Customer Service

As business owners our members are always looking at ways to increase their revenue. One often discussed approach is the value of reducing the cost to purchase products/services in the hopes that this will increase sales – lower prices mean higher volumes. Arguably this is one of the best things about being a member of … Continued

Category Competition

At least twice a year the team at Bury Business Group book a stand at a local business expo, with the aim of continuing to raise our profile within the local community, and to build more awareness around what we do. It’s a great way to catch up with old contacts, and make new ones. … Continued

60-Second Introduction

Like most business networking groups, we offer our members, subs and visitors the opportunity to “pitch” their business to fellow attendees during our 60-second round. This gives everyone the chance to stand up and outline what it is they do, what they’re looking for in terms of referrals, or any special offers or new products … Continued

Autism Awareness

Chances are you’re aware that April is Autism Awareness month. Whilst it’s easy to post stats and share information resources, here at Bury Business Group we wanted to stop and think about what raising awareness really means. So, we asked Lu, who is one of our members to give us her opinion, as her son … Continued

International Women’s Day 2019

International Women’s Day (8th March 2019) is a global day celebrating the social, cultural, economic and political achievements of women. This year the theme is Balance for Better. Of course, balance is not a women’s issue, it’s a business issue. The race is on for the gender-balanced boardroom, a gender-balanced government, gender-balanced media coverage, a … Continued

How to ask for reviews

Most business owners know that happy customers are the key to a successful business. If you have happy customers, they’re likely to return and remain loyal to you. Not only that, but they’re likely to tell their friends and family, which will ensure more customers through your door. So, it makes sense that all of … Continued

Michael Shroot Spotlight

Michael Shroot, is a Director at WHN Solicitors and the Head of both the Commercial Department and Employment. Michael specialises in commercial dispute resolution, with a specific expertise in Employment law, director/shareholder and contract disputes, and is a member of the Employment Lawyers Association. He is also the current chair of BBG, and before he … Continued

Falling in love with your business again

February is the month of love. The shops are full of all things heart-shaped, supermarkets are competing over the cheapest meal-deals and restaurants are doing all they can to entice you in for a romantic night out for two. When you think of matters of the heart you don’t necessarily immediately think of business; however, … Continued

How to prepare for a BBG meeting

Whether you’ve been invited to attend a meeting by one of our members, or you’ve heard about us through social media and have signed up, you’re going to want to make the best out of your visit. The easiest way to make sure that can happen is by preparing in advance. You know how that … Continued

Goal Setting (Part 2)

If you’re a regular reader of our blog, you will know that we recently wrote a piece on goal setting. We specifically looked at the importance of not having too many, and how to make them SMART. This week we’re going to be looking at other important things you can do to help you achieve … Continued

Goal Setting (Part 1)

January is the time of year when we traditionally look back on the year that’s just passed, celebrate our successes, and look to the future. It’s a time for making resolutions and setting goals, but how many of those are likely to have fallen by the wayside come the end of the month? The problem … Continued