Category: MBF News

Thank You to MBF

Thank you for allowing me to come along to your meeting on 1st March. The mix, format and upbeat enthusiasm was tremendous. Is it always like that? If so I’d be very happy to be considered as a member and attend each month. I live in Heathfield, and have several connections with organisations there, which …

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Next Generation Broadband

Mayfield may have been unsuccessful in BT’s “Race to Infinity” competition to find five exchanges to prioritise for installation of faster broadband, but there are other opportunities to make our needs known and find ways to improve internet connectivity as soon as possible. Faster internet connections would give Mayfield and surrounding areas the abillity to …

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Setting Realistic Objectives

The start of each year is a great time to set objectives (and many would say it is an essential time to do this). So the first MBF meeting of 2011 looked at how to set objectives and how to make them realistic. Chris Lilly had prepared a Setting Realistic Objectives – MBF meeting 04.01.11 …

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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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