OUR MEMBERSHIP

Join Our Collective

If you’re looking for a business community who supports and cheerleads you, always in a relaxed and friendly environment then our collective is here for you!

May Offer

FIRST MONTH FREE

Join in May to get your first month for free!
Mention a current member when joining & they’ll get the month for free as well!

Our membership has 3 core features – all designed to support your business to thrive!

promote your business
gain support from our community
enhance your knowledge

Promote

Local Business Directory

List your business on our directory with 5 images, website & social media links.

Our directory has advanced search capability with categories, keywords and location search. It is available on our website for anyone to search & browse.

You can submit your business as soon as you join our membership, and your listing will normally be live within 48 hours of submitting

Welcome Across Our Channels

Once your listing is live on our directory, we will share a welcome across our channels:
> a social media post on Instagram & Facebook
> a welcome in our fortnightly mailing, including link to your directory listing

Events

As a member you can add up to 10 events on our Local Events Calendar. Like our directory, this calendar has advanced search functions with categories, keywords & location search.

Feature On Our Blog

Our Blog is reserved for our members!

We love our members to write guest blogs for us about trending & seasonal topics, or share tips, how to’s or recipes.
We also highlight members regularly in our Meet The Member feature.
As well as regularly curating blogs to showcase our members products, services & news in seasonal items (eg: gift guides).

All blogs include direct links to your chosen urls – great for your SEO!

Our blog articles are shared on our social media channels and in our fortnightly mailing to encourage our audience to read and get to know you better!

Discounts on Advertising & Partnership Opportunities

We offer option to advertise in our mailings, and also have partnership & sponsorship opportunities for certain events; members receive preferable rates on all these opportunities.

Support

The Members Collective Facebook Group

Join our exclusive Facebook group and pop in anytime to ask questions, seek advice, share your latest offers, celebrate your wins & more!

For our Peak members, you also gain access to our WhatsApp group for additional support from members.

Member Meet Up & Co-Working

Twice monthly we get together in a local venue to connect with other members, share what we’re working on, gain feedback, support each other and get some work done!

Peer Review

Partner with another member to review each other’s online presence and provide feedback & support. It’s really useful to get some fresh eyes on your content and how potential customers may see you; you can also learn a lot & get inspiration from looking at how others do it!
Our Peer Review is optional, and opens quarterly for any members who want to opt in.

Quarterly Planning & Goal Setting

Taking time to work ON your business is so important, but it’s easy to get distracted by all the day to day that we often don’t get round to it. That’s why we now host quarterly in person planning & goal setting sessions.
These are facilitated sessions to help you focus on what you want to achieve for your business and also share ideas & gain feedback from other attendees.

These sessions are FREE for Peak members and discounted for Rise members.

SAVE On Events

We hold regular networking events to encourage and bring together local business owners; members receive discounts off any paid events.

Knowledge

Member Masterclasses

Being a business owner means you have to wear many hats and know a lot of things! We want to help you with this so run regular online masterclasses with experts to share knowledge and equip you to feel confident doing it all.

Previous masterclasses have included: Introduction to LinkedIn, How to Run Promotions & Giveaways, SEO Tips and more!

Peak members receive access to recordings of all past masterclasses.

Marketing & Business Support

Marketing is a key role for any business owner – but it may not be what you signed up for! Corinne Wallington, owner of Chiltern Biz Collective, offers mentoring & guidance to support you with marketing your business and to develop your own skills and confidence in running your business. As a member of our Collective you receive a discount off these services.

Discounts on Marketing Courses & Downloads

As well as offering one-to-one services, Corinne has a range of online courses & downloads. As a member of Chiltern Biz Collective you receive up to 10% discount off these offerings.

