, Better Business Network

A place for Leaders who want to grow their business and make the world a better place.

Waitlist open for Cohort Two. Launching September 2021.

Are you a business owner with an ethical, purpose-driven or sustainable business?

Do you crave the company of like-minded business people to support you, lift you, elevate you and help you to break those ceilings?

Then the Better Business Network is for you.

Born from a desire to help changemakers avoid burnout while also pushing forward and achieving success, The Better Business Network is a unique community. 

It’s the only purpose-lead business community that is focussed on getting you to where you need to be. We do that through community, accountability, goal setting, training and the most important thing… weekly wellbeing sessions! 

This is for you if:

  • You’re a founder, business owner or entrepreneur
  • You want to change the face of business for the better
  • You’re crying out to make a positive impact
  • You’re ready to share ideas, collaborate and create systematic change
  • You’re looking to surround yourself with business owners that will elevate you
  • You struggle to prioritise and balance work and wellbeing
  • You want to help others to reach their full business potential

This is not for you if:

  • You’re solely focussed on profit and don’t have sustainability and ethics at the core of your business
  • You’re not ready to take your business to the next level
  • You don’t have time to contribute and attend networking 
  • You’re not ready to do the work in your business to grow and break through
  • You’re doing your business on the side while still working full time

If this is you, join the waitlist now. 

Doors will open on 22nd August but you will be given early bird access from 19th to secure your spot. 

Waitlist for Cohort Two Now Open

Check out our FAQ’s at the bottom of this page where we have answered some of the questions other Business Owners have asked us before they joined the network.

MEMBERSHIP OPTIONS

Starter

£45 + VAT pm

🌍 1% of your monthly fee is donated to charity via ‘1% for the Planet’

 Private Slack Community

 Membership Website Access

 Fortnightly Networking Events 

 Fortnightly Live Skills events

 Quarterly Goal Planning Workshop

 Social & Wellness events

 Business directory

 Online Tools and Resources Library

 Fortnightly Network newsletter

 Voting on Government campaigns

Standard

£95 + VAT pm

 

🌍  1% of your monthly fee is donated to charity via ‘1% for the Planet’

👩🏻‍💻  Business Introductions Service

👩🏻‍💻  Access to grants and funding 

👩🏻‍💻  Referral benefits

👩🏻‍💻  Voting on monthly donation to an impactful charity or non-profit via ‘1% for the Planet’

👩🏻‍💻 Optional Monthly Accountability group with no more than 8 members

 Private Slack Community

 Membership Website Access

 Fortnightly Networking Events 

 Fortnightly Live Skills events

 Quarterly Goal Planning Workshop

 Social & Wellness events

 Business directory

 Online Tools and Resources Library

 Fortnightly Network newsletter

 Voting on Government campaigns

 Private Slack Community

 Membership Website Access

 Fortnightly Networking Events 

 Fortnightly Live Skills events

 Quarterly Goal Planning Workshop

 Social & Wellness events

 Business directory

 Online Tools and Resources Library

 Fortnightly Network newsletter

 Voting on Government campaigns

Full Access

£135 + VAT pm

🌍  1% of your monthly fee is donated to charity via ‘1% for the Planet’

⭐️  Quarterly One to One Business Coaching Calls

⭐️  Yearly Sustainability Audit

⭐️  Marketing Audit

⭐️  Monthly 30 Minute Business Support Calls

👩🏻‍💻  Business Introductions Service

👩🏻‍💻  Access to grants and funding 

👩🏻‍💻  Referral benefits

👩🏻‍💻  Voting on monthly donation to an impactful charity or non-profit via ‘1% for the Planet’

👩🏻‍💻 Optional Monthly Accountability group with no more than 8 members

 Private Slack Community

 Membership Website Access

 Fortnightly Networking Events 

 Fortnightly Live Skills events

 Quarterly Goal Planning Workshop

 Social & Wellness events

 Business directory

 Online Tools and Resources Library

 Fortnightly Network newsletter

 Voting on Government campaigns

 Private Slack Community

 Membership Website Access

 Fortnightly Networking Events 

 Fortnightly Live Skills events

 Quarterly Goal Planning Workshop

 Social & Wellness events

 Business directory

 Online Tools and Resources Library

 Fortnightly Network newsletter

 Voting on Government campaigns

 

Frequently Asked Questions

weeklu Why do I need to apply?

We want to make sure that you’re ready for what the network has to offer and that you are a ethical business with a real drive for change and impact. It’s important that we get the mix right for all the members.

How much time do I need to contribute?

You get out of the network what you put in so it’s important to contribute to the conversation, support and help your fellow members. We hold bi-weekly Monday Club speed networking sessions, which you don’t have to attend all of them but once a month would be great! If you opt for the membership tier with an accountability group, these are held once a month and again the more you can attend the better for you and your team. Workshops and wellbeing sessions are of course optional and most are recorded. 

How do I access all the resources and recorded sessions?

You will be given access to a members portal alongside a Slack group where you will be able to access all the free resources, workshop recordings, and chat to your fellow members.

What is an accountability group and what’s involved?

An accountability group is a small group between 4 and 8 business owners. You discuss your goals for the month ahead, your wins from the last month, what challenges you are facing and what you need support with. The group all contributes to give advice and support.

How big are the accountability groups?

No bigger than 8 members.

Is there a free or cheaper option?

