Matthew J Photography Matthew J Patterson Joined DBFY November 2019 Commercial Photographer Member Overview Matthew James Patterson owner of Matthew J Photography is a Commercial Photographer, based in Oldham. Mathew left a job in legal to pursue his passion for
DBFY membership has given me the confidence to move forward with my business. The support and advice offered through the network is inspirational. Members offer a wide range of courses and workshops, many of which are invaluable in helping a new business person like myself grow and flourish. I look forward to growing my business and friendship all thanks to DBFY
From the first meeting with Dawn, the founder of the DBFY Network, I realised that this was the perfect community focused group to help build my new business. The leadership and direction of the group has been very complimentary to my business goals. The immediate level of friendship from the members, both in person and online was inspirational. I am constantly receiving support and advice from the members, as well as sharing support and professional advice in return. No matter how daft i think the questions I ask are, I always get speedy and amazingly useful advice in return. I have also received opportunities to speak, to the group and also other audiences such as local schools, a great way to give back to the community.
DBFY member Sue McGowan of SmartPA joined in September 2019, her business supplies ‘Business/Administration Support Services’. Sue was new to working for herself, having spent her career working in a corporate environment with companies including BT and British Airways. She was struggling marketing her business and finding a group of like minded people she could connect with for advice on the day to day obstacles of running a business.
DBFY is a brilliant support network, full of positive minded members who want nothing but success for each other.There is a huge amount of knowledge spanning a vast array of industry sectors, resulting in me continually finding brands and exciting new businesses to support and buy from, on a repeat basis. Dawn is a true leader and is building a formidable business network, that goes above and beyond anything else I have seen, heard or experienced elsewhere. She is setting the benchmark with DBFY and raising her own game time and time again. DBFY has become an invaluable part of my business marketing, one that I are happy to recommend (and regularly do) to anyone in business.
The support from Dawn and the DBFY members is phenomenal. No matter what time, day or night there is someone to turn to when you need advice whether that’s on social media or a 1 to 1. There are so many different people/businesses in the group and you realise that no matter what business you’re in we all go through the same things and you’re not on your own. Suddenly self employment isn’t such a lonely world