More than just networking…

The Business Connection is a business network which offers so much more than just networking.

Our mission is to build a business community which brings business owners together in the spirit of building relationships, support and collaboration.

Get started by joining our online networking sessions or sign up for a monthly membership and take advantage of everything The Business Connection has to offer.

A new kind of business network focusing on supporting you and your small business:

  • Online networking
  • Business promotion opportunities
  • Peer to peer mastermind groups
  • Exclusive Facebook group
  • Monthly goal-setting and accountability sessions
  • Drop-in online co-working and coffee sessions
  • Business resources and courses
  • Exclusive member discounts
  • One-to-One support

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Helping You Build The Business You Want

Collaboration, connection, community

Welcome to The Business Connection – a business network for those looking for something more.

If you’re fed up of investing your time, energy and money in networking events where all you do is pitch and be pitched at, The Business Connection (TBC) is for you.

We’re all about bringing business owners together to build proper relationships, collaborate and support each other.

Online Events

The Business Connection holds networking events every two weeks, plus a number of other social, planning and accountability events throughout the month. Our events focus on supporting each other and collaboration.

Peer Mastermind

Join a group of six or eight small business owners in a one-off or six-month long programme of monthly Peer Masterminds. Here you will be able to “pick the brains” of other members on issues, problems or challenges you are facing in your business – and offer your ideas.


Team up with a Business Bestie to keep each other accountable, or join one of the regular planning, goal setting and accountability sessions.

Access to Experts

We will regularly bring in experts in various aspects of running a small business to talk to you, either as speakers at networking events, via recorded interviews or live Q&A sessions.

Promotional Opportunities

The Business Connection provides various ways for you to promote your own business to other members and beyond. These include our social media channels, email campaigns, Member Directory and Business Spotlights, as well as sponsorship slots for networking events and the Business of the Month slot – featured on Members’ homepage.


Our Business Library has a growing number of valuable resources to help you run and grow your business, created by The Business Connection and our contributing experts.

I'm Tracey Sweetland

tracey sweetlandI am the founder ofThe Business Connection, which started life in 2016 as a germ of an idea to create a hub for small business owners.

I have been on my own small business journey since 2014, when I co-founded a local newspaper with three colleagues.

Since then I have set up my own successful media and marketing company and been involved in the launch of a series of B2B and B2C magazines.

My vision for The Business Connection is that it will become the network I wish I had been part of when I first started running my own business to help me overcome the struggles of doing it all alone.