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What support have you had or would you look for in the journey to spin out a mutual

Networks are important - being able to discuss with others that have already made the journey or are in the process of spinning out is so helpful in learning what has gone well, what has not gone so well and also solutions to challenges. Julie
P.S. I like the new format of the website.

DanielleProcter's picture

Julie, I agree. I run my own Mutual and use a range of people to chat with to test ideas and develop my business, What are the two or three things that would help you to build your network?

Hi all,

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Thank you,
Matt Towner

Hi Danielle, my apologies for the delay in responding. We already have good networks, so it was more about letting others know that networks are valuable both during and after spinning out. Being a pathfinder has been extremely helpful in networking with others. I think the other things that have been useful are making contacts at events such as conferences, workshops etc and also being aware of other organisations across the country, either through researching on-line or via other colleagues. Happy New Year from Anglian Community Enterprise to everyone.