MARCH EVENTS – FORWARD LOOK

March 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

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.

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.

Interested? Learn more here or book in a call with our Community Manager, James. You can even join our monthly Discovery call to learn what we’re all about and our plans for the future! – More on that below

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MONDAY 4TH MARCH | 1-2PM | BBN DISCOVERY CALL | ONLINE

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We run these monthly online calls for anyone interested in learning more about the Better Business Network to see who we are, what we offer and why purpose driven businesses should join as well as our future plans for the Network.

THIS SESSION WILL COVER:

– Who we are
– What you will get out of joining the BBN
– How we create positive impact
– Who else is in the network
– How much the BBN costs
– What are the next steps are
– Q+A

This 1pm event is directly before our monthly Virtual Speed Networking event starting at 2pm.

MONDAY 4TH MARCH | 2-3PM | SPEED NETWORKING | ONLINE

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Our monthly virtual Speed Networking for Purpose Driven Businesses connects like-minded business owners who care about their social and environmental impact to help their businesses grow and create positive systemic change.

HOW DOES THE EVENT WORK?

Virtual speed networking is a fun and quick way for you to meet other purpose led business leaders. Over the course of 60 minutes, our host places you in one to one breakout sessions to meet five new business contacts. These sessions are a great platform for the self employed, small business owners and SMEs to work together to elevate good business, learn from one another and meet helpful connections.

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

RSVP is required to receive the Zoom link (This often ends up in your spam folder – check for an email from WordPress) RSVP for free to our February Speed Networking event here or check out our upcoming events here

BREAKFAST NETWORKING & CO-WORKING DAY | 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.

BRIGHTON | RSVP HERE

Thursday 14th March | 09:00-10:30 | Projects, The Lanes, BN1 1HW

MANCHESTER | RSVP HERE

Thursday 14th March | 09:00-10:30 | X+Why Floor 1, Cathedral Approach M3 7FA

SHEFFIELD | RSVP HERE

Tuesday 26th March | 09:00-11:00 | Wizu Workspace, 32 Eyre Street, S1 4QZ

LONDON | RSVP HERE

Thursday 28th March | 09:00 – 10:30 | X+Why The Orchard, Floor 8, 1 Great Cumberland Place, W1H 7AL

This is a relaxed, fun and easy way for you to meet other purpose-led businesses, to make meaningful connections and learn from one another.

There will be hot drinks, fresh fruit and pastries provided for attendees to enjoy while having a chat.

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.

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!

Interested? You’ll need to send our Community Manager, James, an email to confirm your space at james@thebetterbusiness.network

X+Why Venues (London & Manchester)

If you’re not a BBN member, Please feel free to stick around and co-work for the day from the space. You will need to purchase a Day Pass from the X+Why website to get access after Breakfast Networking ends at 10am.

Project venue (Brighton)

If you’re not a BBN member, You will be able to get one free co-working day as a taster session. After this, you need to book a day pass through the Projects The Lanes team to get access after Breakfast Networking ends at 10:30am.

Wizu Venue (Sheffield)

If you are not a Better Business Network Member, please feel free to stick around and co-work for the day from the space, however, you will have to purchase a full-price day pass (£20+VAT). You need to book a day pass through the Wizu Workspace team to get access after Breakfast Networking ends at 11:00am.

THURSDAY 14th MARCH | 6-8pm | EVENING DRINKS NETWORKING | BRIGHTON

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We are hosting a networking event in Brighton. This is a chance for you to come and meet other network members, colleagues and friends for an evening of drinks and conversation. This will be a relaxed, fun and easy way for you to meet other purpose-led businesses, to make meaningful connections and learn from one another.

This will be the same day as Brighton Breakfast Networking, so make sure to come along in the morning. You can stay and co-work in the amazing space at Projects for the rest of the day, before joining us for drinks in the evening!

The event will be located at Projects The Lanes, Nile House, Nile St, Brighton and Hove, Brighton, BN1 1HW.

A big thanks to Projects for hosting us in their amazing venue.

THURSDAY 21ST AND FRIDAY 22ND NOV | 10-2PM | CARBON LITERACY TRAINING | ONLINE

GET YOUR TICKETS HERE

Join us for two half-day virtual sessions to complete our accredited Carbon Literacy online training course.

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?

Members of the Better Business Network have access to all our courses at a 50% discount, but are able to access our Carbon Literacy course for free depending on their tier level. Courses start at £180 per person for Individuals to join an existing course or at £1000 to run a private workshop for a business or private organisation.

To take advantage of our member exclusive offers and discounts, become a BBN member by signing up here.

WHO IS THE COURSE FOR?

The course is designed for those working within professional services, who want to make a positive change and take action on climate change through their job role.

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.

WHAT HAPPENS AFTERWARDS?

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. 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.

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.

THURSDAY 28TH MARCH  | 9-10AM | PEER MENTORING WITH JANNINE BARRON, REGENERATIVE BUSINESS MENTOR | ONLINE

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This is a BBN member only service.

Peer mentoring is a monthly meetup, where Regenerative Business Mentor, Jannine Barron, will facilitate a mentoring process that is sure to inspire and ignite practical solutions to real business dilemmas.

To apply to be mentored, you must be a BBN Member and can find information about this in the members area or via James, our Community Manager, at james@thebetterbusiness.network

Jannine Barron is the Regenerative Business Mentor. She helps purpose-led business owners experience and apply regenerative thinking to their businesses so they can build a legacy of impact as well as success.

Check out our YouTube video explaining how this session works here

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Thursday 28th March | 6-8pm | PEOPLE, PLANET, PINT | Manchester

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Come join us at the next People, Planet, Pint session in Manchester on Thursday 28th March!

For consistency, The BBN team and Alex Booth co-host all Manchester PPP sessions on the last Thursday of every month at Sandbar.

The event is open to everyone (member or not) 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.