What do you want to do at your meeting?
Most groups seem to meet for about an hour and half at most.
There is a wide range of ways to spend the time together. Some groups like to structure the time with arranged talks or themes. Others prefer the freedom to discuss anything with no planned topic.
“The group aims to maintain the environment where people feel they can share their fears and apprehensions but also ensuring that the content is stimulating and beneficial, so that members see a continuing reason to partake.” Hook Norton
Hold an open discussion on any subject of mutual interest or concern (Tackley - some ideas for topics)
A member can present and share a skill or expert tips
Invite expert speakers on topics you choose
Share your list of trustworthy suppliers e.g who you use for IT support (e.g. South Stoke)
Collaborate to reduce business costs e.g. by joint bulk-buying of office supplies
Collaborate on a community project (e.g. South Stoke)
Agree to go to each others houses with your laptop to work alongside each other
Start a Google Group (or Facebook Group) so that members can get in touch with each other in between meetings (Brill)