Business Success Matters Monthly Event

A business event run by business owners, for business owners

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The most valuable, fun, and educational monthly business event around St Albans, organised for business owners, by business owners!


This event is a must attend for anyone in business, wanting to grow or expand and for those who or thinking about starting up in business.  


It is an opportunity to meet, network and learn valuable tips to easily implement into your business, the atmosphere is one of laughter and learning. 


Each month we have two speakers, one will be an expert in their field (Often national or international experts), our other speaker is a local business owner who has an area of specialist knowledge or experience.   (Scroll down to see this month's speakers and topics).


We cover all topics which are useful and valuable for people who are growing their own businesses.    If there's a topic you'd like us to cover, get in touch with the Success Matters team, let us know, we'll happily organise the exact topics people want to hear about.  


90% of Businesses Fail, don't become a statistic!

90% of Start Up Businesses fail within three years!  It is extremely difficult to build a successful, profitable business, this event is designed to give business owners access to vital expertise and positive business community, so they can avoid the mistakes which cause most businesses to fail.   

Our speakers are selected because they know their stuff (technical term) ;)  All topics are focused on providing business owners with practical information that can be applied immediately to support your achieving success with your business. 

You will be warmly welcomed and have the opportunity to learn successful business strategies bringing you closer to achieving your business goals. 


Speakers and Topics for June 2019

Lord Simon Jacobs, Professional Weirdos


"Lord Simon Jacobs isn't just a weirdo!  In fact, many would argue he's not a weirdo at all.  What is however, irrefutable is his success when it comes to using creativity in marketing!


He's pretty impressive professionally, and has won an award as a designer, Simon has excellent experience and delivered business results from very early in his career. 

Besides having great taste and often wearing the exact same glasses as our founder (Claire Boyles) he's also known for connecting and inspiring people to be themselves. 

His talk is all about utilising your natural creativity (yes everyone has some!) to get results for your business. 


Book your ticket so you don't miss this talk! 


Janice B Gordon, Scale Your Sales

Janice B Gordon Keynote speaker on Social Selling and Scaling your sales

Visiting fellow of Cranfield School of Management (World leaders), Janice B Gordon will be giving us a taster of The Art of Social Selling Masterclass


She'll be delivering the full Masterclass on 19th of June, but we get a preview of the invaluable strategies and techniques she'll be sharing. 


Janice is a multiple award winning entrepreneur herself and has worked with businesses scaling their sales with her innovative sales processes. 


In this day and age of digital, social media marketing, every single one of us in business needs to understand how to improve social selling.  

That's why you should book your ticket! 


Janice is also running an exclusive Social Selling Masterclass on June 19th in St Albans



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Where is the Business Success Matters event?

Torrington Hall, Holywell Hill, St Albans, Hertfordshire

Torrington Hall is a Grade 2 listed mansion house in the heart of St Albans City, a stone's through from the Cathedral makes it the ideal local. 


The free onsite parking is an additional bonus, no other venue in central St Albans has better location with on site free parking.  

It also boasts an unchanged layout from when it was initially built, with an impressive staircase and all the original features preserved and refurbished, it is an elegant venue. 

Free parking, entrance to car park is on Belmont Hill

What time does the event start?

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Arrival from 6.00pm for informal networking & nibbles.


Starting at 7pm: Expert speakers deliver business workshops (That's the learning with Laughter bit). 


Each workshop is filled with practical advice and insight; essential for business owners to succeed.



Do you have any questions for our experts?

Please do tell us what you want to know, so that our speakers can cover the content most applicable to your business, so you get max value!

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We give away prizes at each event! 


Our most popular prize is a piece of fruit, signed by our speakers!  

We do also have other different prizes of value that support businesses each month! 



What people say about attending Business Success Matters Events:

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"Heartily recommended; join us for great conversation in a relaxed environment. There is no hard sell or difficult networking. I'm shy but I felt at ease, thanks to Claire, Chris and the others for their kind welcome."  Jen Stirrup, Data Relish Ltd


"I enjoyed the event and took some useful tips from it.  I also really appreciated the positive, upbeat energy of the group.  I plan to be there again next month." 



