JULY EVENTS – FORWARD LOOK

July is round the corner, so here’s a forward look at what the Better Business Network has going on. Some of these events are exclusive to our members, but you can try out our networking events as a guest to see if the network is right for you.

For a full look at all of our events this year, check out our event calendar here

WHO ARE THE BETTER BUSINESS NETWORK AND WHAT DO THEY DO?

The Better Business Network is an inclusive network for purpose-driven business owners and leaders who want to grow their business and make the world a better place. We help you grow your impact, income and audience while advocating for systemic change.

We are the 4th business in the world to put Nature on the Board, read more about that here.

Joining as a member allows you to support impactful organisations such as ClientEarth , B1G1 and 1% for the Planet as part of a more powerful collective through 20% donation of your membership fees, whilst also increasing your individual impact.

If you’re wanting to learn more in the meantime, get in touch with james@thebetterbusiness.network or check out our website here.

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MONDAY 1st JULY | 1:30-2PM | BBN DISCOVERY CALL | ONLINE

RSVP HERE

FREE FOR EVERYONE


WHAT IS IT?

A monthly 30 minute discovery to learn about the Better Business Network. Find out what we do to help business leaders grow their business and make the world a better place.


WHAT WE COVER:

  • Who we are

  • Benefits of joining the Network

  • How we create a positive impact

  • Who is in the network

  • Fees and Costs

  • How to join

  • Q&A


WHO IS IT FOR?

Business Owners and Leaders who want to join a community that does good.

We intentionally run this talk before our monthly Virtual Speed Networking for Purpose Driven Businesses session which starts at 14:00. You can meet current members of the BBN in the network and get a feel for the community. To learn more about our Speed Networking, RSVP here

MONDAY 1st JULY | 2-3PM | SPEED NETWORKING | ONLINE

RSVP HERE

FREE FOR MEMBERS / FIRST SESSION FREE FOR NON MEMBERS


WHAT IS IT?

A monthly 60 minute Virtual speed networking session. A fun and quick way for you to meet other purpose led business leaders.

Our host places you in one to one breakout sessions to meet five new business contacts over the course of the sessions

If you’re new to the BBN, or wish to learn more about the network, drop in to our BBN Discovery Event 30 mins before this event. RSVP FOR BBN DISCOVERY EVENT HERE.


HOW IT WORKS

We don’t encourage a hard sell environment, we want these to be friendly, supportive and collaborative sessions that allows you to build your network with other organisations that care about their social and environmental impact.


WHO IS IT FOR?

Business Owners and Leaders who want to meet like minded people and make valuable connections.

If you want to join a community that does good, we intentionally run this session after our monthly BBN Discovery Call which starts at 13:30 which is all about what we do to help business leaders grow their business and make the world a better place.

To learn more about that RSVP here

 

BREAKFAST NETWORKING & CO-WORKING DAY 11TH, 18TH AND 25TH JULY | NATIONWIDE

The Better Business Network host Breakfast Networking sessions across the country for purpose driven businesses to connect. These events are open to everyone, not just BBN members. If you’re a non-member, you’re welcome to down for free once as a taster session to get a feel for the Network, after this you must have a membership to attend.

 

BRIGHTON | RSVP HERE

Thursday 11th July | 09:00-10:30 | Projects, The Lanes, BN1 1HW

Your Local Host

The event will be hosted by Kelly Smith who co-runs Neo, one of the first certified B Corps in the UK and a member of the Better Business Network. Neo was also one of the few original purposeful creative agencies, having dedicated itself from day one to working exclusively on projects with social and environmental purpose.

Who are Projects?

At Projects, their mission is to provide home for better business. They are a certified B Corp – find out more here. Projects provide inspiring and inclusive work spaces that benefit people and respect our planet. They prioritise creating environments where everyone can thrive personally and professionally. Their commitment to informed decision-making and sustainable practices ensures that they not only support businesses in their growth but also contribute to a better future.

 

MANCHESTER | RSVP HERE

Thursday 11th July | 09:00-10:30 | X+Why 100 Embankment Floor 1, M3 7FA

Your Local Host

The event will be hosted by members of the Better Business Network team – to find out more, click here

Who are X+Why?

X+Why is a dynamic and innovative community dedicated to fostering creativity and collaboration, providing flexible workspaces to a community of purpose led entrepreneurs and businesses and are home to businesses of all sizes, from all sectors. X+Why are strongly aligned with our values at the Better Business Network, they place sustainability at the heart of their business and work towards having a positive impact in society.

 

BRISTOL | RSVP HERE

Thursday 18th July | 09:00-10:30 | Square Works, BS8 1HB

Who are Square Works? 

