FREE Mini Ads Audit to 5 HHBA members (worth over £200)

If you’d love to nail your advertising this Q4 now is the time to take action! Throughout August we’re offering a free mini Ads audit. (Worth over £200) for the first five HHBA members who contact us! We help businesses develop marketing solutions that get them noticed, generating quality leads, driving sales and scaling through Facebook, Instagram and Google Ads. …

New Member offer from First Recruitment Services

We have two great offers available from First Recruitment Services. Call them 01444 417766 to book in a temp candidate by 30.09.2021 and receive 5 hours free!    *This needs to be on a booking that is over 20 hours. Reduced introduction rates of 13% plus VAT are available for any HHBA members who wish to place a permanent vacancy …

How to show love to yourself – A guide to self love

We all need to show ourselves some love from time to time to maintain a balance of our mind, body, and soul. Once these connections are understood and nurtured, you will find a peaceful mindset. https://garymorgan.coach/blog/a-guide-to-self-love/to One thing that is important to remember first and foremost is that you are a valuable human being. You must genuinely believe that you …

Professional business IT support solutions.

Professional business IT support solutions Since 1980. When your staff gets interrupted by an IT issue, productivity plummets. They want (and deserve) a fast and reliable resource to resolve their technical issues, no matter the size of their problem. We provide your staff with unlimited direct access to our team of IT experts as part of our Managed IT solution. …

Improve Cost-Efficiency And Productivity With A Tailored CRM Using Microsoft 365

A good Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system and the associated business processes are key to any business’s productivity and growth. However, small business owners sometimes despair about the long-term costs of having an off-the-shelf CRM package for their business. The CRM with a monthly package at first seems all golden and enticing with highly popularised AI tools but in reality …

Don’t be that employee: How to avoid ransomware attacks at work

When a security vulnerability at IT software-maker Kaseya led to a ransomware attack that affected 800 to 1,500 businesses, it wasn’t one employee’s fault. But that’s not always the case. Ransomware, which locks down a target’s computers and data, can infect a network in a few different ways, including through employee accounts. Click the wrong link, open the wrong attachment or log …

Coast to Capital LEP Business Plan

We are delighted to share our Business Plan 2021-22 with you.  Along with other LEPs across England, Coast to Capital has a crucial role to play in helping to support economic recovery and new business realities. As a region which has always made a significant net contribution to national prosperity, Coast to Capital has a lot to offer. 04 Business Plan Launch …

Train Your Team to the Highest Standard

The Sussex Chamber provides a wide range of high quality training courses across the Sussex region. Training courses are ways of improving the effectiveness of your current workforce, but they are also attractive benefits for ambitious people. Full details can be found here >>https://www.sussexchamberofcommerce.co.uk/training

West Sussex Retail Hub is LIVE!

The West Sussex Retail Hub https://westsussexretailhub.co.uk/ is now live. The schedule of live Q&A events is below.  Businesses can access the free online learning modules and live Q&A sessions by registering on the hub here  21st July “Measuring sales, tracking profitability” 28 July “Key steps for creating a marketing plan” 4th Aug “The Importance of Business Planning” 11 Aug “Employing …

HHBA Breakfast Meeting – The Cloud Consultancy

Thank you to all the HHBA members who attended the breakfast meeting on the 20th July and I hope you found my Cyber Security – Knowledge is Power talk of interest. For your reference this is a list of the URL links mentioned in the presentation which you may find useful: https://ransomwhe.re/ – this is a ransomware tracker that reveals …

Gilva Tisshaw’s Mighty Hike for Macmillan

All the hard work and training paid off last Saturday, when our wonderful director, Gilva Tisshaw donned her walking boots and completed a 26.2-mile marathon, raising money for the charity Macmillan Cancer Support. Starting at Windsor Racecourse, the Thames Towpath Mighty Hike, followed the winding river through Maidenhead, Cookham and Bourne End, before finishing near Henley-on-Thames. Despite the sweltering heat, …

Making Home Working Work

Making Home Working Work                                    Factsheet 43 There seems little doubt that some sort of remote working from home will continue well beyond the end of the coronavirus crisis. In the UK, the number of employees working remotely between 2008 and 2018 increased by 25% and matched by a similar increase in Europe; remote home working was going on …

Are you afraid of making phone calls?

