote members of the group when the opportunity presents itself. The meetings are positive, relatively unstructured but always warm, friendly and welcoming. I have no hesitation in recommending Laurel Leaf networking to any business who wants a no-pressure, low-cost friendly environment to network in and where you really do feel supported. Come along. You’ll be warmly welcomed!”
“I highly recommend this group to all businesses in the London region. A winning combination of relaxed and sociable face to face networking events, a highly active and friendly Facebook group and a well established online business directory. Since joining I’ve made so many contacts, gained new clients and just as importantly made good friends.
At the heart of this group is Laurel, the amazing founder of this thriving business community, she works 24/7 to recommend and refer all members.”
“Great group of people and Laurel is always supportive and on hand. Great resource with the website too - events listings, the whole caboodle. An absolute must for local businesses in the area.”
“I wanted to say that thank you for last night. Unfortunately, I am not a natural networker – and I usually find these events really difficult – but last night was so friendly and well structured – I came away with quite a different impression. I think you are truly excellent at this I will definitely come along to the next event.”
“Wow! And Wow Again! It must be said Laurel that your meeting at the Clissold Arms last evening was absolutely knockout. I have been involved in a number of networking clubs as a member and visitor in recent years and Laurel Leaf just beats them all hands down. From the second I walked through the door everyone was so friendly and welcoming. What a buzz all evening!”
“Excellent networking group run by the fabulous Laurel. Superb monthly events and facebook and social media support - excellent connections made at the meetings, on line and Laurel will advise and support you and introduce you to anyone you need - membership and time spent building relationships in this group really worthwhile.”
Thank you Laurel for bringing together such an amazing networking event full of great entrepreneurs, buzzing festive vibes, and delicious nibbles and wine! By end of the event, I knew exactly who to approach, who to collaborate with, and my one:ones! I would say the short pitching was the best thing ever - no time wasting. I felt a positive outcome in a well articulated manner where I totally understood each and everyone’s profession and what they do- “so clearly”! An evening well spent
"I have only recently joined Laurel Leaf Networking, but it is by far the best networking group that I have come across since starting my own business. Laurel is amazing, always on hand and very supportive. The website and Facebook groups are excellent resources and Laurel is always ready to promote members when the occasion arises. Meetings are relaxed and friendly and a great place to meet and make new connections. Truly worth a five star plus rating."
Laurel's belief and support has been amazing, from our first conversation and her encouragement to 'GO FOR IT!' to helping me push my business forward through networking, I honestly can't thank Laurel enough.
Her energy is contagious and I look forward to sharing my journey with her and the group.
Life is about giving and taking. If you are willing to put in the same energy and commitment to your own business, Laurel will help with a gentle heel up my bum pushing you in all the right directions. THANK YOU BEAUTIFUL.
Laurel has created her own unique way of networking. She is always helpful and has personally answered so many queries that I have had. I have met lovely people through her events, and really enjoy the informal yet professional group meetings. Membership of the group is affordable, and definitely worth every penny.
Laurel is simply the best. She has been very supportive in helping me with my business and I have met some lovely new clients as a direct result of being part of Laurel’s group. The way Laurel does networking is the way it should be done, in my opinion. Friendly, informal, no-pressure networking. Perfect.
Laurel Alper is the owner of Laurel Leaf Networking, a thriving, diverse community of businesses & professionals across multiple sectors. The business of networking is never easy, yet Laurel makes it easy for the community to give & receive knowledge, share experiences and provide quality referrals, and to encourage each other in building their business. Through her superb knowledge of social media, marketing and business, continued commitment to regular advertising, exacting social, moral & personal standards, a sense of fun, and her positive attitude, Laurel has developed Laurel Leaf Networking into a brilliant, professional community with panache, and its' members are always willing to help one another. Laurel is always there to assist, and nothing is too much trouble for her, and if she can't answer a query, the community or panel of experts she's assembled can. A thoroughly modern, socially adept, professional networking community of which, I'm a proud member. I'd like to reiterate to Laurel Alper and all my friends, compatriots, associates, contacts & peers within our community, what a pleasure it is to be here & be a part of something magical. Thank you, one and all.