The more involved you get with other Premium Members the more value you’ll get from your membership.

Newsletter

Our weekly newsletter gives you the latest news about members and events. It usually comes out on a Monday and its a quick but essential read to keep you up to date with everything that’s going on. Please check it’s not going into your spam folder.

Slack Group

The main channel of communication for Premium Members is our Slack Group.
New members introductions, updates on events, questions and discussions all take place here.
Use it to get feedback on ideas, answers to questions, and support whenever you need it.
Show up to help others, not just when you need help.

Post links to your latest blog posts and LinkedIn posts and other members will give you feedback, comments and share with their network where appropriate and of course, you can do the same for them.

Keep all your Drive communications in one place and out of emails.
Channels make topics easy to find.
Threads keep answers to questions in one place and keep the channels tidy and content searchable.
Pinned messages make essential links easy to find.
Direct Messages can be used for 1-1 or small group collaborations.

LinkedIn Page and LinkedIn Group

Follow our LinkedIn PAGE (different to the Group). Share our posts for events and Learning Hub recordings from there to your personal network and invite people to join in.
If you run a Drive event or workshop we’ll tag you when we promote it from our Page so you can share it with your network and promote your expertise and credibility.

Join our LinkedIn Group  and take part in our Monday and Friday check-ins.
This is the highest return activity for the lowest time investment. Respond to the prompt, do your own check-in and comment on other people’s. Have conversations, come back anytime during the day to catch up. It only takes a few minutes and gives you visibility to nearly 800 group members.

Share your offerings, events, blog posts, and news with the group any day of the week.

Twitter

Follow @DrivetheNetwork.
Comment and re-tweet notices about events and invite your followers to join in. We’ll tag you in posts about any event you’re running so you can share it with your followers.

Follow our Twitter List to get tweets from our members without having to follow every individual. Chat to other members, share their posts, build relationships and have fun!

Drive Events

However little time you have or whatever your circumstances, we’ve designed our events to help everyone connect and network.
All information on all events is on the Events Page. Workshops are recorded and added to the Learning Hub for future reference.
Please book early for workshops and networking events so that we can share attendance lists and help other attendees know who they’ll meet.

If you’d like to run an event and add it to the Drive calendar let us know. We can help you get set up and promote it.

If you run an event for Drive that is recorded and added to the Learning Hub, you can link to this in your own promotions, promoting your expertise and credibility.

Learning Hub

To access Premium Content in the Learning Hub you need to log in to the website using the email you used to sign up for membership. There is a wealth of information on every topic related to keeping both you and your business healthy and thriving. If you can’t find what you need, just ask and we’ll point you to the best sources.

The Six Step Programme covers the six basic topics that every business owner needs. You can work through these in your own time or with the programme creator, Ann Hawkins.

Mentoring

Peer Group mentoring is available in our Slack Group where you can ask any question and get help from our Premium Members.

1-1 mentoring is available on demand from Drive Founder, Ann Hawkins, accessed through the Slack Group.

Covid-19 Mental and Physical Support

Our members have shared some Exceptional Support Resources to help us all cope with the uncertainty of the pandemic, including Room 2 Think – a free service from coaches who are qualified to work with people in a therapeutic, coaching and/or advisory capacity.

Our aim is to help you and your business succeed and for you to have a great life while you do it. If you have any questions, please just ask!

Finally – if you enjoy being part of Drive, please invite other small business owners to join. The bigger the range of expertise we have, the more everyone benefits!

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