Networking in Peterborough & Bedford 
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Operating in Peterborough & Bedford 

 As a 'Go-Ahead' Business You Need to Continually Generate New Sales and That Is What Members Tell Us Is The Number One Reason They Join The Business Club.  

 Membership of The Business Club is designed to build strong relationships between members and generate opportunities to: 

Sell directly to other members 
Gain introductions into companies you specifically want to do business with 
Receive referrals from other members 
Be introduced, by members, to their contacts 
Sell directly to guests attending the various Club events 

 Raise your profile in your marketplace 

Selling your products and services is so much easier if your prospects are already aware of your company, they recognise your brand, and they have an understanding of the value of what you offer. 
 
 

4 Great Reasons To Join 

1. To Win New Business 
As a 'go-ahead' business you need to continually generate new sales, and that's what members tell us is the number one reason they join The Business Club. It is because of that reason that membership of The Business Club is designed to build strong relationships between members and generate opportunities to: 
 
Sell directly to other members 
Gain introductions into companies you specifically want to do business with 
Receive referrals from other members 
Be introduced, by members, to their contacts 
Sell directly to guests attending the various Club events 
 
Membership of The Club can make a significant contribution to your marketing database - in addition to the 140 member companies we attract up to 125 guest companies and speakers through the year - that's a total of 265 named M.D.'s that you can meet. 
 
2. To Raise Your Profile 
Selling your products and services is so much easier if your prospects are already aware of your company, they recognise your brand, and they have an understanding of the value of what you offer. 
 
As a member of The Business Club the profile of your business will be raised through... 
Members meeting you at Club events, being made aware of your offering and talking about you to their contacts. 
The continuous stream of guests who regularly attend Club events and are made aware of you, your business and what you can do for them. 
Promoting your business to other members through your entry on The Business Club web site, to which every member has access. 
Non Members visiting our website can see your member listing with a direct link to your website. 
 
The Club actively works with members to virally market each other on all the main social media platforms. This results in you and your business being seen by thousands of business people who are your potential customers. 
 
3. To Build Strategic Alliances 
Strategic alliances can be an extremely powerful way for you to gain access to new business opportunities, opportunities you certainly would never have had. They can take several forms such as... 
Linking up with a complementary business to offer a wider service e.g. a computer hardware company and an IT support company. 
Sharing customers and databases with non-competing members who sell into the same markets as you. For example, an Accountant and a Lawyer. 
Forming an alliance to share specific referrals. For example a commercial estate agent and a signage company, a security company, a printer and an office furniture company. 
 
There have been many, many, instances of members developing strategic alliances which have resulted in the generation of literally hundreds of thousands of pounds worth of new business. Alliances have also lead to members merging their businesses to form a stronger, more powerful and far more successful force in the market place – and, if they count as Strategic Alliances, we know of at least three weddings that have happened as a result of meetings at The Club! 
 
4. To Develop: 
As business people we are all limited by our own experience – we don't know what we don't know! It is for this very reason that The Business Club ensures that... 
 
a varied and balanced programme of first class speakers, workshops, presentations and interactive 'Ask The Specialist' events are held. Each event is designed to stimulate your business thinking, to give you methods, ideas and processes that are proven, innovative and valuable. These events encourage members to share ideas and best practice. 
 
As a Business Club Member, it's the quality and innovative content of your events which always ensure high numbers of attendees. The format and structure is what then creates guaranteed opportunities for you to develop new and strong relationships which invariably lead to doing great business. 
 
A superb example of a up and coming business attending an event and gaining an insight that was worth its weight in gold is Really Social Media - James Krappe says "Whilst initially sceptical about committing to a networking event I could not be more pleased with the results - within 6 months we picked up over 15 new clients!" 
 
 
 

Networking & Events 

 
January 2016 
 
PETERBOROUGH - The Bell Inn 
Monday 11th January - 6 p.m 
Group Workshop 
New Things For New Year! 
Working in Groups 
 
BEDFORD - The Barns Hotel 
Wednesday 13th January – 6 p.m. 
Speaker Event  
The Psychology of Sales 
Speaker: Dexter Moscow M.D. of Audience Dynamics 
 
BEDFORD - The Barnes Hotel 
Monday 25th January - 6 p.m 
Group Workshop 
New Things For New Year! 
 
PETERBOROUGH - The Bell Inn 
Tuesday 26th January - 6 p.m 
Speaker Event & Workshop 
Photography & Social Media with a Difference! 
Speaker(s) : Ben Killner and Emily Little 
 
February 2016 
 
PETERBOROUGH - The Bell Inn 
Monday 8th February - 6 p.m 
Speaker Event 
Customer Service 
 
BEDFORD - The Barns Hotel 
Wednesday 10th February – 6 p.m. 
Business Experts 
Financial Soundbites 
 
BEDFORD - The Barns Hotel 
Monday 22nd February – 6 p.m. 
Speaker Event 
Get Your Pricing Right & Charge What Your're Worth! 
 
PETERBOROUGH - The Bell Inn 
Tuesday 23rd February - 6 p.m 
Business Experts 
Financial Soundbites 
 
 
March 2016 
 
PETERBOROUGH - The Bell Inn 
Monday 7th March - 6 p.m 
to be advised 
 
BEDFORD - The Barns Hotel 
Wednesday 9th March – 6 p.m. 
to be advised 
 
BEDFORD - The Barns Hotel 
Monday 21st March – 6 p.m. 
to be advised 
 
PETERBOROUGH - The Bell Inn 
Tuesday 22nd March - 6 p.m 
to be advised 
 
 
 
 
"I joined the Business Club in March for two main reasons; to continue my personal development and also to generate new leads for the Business. Whilst initially sceptical about committing to a networking event I could not be more pleased with the results - within 6 months we picked up over 15 new clients!" 
James Krappe - Really Social Media 
 
How much of a difference could that sort of result make to your business?