Roger Stone

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Mar 13

Business mistakes not to make

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There were plenty of heartfelt tales at the March 2015 Mayfield Business Forum meeting as we discussed business mistakes and how to avoid them.  People talked of those whom they had trusted and who had let them down, of customers who had convincing excuses for not paying resulting in large debts that had to be …

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Feb 20

The experiment

Photo of calendar highlighting Wednesday 4th March 2015

UPDATE 27 Feb : Gary Kendall is now unfortunately away on business so we will instead have a discussion on “Common Mistakes that Business Owners Make – and How to Avoid Them” and Gary will talk at our May meeting Our next MBF meeting is going to be on Wednesday 4th March – the first …

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Jan 23

Renewable Energy for Mayfield

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If you are interested in the idea of renewable energy or of having more control of our own energy resources (and pricing) come along to a meeting on Saturday 24th January at The Memorial Hall at 2pm. Transition Mayfield is considering the possibility of a renewable energy project and is seeking to establish whether there …

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Jan 08

The 7 Habits of Successful Mayfield Business People

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  The 12 of us who attended the MBF meeting on 6th January 2015 shared ideas on good habits that we use to help us be more efficient in our business life. Forming the right habits enables us to prioritise important work, tackle difficult issues and motivate ourselves to achieve more – and can make …

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Jan 07

Survey on MBF dates

UPDATE 2nd Feb 2015 The survey has now closed and we are analysing the results.  We will let everyone know the outcome very soon.  Watch out for a post with the results. A number of people have said they are interested in attending MBF meetings but cannot make the current time and dates (first Tuesday …

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Nov 07

Tax saving tips

A big thank you to Ray Reeve (Add Value Accountants), Gavin Ross (Ross Management Accountancy) and Chris Lilly (management and business guru) for preparing material which was discussed at our meeting on 4 November. A whole range of tax-efficient measures were discussed ranging from the simplest (such as making sure you note all your expenses) to the …

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Oct 02

Building up Burnetts in the High Street

Photo of Burnetts Estate Agency in the High Street Mayfield

We were very grateful to Andrew Burnett for speaking at our meeting on 2nd September 2014 and answering questions in the discussion that followed.  He told us about how he learnt the business of being an estate agent working in another agency and then took over the branch in the High Street to create his …

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Mar 03

Consultation about the new Post Office branch

The Post Office have appointed a new operator for the Mayfield branch and propose to move the post office functions into Mace Supermarket premises. They are running a six week local public consultation (up to 9 April 2014).  The areas on which they are asking for feedback are: Suitability of premises Accessibility Location Any other …

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Jan 31

Subsidised rural business skills training courses

Courses on the following topics Web Design Obtaining Finance Effective Use of Mobile, Smart Phones, Apps and Tablets Presentation and Communication Skills Increase Sales with Productive Marketing Using IT Staff Recruitment and Retention are being offered in East Sussex at prices from £38 to £69 up to 31 March 2014 thanks to a subsidy from …

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Jan 29

Good progress on faster broadband

East Sussex County Council today announced significant progress on upgrading broadband to provide faster speeds for Mayfield and a number of other local villages with over 600m of fibre now laid on the new “spine” running between Mayfield and Heathfield. We should also be seeing some new green street cabinets being erected. Completion is now estimated …

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