Laptops & Lattes Facebook Group Rules

These are the rules for membership of Laptops and Lattes Facebook Group (Group).

The Group is hosted by Michelle Marks of Laptops and Lattes. Michelle’s mission is to build a community for women running service-based businesses to be a supportive network and place to connect, inspire, educate and motivate.

Michelle is committed to building a network of like-minded entrepreneurs and help them to thrive in their business.

Membership to Laptops and Lattes Facebook group is open to women who run service businesses. We monitor and regulate membership to ensure great quality of content, comment and discussion as well as providing a really hands-on service ourselves in answering questions and supporting group members.

You can find out more on our website

To ensure the Group runs smoothly we have created some important rules for behaviour in the Group.

1) Be helpful, respectful and kind

Provide genuine and helpful feedback and suggestions to others. Ask questions. Don’t be afraid to start a new thread. No question is too stupid.

Be supportive. Everyone in the group has different service-based businesses and experiences.

It’s fine to be a lurker if that is how you feel comfortable interacting with the group, but we love it when lots of people get involved and comment in the threads and support each other.

Trolls, defamatory, nasty, misleading, threatening and inappropriate posts will be removed. Laptops and Lattes determines, in its absolute discretion what is considered to be offensive.

2) No self-promotion  

No self-promotion is allowed, this group is to assist you to build genuine connections with other businesswomen, have a platform to celebrate your wins and share struggles, access professional development opportunities and to feel support and less isolation.

We reserve the right to delete any posts with self-promoted content. Repeat offenders will be removed from the group.

You may respond to a clear request for support if you believe you can assist the original poster.

We may break our own rule and promote something if we feel as though it is of service to the group or we allocate certain days to promote content. We reserve that right but this isn’t a place where we intend to do a lot of selling to you so don’t be concerned!

3) No solicitation or requests to PM you

Do not post in the group and ask people to PM you to find out more about what you offer, how you can help or to work with you. Your comments (and you) will be removed.

4) Do not block Group Admins

Members who block Admins will be removed from the Group.

5) Privacy

While this is a private Group, our community is a public place (anyone can request to enter the Group).

Do not post personal information that you would not be comfortable sharing with a stranger. We recommend that you do not post any information that may identify you or anyone else, such as your address, email address or phone number.

6) Please use the group to ask questions rather than emailing or private messaging Laptops and Lattes

If you’ve got a specific customer service issue or something more private that you’d like to discuss, then by all means email me on

7) Don’t PM or friend-request group admins

We ask that you respect the time and privacy of our Admins and not DM them through Facebook or submit friend requests. By all means you can tag us in Group threads though.

You can email us at

We will reply to your email in a timely manner but if your email requires us to do some investigation it may take a little longer.

NOTE: These rules are subject to change without notice. We might change them or people in the community are also welcome to make suggestions. The rules are here to make this a comfortable and supportive place for everyone.

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8) Introduce yourself

It’s great when members post an introduction to themselves and what they do.

9) Post questions, helpful links, stories, observations and dilemmas.

This is a community. It’s facilitated by Laptops and Lattes team but it’s a place where we hope the community will create and respond to content that reflects their challenges as entrepreneurs. Share your thoughts and experiences because they are interesting and helpful to others.

Well done on reading this far, now let’s connect, learn, share and collaborate!

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