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"Networking the perfect launch pad for success in 2015" says Finance T

18 January 2015 19:00


When Financial Business Trainer Andi Lonnen went to Yorkshire networking group, Ladies Just Wanna Have Lunch, she said it provided her business with the perfect launch pad.

While chatting with book publisher Gail Powell from Solopreneur Publishing, the idea for Ms Lonnen’s Be Fabulous At Finance book was born. The book, based on workshops of the same name that Andi runs across the UK and further afield, was written as part of Ms Powell’s guides for Solopreneurs in August 2014. It hit Amazon’s shelves shortly after.

Ms Lonnen, who has been running her own business ALBA for two years, said: “The networking group and book helped me catapult my business to an even wider audience. Small business owners need to get out there, meet people and reap all the opportunities that come their way”

Solopreneur’s Publishing Ms Powell said: “Andi was brimming with enthusiasm, expertise and content, for a practical, easy to understand and energising book. Perfect for solopreneurs.”

Since then, the book has received five star reviews and enhanced Ms Lonnen’s profile as a trainer and conference speaker. Plus, she has a second book Finance for Non-Financial Managers in the pipeline. “One horizon reveals another,” Ms Lonnen added.

Co-director Tracy Bodenham from the Ladies Just Wanna Have Lunch networking group, now expanding into Sheffield, said: “Meeting people face to face is an excellent way to do business. People buy from people - it’s as simple as that. There’s nothing we love more than hearing success stories like this which prove our business formula.”

She added: “At Ladies Just Wanna Have Lunch we pride ourselves on encouraging our networkers to feel comfortable by giving them a warm welcome and introducing them to regulars they’ll be interested in. It’s all about building relationships, not the hard sell."

The book Be Fabulous At Finance is available to buy as a paperback and as an e-book from Amazon.

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About Finance Training Academy

A fully qualified FCCA accountant and experienced commercial Finance Director, Andi Lonnen is well positioned to provide the highest standard of practical finance training and 1-2-1 coaching services to all levels of an organisation. Combining both her extensive knowledge and experience of finance with a great passion and enthusiasm for training and developing people, Andi ensures her training sessions provide the best learning experience in a safe environment with skills that can be implemented in the workplace immediately and have everyone buzzing to do so!

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