Support, Relationships, Growth

A community of business owners, committed to collaboration and helping one another....

....because we all do better when we work together!

Support, Relationships, Growth

A community of business owners,
committed to collaboration and helping one another....

....because we all do better when we work together!

SAY HELLO TO YOUR NEW COMMUNITY

Calling all people in business, whatever stage your business is at! You no longer need to feel alone – we are here to support you as you grow.

Our fantastic community of like-minded business people understand that running your own business can be a lonely place. Just like you, members of our community want to grow their businesses, form new relationships and have a good time along the way.

Our secret members-only Facebook group means it’s easy to interact with others whenever it suits you, but it’s great to meet up “in real life” too.

With informal networking meet-ups across Hampshire, we’re deliberately accessible to parents, with timings that fit around school hours and evening events too. Our format is relaxed and encourages quality conversations.

We also welcome visitors to come along and try us out. So why not come along and see what we’re all about?



Support

We know that running a business can be tough at times. As a community of business-owners, Collabor8 understand this and can offer you support when you need it, as we share our knowledge and experiences of business ownership.

Our members have a variety of different skills and experience. By joining you can gain access to great advice, ideas and help from our community.

Relationships

With all the pressures you face, it can be hard to find time to get out and meet other people. Networking may be the last thing you want to do – and we understand why! However, we offer a new way to network, where you can relax, enjoy yourself and have fun, whilst building quality relationships.

We understand that it’s not always possible to be with us in person, but our secret Facebook group means you won’t miss out!

Growth

All businesses need to grow, and continue to find customers, in order to be successful. Whatever stage of business you’re at, you can benefit from networking as part of the Collabor8 community.

We help one another by providing referrals, collaboration opportunities and offering our own professional skills. By being open to sharing experiences, contacts, ideas and advice, we help one another expand and grow successful businesses that continue to develop.

Support

We know that running a business can be tough at times. As a community of business-owners, Collabor8 understand this and can offer you support when you need it, as we share our knowledge and experiences of business ownership.

Our members have a variety of different skills and experience. By joining you can gain access to great advice, ideas and help from our community.

Relationships

With all the pressures you face, it can be hard to find time to get out and meet other people. Networking may be the last thing you want to do – and we understand why! However, we offer a new way to network, where you can relax, enjoy yourself and have fun, whilst building quality relationships.

We understand that it’s not always possible to be with us in person, but our secret Facebook group means you won’t miss out!

Growth

All businesses need to grow, and continue to find customers, in order to be successful. Whatever stage of business you’re at, you can benefit from networking as part of the Collabor8 community.

We help one another by providing referrals, collaboration opportunities and offering our own professional skills. By being open to sharing experiences, contacts, ideas and advice, we help one another expand and grow successful businesses that continue to develop.

OUR MEET-UPS

We currently offer both daytime and evening meet-ups in informal environments, with relaxed and simple (but effective) formats, across Hampshire.

We guarantee our members access to at least three meet-ups per month at NO EXTRA COST within our membership scheme.

In order to accommodate those with families, we have deliberately designed our events to fit around the school run timings. We also offer some child-friendly events (see details of our Events for more information on this)

We keep membership fees low by avoiding meals and the subsequent cost of breakfasts or lunches.

We accept our members just as they are, with not a hint of stuffiness or snobbery, so you can say goodbye to the days of ‘suiting-up’!

We have a casual, comfortable approach in both our attire and our meeting style. But there’s no doubt about it, we’re anything BUT relaxed about our businesses – we’re all here to grow, excel and give our businesses our all.

“Collabor8 has been a great inspiration with many talented business people from new start ups to fully fledged businesses.
The “can do” attitude of the members and their willingness to offer advice when needed has been a great help in these early days”

Carl M. Eastleigh.

"I just want to say a big 'Thankyou' to Collabor8 for giving the opportunity to meet and work with other business owners.
Last week I met with (a Collabor8 member) to get creative and discuss a project that we will be working together on and this weekend I got to play about and try something new with another member.
This wouldn’t have happened without Collabor8. But I particularly love being able to network online as an when I can around the children"

Jess, Clanfield

WHY COLLABOR8?

We are unlike any other “networking group” out there. It may be a cliché, but our genuine care for one another is why our members chose to refer to the community as “The Collabor8 Family”.

We do not charge per event, and keep our monthly membership fees low, with no front-loaded joining fees.

We do encourage members to refer, but this is often not our primary objective, and our meet-ups are spent getting to know one another as people first, and in doing so, we build up trust. This is vital if we are going to be willing to share our personal and business contacts with one another.

We also know that it’s often the case that “out of sight is out of mind”, so we encourage people to attend meet-ups regularly for this reason, ideally once per month at least.

By spending regular time together and in building up trust in one another, we are more successful in passing referrals, doing business together and collaborating in other ways. We also enjoy the time we spend together, often forging strong friendships as well as professional relationships.

Are you ready to become a part of our community?