It astounds me at just how many business owners and salespeople fear making phone calls. Since starting my coaching practice in 2008 I have lost count of the amount of individuals I have helped to overcome their phone fear and make effective telephone calls. Visit my website and read the full article here >> https://garymorgan.coach/blog/are-you-afraid-of-making-phone-calls/ Following these 3 tips will …

Bennett Oakley Solicitors – Who are we?

Bennett Oakley Solicitors was founded in 1957 and have grown into an established local practice, we have offices in Burgess Hill, Brighton, Hassocks and London. Our dedicated lawyers can offer you over 200 years’ combined experience in both private client and commercial law matters. We strive to provide our clients with a unique blend of high street friendliness and corporate …

Brighton and Sussex universities join forces to support SMEs in the region

A new business innovation project launches this week to help West Sussex enterprises innovate using expertise from the universities of Brighton and Sussex. The two-year project, Research, Innovation in Sussex Excellence (RISE), has been awarded funding from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), West Sussex County Council, and the seven West Sussex district and borough councils, to stimulate innovation-led growth, …

LSIP and SDF – Local Skills Improvement Plan and Strategic Development Fund

Sussex Chamber of Commerce are extremely pleased to have been appointed as a trailblazer and pilot for the Skills Accelerator programme for the Local Skills Improvement Plan for Sussex. Also, very pleased and a huge congratulations to Chichester College group who were appointed the Strategic Development Fund pilot for Sussex. BRITISH CHAMBERS WELCOME CHAMBER INVOLVEMENT IN TRAILBLAZING LOCAL SKILLS IMPROVEMENT …

West Sussex Transport Plan 2022-2036 consultation now open

West Sussex County Council has published the Draft West Sussex Transport Plan 2022-2036 (WSTP) for consultation from Friday 16th July to Friday 8th October. We are reviewing the WSTP to update the County Council’s approach to managing and investing in the transport network. The Draft Plan is available to view at www.westsussex.gov.uk/WSTPconsultation along with additional documents including a Draft Plan …

Government News and Updates

We have recieved the following Government updates, please read the full details below. Talking points >> https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/UKHMRCED/bulletins/2e80a58 Strategic export controls and licences – Introduction Webinar on the 27th July  Let’s get back to business >> https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/UKHMRCED/bulletins/2e7e1ab National Minimum Wage webinar – the apprentice rate and associated risks>> https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/UKHMRCED/bulletins/2e65d5c

Get your marketing summer ready?

As business owners, we all spin a lot of plates, and the thought of downtime over the summer will seem appealing, but it can often leave you wondering how to cram everything in!! So today, I wanted to share some tips on making sure you stay visible and keep your marketing ticking over whilst also enjoying a well-earned summer break. …

Five key areas you should consider to improve your IT strategy

South East Business Systems have been providing IT solutions for 40 years. The Five key areas you should consider to improve your IT strategy would be: Passwords Data Backup Staff Training Compliance IT Strategy If you would like to know more information on these check out our blog. https://www.e-sebs.co.uk/component/content/article/45-blog/13-5-point-it-checklist?Itemid=486 If you’re looking for alternative IT support, or would like to …

Fantastic to see our members in-person!

We were delighted to see our members in-person at our networking drinks on Wednesday afternoon. Huge thanks to Savannah’s for hosting a superb networking meeting and to our attendees for making this a truly engaging event! Here are a few pictures from the event.   Lovely to finally meet some of our new members as well as connect with many familiar …

WhatsApp scam alert

WhatsApp Messenger, or simply WhatsApp, is an American freeware program owned by Facebook, Inc. It’s a cross-platform centralised messaging and voice-over-IP service package. It allows users to send text and voice messages, make voice and video calls, share images, documents, user locations, and other content. In recent years it has become very popular and is increasingly used for business communication. …

How the South East can help build HS2 – SME Business Opportunities

The construction of HS2 creates hundreds of thousands of contract opportunities for businesses of all sizes and sectors right across the country. Mims  really wants to see businesses from within the Mid Sussex constituency at the front of the queue, starting with the 400,000 opportunities from the construction of the railway between London and the West Midlands. New supply chain contract …

Government Incentives For Apprenticeships

Employers can now receive £3,000 for new apprentices of any age who have an employment start date of 1 April 2021 to 30 September 2021. This is in addition to the £1,000 employers already receive for hiring an apprentice. Apply for the hire a new apprentice payment You can apply for new apprentices who joined your organisation from 1 April …