The Story

 

The Good Business Club was co-founded by Sara Osterholzer and Ruth Anslow in November 2018 to inspire, support and connect local social entrepreneurs through a network of like-minded people.

 
 
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The Problem

There are hundreds of people in Greater Brighton doing ‘business for good’ and people enabling those who do ‘business for good’, but they are dispersed and hard to find if you don’t know where to look. And when people are disconnected they end up struggling on their own with their obstacles and challenges and it holds them back from starting, running or growing their social enterprise. It results in a lot of untapped potential and missed opportunities to create economic & social value in the city.

The Solution

We have a passion for connecting people. When people are connected they can share their experience, opportunities and contacts in return for the same support from others in their network. We believe collaboration is the key to a thriving social enterprise sector and work in partnership with business support organisation across Greater Brighton to utilise existing resources and enhancing offerings.

The Good Business Club is an extension of the ‘Brighton and Hove Social Enterprise Network’ that has evolved over the years and which was, until recently, held by The Platform’s Social Enterprise team.

Testing out The Good Business Club

The Club will focus initially on helping social entrepreneurs and social enterprises to get unstuck and be connected. We want this support to be accessible to all so are testing out a small membership fee (that will cover mentors and connectors time to coordinate and deliver the support) and we are working in partnership with existing business support providers in Brighton to pop-up across the city to make it easier for everyone to access.

 

Get in touch with Sara and Ruth: hello@thegoodbusinessclub.com

 
We have been supported by Upstream Ideas to get this network off the ground

We have been supported by Upstream Ideas to get this network off the ground