Connect. Learn. Share ideas.

The DecorCafe HomeBizClub is a collaborative community of individuals who are running or thinking of starting up their own home business. Our members include architects, interior and garden designers, caterers, florists, artists, photographers, event organisers, people making and selling beautiful original products and providing the services everyone running their own home businesses needs from social media & IT support to nutrition & fitness.

Members enjoy the ongoing inspiration, support and useful contacts that being part of a like-minded community provides. Membership is £20 per month and includes all of our HomeBizClub events to connect and learn from inspiring speakers.

Contact Us for more info: 0843 886 2424 or email

Members are also welcome to attend DecorClub events, included in membership. All events require booking in advance and are subject to availability. Membership does not guarantee a place. 

Networking & Marketing Evening: 10th Jan (Putney)


Connect, Learn, Share Ideas.

Topic: Networking & Improve Your Marketing in 2018

Welcome to 2018! As the first club event of the year we thought that we would host it in the evening to get everyone together to-reconnect and share ideas and motivation to make 2018 a really great one.

It is the time when we review our productivity and set new goals and so we are including a helpful marketing question and answer session about what is really effective and what to prioritise in 2018.

We want 2018 to be a fantastic year for all of our community and so at this January evening you will have the opportunity to:

  • Network: develop your relationship with like-minded people who will inspire and help you
  • Review: have time out to think about your business and your goals for 2018
  • Grow: Have your marketing questions answered to make it easier for you to develop your business in 2018

The format will be, as usual, a networking session at the beginning of the evening, followed by a question and answer session, with creative marketing experts, Louisa Blackmore, of Humphrey Munson and Claire Burrage of Clara Bee who have built their businesses quite differently, as bespoke products and services respectively, but also effectively with tremendous results.

We will be welcoming questions and ideas from all our community so please do join us to discuss all aspects of marketing and social media from Pinterest, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to more traditional advertising, to face to face and word of mouth marketing.

About Claire Burrage: Claire is Creative Director at Clara Bee. She has always been passionate about property and interior design and bought her first property in 1995 – transforming what was an ugly, dilapidated wreck into a beautiful home. Claire found an outlet for her passion by helping friends with their property projects, working around being a mother to two daughters. She helped design practical solutions that make spaces work, while building up contacts with property professionals and project managing contractors.

Gradually, that work became more formalized – new clients arrived largely through word of mouth recommendation and, as the number of projects increased a business was born. Clara Bee Limited was established in May 2011 and has grown to become one of the leading design and project management companies in SW London.

About Louisa Blackmore: Louisa is an entrepreneur, award winning blogger and Creative Director of bespoke kitchen company, Humphrey Munson. She sets and implements the marketing strategy across all marketing media from press advertising through website blogging and social media including pinterest, instagram, facebook.

Format: Join us at 7.30pm. There will be an opportunity for networking with other members before we begin the Q & A session at 8pm. The evening will finish at 9.30pm

Tickets: Included in Club members monthly membership fee, but please register below for numbers. First-time guests welcome. Please purchase your £20 ticket below and contact us to find out more about membership.

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Communicating With Confidence: 10.00am 23th Jan (Thames Ditton)

Paul Gilmore

All about ongoing inspiration and support, at our home business club events you will enjoy:

  • Meeting new and interesting, like-minded people
  • Learning from our inspiring expert speaker
  • Having time to think about your own business

Topic: Communicating with Confidence

Communication is about ‘sharing’. Sharing ideas, expertise, knowledge…and doing so in such a way that is clear, concise and unambiguous. In this workshop we examine the use of content, voice and body and the impact we are having on our audience when giving and receiving information. We look at what makes for good and bad communication between individuals. Is our message landing as we want it to land? Are we having the impact we desire? Participants leave with a greater understanding of what their own personal impact is and how to use it. Using tools and techniques drawn from the performing arts participants learn how to increase their confidence and effectiveness when communicating.

Our Expert Speaker: Paul Gilmore – Activation Business Theatre

Paul has worked for many years as a trainer and facilitator. He comes from both a business and drama background having first obtained a BA (Hons) in Accounting & Finance before going onto drama school to study acting. Having worked as a professional actor for over 20 years in TV, Theatre and Film, Paul has transferred his skills as an actor and director into the corporate world. He has designed and delivered numerous training programmes for a wide range of clients and training needs. He strongly believes that training which incorporates skills practice is the most effective way to bring about sustainable change. He formed Activation Business Theatre in 2001 – producing drama-based training programmes and corporate videos. www.activation.co.uk

As a trainer Paul delivers dynamic, interactive training sessions for groups as well as one-to-one sessions in all areas of Communication and Presentation Skills. He works with a wide range of public and private sector clients.

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