ROGER STONE

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Tips for keeping safe online

logo of rocu south east (regional organised crime unit)

Chris White, Police Cyber Security Advisor | Police Cyber Prevent Supervisor at the South East Regional Organised Crime Unit , gave a fascinating, useful and slightly scary talk on the dangers lurking in the online world. The fact that cyber crime now makes up about half of all crime should remind us of the need to take …

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Keep your online data (and your customers) safe

Our discussion on GDPR in April stressed the need to keep safe information about your contacts and customers.  This reinforces how important cyber security is for every business since so much personal data, as well as data vital to our business, is stored online. We are delighted to announce that we have been able to …

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GDPR information

It is important that all organisations that deal with personal information comply with the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) that comes into force on 25th May 2018.  This includes all sizes of company, sole traders and even voluntary organisations – if you have information that identifies individuals, then this concerns you. Key elements are …

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Change to meetings in March and April

The February meeting unfortunately had to be postponed at the last moment due to unforeseen circumstances.  So we rescheduling it for March and pushing back our planned March discussion to April.  This means that the next two meetings are: Wednesday 7th March at 6:30 :  “The High Street in 2018” – looking at plans, activities …

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Wealden Business e-focus

The November 2017 copy of the Wealden Business e-focus magazine can be viewed and downloaded here.   Among the items of interest are: 2018 Small Business Awards for the South East now open for entries – page 2 Pub is the Hub (PITH) activities in Wealden – the organisation looks to help pubs wanting to …

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Christmas dinner 2017

A convivial time had by all – 20 members and guests at the Rose & Crown on Tuesday 5th December 2017       

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)

Barrow on beach piled high with inflatable toys and swimming aids

  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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