What a difference a year makes! Join HHBA Christmas networking 10th Dec

HHBA invites you to join Clare, Sue and the rest of the committee in raising a glass for our Christmas networking on Thursday 10th December giving you the perfect opportunity to unwind and socialise. Register for our networking This will be an informal meeting and a chance to chat with fellow members, we are encouraging everyone to get involved, past …

COVID-19 HAS MADE WORKING FLEXIBLY BUSINESS CRITICAL

Five experts reveal reasons why the smart working revolution must remain, with a blueprint of how to embed it. At Flexibility Matters November 13th ‘Action learning Group’, Emma Cleary, founder of recruitment agency Flexibility Matters, host, David Blackburn, Chief People Officer for the FSCS and four key flexible working influencers, revealed how their businesses have adapted and evolved in response …

Coast to Capital Growth Hub Manager Karen Tyrrell

As a Growth Relationship Manager, through meaningful conversations by telephone and video/conference calls, I identify the growth needs of high growth potential businesses, utilise various diagnostic tools in order to develop a growth action plan of deliverables and facilitate introductions to specialists and mentors for intensive support. The Coast to Capital Growth Hub provides fully funded advice, support, investment and …

52EIGHT3 CELEBRATES FOUR YEARS IN BUSINESS

According to the Office of National Statistics in 2019* less than half of all new businesses make it to their fourth year and I am overwhelming happy (and quite frankly relieved) to announce that as of 17th November 2020, 52eight3 will be one of the successful businesses. The last year is certainly not what we had planned and those carefully crafted …

Discretionary Grant Scheme – Applications open!

Please note that Mid Sussex DC has now approved its Additional Restrictions Grant Discretionary Scheme Guidelines. Note that these guidelines have been agreed by all the seven West Sussex Councils.  Attached are the Government guidelines on the Additional Restrictions Grant for your information. Please note the applications for the Discretionary Grant opened on Monday 23 November 2020 and will close …

THE POWER OF ‘OPEN-ENDED’ SALES QUESTIONS

Are your salespeople underestimating the power of asking ‘open-ended’ questions? Do they sound like they are interrogating potential or existing clients? Many business leaders and sales managers know what they ‘want’ their salespeople to sound like when they are on the phone to a prospective or existing client, but don’t always know ‘how’ to help them. With this in mind, …

Re-shape, finance and grow your business

With the new year on the horizon, it’s a good time to seek the expert advice you need about how to re-shape your business to ensure a prosperous 2021. Our free, remote, interactive workshop, led by Get Set For Growth shows you how to do that, and over the next two weeks we’re also hosting workshops on how to gain the finance you need to grow …

MSDC Grants Landing Page – Easier navigation

This new landing page collates all current grants into one page for easier navigation.  To make it even easier we have created a shorter URL as follows; www.midsussex.gov.uk/businessgrants There are a range of grants available to support businesses, charities and community groups.  Available grants are summarised below.  Depending on your circumstances it might be that there is more than one …

Coast to Capital Newsletter – November 2020

Economy Watch – the impact of a second lockdown The first lockdown had a significant and disproportionate impact on our area, with our economy tracking a predicted 15% to 17% fall in output as a result. Our economic forecasts predicted a further potential fall in output by 26% under a second lockdown scenario. We are still taking stock of the impact and we will …

MOVING FROM FEAR TO THE FINISH LINE

Have a look at the image of the rock-climber hanging by one arm – what emotions does that instil in you? Fear or Exhilaration? For many people, it is absolute fear! When it comes to heights, some people tend to lose all sense of appreciation for the beauty and tranquillity of the moment. For others, this is the most exhilarating and freeing …