The aim of Connecting Croydon is to create regular business networking events, and to always use local venues and suppliers in Croydon to run these events, keeping any revenue, after expenses, within our local community.
We firmly believe that face to face networking is great for you as a business owner. Not only can the connections you make grow your business, but you can also share experiences, discuss problems, find solutions and learn from each other. Our mantra is Inspire, Grow and Champion.
The more we all meet regularly and get to know each other, the more comfortable we will feel working together. So, we actively encourage you to have 121s with the people you meet at Connecting Croydon.
We do have a great community who want to help each other, and our charity sector can really do with help right now. Smaller grass roots charities, that are predominantly voluntary led, and who may be facing cuts in Council grants, are the ones we collectively want to help. If you know or support such a charity in Croydon, please put them forward to Connecting Croydon.
We use the money we make from the Connecting Croydon event ticket sales (after expenses) to create a pot of money that we will give back to local charities to help them. Any extra donations you wish to make will be gratefully received and are 100% tax deductible (but check with your accountant). It is also great for your Corporate Social Responsibility.
Our Charity sector is also keen to learn from local business owners. The best way to run a business, how to raise funds, market themselves, create leads, sales opportunities etc. If you want to champion or mentor a charity, speak to them and offer help. They will also need to use the services of some of the businesses in the room.
So, let’s all get together regularly to create a Great and Confident Croydon.
Light refreshments will be available.