I like the concept of the Business Hive Club – a ‘not-for-profit’ organisation that helps local businesses make a profit. It just floats my boat and deserves to succeed.

So when I was looking for a way to ‘put something back’, I suggested the idea of running some business seminars (called iCan) at your premises where the entry fee would be cans of food that would be given to a local charity.

You guys were really helpful and did everything you could to market the seminars to their members and the local business community. The seminars created a win-win-win:

  • A way for local businesses to give something really meaningful to those in most need in their community,
  • Over 2,000 cans of food for hungry, homeless people and
  • To be honest, and (I’m sorry of it sounds corny) a feel good factor for me by doing something good.

I’ve met some really nice people through the Business Hive, given referrals to some, introduced good business contacts to others and because what goes around comes around, enjoyed receiving referrals and doing business with at least 4 companies I can think of who are members.

Austen Hempstead – Mystery Breaker
www.sellingisaskill.co.uk