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The 2pm Business Talks, Masterminding and Spotlight Sessions:

Each meeting includes a specific planned activity, either a BUSINESS TALK, MASTERMINDING SESSION or BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT SESSION from 2.00-2.30pm.

Crouch End Meetings

Crouch End meetings are held upstairs at The Typists’ Bar, Hornsey Town Hall Arts Centre, The Broadway, Crouch End, N8 9JJ

Next Meeting: Monday 20 FEBRUARY @ 12.30-2.30pm

Cost: £10.00 non-members / £7.50 SBN members   

No need to book, just turn up




Click here for map and transport details for Hornsey Town Hall Arts Centre (HTHAC)


In these sessions we focus the spotlight on TWO business owners in a very particular way - through asking some very specific questions abut their businesses.

These questions mean that not only do we get to know these people's business in more depth, we also get some great insights into the entrepreneurial journey from that person's perspective that will hopefully be useful for all of us.

These are the kind of questions that will be asked:

How did you end up doing what you do?

What do you love about your business?

What service are you really providing?

What is the biggest challenge you currently face?

What three things have you learned that you'd like to pass onto others?

From this type of questioning, we can all not only find out about the business of the person under the spotlight, but learn more about what running your own business really involves, and apply this to our own situation.

This month we will be turning the spotlight on Brian Cotsen of Webtime VA and psychotherapist Graham Allen.


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Need some advice about some aspect of your business? Perhaps you could do with some marketing tips, help with social media, your business strategy, or your accounts?  Or are you planning a new project that you’d like to get some external feedback on?  

Even if everything is going really well in your business, external feedback is always valuable, and other small business owners can often be the best people to give it.  

Whatever your plans or challenges, masterminding is a great way to get helpful advice and suggestions from your peers in a supportive, friendly environment. Who knows - you may even get the answer to a thorny problem that’s been eluding you for a long time!

How Masterminding Works

SBN masterminding sessions last about 30-40 minutes.

We divide ourselves up into groups of about four people, and each person gets around seven to ten minutes to share a challenge (large or small) with the other three members in the group, who then offer advice and suggestions about that challenge. After seven minutes, we move onto the next person.

This can be a surprisingly effective way of solving challenges and learning from other people’s experiences. It also gives us an opportunity to get to know the other members of the group and their businesses in more depth, often resulting in more customers, interesting leads, new collaborations, ways we can help each other etc.

Our experience has been that whenever our meeting attendees try masterminding they are converted from sceptic to total enthusiast by the end of the session!

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MONDAY 17 APRIL:  with Rebecca Fishman, talk topic TBA