Selling products, funding projects and staying afloat

Our brand new range of support kicks off tomorrow with an exciting Facebook Live session with Product Expert, Claire Pasquill from the Sussex Innovation Centre who will take your questions on how to develop a product that will sell. The Sussex Innovation Centre have also launched a new, free 12 hour support programme to give entrepreneurs detailed, expert knowledge on how …

Covid-19 App

The new NHS COVID-19 app launched to the public last Thursday 24 September against the backdrop of a major national advertising and marketing campaign. The app is part of NHS Test and Trace. It alerts people who may be at risk of coronavirus so they can have the information they need to protect themselves, their communities and the people they …

Green Homes Grant Scheme – PDP Services

The Green Homes Grant scheme, which was announced in July, will be available in England only and applications for it will open at the end of September. It is a great chance to to get work done that will save you money on your heating and help to reduce CO2 emissions. Call us on 01444 480444 or email to …

Galloways – Winter Economy Plan

We appreciate that we are all living through a challenging time. Whist the primary focus must be on health and wellbeing, we know that being able to manage your business through this difficult time is central to this. We are managing the same situation ourselves. In order to support our clients and the wider community, we’ve prepared a brief update …

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme: reminder of key updates

In accordance with the Government guidance issued in July, the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) will come to an end on 31 October 2020. The guidance, as outlined in our previous updates, remains unchanged and employers must contribute to employees’ wages for the period they are on furlough leave as follows: 1-30 September 2020: In accordance with the policy issued …

Winter Economic Plan or Will Everyone Pray? or Willing Entrepreneurial Productivity?

HHBA member Paula Tomlinson shares a link to her summary of today’s announcement from the Chancellor: https://www.onthespottax.co.uk/blog/entry/2020/09/24/wep-wep-wep-winter-economic-plan Please do contact Paula or your usual On The Spot Accountant if you have any queries or concerns. Thank you. Paula Tomlinson BFP FCA CTA Founder and Director m: 07717 854333 t: 01444 882677 w: onthespottax.co.uk

Winter Economy Plan

The Chancellor has today announced a package of measures that will continue to protect jobs and help businesses through the uncertain months ahead as we continue to tackle the spread of the virus. The package includes a new Jobs Support Scheme to protect millions of returning workers, extending the Self Employment Income Support Scheme and 15% VAT cut for the …

Meet The Experts : Recovery & Growth Empowerment of organisations & their people

This session is aimed at HHBA members who already have a team, or who are considering hiring people. Register for our meeting Run in collaboration between RAW and The People Magic Company Ltd this session will explore, around 3 central themes, some of the people issues facing business post lockdown: Where are we now and what next? What do we need to know and what …

Are you afraid of making phone calls?

Following these 3 tips will help you or your sales team to be more confident when making telephone calls. Prepare your call structure – Telephone scripts have a bad reputation for making salespeople sound robotic and unnatural during a sales call. I prefer to work with business owners and sales directors on creating an effective call structure rather than a …

St Peter & St James Hospice – In need of a new warehouse

The retail side of the hospice is desperately looking for a new warehouse that is 4,000 sq ft or bigger.  They would even consider a barn. Since reopening we have been inundated with donations and have just run out of space to store everything. Please contact me if you can help. Wendy Agate Community Fundraising Manager St Peter & St …

Kitchen Table Podcast – Google Ads and SEO

HHBA member Barney Durrant, was a guest on the Kitchen Table Community Mastercast podcast talking to its founder John Ashton about SEO and Google Ads. Listen to the marketing podcasts below for a great overview of how SMEs and start-ups can use Google Ads and SEO to build their business. Lots of actionable tips and advice for getting started on Google …

New member offer Discovery Sessions – Expert Advice completely free of charge

For years we’ve been using Discovery sessions to help our clients set a clear branding strategy and prioritise their marketing to get the best return on their investment. And now, you can take advantage of this expert advice completely free of charge. HHBA Member to member offers. https://www.tomango.co.uk/thinks/fully-funded-discovery-sessions/ Get in touch to find out more After we got through the …

Government Kickstart Scheme – The Chichester College Group

We’re proud to support the Chichester College Group as a recognised intermediary for the new £2 billion Kickstart Scheme! Find out everything you need to know, including how the Chichester College Group can help SME businesses create job placements for young people. They can support businesses who are looking to provide fewer than 30 job placements. Email your questions directly …

