I have never 'networked' before and the thought of it tends to make me go a bit cold - that walking into a room knowing no-one feeling. Anyway, working on my own with Stacey in Leeds has meant I need to grow up and get over that! So, when I spotted a The Tower Hamlet Mums in Business Networking Event on this week (via twitter ... oh how I am loving this new technology!) I decided to be brave and go along. Totally worth it - organised by Tabitha from Mimimyne who had arranged for the owners of Smart Bags and Oh Baby London to come along and share their starting up stories and trials and tribulation. A mixture of people like me who have just started a new business and others looking at making the leap after having a baby listened, learned and chatted. I can totally see why it is worthwhile going to these events ... sharing tips/getting contacts/knowing where everyone is coming from/all juggling life and families makes you feel like you aren't going through it all totally on your own.