Situated in the elegant area of Clifton, Square Works is Bristol’s only high-end serviced offices and co-working space with a private members’ club. From hot-desking quiet zones to bookable meeting rooms, Square Works is a dynamic and productive environment for businesses and individuals in any industry. Find out more here.

Your Local Host

The event will be hosted by Mollie Kay-Hough who is the South West Community Manager for the Better Business Network.

LONDON | RSVP HERE

Thursday 25th July | 09:00-10:30 | X+Why The Orchard Floor 8, W1H 7AL

Who are X+Why?

X+Why is a dynamic and innovative community dedicated to fostering creativity and collaboration, providing flexible workspaces to a community of purpose led entrepreneurs and businesses and are home to businesses of all sizes, from all sectors. X+Why are strongly aligned with our values at the Better Business Network, they place sustainability at the heart of their business and work towards having a positive impact in society.

Your Local Host

The event will be hosted by Madelyn Postman who is the London Community Manager for the Better Business Network

 

WHAT’S HAPPENING AFTERWARDS?

We’re inviting people to stay and co-work for the rest of the day. This means you can crack on and get some work done from an incredible space, whilst also giving further opportunities to connect with your fellow attendees. Interested? You must RSVP with a BBN Member + Coworking ticket at least one day before, if you don’t do this you may have to pay to use the space.

If you are a Better Business Network Member you are able to get co-working Day Passes as part of your membership, and so you’ll be able to do this completely free! If you’re not a Better Better Network member but would like to co-work at the relevant site afterwards, please purchase a Day Pass from the relevant site to gain access after Breakfast Networking ends.

Brighton Day Pass

Manchester Day Pass

Bristol Day Pass

London Day Pass

Any issues, please contact our Community Manager, James at james@thebetterbusiness.network


THURSDAY 25th AND FRIDAY 26th JULY| 10-2pm | CARBON LITERACY TRAINING | Online


SIGN UP HERE 

FREE FOR BBN MEMBERS (FOR UP TO 5 EMPLOYEES) / £180 FOR NON MEMBERS 

 

WHAT IS IT? 

Two ‘half’ Day Virtual Workshop on Thursday 25th July 10:00 – 14:00 and Friday 26th July 10:00 – 14:00

to complete our accredited Carbon Literacy training course.

 

WHAT WE COVER:

  • This course is aimed specifically at those in the professional services industries, and will take you from the basics of climate science, and what is happening with the climate emergency; through to how this will impact everyone, enabling you to pledge relevant carbon reducing actions in your life, work & industry.
  • On successful completion of your Carbon Literacy training, after submitting your actions, you can become certified as ‘Carbon Literate’, joining more than 40,000 others, and including business leaders across multiple sectors.
  • After completing the course, you’ll be required to complete a Participant Evidence form which will then be sent to the Carbon Literacy Project for approval. Once the form has been approved you will receive your certificate.

 

WHO IS IT FOR? 

It is a perfect introductory session to climate science that we always recommend people to take so they can feel empowered to start to take action.It is designed for those who want to make a positive change and take action on climate change through their job role.

By taking part in this course, you will join employees from staff across other businesses including the NHS, Patagonia, BBC and ITV in training their staff to become ‘Carbon Literate’, helping to embed a widespread low-carbon culture.

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION 

If you want to be certified, you need to pay a certification fee. This fee costs £10 and is paid to the Carbon Literacy Project, who then review and authorise any certifications.

This is done through the completion of an evidence form which you will need to fill out on completion of the course which is reviewed and marked. This process takes on average 21 – 28 working days and completion of the course does not guarantee a pass.

Fore more information, check out our Carbon Literacy Training testimonials over on our YouTube channel here

 

Thursday 25th JULY | 6-8pm | PEOPLE, PLANET, PINT | Manchester

YOU MUST RSVP ON EVENTBRITE

Come join us at the next People, Planet, Pint session in Manchester

Whether you’re a sustainability professional, small business owner, local council/government worker, student, consultant, looking to switch careers, or anything else besides, come down and meet others interested in sustainability.

No agenda, workshops or webinars. Just chat over some beers.

Big thanks to Small 99 (who created the PPP concept) and KRYSTAL, the sponsors of the event who provide green web hosting services, who kindly provide a free drink for the first 33 people who arrive.

 

VOLUNTEER HOSTS

Hannah runs betternotstop, a Sustainable Impact agency specialising in helping businesses measure and communicate their positive impact as well as Founder of Better Business Network a community and platform to help Business Leaders network, learn, innovate and work together for collective action to increase their income and impact.

Having studied Politics at University, James has a keen interest in current affairs and the climate crisis, and now works as the community manager at the Better Business Network, a membership organisation that helps businesses increase their social and environmental impact.

Alex Booth runs DecarbonEaze, a consultancy that helps businesses find their best-fit decarbonisation solutions on the market for free.