Rogerstone

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Name: Roger Stone
Date registered: August 31, 2010

Latest posts

  1. Timely reminders to keep up with paperwork — March 9, 2017
  2. Mentoring and coaching local businesses — November 18, 2016
  3. Brexit opportunities and pitfalls — September 7, 2016
  4. Positive messages on each side of EU debate — June 7, 2016
  5. Paxman on the EU debate — May 19, 2016

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  3. Preparing for the business impact of the Olympics — 1 comment
  4. Attracting customers with video, images and sound + plans for 2012 — 1 comment
  5. Royal Mail delivery and NatWest opening times in Mayfield — 1 comment

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Mar 09

Timely reminders to keep up with paperwork

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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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Nov 18

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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Sep 07

Brexit opportunities and pitfalls

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 It was interesting at last night’s meeting of the MBF to find out how Brexit seemed to be providing opportunities for some and problems for others. The discussion was on “Making Your Business Successful Pre and Post Brexit” led by Chris Lilly.  You can download his notes on what businesses should be considering at this …

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Jun 07

Positive messages on each side of EU debate

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We have become rather fed up with the constant negative campaigning on both sides of the UK EU referendum debate. So here are 500 word summaries taking to put forward the positive reasons for each side of the debate for people to download: Chris Lilly’s reasons for Leaving  the EU Roger Stone’s reasons for Remaining …

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May 19

Paxman on the EU debate

Jeremy Paxman takes a typically sardonic look at the effect of the EU on UK sovereignty.  Initially I was irritated by his focus on straight cucumbers and curved bananas, as well as the screen captions that floated in and out about different EU directives and which did not give any context to them. But he did present …

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Apr 27

Fact checking the EU in-or-out debate

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Everyone seems to have been asking for more facts on which to base their decision about the EU referendum. Experts have been listening and there are now quite a number of websites and news organisations offering facts, and more especially, fact checking of what campaigners on either side are saying: FullFact: an independent factchecking charity …

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Apr 04

Information about the EU referendum

There’s now more information available ahead of our discussion on 3rd May. As well as the main “EU: In or Out” page there are now three sub-pages dealing with Economic Arguments, Legislation and Security.  Further facts will be added as we track them down, together with a sub-page on Migration, You will also see a quick 2-question survey …

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Mar 07

Tenders, proposals and contracts

It may not sound like the most exciting topic for a discussion.  But we covered subjects that are vital for many businesses in our March 2016 meeting: completing a tender and making your offer as compelling as possible is mandatory for winning business in most cases in the public and third sectors.  It is also often …

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Feb 13

Staying safe: latest warnings on scams and frauds

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Click/tap/swipe here to download the Fraud newsletter February 2016 from Sussex Police and Neighbourhood Watch. While no doubt we are familiar with most of the scams, it is worthwhile keeping up to date with their latest forms and being reminded of what we need to do to keep safe. Also, if you have neighbours or friends who …

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Jan 13

MBF plans for 2016

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Happy New Year and best wishes for 2016 to all MBF members and visitors to this website. We are now working on plans for meetings during the coming year.  This will include a new summer social event, and we are talking to WDBA (Wealden & District Business Association) about the possibility of a joint event with them. …

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