OUR BIG PROGRAMME OF EVENTS, NETWORKING & MASTERCLASSES FOR 2022

'DO BUSINESS' NETWORK - TUESDAY, 6th DECEMBER 2022

DATE & TIME: Tuesday, 6th December 2022 - 8:30-10:30

VENUE: Willow Burn Hospice Cafe, Howden Bank, Lanchester, Durham, DH7 0QS

Come join us for our last DBN networking meeting of 2022. This time we are at Willow Burn Hospice Cafe in Lanchester.  We will be providing our usual breakfast bun / tea & coffee refreshments for all attendees. 

The event will run from 8:30-10:30am on Tuesday 6th of December.

We look forward to welcoming you to the event.

Booking is now open!

We kindly ask all visitors to Willow Burn to consider our neighbours on Maiden View when parking.  Please refrain from parking on the road directly opposite the cul-de-sac at the hospice to ensure residents have access at all time.  If you can't find a parking space, please pop into the hospice and we will be happily help you.

DBN ZOOM MEETINGS . . .

Our final Zoom meeting of 2022 took place today (1st November 2022).  Due to popular demand they will be returning!  Watch this space and keep an eye out for our Newsletter . . .

EVENTS IN 2023

'DO BUSINESS' NETWORK - TUESDAY, 17th JANUARY 2023

A note for your diaries!  Let's kick off 2023 with a bang!

DATE & TIME: Tuesday, 17th January 2023 - 8:30-10:30

Booking is now open!

DBN Do Business Network
DBN Do Business Network
DBN Do Business Network

'DO BUSINESS' NETWORK ZOOM MEETING - TUESDAY, 7th FEBRUARY 2023

We are back with our ever popular one hour meetings!

Our first one is on Tuesday, 7th February 2023 - 9:00-10:00.

Booking is now open - why not come along and join us for some informal networking and business conversation?!

The smallest business exhibition in the world!

At 'Do Business' Network, we do business, and are always thinking of creative ways to engage our members so they get all the opportunities possible to be part of our business community.

Following the huge success of our last Shoebox Expo (pre pandemic) we are thrilled to announce that this years expo will be held in the Bank Board Room and Museum Room at Beamish Museum on Tuesday, 20th September from 10am to 1pm.

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 other's 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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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.

Melanie & David

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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