The Good Business Club is a network that supports and connects businesses that put community and the environment first.
The Good Business Club launched in January 2019 and after just two months has already grown to 55 members who access all the resources, events and individual attention for £10/month membership. The network is a mix of social entrepreneurs with big ideas, established social enterprises scaling their impact and ‘business for good’ supporters with a wealth of experience from accountancy to legal expertise, crowdfunding to digital marketing knowledge.
Starting up and running a social enterprise can be an isolating experience. When you’ve got a million and one challenges to tackle and don’t know where to find support, it can be overwhelming and many purposeful businesses might not even get off the ground. With complex problems still existing in our communities, these businesses need all the support they can get and that’s why Sara Osterholzer (Social Enterprise Business Coach) and Ruth Anslow (co-founder of HISBE Supermarket) co-founded The Good Business Club (GBC), to coach and connect social entrepreneurs and established social enterprises to the support they need, when they need it.
Ruth Anslow shares that “Our city is buzzing with good people who are compelled to create business solutions to society’s problems. The Good Business Club coaches and connects these people, so that they can overcome the obstacles in the way of them creating positive social change. Because in times of great challenges and uncertainty, it’s more important than ever that these social innovators can move their ideas and plans forward, in the interest of the people and communities around them.”
These members now have the chance to come together once a week through GBC pop-up sessions that take place across Brighton and alternate between 1-2-1 coaching sessions and group problem solving sessions. GBC has already worked through 16 different challenges through the problem solving sessions and coached 10 businesses to get them unstuck. One member shared after their second GBC session that “this session helped me clarify what I needed to do next and new, useful resources were shared with me.”
The Good Business Club works in partnership with existing business support providers such as the NatWest Entrepreneurs Accelerator and the Sussex Innovation Centre to enhance existing business support offers and to increase the accessibility of support for social enterprises. If you are looking for your tribe and either need support or want to offer your services to more purposeful businesses, join the Club and see your business move forward this year.
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