"An awesome event aimed at supporting business owners"



"A genuine networking opportunity with good contacts and good learning opportunities"


"Good atmosphere, lots of opportunity to network, good presentations on range of business topics"


One of our previous speakers:

May King Tsang

A snippet of May King Tsang's talk about measuring social media at our event earlier in 2018. 

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Social Media Strategist

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Always an enjoyable event : ) "


"Thank you, it was a super evening. Informative and entertaining in equal amounts."  Alison Murray, VA Today. 


"Friendly event. Good balance of education and networking. Fun people."



"A useful and informative networking event for both start-up and existing businesses"



"The content is great and the energy in the room is amazing!"


Book Your Tickets Here:

Book Your Tickets While You Can, When They're Gone, They're Gone!

What Can You Expect?

The atmosphere is fun, the focus is on laughter AND learning.  Providing a supportive, friendly environment for businesses to get to know each other and get connected with resource and expertise they need to survive and thrive.
Prizes will be given for random reasons throughout the night!     


There is plenty of time for networking, chatting and catching up with other business owners, before and after the speakers.  


Some Tips people have picked up at Business Success Matters events:


"Be clear about goals, Keep it simple, Be accountable"


"Adapt to your market-find the need"


"#TIL A neat trick for cleaning messy data to get it into a database"


"95% of start ups fail! Wow! That's terrifying!"


"You can't delegate accountability"


"Love the idea of keeping things simple AND that experts make things complicated!"


"Don't follow processes blindly, have staff take responsibility"


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Who goes to Business Success Matters Events?

Businesses of all types and sizes join us for our monthly event because it's a great way to network, have a laugh with fellow business owners and learn useful tips from experts, helping us to achieve our business goals quicker and with less effort.  


See the 360 photo below of some of those who attended at our March event. 


Jo Hailey from Striking Places used her amazing 360 degree photo gadget from Google to create this image of a group of business owners at our April 2019 event!  


Click on it and drag it around and you'll see everyone!  It's pretty cool!  

Do you know someone who runs their own business who would benefit from support & expertise?

Please share the event with them:

Our Sponsors and Supporters

Are all great local businesses who provide awesome resources for other businesses. Here's a little bit about who they are and what they do:


Hey Burt Social Media- Chris Pike is not only handsome, but he knows a thing or two about getting results with social media.  

He is the host of #SuccessHour on twitter and you'll see him at the back of the room live tweeting the nuggets of wisdom our speakers share during our event. 

If you need help with social media for your business, you should definitely have a chat with Chris! 

Claire Lee Venue Queen, finds venue no cost, Sponsor Business Success Matters monthly networking event St Albans local business



Claire Lee is the Venue Queen!   Her business Venue Queen Ltd sources top class venues, free of charge!  

She only recommends the best venues and helps her clients navigate contracts with venues, and guides them through the process of finding the perfect venue for their event. 


Claire provides event management to support the monthly event for business owners. 



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Anna Shepard runs Momentum VA, a Virtual Assistant service which does the things you don't have time for in your business.

She's super efficient and loves find effective ways of working, reducing the effort energy and time needed to get great results.  She's so good she now offers efficiency consultations to business owners and managers. 
If you think there's a better way of working, but don't know how, then perhaps Anna can help you.


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Striking Places Photography 
Smiley Jo Hailey is a Google trusted photographer (that means she's really good!) who creates 360 degree "virtual tours" of your business.  

The research shows that people who have experienced a virtual tour are a million* times more likely to actually come to your business in person.  If you have a location based business, you really should find out more about what Jo can do for you. 

*million might be a slight exaggeration to mask the fact that I can't remember the exact figure- but, it's a lot! Ask Jo the next time you see her! 


Stand Up Comedy Nights - Founder Lewis Bryan is a professional stand up comedian.  He also organises comedy nights and comedians at venues and corporate events locally and around the UK.


Stand Up Comedy Nights runs regular comedy courses in St Albans it's a great way to have fun and develop your comedy skills.  It's a super fun thing to do, during the course participants write a comedy set and learn how to deliver it in front of a live audience, which they do in the graduation show, alongside professional comedians!  

The course builds confidence not just to perform comedy, but also in every day conversations. The ability to make people laugh is great for customer service and building positive business relationships.

Lewis provides our sound and technical support at the event, helping us set up the venue, thank you Lewis!

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