2020 was a year of change, for everyone. For the Pulse Club and its members, this change required them to cease what had developed into valued interactions.
The Club was growing well until Covid-19 halted things somewhat. They decided to focus their activities on the businesses of Ballinasloe.
Before Covid-19 Pulse’s first Tuesday meetings, business pitch sessions, problem-solving and information workshops and of course, larger events that were gaining so much traction and were improving with each event!
Covid-19 stopped all that, dead in its tracks, as it did for so many businesses, clubs, committees, and people's activities. Pulse Club had to rethink, react, and respond. So, immediately they decided that their activities should focus on all businesses and entrepreneurs in Ballinasloe, not just those who hold memberships.
The club began running well-received webinars and hoped at least to be helping the business community is some way during our first lockdown. Later in the summer when things were looking brighter, the Steering Committee gathered (remotely) to discuss what had been learned, how we might revise their offerings for the members and begin planning for a year ending high.
Then came lockdown number 2: pause, reflect and again, hunker down while offering any support that could be provided to the wider business community.
In November/December, they agreed to spend January surveying their memberships community directly. To find what 2020 brought the members in terms of challenges and opportunities. How Covid-19 has changed the directions of their businesses, and for those worst affected, how might they respond?, - whether in the original business or something new that might blossom out of the disaster .They also launched their window display programme.
The Pulse Club aim to aid any budding entrepreneur with a seed of an idea, those in a start-up, those in business for a while, those who have many years of experience and going at it again.
They wish to know how they can help. Whether you are an existing member or not, send your list of problems, needs and challenges that the club might be able to help with, along with ideas, suggestions and of course, ways to improve based on experience to firstname.lastname@example.org
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