'Chichester Networking group gave me a huge confidence boost'

Laura Griffiths with her children Toby, seven, and Monty, eight months at their home in Emsworth. ks190289-1
Laura Griffiths with her children Toby, seven, and Monty, eight months at their home in Emsworth. ks190289-1

A businesswoman has described the confidence boost she got after joining a local networking club.

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Sports therapist Laura Griffiths, 34, lives in Emsworth with her partner and two sons, seven-year-old Toby, and Monty who is eight months old. Laura struggled with managing her business and juggling work and family commitments.

She said: “This is the third time I have set up the business. On the previous two attempts I’ve not had the confidence to follow it through.

“It has been running for about two or three months and I have been networking since the beginning of April.”

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The group, called Mumpreneurs, allows business owners to share advice, support, and contacts and is made up of 16 groups stretching from Eastbourne to Bournemouth.

Laura added: “It’s challenging but I wouldn’t have been able to do it with any other networking group. It just fits in perfectly and does what it says on the tin. There’s not a bad word you can say about it with such an understanding group of people — it’s just lovely.

“This time around, touch wood, [running the business] has been very positive and it feels different. It’s a really good confidence boost.”

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