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The Better Business Network is the only purpose-led business community that is focused on helping connect ethical businesses together AND increase their positive social and environmental impact.
We are transparent with how our membership fees are spent. We are committed to investing 20% of all membership fees to supporting impactful organisations such as Client Earth and B1G1 projects.
Membership starts at £30 a month, and prices increase incrementally across several tiers depending on the size of your business. The larger the organisation, the more you have to pay. Information on the prices, and what each tier offers, can be found down below in the FAQs.
What do we offer?
Check out our Membership Pack which details all the benefits we offer when joining, including:
- Monthly Live Expert-Led Workshops
- Free Carbon Literacy training (worth £180!)
- Online Slack Community
- Added to Business Directory
- Access to in-person roundtable events
- Access to private, industry specific groups
- 50% off betternotstop Online Courses
- Weekly Members Emails
- Access to all previous Recorded Workshops
- Monthly Speed Networking
- 100’s Online Tools and Resources
- Members Office Hours
The cost of membership varies depending upon the size of the business.
We’ve attempted to price the membership fees at a cost that is accessible for small business owners.
There are currently 5 membership tiers:
Tier 1: 1-5 employees – £30 per month – Includes 1 additional memberships, 5 free Carbon Literacy training
Tier 2: 6-10 employees – £50 per month – Includes 2 additional memberships, 5 free Carbon Literacy training, 50% off Carbon Literacy training above five, invite to private sector groups
Tier 3: 11-25 employees – £80 per month – Includes 3 additional memberships, 5 free Carbon Literacy training, 50% off Carbon Literacy training above five, invite to private sector groups, access to industry in-person roundtables
Tier 4: 26-50 employees – £130 per month – Includes 4 additional memberships, 5 free Carbon Literacy training, 50% off Carbon Literacy training above five, invite to private sector groups, access to industry in-person roundtables
Tier 5: 51+ employees – £200 per month – Includes 5 additional memberships, 5 free Carbon Literacy training, 50% off Carbon Literacy training above five, invite to private sector groups, access to industry in-person roundtables
Larger companies pay a higher fee as they are helping to support and subsidise access (and keep prices low) for smaller business owners, who otherwise would not be able to afford the networking opportunities and access to resources that we provide.
We also donate 20% of membership fees to impactful organisations, and work collectively for improved government legislation and specific campaigns that seek to have a positive social and environmental impact.
This means that simply by joining and becoming a member of the Better Business Network, you are already taking the first step on your journey to becoming a business that has a positive impact.
Once you join as a Member, you’ll have access to a Members Area that has all the free resources and workshop recordings we’ve created, along with useful links to external resources, details of offers and campaigns you should join.
You get out of the network what you put in.
We’re proud to say that many of our members have gone on to do incredible work together, but it’s very important to contribute to the conversation, support and help your fellow members.
We hold monthly Virtual Speed Networking sessions which are an excellent way to grow your connections, and our monthly roundup of new members aims to be a helpful starting point.
If you are worried about not having enough time to contribute or engage fully, please remember that you can add members of your team to the Network under your membership, who can access all the resources we provide, same as you (the no. of additional members is tier dependent).
If you join the network and feel that it is not the right fit for you and your business, you can request a full refund up to 30 days from joining, no questions asked.
The Better Business Network started in April 2021 accepting small cohorts of businesses.
We opened our doors officially in June 2022 and started promoting the network to the wider business community in Summer 2022.
We have partnered with several different organisations to increase our positive impact as a business and as a community, and are committed to donating 20% of membership fees to impactful organisations.
In regards to charitable giving, we donate to Buy One Give One with every new membership, provide monthly donations to Client Earth and milestone donations to 1% For the Planet.
We also work collectively for improved government legislation and support.
We keep all our spending totally transparent.
We share the income and costs of the Better Business Network in an impact report, including what was spent on operations, marketing and with our partners.
We’ve attempted to price the membership fees at a cost that is accessible for small business owners, with larger companies paying a higher fee in order to help subsidise access for smaller businesses who otherwise would not be able to afford the cost of membership.
Scholarships are indeed available to business owners unable to pay the monthly payments on a case by case basis, with up to 10% of the upcoming applications available on bursary.
If you choose to pay annually rather than monthly you get 10 months for the price of 12.
No, we accept businesses from all points along their journey. It matters less where you are currently, and more where you want to go.
We want you to be an ethical business with a real desire and drive for change and positive impact. ,It’s important that we get the mix right for all the members.
We want all our businesses have the same vision, to create regenerative businesses that have a positive impact with the work they do. We reserve the right to remove your membership if you don’t align with the values of the Better Business Network.
We understand Business Owners are busy, so perhaps you may want one of your team to be the active member in the community for you, that’s fine!
We ask that the lead member for every application is the Business Owner or a member of the Leadership team.
You can add extra members of your team to the network at no additional cost – the number of additional members you can have is tied to your membership tier, take a look at the “how much does membership cost” FAQ answer for more details.
We don’t think anyone offers the support we do.
Our focus is helping you to establish foundational support in your business and network to help it be a sustainable, resilient company, while helping you look after you and your staffs mental health and wellbeing.
We offer you an everyday support network via our Slack channel. Our Members are genuinely incredible and they’ve helped shape the Network into such a passionate and supportive community!
We don’t expect you to pay a year up front like some of our competitors (unless you want to!) because we know you need to manage your cash flow, however by doing so you get two months free membership.
We offer a 30 day money back guarantee to ensure you feel the same.