A monthly business event to support business owners in starting or growing their businesses. An opportunity to meet, network and learn valuable tips to easily implement into your business. World-class industry experts share their knowledge and experience on key business topics.
90% of Start Up Businesses fail in the first three years, this event is designed specifically to give business owners access to the knowledge needed to avoid the mistakes which cause business owners to fail.
Arrival from 6.30pm 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.
Contract & Negotiation expert Tiffany Kemp
Tiffany is author of "Deal Makers" and will be sharing how we can create contracts which work for our business and our customers to build long term, mutually beneficial business relationships.
Tiffany has been responsible for negotiating and writing contracts worth many £millions throughout her career; definitely
one not to be missed!
Gordon Tredgold, one of the world's top leadership experts and CMI (Chartered Management Institute) Management book of the year finalist will help us implement "FAST" strategies for business success.
He's visiting us again from Florida, after speaking at a huge business event in Eastern Europe. We'll enjoy "picking his brains" of the vast amount of experience and knowledge Gordon has from working in big businesses.
If you saw him last time we'll be able to discuss how much you've implemented and what other areas of your business you can improve.
The atmosphere will be fun and the focus is on learning. Prizes will be given for random reasons throughout the night!
There will be plenty of time for networking, chatting and catching up with other business owners, before and after the speakers.
What people say about Business Success Matters Event:
"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."
"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"
Speakers finish at 9pm, informal networking until the lovely Desklodge team
gently kick us out around 10pm!
You can even have one to one networking inside a GIANT Box Brownie (one of the first mass available cameras)! This funky feature at Desklodge is a hat tip to the history and heritage that Kodak have in Hemel Hempstead.
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
Gemma Reynolds, Desklodge Hemel
Aarti Parmar, AP Brand & Communications
Viviana Costcotin, True Desire Coaching
Lewis Bryan, Stand Up Comedy Nights
Kathy Soulsby, Personally Virtual
Charles Bennett, The Next Ten
Annabel Kaye, Koffee Klatch
Grace Ngwira Royal Bank of Scotland, Hemel Hempstead.
Our venue is the funky Coworking and Hotdesking venue Desklodge
Desklodge is part of the Near Desk network of coworking & meeting venues around the country, providing top class business environments for businesses to grow.
61 Maxted Road, Hemel Hempstead, HP2 7DZ
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:
Desklodge provide the awesome, funky venue. It's a great place to come and work using their hot-desking facility or to book a meeting room.
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.
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.