£45+VAT is the cheapest option which gives you access to the private Slack Channel, members area, weekly newsletter, fortnightly workshops including quarterly goal setting workshops, wellbeing sessions and speed networking. We also have fully funded scholarships for business owners that can’t afford the network yet. These are provided on a case by case basis. Sign up to the waitlist for more information. 

You also get to invite one guest per month to the speed networking and have nomination and voting rights for the Impact Fund and other government campaigns.

What is the Impact Fund?

The Impact Fund is our way to give back to the community. We are partnered with 1% For The Planet and we give a percentage of your membership fee to an Impact Fund, each month we all choose one charity to give that money to. 

I’m already a member of (Chamber of Commerce / FSB / IOD). What makes the Better Business Network worth it? 

We offer you a support network that is there for you everyday via our Slack channel. You have the option to upgrade to an accountability group, which will place you in a small group who are there to support and push you to reach your potential and help you through the tough times. 

This is the next generation of business network, which actively works to make sure you get your return on investment in your membership costs.

We don’t expect you to pay a year up front (unless you want to!) because we know you need to manage your cash flow. 

Most importantly our focus is helping you to establish foundational support in your business and network to help it be a sustainable, resilient company, while helping you look after your mental health and wellbeing.

You have agency on how your fees are spent and we offer a full money back guarantee if you feel we are not the right fit for you.

How is my membership fee spent? 

Currently the lowest membership fee is £45+VATpm. We keep all spending totally transparent. We share the income and spend of the Better Business Network in a quarterly report, including what was spent on operations, marketing and to our partners.

Members then collectively vote on what the membership fees are spent on – including the donation we give to high-impact non-profits and money for training and development programmes.

What is the schedule for sessions? 

Monday Club is fortnightly on a Monday at 2pm.

Wednesday Wellness Reset sessions are weekly at 9.30am

Workshops are fortnightly on a Thursday at 2pm

Accountability groups meet on the first Monday of the month at 9.30am

These are all UK Time. 

 

Enrol by August to join Cohort Two

The Team 

HANNAH COX

Founder at betternotstop, Hannah is a Qualified B Leader, an experienced sustainability and CSR professional that has been trained to guide businesses through B Corp certification by B Lab. She is experienced in events, community building, marketing and business development. betternotstop was named one of the Top 10 startups to watch in Manchester. Hannah’s mission is to create systemic change in how businesses and governments operate to create a positive impact on people and the planet. 

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KATE CLARKE

Kate is a Chartered Marketer with 15 years’ experience working for in-house marketing teams for both start-ups and corporates. Kate left the corporate world and set up Kate Clarke Marketing in 2019 with a mission to help more purpose-led businesses be visible and get their message out into the world.​ Kate believes that collaboration is the only way for us to change the current global course we are on. To create opportunities for ideas to grow, connect with people with the same goals and to lift each other up. 

BEN THORNE

Ben has over a decade’s experience in the sustainable business and environmental management sectors. In addition to being a Chartered Environmentalist, published scientist and alumni of the World Economic Forum’s “Global Shapers Community”, he is also a B Corp “B Leader”. Ben and his company Enriched Horizons Ltd are perfectly placed to assist with all things sustainability. As Community Manager he believes the Better Business Network represents a terrific opportunity to bring together inspirational and forward-thinking leaders. Given our current social climate and the ongoing need for digital interactions, this network will be both rewarding and engaging as a space to harness the power of business for positive change.

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Testimonials 

, Better Business Networkbetternotstop

469 Kingsway, Manchester

5.0 13 reviews

  • , Better Business Network Ruth Hartnoll ★★★★★ 4 months ago
    Hannah worked very hard to help us understand the ins and outs of obtaining a B Corp certification, I'm certain without her help we wouldn't have been able to do it. Her bright, sunny disposition made an arduous task feel fun … More and rewarding. Work with Hannah as soon as you get the chance.
  • , Better Business Network Joe Darwen ★★★★★ 6 months ago
    Hannah is fantastic to work with, and goes the extra mile to support our business. This includes ideas, contacts, and helping us with our B Corp assessment. The alignment with having a positive impact mission is great
  • , Better Business Network Caroline Noel ★★★★★ 4 months ago
    Hannah has helped us to travel the road to complete our initial assessment for becoming a Bcorps this year. She is professional, helpful and knowledgable. A big thank you Hannah. We look forward to working with you in the future
  • , Better Business Network C. Rebecca De Cadorette ★★★★★ 9 months ago
    Have had the pleasure of working with Hannah for a few years now, I’m always impressed with her knowledge and her ability to genuinely connect with people. Her workshops are buzzing with energy and I always come out full of ideas. Highly … More recommended.
  • , Better Business Network Laura monk ★★★★★ 3 months ago
    Had the oppunity to work with hannah at the end of 2020 and into 2021 ( ongoing), she has worked with us to help our company obtain B corp status. She is always upbeat and make a task that is pretty daunting managable, without her help … More I think this task would be more stressfull. Even when this project is done I hope that Leafy Bean Co can still find a way to work with hannah.
  • , Better Business Network patricia shea ★★★★★ 9 months ago
    I was lucky enough to work with Hannah at the beginning of this year and her invaluable input in regards to my business held me in great stead as the craziness of 2020 ensued.
    Just recently we collaborated on an event based around sustainable
    … More fashion organised by Hannah/betternotstop. Hannah orchestrated a seamless event and was active and prescient during the workshop with asking pertinent questions and giving additional information to the attendees.
    Thanks Hannah!


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