Weds Oct 4th is our next Business Success Matters Event for Business Owners

New Venue: Village Workspace, St Albans CoWorking

The Old Pumphouse, Stonecross, St Albans, AL1 4AA

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A monthly business event for business owners, organised 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. 


World-class industry experts share their knowledge and experience on key business topics.


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 goals. 


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What time does the event start?

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Arrival from 6.00pm for informal networking.

Starting at 7pm: Expert speakers deliver business workshops.  


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

Speakers & Topics Weds Oct 4th:

Are your customers truly happy?

How do you know what your customers think of your products and service?

Helen Petifer has many years experience helping businesses improve their customer service standards.  Helen works as a Customer Service specialist in raising awareness and standards in Customer Service practice in a variety of businesses and sectors. 

Why improve customer service?  It makes it easier to run your business when you don't have to spend time energy and resources handling complaints. 


And when you deliver excellent customer service your customers tend to refer and recommend you more- thus reducing your marketing costs!




HR Evolved: How Traditional HR May Be Holding Your Business Back

Laura Lewis from Chameleon HR

Laura Lewis is a Chartered Member of the CIPD (the professional association for HR professionals).


After 12 years in corporate HR, culminating in working as an HR Business Partner supporting the MD of the UK Salesforce at Computacenter, she finally jumped off the cliff and set up Chameleon HR 2 years ago.


Since then, Chameleon HR's gone from strength to strength and is now delighted to be working with lots of local SMEs.







Our MC for October is the Brilliant, glowing Ian Golding

Ian Golding has many decades of experience supporting people in business achieve better impact from their communications. 
He has lovely friendly "stage presence" with a knack to make audiences feel at home. 

He has helped thousands of people and runs Glow Training providing a range of communication and leadership training to businesses large and small! 



If you were at the event last month, you may have spotted him in the audience!

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Do you have any questions for our experts?

Please do let us know 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:

"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"




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!

Where is the Business Success Matters event?

Village Workspace- CoWorking Venue

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Village Workspace is a flexible working environment- you can book a desk and pay monthly, hot desk on the daily rate or have a whole pod for you and your team. 

It also has a great meeting room, perfect for when you need uninterrupted workspace. 


Parking is free on street, or at nearby Townsend Ave Car Park








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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"


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 March event!  


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


Captured in the 360 degree photograph:


Jo Hailey Striking Places 

Chris Pike, Hey Burt Social Media Management

Wendy Molefi Youri, Vital Wellness Clinic

Claire Boyles, Success Matters 

Paul Percival, ITSB24 Ltd

Sue Cohen, Sue Cohen Ltd

Jo Bayne, Sweet Charity 
Don Hales, Awards International Ltd

Gemma Reynolds, Desklodge Hemel

Aarti Parmar, AP Brand & Communications

Viviana Costcotin, True Desire Coaching 

Lewis Bryan, Stand Up Comedy Nights

Debbie Gilbert, Viva Business Networking & Mums Unltd

Kathy Soulsby, Personally Virtual

Charles Bennett, The Next Ten

Annabel Kaye, Koffee Klatch

Joanna Nowak

Grace Ngwira Royal Bank of Scotland, Hemel Hempstead


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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 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. 


Macpro Design & Print Ltd

The lovely Gail Carmen is great at understanding your printing needs and she makes sure Macpro can deliver on them.
You can rely on her advice to get you the best printing for your business.
Macpro are a family run business in St Albans.  Mum, Dad, brother and daughter all work together to create quality printed materials for hundreds of local and national businesses.  


 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.

His next 4 week stand up comedy course starts in May.  It's a super fun thing to do and helps people write a comedy set and learn how to deliver it in front of a live audience!  

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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