Category: MBF News

Training course feedback

A group of MBF members, who provide consultancy to companies on a paid basis, decided to organise training sessions for MBF members and other Mayfield companies. The aim was to provide advice that would help local businesses thrive and grow. It is not a money making venture – we prepare our slides for free and …

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Making the most of our time

Chart showing the 4 quadrants of time management

In the November 2010 meeting the main discussion topic was “Making the Most of our Time” with everyone sharing the problems they had in managing their time and providing tips for ways to improve. There were four main time management problems identified that we all experience lack of clear goals, which makes it difficult to …

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Venture Navigator

Venture Navigator is a new online service, funded by the government, to help start ups and small businesses. It provides three main services : Assessments of key aspects of business plans ; resources – business information targeted to help based on the results of the assessment ; and an online community where owners and entrepreneurs …

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Business Scam

Here is a report from a business in Crowborough on a scam that is affecting local businesses. It reminds us all to be aware of what information we provide to cold callers: “I thought that you might like to make members of the Local Business Network aware of a suspected telephone scam which has been …

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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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