Doing BIZ For Yourself
Doing Biz For Yourself host meetings in Oldham and Rochdale, encouraging businesses to keep it local. Come along to one of our meetings and see for yourself.
Benefits Of The DBFY Community
Meet like minded business people and entrepreneurs at our lunchtime networking events, with guest speakers, biz spotlights, light buffet lunch and cakes. Find your nearest meeting
DBFY has teamed up with local businesses to provide members with added value at exclusive rates, giving you both support and personal development opportunities
Members have 24hr access to a vibrant, private group to ask and give advise, build connections and find out about all the extra opportunities DBFY has to offer.
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WHAT OUR MEMBERS SAY...
Well I for one have gained so many contacts in this group who I now class as friends.I have collaborated with 4 members recently, Dawn Torrington, Rachel Walker, Chris Stansfield and Loretta Douglas who have all got behind ‘my School initiative’ and have become sponsors of my business.
Running your own business can make you feel isolated as you’re in charge of your own ship so to speak, so for me, connecting with like minded business people about problems and successes is really valuable.
I had the pleasure of meeting Dawn Torrington several years ago at my very first attendance of her network meeting. She had team leader presence with an extremely friendly attitude approach. We stayed connected from that day. I have witness Dawn go from strength to strength and grow a professional brand that is beneficial for her diverse business members. I decided to join Doing Biz For Yourself in 2016 as my business was in stalemate mode due to my lack of confidence to step out of my comfort zone.
Dawn gave me encouragement and valuable advice and I have been warmly welcomed into group. Dawn has not only given but developed a group environment that is 100% business to business support of one another.
“The main ‘value point’ has been the opportunity to meet other business owners who share the same visions and passion for their business. I know for a fact that I would not have had as many ‘opportunities’ had I not been a DBFY member, regardless of the level of your membership. Business is about building relationships ‘people buy people’. The network meetings are a great opportunity to network, ask questions to other business owners and get feedback on your ideas. Running your own business can be very lonely, so being part of the network gives you that security you have others around you.
I have gained clients through the network, been given invaluable advice, work in collaboration with both people in the group and others I have met through the extra networking opportunities such as the sponsoring of the Oldham Business Awards. You only get what you put in, if networking isn’t your thing make it your thing! You will be sorry you didn’t join sooner!
I had set up a new business and was feeling lost in my 3rd month, not sure where to go. I found Dawn and since then my business has just grown. Through networking within the group I have met some lovely people who I would like to now call friends as well as business contacts and listened to some very inspiring and motivational speeches. I have done lots of business with people within the group and I can honestly say joining The Doing Biz Group and meeting Dawn has made my business a successful and enjoyable one. I really do appreciate all the advice and help.