OUR BIG PROGRAMME OF EVENTS, NETWORKING & MASTERCLASSES FOR 2021

DBN ONLINE NETWORKING MEETING - JULY 2021

DATE & TIME: Tuesday, 20th July 2021 - 9:00-10:00

Our monthly meeting is on Tuesday, 20th July June 2021, starting at 09:00 and ending at 10:00.  This meeting is our last one until Tuesday, 21th September - we are taking a little time out from meetings in August, but we are planning to hold some other events instead.

Schedule for our meeting:

  • Welcome new members
  • Latest news from DIT / NBSL & Digital Drive Durham
  • Guest speaker - Joining us from New Zealand is Jason Tiller from Rocketspark who will be talking to us about how to productise your services.
  • Breakout Room Networking (2 x 10 mins)

Booking is now open for DBN members and we look forward to seeing you there.

'DO BUSINESS' NETWORK - DBN NETWALK & WAG

DATE & VENUE: Friday, 25th June at the Land of Oak and Iron, Spa Well Road, Winlaton Mill, Blaydon upon Tyne, NE21 6RU

TIME: 9:30-10:30 walk

10:30 onwards, all participants welcome to grab a cuppa and/or a tasty treat at the Land of Oak and Iron centre.

Cost: FREE to DBN members but you may want to take a few pennies with you for refreshments at the centre. Please feel free to bring your dog - if you have one!

WE HAVE ONE SPACE REMAINING!  After the last ticket is booked, if you would like to join our waiting list, please drop us an email to connect@dobusinessnetwork.com and we'll see what we can do for you.

DBN CUPPA & CAKE MEETING

DATE & VENUE: Friday, 9th July at Isabella's Coffee Shop, 8 Front Street, Shotley Bridge, Consett, County Durham, DH8 0HH

TIME: 9:30-11:00

COST: FREE to attend but you will need to bring some pennies for a cuppa and a slice of Isabella’s homemade cake!

This is a great opportunity to network in a smaller group with other DBN members - maximum number for this event is 15 so please book your place early to avoid disappointment.

DBN MONTHLY NETWORKING ONLINE MEETING - TUESDAY, 21st SEPTEMBER

A note for your diary - our September meeting is on Tuesday, 21st September - 9:00-10:00.

Further details to follow shortly.

BEAMISH MUSEUM SMALL NETWORKING SESSIONS

As we are Beamish Museum business members we have a pass that allows up to 5 people entry into the Museum.

We thought it would be a great idea to offer this pass to DBN members who would like to network in a small group of 5  - this is a great opportunity to;

  • Find out more about each others business
  • Tell each other what business opportunities you're looking for
  • Discuss collaboration 
  • Get to know each other on a personal level
  • Enjoy the beautiful surroundings of Beamish Museum
  • Snap and share: take a pic of your unique networking morning / afternoon and tag each other into your social media.

You MUST be a DBN member to register

Places are given on a first come first served basis.
If places are booked for your preferred date you'll be given another date as an alternative.

Please register your interest via the form opposite...

Register your interest here:

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DBN ONLINE NETWORKING MEETING - 15th JUNE 2021

A big thank you for coming along this morning!

DBN NETWALK - FRIDAY, 14th MAY 2021

Our Netwalk to the Derwent Reservoir - socially-distanced for our group photo.

A BIG THANK YOU TO OUR MEMBERS & FRIENDS WHO CAME ALONG TO TONY'S AFTER DARK EXPERIENCE!

WHAT OTHER MASTERCLASSES WOULD YOU LIKE DBN TO ORGANISE?

Feedback from our masterclasses has been brilliant and we'll be making previous ones available online to our members soon.  In the meantime, we'd really appreciate your thoughts and ideas for future events.  Please let us know by filling in this survey, it will only take a minute.

FREE EXPERT BUSINESS ADVICE, SUPPORT AND MENTORING FOR BUSINESSES IN CHESTER-LE-STREET

If you run a small business, it’s important to get some extra help, guidance and support from time to time.  So, we are thrilled to announce that we have secured funding to offer hands-on mentoring support to businesses in the Chester-le-Street area.

We have experts waiting to give you the personalised, free advice you need covering the following topics:

  • Planning your future business journey
  • Better social media and digital marketing
  • Successful sales techniques
  • Getting your business online and selling online
  • Using video and images to make your business stand out and look great
  • Recruiting, managing your suppliers, talent and people
  • Cashflow and raising funds
  • Designing a new website and great marketing materials with real impact
  • Looking after yourself and your customers at work
  • Finding new customers and new markets
  • Successfully launching new products and services
  • Boosting your business self-confidence

To find out more about this programme, drop us an email to connect@dobusinessnetwork.com.

Gary, David & John

CAN YOU GIVE YOUR CUSTOMERS A BETTER ONLINE EXPERIENCE?

Introducing a new service for DBN members

How easy is it for your customers to find the products and services they are looking for and how easy is it for them to buy from you?

Here's how it works.  We invite a couple of our members to meet with you online to chat about what you want your website and social media to do for your business.  Over a few days they will visit your website and media pages as "shoppers" and then give you constructive feedback about what works and what could be even better.  We have a checklist of things to look for so it is consistent no matter who carries it out.

Please let us know if you would like us to check out your website or the social media pages you sell from and we'll set up an online meeting between you and your two "shoppers" so you can chat about what you need from your customer experience healthcheck.  Drop us an email at connect@dobusinessnetwork.com.

And if you volunteer to give feedback to one of our members, you get a gift sourced from a fellow DBN member as a thank you!  Another win-win.

WHAT DOES YOUR FUTURE BUSINESS LOOK LIKE?

Book a 1-1 confidential Zoom meeting with DBN and let's get planning!

We're here to help you to "get your head around" where your business is going.  Simply drop us a line at connect@dobusinessnetwork.com to book your meeting with us on Zoom and we will take you through some future business planning and help to create an action plan for your business.  It's completely confidential.  And if you need extra support with a specific issue, we'll put you in touch with other DBN members for expert advice.

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