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Business Growth Video

Watch the above video prior to the networking meeting you attend as this will be discussed in the meeting.

Are you investing your money wisely? Do you know the best options to make the most of tax breaks and allowances? How do you manage your finances?

Download the financial planning action sheet.

Question for the introductions: "What's your most memorable movie scene?".

The Business Community is a vibrant networking group that successfully combines professional relationship building with business education. Paul’s engaging facilitation style enables people to bond quickly and learn from each other. The inputs provide up to date thinking to challenge the members of The Business Community to think and act differently so to improve business results.

The Business Community is bringing me ever-increasing levels of business; as well as invaluable business support.

In the short time I’ve been a member, The Business Community has transformed my business and I’ve met some fantastic contacts along the way. Paul Green and Stephen Church are excellent hosts and bring great charm and personality into the meeting. Highly recommended to any business - whether starting out or established.

The Business Community has been extremely helpful to my business. The meetings are well run - they have a well-defined structure, but have a good mix of formality and informality. I enjoy meeting other members, have made some good connections, got great business advice from Paul and the wider group and, last but not least, gained work whose value is several times the cost of membership.


Previous videos

Jan 4, 2022
Do you have a plan for your business? Do you set goals that you want to achieve? What helps you deliver your objectives?
What are your business plans?
Nov 1, 2021
How much importance do you put on the words that you use in your marketing? Do you create your own content or do you outsource it? Why do you think you should (or shouldn't) use a copywriter.
The importance of words
Oct 18, 2021
Do you use video in your marketing? If so, what do you create and where do you share it? Have you used more video in the last 12 months?
Making video work for you
Oct 5, 2021
How do you manage taxes in your business so you are not left surprised by a tax bill? Are there any strategies you use to minimise your tax bill? Do you understand payment on account?
Are you tax aware?
Sep 20, 2021
How do you manage bad debt in your business? What warning signs do you get that an unpaid invoice may be coming?
Managing bad debt
Sep 5, 2021
How has your mental health been over the last 18 months? What have you put in place to support yourself?
How's your mental health?
Aug 23, 2021
How important is your health to your business? What do you do to maintain a healthy lifestyle?
The importance of diet
Aug 9, 2021
What do you do to make sure your data is protected? Are you GDPR compliant? What would you do if you had a data breach?
Is your data safe?
Jul 26, 2021
How do you ensure that your data is protected? Do you have a password manager? Is multi-factor authentication something you have implemented?
Do passwords rule our lives?
Jul 12, 2021
How successful is your marketing activity? Do you know your target market? What measurements do you make to ensure your marketing is working?
Getting your marketing right
Jun 28, 2021
What is your sales process? Does it work for you? Do you know your conversion rates? What is your success at closing in meetings?
The sales process
Jun 14, 2021
Where can you cut costs in your business? Have you ever undertaken a cost reduction programme? How do you identify the significant costs in your business?
Cost cutting in your business
May 31, 2021
How important do you think SMEs are for the future growth of the economy? What are the contributions they make? What might get in the way of growth for SMEs?
The importance of SMEs to the economy
May 17, 2021
Do you have any fears or phobias? What have you done to try and overcome them? How do you manage with these various feelings in life?
Fears & phobias
May 3, 2021
Do you set goals (personal or business)? What gets in the way (if anything) of you achieving those goals? What helps you reach the targets you want to in life/business?
Mind the gap!
Apr 19, 2021
Have you been affected by mental health issues? Has it impacted your business? What action did you take to deal with any issues?
Mental health stigma
Apr 5, 2021
Do you outsource? What considerations did you make when choosing to outsource? Has it been a benefit to your business?
What is your outsourcing strategy?
Mar 22, 2021
How do you know what the right marketing measurements are for your business? What do you measure? How do you measure it? How does it affect your marketing activity?
What to measure in your marketing
Mar 8, 2021
Is it important to continue marketing in the current climate or when funds might be tight? What are the downfalls of not getting your message out there?
Is it important to continue marketing?
Feb 22, 2021
How have you invested your money? Do you know where your money is invested and if you are getting the best return? How do you decide?
