Last Friday, The Northern Affinity welcomed some new faces for the first time in an open partner meeting. Thank you to everyone who came along. It was great to meet new faces and catch up with old ones. The theme of the day was protecting and growing your business. We were lucky to hear from several of our partners who delivered insightful and interesting presentations.
Most of us get into business because we want to turn our passion into a reality. But that doesn’t always mean we’re the experts on everything to do with business. Luckily, we have partners who are on hand to help.
Firstly, we heard from Alex and Andy from ABL Business who gave us a practical guide to cash flow and why it’s important. Anita and Andrew (I Credit Management LTD) took us through how to keep your cash flowing to keep your business breathing. We then heard from Jeff Dunn of Spencer Hayes Group. His case study explored the importance of making sure you have the right commercial insurance. Finally, Gary Lumb (Yorkshire Rose Financial Planning) and Martin Hibbert (Alexander Calder) gave an insightful presentation on how you can protect you, your business and your future. Thank you to all of you for your time and expertise.
Thank you to Aspire Igen who provided a fantastic buffet lunch for the event. Aspire Igen is a Yorkshire based social enterprise committed to helping change lives through access to education and work. You can find out more on their website.
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We are planning to host a large number of future workshops, networking and training events at The Northern HQ and at least one other venue. These sessions will be £20 per person for two hours. Those interested in hosting a workshop should contact Michael for further details.
The Northern Affinity will also be expanding our services and switching up how we can help our partners going forward. More details of this will be unveiled at the April partners meeting.
Had a big breakthrough? Won a great new client? Please tell us! We want to hear all your good news. Please email Michael with any updates and we will help you share the news on social media.
The next meeting will be another open meeting on Friday 27th March 2020 at The Northern HQ.
March Events and Workshops:
Strategy – Business Plans and People Plans – Wednesday 4th March 2020
Introduction to The Northern Affinity – Thursday 5th March 2020
In Business – Marketing for busy small business owners – Thursday 12th March 2020
Declutter and Digitalise Your Workspace – Friday 13th March 2020
In Business – Networking – Tuesday 17th March 2020
Social Media Audit Masterclass – Friday 20th March 2020
Effective Leadership Skills – Wednesday 25th March 2020
Co-working open day – Thursday 26th March 2020
For further details on The Northern Affinity, becoming a partner or any upcoming events, please contact Michael.