Our Collective Membership Plans

Rise

£12 per month
Promote
  • Directory listing with up to 5 images, website link and social media links.
  • Welcome post on our popular Instagram & Facebook feeds, and welcome in our fortnightly newsletter
  • Feature in blogs that are shared in our newsletters and on our social media.
  • Add up to 10 events per month to our Events calendar
  • 25% off Newsletter advertising
Support
  • Access to “The Members Collective” Facebook group to network and self-promote.
  • Twice monthly ‘Member Meet Up & Co-Working’ sessions to connect with other members; gain feedback, share experience, support each other, and get some work done!
  • Peer Review programme (run quarterly) – gain feedback & support from a fellow member 
  • 10% off ticket price of our events, including our regular Chiltern Biz Networking
  • 30%+ off Quarterly Planning & Goal Setting session
Knowledge
  • Access to ‘live’ Business Online Masterclasses to support with your business knowledge and growth
  • *NEW* 5% off Marketing & Business Support Services

Peak

£20 per month

Includes all of the features of the Rise plan. PLUS:

Promote
  • Showcase opportunity at a Chiltern Biz Networking Event*
  • 50% off Newsletter advertising
  • List additional businesses on Shop Local Directory for £6 per business**
Support
  • Access to ‘Peak Members’ What’s App Group
  • Quarterly Goal Setting & Planning In Person Sessions
  • 20% off ticket price of our events, including our regular Chiltern Biz Networking
Knowledge

*There are up to 3 showcase spots per meeting, and these will be allocated on a ‘first come first served’ basis to peak members. No same business can present in the showcase more than once every 3 months. 

**additional businesses must have same ownership 

Still unsure?

Check out our FAQs about our membership.

What Our Members Say

It’s a great group of very different, knowledgeable and amazing local business owners who are very friendly and welcoming. Join now to be part of this great community!

Sarah Yarrow

Sarah, Smyle Fit

Brilliant group! I highly recommend joining this great community!

Lee Kennedy-Washington

Lee Kennedy-Washington, Tring Design

I couldn’t recommend your lovely friendly talented group more!! If you’re local, you must join us, not stuffy, not corporate, just a dream group of people!

Ruth Wallington

Ruth, Hello Ruth

Join Our Free Facebook Group

Join our free Facebook Group to connect with other local businesses.

This group is focused on creating connections and community, so we do ask you not to spam with promotion links.

May Offer Terms

Terms for New Members:

  • When signing up you will automatically receive 30 days free membership. No monies will be taken until the end of the 30 day period (your 2nd month of membership). 
  • Enter the name of a current member who referred you in the ‘Referred By’ box on the joining form; this member will then qualify for 1 months’ free membership.
  • There is no minimum term for sign up and you may cancel at any time; to cancel your membership please email corinne@chilternbizcollective.co.uk

Terms for Current Members:

  • To qualify for 1 month’s free membership you must be an active member of Chiltern Biz Collective on 30th April 2024 
  • To receive your free month membership your friend must add your details to the “Referred By” box on the joining form  
  • You can refer as many friends as you wish but will only receive 1 month free membership. 
  • Your account will be credited with 1 month membership at your current membership rate (regardless of the membership level your friend joins at), meaning you won’t be charged at your next membership renewal date (it will be deferred for a month).

Frequently Asked Questions About Our Collective

What areas do you cover?

We cover The Chilterns area of Herts, Beds, Bucks and Oxfordshire; this includes any business that serve these areas even if you aren’t located within it.

Can I change my membership level later?

Yes, you can upgrade or downgrade your membership at any time. You can also switch between monthly and yearly plans.

Can I get a refund?

Due to the nature of the membership and immediate access to all benefits we are unable to offer refunds, however you may cancel at anytime.

Can I cancel?

Yes, you can cancel anytime. Your membership will finish at the end of your payment period.

Does joining mean you’ll post anything we ask you to?

We curate our own social media feeds and try to ensure there is a variety of content to engage our audience. We will support you with your social media posts by engaging with it, and if you’ve got something big happening make sure you let us know so we can help promote! We may from time to time select content from our members to share on our feed but this at our own discretion.

Does joining the directory guarantee new business?

Unfortunately no it doesn’t. We do our best to promote #ShopLocal and our members through our content (social media, blog and mailings) but it depends what our followers are looking for who will view your listing.

Do you allow business of the same time type to join?

Yes. Our focus is on collaboration and support, rather than competition. So we welcome all businesses of any type.

Do I have to be a member to attend your events?

No, many of our events are open to everyone! Some events are for members only and/or additional charges may apply for non-members.

Can I publish a guest blog on your site?

Our blog is reserved for our members only. We curate many of our own blogs and will from time to time select non members news to include, but purely at our own discretion.

Ready to join?

Choose your membership plan.

Chiltern Biz Collective Owner

Corinne Wallington

If you want more information about Our Collective, our membership plans, sponsorship opportunities or anything else then do get in touch with me.

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