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Mayfield Business Forum is made up of business people living in or around the village of Mayfield, in the Wealden district of East Sussex. Most of us work locally and we meet together to share ideas, discuss problems, give each other feedback and provide mentoring – or just to have a friendly chat. With many members working on their own or in small offices, the chance to compare ideas, experience and issues is very useful and provides great support.

We meet each month on the first Tuesday in the informal surroundings of the Rose & Crown. Every other month there is a set discussion topic which helps us all to learn and to improve our businesses by sharing best and new practice. The meetings in between are informal networking where people can talk about whatever they choose, whether it is business or some unrelated topic. We are also developing the online side of the network so that members can share online and access a growing set of business information.

It is amazing the number of different businesses that flourish in Mayfield. As well as the shops, there are many others that operate out of small offices or offices based in homes, and the variety is shown by our members who range from accountants to technology advisors, from environmentalists to toy vendors. Since the group started five years ago there have been many examples of people who have met and then been able to use each others’ services.

We are a friendly group so if you are interested, feel free to come along and meet us or talk to us online. We hope you will like us and come back. Whether you work in a large, small or micro business, or even are just thinking of going into business, you will be welcome. Membership is simply a matter of participating and we welcome anyone who is willing to share and takes an interest in other people’s businesses.

If you are interested in MBF or want to know more, please email Roger Stone.

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Timely reminders to keep up with paperwork

Alex Burnett’s talk at our March 2017 meeting was a timely reminder of the benefits of keeping paperwork up to date. She also gave us some very useful tips on how to improve our bookkeeping. Paperwork is not something most people enjoy but it is vital to keep our business running, as well as for completing …

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Mentoring and coaching local businesses

MBF members have always been supportive of each other.  They are willing to help their fellow members where they can.  Experienced members have often provided free coaching and mentoring to those who are starting out or who have reached a critical point with their business.  We want to make this service better known to local …

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