I went along to the Merton Chamber of Commerce Christmas Lunch yesterday to do a bit of networking. Although for most of our decade in business we have worked for large organisations we are starting to pick up more jobs for smaller businesses who generally seem to be at the mercy of rogues and charlatans when it comes to databases and web applications.
The first Chamber of Commerce networking do I attended was at Jim Thompson's Flaming Wok about six months ago. I well remember meeting the charming founder and proprietor of AA Lingerie the online store dedicated to small busted women.
The challenge of keeping your gaze horizontal and steady, and not even glancing south when a woman describes such an entrepreneurial venture to you face to face is one I am ashamed to say I failed.