Membership of Small Business Focus is just £50 a year.
All you have to do is fill in the membership form....
We're a proactive, not-for-profit organisation where membership is open to all organisations having less than 100 staff within the BANES area.
The B&NES ENTREPRENEURS’ CLUB, set up by Small Business Focus, aims to provide support to all micro and small businesses within the region, whether they are well-established, in the start-up phase or still at the “Big Idea” stage.
Free weekly meetings focus on the resources, skills and knowledge needed to run a small business efficiently, effectively and successfully. Each meeting also includes networking opportunities, plus free refreshments. The meetings take place on Tuesdays, from 6.30 pm until 8.30 pm at different inspirational venues.
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Small businesses are the driving force in the UK economy and small businesses and the people in them play a vital role in the community.
As an owner or manager of a small business you may be filling several roles at once from sales director on Tuesday to operations director on Wednesday and finance director on Thursday. On Monday and Friday you may be chief cook and bottle washer and at the weekends you might be working too!
It can be difficult to see how you can make help to influence or change the things that matter to you most such as taxes, transport & skills.
That's where we come in, we offer small businesses support and advice, networking and events plus useful added value services and offers.
You can make sure your small business is involved in helping to shape policy in BANES as we represent small businesses to relevant local authorities, councillors and MPs on issues such as:
If you want to network and make new contacts our breakfast and evening networking and educational events, new members’ evenings and other activities provide a relaxed and informal environment to meet not only other small businesses but also some of the people that shape policy. We also provide information like how to register for local government contracts.
We have also arranged (and will continue to arrange and improve) a range of relevant and local discounts for members such as:
Access to all The Innovation Centre’s facilities including conference centre, meeting rooms, full-facility business lounge, established networks and events with a 10% discount on conference / meeting room tariffs.