A friendly, supportive and productive monthly virtual networking meeting for entrepreneurs with any form of disability or health issues.

This is a regular opportunity to bring together business owners with any form of physical or mental health issues to network together, advise each other and build up contacts across the whole of the UK.

The monthly online networking session will feature a short 10 minute talk by a speaker with a health issue - or someone who is an advocate for those with a disability - before we go into breakout rooms so attendees can network with one another in a friendly and supportive environment.

This month's guest speaker is Mark Kennedy from Future Toolbox who will be presenting How to Live Life On Your Own Terms.

At the Future Toolbox, we specialise in creating growth mindsets for teens, young adults and their families as they look to get ahead in life. Our tools include Study Skills and Revision Techniques, Goal Setting, Growth Mindsets and Wellbeing along with Life Beyond School.
In 2021, we set up as a social enterprise and began focusing on working with small community groups and then set up a project called Brain or Shine. Brain or Shine is a platform to help those affected by brain injury. In 2012, I sustained a BI after a freak fall whilst on holiday and, despite making a full phyiscal recovery, I struggle daily with the hidden side effects.
Brain or Shine is here to help other brain injury suvivors, their family, friends and work colleagues who may have to deal with these after effects on a daily basis.
Our future plans are to grow the Brain or Shine community and provide much needed support. We offer a series of tools via webinars, a podcast, blog posts and a newsletter plus we have a peer to peer support group on Facebook.
The Future Toolbox is evolving to offer more tools for neurodiverse teens and young adults who may be suffering from brain injury or diagnosed with ADHD, autism or similar.

 

These virtual networking meetings are part of the FSB's ongoing Business Without Barriers campaign which aims to encourage inclusive, supportive workplaces and offer advice for the country's army of disabled entrepreneurs.

This free #FSBConnectOnline networking is open to all businesses - both FSB members and non-members are welcome to attend, so please feel free to share with your networks.

Please note that subtitles will automatically be enabled for this virtual networking event.

We look forward to seeing you! 

Our events and activities, including those focused on a specific issue or equality characteristic, are open to all. We encourage shared learning, wider conversations, and a collective responsibility to inclusivity through allyship, where marginalised groups are supported by others.

To enable FSB to deliver a high level of customer service at our events, and to tailor the content where appropriate, we will share your full name and business name with the host of the event you have registered to attend. The event hosts are representatives of FSB who irretrievably delete your details following the event.  Should you not consent your full name and business name being shared with the event host, please contact [email protected] within three working days of the event taking place, with details of the event.

Event contact

For general enquiries regarding the event, please telephone our dedicated events helpline 01253 336028 or email [email protected]

Further information

  • To help ensure things run smoothly, please refer to our Events terms and conditions here.
  • We want all attendees to feel welcome - please read our statement on Diversity and inclusion here.
  • Joining our virtual networking for the first time? Find out more about FSB virtual events and a quick guide to getting started here.