Category Archive: MBF News

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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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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Apr 28

Funding for apprenticeship training

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The government is providing funding to spend on delivering Apprenticeships in the work place for free. The funding can be used To train existing staff as part of your CPD commitment to them; To recruit new members of staff as Apprentices The qualifications are free of charge to both the employer and the candidate/member of staff …

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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

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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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