What a strange and uncertain world we're in just now! The main priorities are of course for everyone to stay safe and healthy. By doing that, hopefully we can get through this time as soon as realistically possible

Of course we all have to keep doing our jobs, running our businesses and trying to deliver services differently for now. We know that relationship-building has to be on-going and is more important than ever just now. So here's what we're doing with ABN services:

ABN 'Ten' Groups - all groups have moved to dial-in meetings from next week onwards. The meetings will follow exactly the same format and the sharing of intel and opportunities and support will be more vital than ever

Contact Builder - our Contact Builders are already holding meetings by Skype, Zoom and phone!

Networking skills audits/training - we've taken these online via Zoom. Just let me know if you'd like to use this time to develop your networking skills (there will be ALOT of networking in person once we get past this spell!)

Networking events - our next event isn't until later in April and you're still making bookings for upcoming events (thank-you!)! However, we can only monitor how things develop over the next few weeks

ABN Gold - the majority of membership benefits are online! So it's the ideal time to get stuck into using them

Advertising on ABN Community - we expect traffic on ABNC to increase in the coming weeks. Please just let us know if a click-thru advert is of interest to you

Although all our services are available just now, we also appreciate ths is a worrying time for everyone where cash may be tight. So if there's anything above that you'd like to do, please choose the 20% discounted ABN Gold rates. We'll then donate the difference to some of the many hard-working charities who are ABNC members

Let's keep chatting, keep building relationships and get through this even stronger together. And any questions or anything we can help with, please add a comment below or email info@next-business.co.uk

Good luck

Andrew & Jessie





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  • We've seen a bit of a spike in members completing our 'Don't Sweat' networking preferences surveys over the last few days - thank-you! These just take 2 or 3 mins to complete. And you'll probably find it interesting completing one! Scroll down to the 'Don't sweat' image here or on our ABN services website here

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  • ...and here's (most of!) the Jten sales intel group this morning. The meeting may have been by video. But that didn't stop all the members sharing vital intel and helping each others' businesses. Well done Jtenners!


  • Gosh Andrew, I'm really missing everyone. Like Gillian, I too am really investing this time in my business development, there are some great new offers coming.


    Apart from that, I've been in the fortunate position to offer my service to speak to teams who are all now at home and give them some inspiration and support.

    If anyone out there has a Team that meets online, please consider inviting me to join you for 45min to an hour and I can create a talk to fit with your needs. Light, motivating and refreshing (well thats my intention) 

    If you are a charity there is no charge.

    If you re not a charity then there is a £50 fee that I am donating to a local charity.

    The team can choose where the contribution will go on the day of the talk.

    All you need to do is get in touch.


    • Good to speak yesterday Tess and hear about your upcoming event. It's a time of great change just now. Even more reason for people and business/organisations to engage with you!

  • Very impressed by so many of you still developing relationships and staying visible in the online/video world just now! All your time and effort will help you gain new opportunities both now and in the post-lockdown world. Well done

    • I am seeing this time as a time to invest in my future. Attending the different webinars on networking has helped a lot. It has given me confidence to try out new things.  Thank you!

      • Well done Gillian. One of the many positives most of us have just now is the chance to do some things we didn't before. Great time for reflecting and developing

  • Another (and quick!) well done to all our Ten Groups members, interacting so much and helping each other, both during and outwith the fortnightly meetings. And welcome to our four new Ten members! Lynn Batham, Jackie Allen, James Hamilton and Dennis Darcy

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    We work best when we work together - and that’s the ethos behind ABN’s ‘Ten’ Sales Intel Groups.
  • A huge well done to all Ten groups members, Contact Builders and training delegates who have had video meetings this week! As well as everyone else keeping relationships going with online networking, phone calls and Zoom, Hangouts, Skype, etc

  • I believe many of us really appreciate now the value of online communication! Including me! I used to put it on a second plane, but that is already changing!

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