Category: MBF News

Second training course – 21st Century Sales & Marketing

Mayfield Business Forum is running the second of its business training courses on Thursday 25th November 2010 from 6pm to 7.30pm. It will be held in London House in Mayfield High Street, East Sussex. The courses are aimed at helping small businesses, sole traders and those working from home in and around Mayfield. They address …

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Mayfield Broadband

Over the next five years BT is rolling out superfast fibre optic broadband across the UK. Mayfield is not on the announced roll out plan but ‘The Race to Infinity’ gives us the opportunity to fast track our area to get BT Infinity next. The five areas with the largest percentage of votes by December …

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Attracting Visitors to your Website

The September 2010 meeting was a great success with 16 attendees, a great presentation by Julie Rae of www.toys-to-you.co.uk and lively discussion around the subject of how to draw people to your webite. Julie spoke about SEO, search engine optimisation, which means how to set up your website so that when people search the internet, …

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New website

Well, it is finally here – the new website. The old one had good information on it but proved too inflexible for editing and formatting. I hope you like the new one with its cleaner interface. It also has a much clearer website address which makes it easier to find. There is still some work …

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September meeting

Now that the summer is nearly over (some would say definitely over judging by the weather), it is high time for an update on MBF news and activities. Firstly, the next meeting is on Tuesday 7th September.  As usual it will be in the Rose & Crown from 6pm to 7.30pm (with some attendees no …

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Training courses

Mayfield Business Forum is pleased to announce a series of training courses designed to help local businesses Thurs 7th Oct     “Profit in a Double Dip Recession” Thurs 25th Nov    “21st Century Sales & Marketing” Thurs 27th Jan    “Using the internet to maximise profits” Courses will be held in London House from 6pm-7:30pm Admission charge …

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Elevator Pitches – 2nd March 2010

The meeting was held on Tuesday 2nd March 2010 from 17;30 to 19:00 in the Rose & Crown and Trish Slater, Paul Amans, Daniel Weck and Derek O’Connor were welcomed to their first MBF meeting. Also present were Chris Lilly, Rob Slater, Tony Coghill, Roger Stone, Andrew Wilkinson, Ian Parker, Tom Blackden, Julie Cole and …

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Winning Corporate Business through Cold Calling

Historically this has been the best way of building business, however over the last few years I have noticed a change and now believe there are more effective ways. I believe that cold calling still has its place and there are a few simply rules that if followed will increase your chances of success. ‘It’s …

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Networking

Sales are frequently developed through the relationships we have created with other people. Networking functions provide the opportunity to expand our contact list, particularly when we create and nurture quality relationships. It is not enough to visit a networking group, talk to dozens of people and gather as many business cards possible. However, every networking …

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