Why traditional head shots won’t cut it in 2020 and beyond

2020 is not the year anyone expected, and digital working, shopping and researching has become the norm.  More and more decisions are being made online. How do you stand out? How do you differentiate yourself from your competitors? The answer?  Is YOU! Particularly for service based businesses, you are the differentiating factor from another lawyer, accountant, coach, PT etc…. We …

EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE SELLING SKILLS WORKSHOP 23RD SEPTEMBER

Gary Morgan, Motivational Speaker, Training Professional and Coach EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE SELLING SKILLS WORKSHOP 10 Spaces available for HHBA members only for a discounted price of £199.00 + vat per person (Normally £399.00 + vat per person) It will be held on Wednesday 23rd September 9:15am – 1pm via Zoom. There will only be a maximum of 10 spaces available. You can find …

HHBA Membership

Member to Member offers – Check out some of our new offers!

Take a look at our member to member offer page here >> https://hhba.co.uk/membership/member-offers/ Gray Hooper Holt LLP For a limited period of time until 31/12/2020, this firm is offering fee discounts to HHBA Members and their families for the following areas of law: Commercial property – 15% Wills, trusts, Lasting Powers of Attorney and probate – 15% Employment – 20% Divorce …

New video for Bluebird Community Transport

Bluebird services have been suspended since lockdown, but we have recently launched a new socially distanced shopping bus which is proving to be very successful. The key message to our current and any new members is that they can get out and about in a safe and controlled way as our charity is following the strict government guidelines about social …

Expert support to get your business growing

Our How to Start a Start-up remote bootcamp returns this coming Thursday 17th September at the two alternative start times of 10am and 7pm. Offered as a series of six, two-hour, daily sessions with our business expert, Paul Dallibar, it gives you all the knowledge you need to launch your new business or grow your current one. If you’ve attended our previous How …

KANGAROOS CHARITY GOLF DAY

If you are looking to promote your business and help support a local worthy cause, then why not display your business banner by a hole at Kangaroos Charity Golf Day on Thursday 1st Oct at Mid Sussex Golf Club, Ditchling? Sponsorship packages available from as little as  £100 Contact Samantha Norgate  Corporate, Business, Community and Events Fundraising Coordinator KANGAROOS CHARITY GOLF …

Register to attend Kickstart Scheme Live Webinar

We’re proud to support the Chichester College Group as a recognised intermediary for the new £2 billion Kickstart Scheme! Join the Chichester College Group and Department for Work and Pensions (DWP), on Thursday 17 September at 2pm, to find out how your business can apply for the Kickstart Scheme and create 6-month job placements for young people in the region …

Are you aware of the customer cycle?

In my role as a Sales and Leadership Coach I work with all types of businesses. It doesn’t matter whether they are large, small, sole traders or corporates, they all have one thing in common: the customer cycle. New, existing, and lost customers Every business hopefully gain’s new customers, has existing customers, and unfortunately loses customers. Lost customers You can …

Call out for Local Business to get involved with Business courses at the newly opened Haywards Heath College

The new Haywards Heath College (part of the Ofsted rated ‘Outstanding’ Chichester College Group)  opens on 14th September and will be offering A Level Business and Cambridge Technical (CAMTEC) in Business (a more vocational business course).  We would love to get local business involved with our course through one of two ways. Firstly, we would love local business owners to come in …

Shaping Tomorrow’s Leaders And Creating Business Wealth

An interview with Nasser Elaheebocus (Business Pulse Advisory & Investment Group) For Nasser Elaheebocus, founder and owner of Business Pulse Advisory & Investment Group, the potential that great business mentorship has to create successful leaders cannot be understated. Nasser’s personal background in business and many years of cooperation with companies of all types, sizes and specialities has allowed him to …

Managing blended teams

Flexibility Matters recently hosted a webinar with guest speakers Ursula Tavender – specialist in implementing flexible working and Anna Rasmussen founder of OpenBlend discussing how we were managing remote and blended teams and what the essential were for getting this right in the new era of truly flexible working. The five business must-haves for the new FLEXIBLE normal As businesses …