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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.

Discussion with Nus Ghani, MP

         Last Friday’s meeting (13th October) covered a wide range of business topics and led to some interesting discussions. Nus began by giving us a brief summary of the work she has done since being elected as our Member of Parliament in 2015.  This included her work to promote the needs of the constituency, particularly …

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Too much negative press

The tendency of the media (newspapers, TV and radio) to look for headlines and so to over-emphasise negative news was one of the main points to come out of the MBF discussion “How has Brexit and the triggering of Article 50 affected your business?” held on Tuesday 5th September.  The spirit of small business was …

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Nus Ghani, MP, to attend MBF meeting in October

Nus Ghani, MP for Wealden, will be attending a special meeting of the MBF on Friday 13th October 2017.  It will be held in the Rose & Crown, Mayfield starting at 7:30pm. It will be a great opportunity to discuss the needs and opportunities for business in and around Mayfield and Five Ashes.   Nus is …

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3 reasons to be cautious about LinkedIn’s Social Selling Index (SSI)

  This week I took part in a webinar organised by BuzzSumo on “7 LInkedIn Publisher Secrets” with a presentation by Viveka von Rosen, “the LinkedIn expert”. Viveka presented many useful insights into what content to post on LinkedIn and how best to promote it. One insight she gave was on LinkedIn’s Social Selling Index …

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