The Business Café is a local community brought together through a real Café on the High Street. The Business Café’s mission is to help sole traders and micro businesses grow together.
We seek to encourage the spontaneity and friendship that the online social networks have brought to our lives, but bring this into a face-to-face environment.
Through building friendships in a warm, welcoming Café environment you will know that everyone is just like you in their desire to grow, learn and have trusted business friends, clients and suppliers.
Our team of Baristas are all focused on your experience in the Café, some are young adults from the local community who seek to support you and help you to meet each other. Through training and mentoring the local young adults in our cafe and Digital team, and encouraging them to network with you, our desire is to encourage more employment and trust in the amazing digital skills the next generation have.
Come in, get involved and see what we can do to make your life as a business owner more financially rewarding and full of fun, friendship and knowledge.
Your chance to get involved
The Business Café will unite three main agendas – Online and Offline, Local and Global and Young and Old.
Online and Offline
We have various online social networking groups to encourage the sharing of international opportunities, knowledge and friendship. Combining this with a network of offline business cafés, we encourage local members to visit the network of cafés. Business friends in every city is our mission.
Local and Global
We know that doing business locally is rewarding, highly productive and reduces costs of commuting, while encouraging local friends in business also reduces the feeling of isolation and loneliness. Your well-being, self esteem and self worth is at the heart of what we do. If you are emotionally strong, we know this aids financial strength.
Global reach is also important for some businesses. So we encourage our members to see beyond the local economy and gain the online commerce and digital skills to build connections, a brand and opportunities for export and for seeking skills that are not available at a local level.
Young and Old
This is an agenda very close to our hearts and from working for three years in the education and employment of Apprentices, our Founder, Penny Power OBE is determined to bridge the gap and create the opportunity for our local young adults to find local, skilled employment.
We achieve this through employing them ourselves and we want all our members to see the brilliance of this generation and help them into employment.