Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some of the most popular questions I get asked……

What type of women join The Business Girls Network?

The community is for any female with ambition, optimism and persistence.  We welcome women from every background, business and at every stage of business. As a member of The Business Girls Network, you will get access to all of the know-how and experience from our diverse community.

Do you accept members from all over the world?

You are welcome to join, wherever in the world you are.  There might not be an offline group near you, but you can always connect with members online.  You can even start your own group or host an event in your area. Interested? Please click here for more info.

What are the different types of Memberships?

We have done away with the ‘online’ and ‘annual’ memberships.  There is now ONE membership. You are either in or out!

We also offer additional company, partnership and corporate memberships.  If there is not a membership option which suits you, we are happy to tailor a bespoke option.  Have a look at the membership options here.

I’m not sure if The Business Girls Network is right for me? Is the network another one of those ‘women’s clubs’?

Absolutely not! We are a friendly and energetic community, yet we are uber professional.  We are all about building relationships, connecting and collaboration.  We prefer not to compete and know that having this ethos helps to create more opportunities and more harmonious relationships.  The women in our community are super supportive of each other and are happy to answer questions and share their experience and expertise.   If you are in a location where this an offline group, you can come along and try out a meet-up as a guest twice, before deciding to sign-up as a fully fledged member.

Does The Business Girls Network restrict business types like other networks?

Absolutely not! As we said above, we don’t believe in competing with others.  We believe that people buy people.  Different characters gravitate towards different people.   Our ethos is to encourage women to work together and this happens alot in our network.  Working in this way creates more opportunities.

Is the membership open all the time?

No.  It’s a closed membership which means the membership will not be open all the time.  It will be open generally every three months.  You can attend as a guest in any location twice before deciding whether to join.  We may decide to open the membership for the odd day but can’t guarantee when this will be.

Is this a personal or a business membership?

This is definitely a business membership. Due to the nature of how we operate and the ecosystem of support we have created, firm friendships are formed too.

Why do women join the network?

That’s a good question! There are lot’s of different reasons:

  • Some women join because they love networking online and offline.
  • Some women join because they need to learn new things and gain more skills.  There are sessions in the members Facebook group on lots of different topics.  Women also learn from each other and the members are very giving of their expertise, ideas and experiences.
  • Some women join because they just want to be part of a community and tribe.  They don’t necessarily need to learn anything or need new customers.  They want to give back and we have many women in the community like this.
  • Some women join because they need more confidence.  I see time and time again that when women’s confidence grows, so does their ability to grow their business.  Being part of an inclusive, supportive community is absolutely key to supporting this growth.

I really want to join but I just can’t afford it?

Some prospective members tell me they really want to join but just can’t afford it.  If you are not making much money, then I get why you might want to conserve your cash.  But at the current pay up front annual membership rate, joining the network, works out at 0.50p per day! That’s £14 a month. Or for a monthly payment option, that’s 0.68p per day or £19 per month! You get bucket loads of access to resources that will help you gain more leads and ultimately sales. You get access to me and a community of women who want growth in their business.  They are willing to share their knowledge, expertise, experiences, what’s worked and what hasn’t. The value associated with this is actually worth a lot more!

Drop those couple of coffees from Starbucks each month or those bottles of wine in your shopping trolley.  Go through your cupboards and sell excess things you no longer need.  If you want it, you can make it happen.  I believe you will raise the cash.

I don’t think I am ready?

Some people say they are not quite ready and want to wait a bit.  What are you waiting for? To be more established, a new swanky website, more clients, a new product offering?  Maybe you need to feel more confident? This is rubbish! When is the right time?  Ask yourself what you want to get out of the network.  It’s never too early to promote a business or too late to make changes.  There is always a way.  By having a virtual team or ecosystem on women on hand to support you and help, it does honestly make your life a whole lot easier.  They will help you to feel more confident.  I promise you.  There is no quick overnight fix to building a business.  It takes time and persistence.  Sometimes it can take years.  Having a bunch of like-minded women behind you, really does make a difference.

I’m too busy to join?

Sometimes we get too busy working in our business to actually work ‘ón’ our business.   It’s important to take some time out to learn new strategies and think about new ideas.  When you are working for yourself, there is nobody to bounce ideas off, or shout out your wins, or just somebody to turn to when the going gets tough.  We become your virtual team. Sometimes other things take over.  You get out of it, what you put into it.

I’m an introvert, and the thought of networking makes me break out in a cold sweat.  Will it work for me?

Guess what? I feel the same way or at least I used to! That’s why I built a community in a way that worked for me.  Women that are less confidence always say, they wished they had joined earlier.  I know you will be welcomed in the online and offline community.  You will be encouraged to be who you want to be and no question is silly.  I promise you will feel different about networking once you get started.  The online community is such an active and engaged community, when you do attend an event, you feel like you know people already.

What happens if I can’t watch the sessions in the members group live?

Don’t worry! All the sessions remain in the members group and the links are uploaded to the members area on the website.  You can access these at any time.  There are over fifty sessions already for you to choose from and this is growing weekly. You can go through them in your own time and can go back to them time and time again.  Some sessions are longer than others and they are all run by women in the community.  The content is aimed at small business owners.

What happens if I’m not on Facebook very much?

The main magic happens in the private Facebook group for members.  Even if you don’t hang out there too much, don’t worry.  All the content is also over in the members area of the website.  All of the live sessions, videos and anything else that helps members is stored in a library on the website too.

The price seems very low for what you offer?  Yes I get asked this! How can you offer so much value?

I want the membership community to be accessible to as many women as possible.  I know it works.  Our prices are lower than other communities, but it is important to me to make joining as inclusive as I possibly can.

Can i join events in other locations?

Absolutely you can! Once you are a member, you can attend any event at the members rate and we encourage you to visit other locations too.

How does the Business Directory work?

There are guidelines in the free Facebook group.  Unless you are a paid member, you can’ t be referred.  There are certain days for promos each month, usually on the 1st of the month.  Other than this, unless you are a paid member, the Facebook group is a non-promo group.  Requests for products or services are signposted to the directory.  There is also organic website traffic to the directory.  The directory is a massive benefit of the membership.

How will i get to know how the community works if i sign up?

There will be a group induction zoom call for all new members that sign up.  You will be sent a notification of when this will be.  It will be recorded as well and uploaded to the members area of the website, just in case you miss it.  I am always happy to speak to members individually too.

There is also a monthly zoom call for members to ask any question if they need some help or have any feedback.

Did I answer YOUR question?

If I didn’t and you have more questions, please get in touch and let me know how I can help.  I’m totally 100% committed to what I am doing.  I am passionate about connecting women together. You can email me on info@thebusinessgirlsnetwork.com.

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