Small business connections made in the Enterprise Nation community

Small business connections made in the Enterprise Nation community
Emily Booth
Emily BoothOfficial

Posted: Wed 14th Feb 2024

In the fast-paced world of entrepreneurship, the value of connections cannot be overstated.

Small business owners often find strength and growth through collaboration and networking. For Valentine's Day, we're spotlighting small business owners who have forged meaningful connections within the Enterprise Nation community, showcasing how these relationships have positively impacted their businesses.

Melanie Luxton Brookes and Danielle Gerry

Melanie and Danielle connected through a simple direct message. Danielle became Melanie's mentor, providing valuable insights. Melanie shares: "Throughout my experience with Danielle, I have gained much more confidence and knowledge. Sometimes it takes someone from the outside looking in to see what’s needed for your business."

Melanie and Danielle

Andre de Almeida and Bhavini Lakhani

Bhavini and Andre belonged to the same freelancer group (Being Freelance) and a mutual friend connected them before StartUp Show.

They collaborated on a project, exchanging ideas and advice. Andre's advice for fellow small business owners looking to make connections is to "be genuine, don't be afraid to ask questions and show what you know and what you don't."

Andre and Bhavini

Emma Goode and Sally Day

Emma and Sally connected through an Enterprise Nation webinar. They have been working together and supporting each other's businesses for nearly three years. Sally emphasises the importance of friendship in the world of work, stating:

"Friendship is maybe the most important thing in the world of work!"

Louise Morgan and Teddie Levenfiche

Louise and Teddie met at StartUp Show. Louise gained valuable insights by discussing start-up questions with Teddie, who shared his experiences in a fast-paced start-up environment. Her advice to others is: "Don't be afraid to get out there, either online or face to face."

Louise and Teddie

These stories exemplify the power of connections in the small business world. Whether it's through direct messages, mutual friends, events or webinars, opportunities for collaboration and growth are abundant.

As a small business owner, don't hesitate to reach out, ask questions and build a network that can propel your business forward. Remember, genuine connections can lead to lasting partnerships and shared success.


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Emily Booth
Emily BoothOfficial
Since launching in 2005, the Enterprise Nation team has helped thousands of people start and grow their businesses. Led by founder Emma Jones MBE, Enterprise Nation continues to be the most active UK small business community and a leading campaigning voice for small business. Joining Enterprise Nation connects you with resources, community and connections you need to reach your business goals.

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