Connect Gazelles - By Entrepreneurs For Entrepreneurs
1st July 2015
Connect Gazelles is a unique not-for-profit membership group for ambitious entrepreneurs that enables them to learn from many of Yorkshire's most successful business people: our 'Entrepreneurs in Residence' (EIRs).
Our EIRs give time and considerable expertise for free to support growing businesses and to help them create jobs and wealth in Yorkshire. Our Mission: "We believe that people who create and build businesses are the most important people in the world. Our mission is to help and inspire those ambitious entrepreneurs in Yorkshire to grow successful businesses by enabling them to learn from business people who have been there and done it." The Connect Gazelles, who have a group operating in South Yorkshire and West & North Yorkshire, recently added two new benefits to their already impressive membership offer. Membership benefits include: Masterclasses Come and hear one of Yorkshire's leading entrepreneurs explain in detail the highs and lows of running a successful business. These monthly Masterclasses may include a visit to the Entrepreneurs' factory or a panel of Entrepreneurs in Residence. Springboard Mentoring This fantastic benefit entitles you to meet one of our Entrepreneurs in Residence for a couple of hours to discuss your major business issues. You may have two or three strategic issues in your business which you are trying to overcome and you may wish to use the experience of our Entrepreneurs in Residence who have been there and done it and hear their outside perspective. Personal Mentoring Some of our EIRs have offered to mentor members of the Connect Gazelles in the skills of leadership and growing a business. This typically consists of a few hours over a period of 6 months. Networking There are a multitude of opportunities for our members to make contacts. The difference to any other networking is that our members are all like-minded business owners looking to grow their business. Many of our members have done business with each other having met through the Connect Gazelles. Access to Funding We offer an introduction service to the appropriate EIRs who are looking to invest in certain types of growth businesses who require funding. Training Seminars Our seminars are delivered by our Partners and Affiliates and are designed to put you in front of industry specific experts to provide help and training to improve a specific part of your business. These seminars cover subjects such as sales and marketing, PR, social media, legal, tax and accountancy issues etc. ll of the above for just £450 + VAT! Connect Gazelles also offer additional benefits, including a listing on their online business directory, peer-to-peer learning groups and training sessions with the world renowned Dale Carnegie. All of the above for just £450 + VAT! Connect Gazelles also offer additional benefits, including a listing on their online business directory, peer-to-peer learning groups and training sessions with the world renowned Dale Carnegie. If you're a business owner of a high growth business in Yorkshire, then Connect Gazelles is the business support group you want to join.