Different types of investment
Feb 8, 2021
Have you ever borrowed money for your business? Is it something you have considered? What was it for?  
When should you borrow money?
Jan 25, 2021
Does your business need bespoke software? Do you have administratively intensive aspects to your business? What software do you use now to support your business?
Does your business need bespoke software?
Jan 11, 2021
Do you have a coach? Is it important to have one? What are the benefits of having a coach?
Why should I have a coach?
Jan 2, 2021
How did you go about setting up your website and email address? Did you just dive in and hope for the best? Or was there more strategy to it?
Setting up your emails and website correctly
Dec 14, 2020
How important do you think terms and conditions are? Do you have then for your business? What value do they bring you?
The importance of terms & conditions
Nov 29, 2020
Is social media worth it? Whilst platforms are free, there is a considerable amount of time needed to have a social media presence. How do use social media? What are the benefits (or not) that you...
Is social media worth it?
Nov 15, 2020
What is pivoting? Have you had to do it? What are the sort of things you have done to change? Do you know what your "why" is?
Pivoting your business
Nov 2, 2020
Have you ever had bad debts? How have you dealt with them and what systems/processes do you have in place to manage them?
How to manage bad debt
Oct 19, 2020
Do you have a financial advisor? How did you go about choosing them - what were your considerations? Have you changed your financial advisor and if so, why?
How to choose a financial advisor
Oct 1, 2020
How do you manage the time in your day to get tasks done? Are there any tips you have about what works for you? Maybe there are some tools or software that you use?
The science of productivity
Sep 21, 2020
What is your company structure? How did you go about choosing it? What were the considerations? Have you changed structure since starting your business?
Company Structure
Sep 8, 2020
What software are you using in your business? What benefits does it bring? How did you go about choosing it?
Choosing the right software for your business
Aug 24, 2020
Are you doing your own finances, social media and other admin tasks? What could you outsource that would free up your time to focus on growing your business? Is there anything you have outsourced...
Benefits of outsourcing
Jul 27, 2020
You should be getting your marketing message out there - are you aware of the 7 Ps of marketing? Are there any of these that you focus on or are you neglecting some of them and potentially not...
The 7 Ps Of Marketing!
Jul 12, 2020
How are you looking at growing your business? And how does it relate the Ansoff Matrix covered in this video? Have you adapted given the current climate - what have you done with regard to the...
Revenue Growth Strategies - Ansoff's Matrix
Jun 29, 2020
Focusing on cashflow, where have you reduced costs in your business? Is there any advice you would give about saving money?
Cost Reduction
Jun 14, 2020
Cash is possibly even more important to small businesses in the current climate - what are you doing to manage the cashflow in your business? Are there any tools that you use to help? Have you...
Managing Your Cashflow
May 31, 2020
What is Emotional Intelligence? Have you come across this before? If so, how has it impacted your business relationships? Was there anything in the video that you can relate to that might change...
Developing Emotional Intelligence
May 18, 2020
Are you aware of your own mental health? If you have staff, are you able to notice the signs and take the necessary action to support the people you work with?
Mental Health In The Workplace
May 4, 2020
Protecting your business is arguably more important than ever - what insurances have you considered as additional cover for the future? What do you have in place at the moment that you feel is...
What Assurances Does Your Insurance Provide?
Apr 19, 2020
Has the current situation had you look at the use of technology in a different way than you have before? Generally, how do you use technology to enhance your business?
Use Of Technology For Small Businesses
Apr 6, 2020
A close second to continuing to market your business in these challenging times, is ensuring your sales pipeline is in good health. Do you actively monitors your sales pipeline and how do you do...
Stages Of A Sales Pipeline/Funnel
Mar 21, 2020
What channels do you use to get your marketing message out there? Which ones are more effective than others? How do you know?
Channels To Market
Mar 6, 2020
In the previous video we looked at how to price your offering, this time we are looking at the impact of price discounting and price increasing; so do you offer discounts or have you put your...
Pricing - The Impact Of Increasing Or Decreasing
Feb 19, 2020
How have you priced your offering? What things have you taken into consideration when setting the level? Do you know your break-even point?
Pricing Your Product Or Service

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