The Purpose Female-Led Network
The Purpose is a free to attend meetup with the goal of supporting and helping our businesses, communities and families thrive.
The Purpose Meetup is for small business owners that want to increase their connections, share knowledge and grow their business. The group is fully funded by NatWest Entrepreneurship and open to any business regardless of size or trading history. The group aims to build on the Rose Review into female entrepreneurship and support business owners across the East
So, what makes The Purpose different from "Networking"
"Networking is about sharing, not taking. It is about forming trust and helping one another toward goals. Regularly engaging with your contacts and finding opportunities to assist them helps to strengthen the relationship. By doing this, you sow the seeds for reciprocal assistance when you need help to achieve your goals."
Networking can be a room full of sellers, with no interest in supporting you or your business. Are they there for themselves, you or is it the free coffee and biscuits...? Have you experienced that moment when a shiny new business card is thrust into your hand and how did it make you feel?
The Purpose is not a traditional network group with 60 second pitches. Don't panic if you don't have one prepared!
The Purpose Meetups are structured to engage participants, encourage free thought and knowledge exchange. Most importantly, we want everyone involved to take away a positive action for their business or life. Even as a group, we all have a voice and we can all learn from collective experience.
What can I expect when joining the event
- We open the meeting and introduce ourselves through the chat function
- Update on business or member news
- The Hot Topic
- Breakout, Discuss, share
- What we've learned
- AOB & Close