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Deborah Valentine

Somewhere between intuition and inspiration is ‘a box’

A review of the March networking evening, by Deborah Valentine of a hand in The Hague. At least this is how I appreciated the presentation given by Andy Mayer at our March networking evening “Thinking about the box: inside and out”. The ‘box’ is what we have been programmed to think we need to always think […]

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Bold Female Leadership: WBII celebrates 10 years [Press]

Click here to view larger. “For the Women’s Business Initiative International (WBII) 10 years seems a lifetime ago since the spark of an idea that Suzy Ogé had, which ignited, supported and encouraged more than 500 female entrepreneurs.” Read more… Article in the ACCESS Magazine by Deborah Valentine of a hand in The Hague.

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January Networking Review: Fall in love with Self-Marketing

A review of our January networking event by Deborah Valentine of a hand in The Hague. It was a full house at the January networking event – it took a while for the brief introductions – but it was worth the delay to meet so many new members for the first time, and be reminded […]

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November Network Review: The Business Plan

by Deborah Valentine of a hand in The Hague The irony has not escaped me: that I would be writing the review of Clare Summerfield’s presentation on THE business plan from the WBII’s November networking evening. Having started my own business, because of opportunity and without a business plan 8 years ago did not make […]

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[video] Starters Seminar WBII / WTC The Hague

20 would be entrepreneurs came together to find out about how to start your own business in the Netherlands. Thank you to our sponsor WTC The Hague, speakers Marcel de Lijster, Franzeskia Pechtl, Deborah Valentine, Clare Summerfield and Sinead Hewson. It was a great event! If you missed it….sign up for the April 2016 Starters […]

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50 shades of liability!

A review of the September networking evening by Deborah Valentine of a hand in The Hague. The title already says it: the networking session on Insurances was anything but dull or boring, and while the silence at the end was a mere reflection of having our minds put to work, the journey through the presentation was […]

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The E-learning Explosion – March Networking Review

by Deborah Valentine Renée Veldman-Tentori, our speaker at the March networking event on the ‘explosion of e-learning’, is in her words, a life-long learner. Combined with her curiosity about social media and entrepreneurship it is perhaps not so surprising that she is also committed to sharing and teaching. Which is what she did at our […]

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Entrepreneurship vs Employment, the many reasons behind the trend

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My recommendation: do not type female entrepreneurship vs. employment into a search engine in hopes of coming up with any ‘answers’. A quick survey among fellow entrepreneurs also delivered varied views on the subject. The topic is written about often; from academic, statistical and personal points of view. Many people, who all have a lot to say. While doing […]

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Deborah Valentine (a hand in The Hague)

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Deborah Valentine is an English language copywriter. She writes for several expat oriented magazines; helps entrepreneurs with their web and marketing texts and edits material prepared by non-native English language speakers. Given her innate networking skills as well as her languages she offers her clients much more than written words. She connects, interprets and transmits […]

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Entrepreneurial Initiative Awards 2009

The WBII introduced the Entrepreneurial Initiative Awards at the International Women’s Day event at the Carlton Ambassador Hotel on 8 March to recognize three core values; Ambition, Social Innovation and Networking. The winners: Corina Waaijer, owner of the new Hotel Mozaic in The Hague received the Ambition Award and shared some of her adventures in […]

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