The aim of Connecting Croydon is to create regular business networking events, and to always use local venues and suppliers in Croydon to run these events, keeping any revenue, after expenses, within our local community.
Networking not only can provide you the connections to help grow your own business but you can also help others by sharing experiences, discussing problems. The Connecting Croydon mantra is Inspire, Grow and Champion.
You are actively encouraged to have 121s with the people you meet at the event, as getting to know each other will help to create a more comfortable working environment.
Smaller grass roots charities, that are predominantly voluntary led, and who may be facing cuts in Council grants, are at the centre of this event. If you know or support such a charity in Croydon, please put them forward to Connecting Croydon.
Ticket sales (after expenses) creates a pot of money that will be given back to local charities to help them. Any extra donations you wish to make will be gratefully received and are 100% tax deductible (but check with your accountant). It is also great for your Corporate Social Responsibility.
Our Charity sector is also keen to learn from local business owners. The best way to run a business, how to raise funds, market themselves, create leads, sales opportunities etc. If you want to champion or mentor a charity, speak to them and offer help. They will also need to use the services of some of the businesses in the room.
Light refreshments will be available.