Stop struggling to grow your small business on your own!

 

Join The Business Connection – a collaborative and supportive network of small business owners working together to make their businesses bigger, better, stronger and more successful.

What you’ll get…

If you are a small business owner, The Business Connection is your new best friend.

The Business Connection is the place where you are going to get all the help you need to support you on your mission to grow a successful small business.

NEW...Free Membership for everyone

The Business Connection is now open to everyone.. By offering FREE membership, I hope we can build a thriving and engaged community, accessible to all micro, solo and small business owners.

Find Your Business Besties

As well as networking and masterminds, we also host a number of informal, fun sessions to bring members together to make friends. Our Business Besties programme can also team you up with an accountability partner for added 1:1 support.

Expert Help

The Business Connection hosts regular sessions with experts in various aspects of running a small business, including marketing, mindset and money. These include guest speakers at networking events, video presentations and live Q&A sessions.

Masterminds and Networking

The Business Connection isn’t about “pitching” your business. Our focus is building a tribe of small business owners who have their own experiences and expertise to share to help each other.

Visibility and business promotion

The Business Connection can help you get the word out about you and your business in a number of ways,  including a business directory, business spotlights, Member of the Month promotions and sponsorship opportunities

Learning

Our Resource Library currently has a small – but perfectly formed – selection of guides, templates, workbooks and checklists to help you in your small business. You will also be able to tap into the Expert Advice blog for a series of articles on different aspects of starting and running a business. 

Be part of something big for small businesses

Small business owners of the world, unite. Together we are stronger, smarter, more successful and a real force to be reckoned with.

Join The Business Connection and become part of an awesome community of small business owners who work together and support each other to grow their businesses and reach their goals.

Promote Your Business

Get your business seen by taking advantage of all the promotional opportunities in The Business Connection.

As well as our Business Directory, you can also take advantage of our Business Spotlights, Member of the Month and sponsorship opportunities. Your business will be visible on The Business Connection website and we’ll also be sharing content across our social media platforms.

Build Relationships

Find your new business besties – a tribe of people who understand what it means to run a small business.

Join our networking events, social events, peer mastermind groups and our Business Besties programme to tap into the wide range of experience and expertise of fellow members.

Let them guide you, celebrate your successes and hold you accountable for reaching your small business goals.

Grow Yourself

Step out of the shadows and become a winner in your own small business

You are your small business. Its success depends on you.

To be the leader your business needs, you require a shed-load of skills, the right mindset, the right knowledge and tools – and the right people behind you.

Tap into all the resources The Business Connection has to offer and you’ll be on the path to becoming a small business superhero.

“The Business Connection is the club I wish I’d been part of when I started my small business”

Starting and running a small business is exciting and fulfilling, but it can also be lonely and scary. Having a tribe of people who understand the journey makes everything so much easier and enjoyable. 

That’s why I have launched The Business Connection – to help small business owners feel less alone and more supported.

Tracey Sweetland, The Business Connection founder.

FAQ

We want you to be 100% confident that The Business Connection is for you before you sign up.

We hope that our FAQs may answer some of the questions you may have, but if your query is not answered here, get in touch and we’ll do our best to answer it for you.

How much does it cost?

Currently, membership is free, allowing everyone access to many of the benefits The Business Connection has to offer, including business promotion opportunities, social events, expert resources and more. There may be a small add-on cost to participate in some activities or events, as well as some of the mini-courses.

In the future,  free membership may be removed for new members – so now’s the time to get involved.

Is The Business Connection right for me?

If you are starting a small business, or already run one, then YES! The Business Connection is a supportive network which brings together owners of all shapes and sizes. So, whether you are a one-(wo)man band or manage a small team, you’ll  find your tribe inside.

I have a specific issue with my business. Can The Business Connection help?

Helping small business owners overcome the challenges they face within their business is at the heart of what The Business Connection is all about. You can ask for the help of other members in a number of ways, such as in the Facebook group or one of our mastermind sessions, or put your question to one of our experts in a live Q&A session.

I am very busy. Will I be able to fit The Business Connection in to my schedule?

Of course, we appreciate that working in your business is at the top of your to-do list and everything else can take second place. But working on your business is just as important, which is why we consider The Business Connection to be so valuable. Our sessions run on different days, at various times of the day, evening and even weekends, to give you the best chance of finding something that suits your schedule. Expert sessions will also be recorded so you can catch up at a time that suits you.

How do I make the most of my membership?

Like anything, the more you put in, the more value you will get out. Your membership dashboard will guide you through all that The Business Connection has to offer, from filling out your Business Directory listing to how to sign up for a Business Bestie or a mastermind group.

I'm a massive introvert and struggle to put myself forward. Will I benefit from the club?

YES, YES, YES! Our networking events do not require you to “present” or pitch. We will never put you on the spot and it is always entirely up to you how much you contribute to each live Zoom session. Our masterminds are small groups of just six or eight people and everyone is in the same boat, all just trying to do the best they can to grow their business. 

Ready to get started?

Membership is now open, so sign up and get started today…