support, help and community for small businesses in
north london looking to grow
I first attended a Small Business Meeting (SBN) in the Autumn of 2008 and have regularly attended ever since. I have found it to be a really great experience and very profitable for my business. During this time I have gained 8 clients directly from meeting people at the SBN meetings, and an additional 10 indirectly from recommendations of other members of SBN. Mostly, these clients are repeat business.
There have also been less tangible benefits of attending the meetings. This has included the skills and experience gained from others sharing their expertise or from the regular business talks that SBN hosts. For instance, learning about new methods of marketing or any other aspect of business management has probably brought in other clients and improved profitability and efficiency.
For me their is no better way of working than being self employed -
Michael Gainey, Director of N19 Accounts Ltd
I’ve been going to SBN meetings since I started my business s a shiatsu and movement therapist in November 2010 and it’s really helped me to learn vital business skills such as how to present myself, how to refine what I offer etc. I also love feeling much more part of the local community than I used to.(2011)
Geoff Hogan, Shiatsu and Movement Therapist
SBN is my favourite networking group of all the ones I go to -
Lucy Hall, Lucy’s Web Designs (for more info about Lucy’s services, visit this page)
I don’t think I would have got my business of the ground nearly so quickly if it had not been for SBN. My first two business clients came directly from networking within this friendly supportive group. (March 2011)
Sara Mallett, Benefacto -
SBN is fantastic value for money. The networking I’ve done at just occasional meetings I’ve been to is beginning to add new skills to my business, including on a skills swap basis. The talks are excellent -
Katharine Locke, Medical Herbalist and Iridologist (for more info about Katharine, visit this page)
Just a note of thanks for yesterday's SBN meeting [January 2011]. Lucy, who came with me for the first time, commented what a friendly and supportive group it is. Sara Mallett, Benefacto -
A wonderful platform to meet and share with like-
Helene Pennel, Danis Bois Method (for more info about Helene, visit this page)
Where else can you share ideas, experiences and work with other self-
Marcia Macleod, Journalist, Copywriter and Grammarian (for more info about Marcia, visit this page)
A great opportunity to meet like minded business people, with great talks and workshops to keep you inspired and motivated!'
Jo Grant, Inner Guidance Meditation & Yoga (for more info about Jo Grant, visit this page)
After just a few meetings I sorted out my will, reduced my accounting costs and got some free healing sessions.
SBN is a friendly welcoming environment to make new connections, increase your network & do business. I wholeheartedly recommend SBN & see it as a useful addition to my networking.
A great way of meeting like-
Chrissie Parker, Feng Shui for Life (for more info about Chrissie, visit this page)