Running a small business can feel lonely at times. Combat the isolation and connect with other small business owners in our friendly Facebook group, the Donut Small Business Collective.
What is the Donut Small Business Collective?
The Donut Small Business Collective is the friendly and supportive Facebook group created by the team behind the Donut websites including the Start Up Donut.
The Donut team have been passionate about helping other small UK-based businesses to succeed for more than 20 years. Our websites attract more than 3.5 million users a year.
Who are the Donut Small Business Collective members?
Our members are UK-based start-ups, small businesses and people with a spark of a business idea - they are all welcome in the Donut Small Business Collective. Our members come from a wide range of backgrounds and their businesses cover a plethora of business sectors. Some are still in the pre-start phase and others are established firms with years of experience behind them.
What they all have in common is a desire to learn from and share experience and knowledge with other small businesses.
How will I benefit?
We’re dedicated to building a supportive and non-judgemental community where people like you can share tips and experience, ask questions and be inspired by other small business success stories.
Members get access to exclusive Q&As with our Donut experts, an offer of the week, sneak peeks of our podcasts before everyone else, the opportunity to feature as a 'business of the week' (where we go behind the scenes to learn a bit more about one of our members) and join our Friday networking.
Above all, you can join a group of entrepreneurs who are navigating the same business challenges as you. Share your problems, ask questions, and make new connections with peers who might just be able to help your business take the next step. Who knows, you might find new customers, suppliers or the answer to that burning question.
How do I join the Donut Small Business Collective?
Simple! You can join here. All you need to do is answer a couple of quick questions so we can check our group is right for you.
Are there any rules?
We want to make sure the group is a positive and supportive place for all our members. For everyone's benefit we simply ask that don't:
- Post any adverts or anything spammy. If you want to advertise your business, we have a Friday networking opportunity where you can tell everyone what you do.
- Be rude or disrespectful to other members.
- Contact group members without their permission.
Do I have to take part?
We encourage members to get involved. You're welcome to ask questions, create polls and chip in with help and advice if you think you can help another group member.
Like any networking group, you will get out as much as you put in. Some members are simply looking for the answer to a quick question from someone who has been there, seen it and done it. Others regularly contribute by answering others' questions, passing on interesting news, leads or advice or by featuring as a 'business of the week'.
There are no hard and fast rules. The group exists to be useful to all members.
So, if you have a burning question or want some advice from like-minded business owners, join us and start making connections today.