Autumn Budget 2021 – Cheers From Your Town?

The headlines will presumably be mostly about the alcohol duty changes, so here are our highlights of what you and your business should be aware of: Today’s Budget – Main effects on small businesses and owners As always, please let us know if anything isn’t clear. Thank you. Paula Tomlinson BFP FCA CTA Founder and Director

Emergency First Aid at Work course spaces available!

Katie at Andersson First Aid Training is running her next Emergency First Aid at Work bookable course on Wednesday 17th November in The Balcombe Club and there are still spaces available! The one day course costs £75.00 to attend and you will go away with a three year qualification which satisfies the requirements of the HSE. The course covers resuscitation, …

Homes England seeks expressions of interest for exciting new development opportunity in Burgess Hill

Homes England seeks expressions of interest for exciting new development opportunity in Burgess Hill The Northern Arc is a multi-million pound Homes England flagship development in Burgess Hill. It will deliver approximately 3,500 new homes along with three new schools, neighbourhood centres, parks and open spaces and significant investment in supporting infrastructure. Currently, Homes England’s first developer partner Countryside Properties …

Networking at Haywards Heath College – 18th November

Join our networking meeting, with drinks kindly hosted by Haywards Heath College on Thursday 18th November, where there will be plenty of time to network with fellow business owners and make new contacts. HHBA look forward to welcoming members back to its events in order to build those vital relationships between local businesses. Book your ticket here Paul Rolfe is …

Join Mims Davies MP for a Business Bounce Back Breakfast – 10th November

HHBA members are invited to join Mims Davies MP for Mid Sussex for a “Bounce Back Business” Breakfast This will be the chance for local businesses in Mid Sussex to network, discuss the challenges they have faced during the pandemic and the adaptations they have made to thrive. With guest speakers: Angela Gill Managing Director at Bio Products Jaime Wallden …

Gilva Tisshaw shortlisted for prestigious Resolution Award

Local family lawyer, Gilva Tisshaw from Tisshaws Family Law Solicitors, Haywards Heath, has been shortlisted for a prestigious Resolution Award. The Award celebrates the achievements of family justice professionals who have supported families and children during a global pandemic. Gilva is nominated in the Resilience category, for going above and beyond to support staff and clients through the challenges of …

Free mental health training for West Sussex SMEs

Information from West Sussex County Council You may know that West Sussex County Council’s Public Health team are working with Grassroots Suicide Prevention to offer free mental health and suicide prevention training for Small to Medium-sized businesses in West Sussex. National charity Grassroots work with organisations across the UK to deliver life-saving training in suicide prevention, mental health and self-harm. …

Let go of your past

Living in the past keeps you from enjoying the present. Dwelling on negativity and entertaining negative thoughts will not do you any good and it certainly will not help you to achieve your goals. Replaying past events over and over again in your mind is nothing more than a tremendous waste of your valuable time and energy. Engaging in this …

Working from home just…isn’t working? Introducing…Freshmill!

The last year has introduced a shift in how, when and where we work; a form of ‘’hybrid working’’ is emerging; where employees are given greater flexibility and autonomy to fit their work around the rest of their lives… Freshmill aims to champion the hybrid way for the local community. We’ve found many businesses are now using third party workspaces with …

Cyber Resilience Centre for the South East

We have been asked to share the following with our members. The Cyber Resilience Centres is a new project commissioned by the Home Office to enable small medium businesses access to affordable cyber security services.  There are centres covering every region of the UK all offering the same services.  Membership is free of charge to small business owners, charities and …

Find out if you can get an Invest4 Grant

In-person Invest4 Q&A’s & boot camps. The Business Hothouse has moved as many free workshops as possible to in-person sessions, including the Invest4 Grant Q&A’s which their holding in towns and cities near you across October and November. Come along and find out if you are eligible for a grant and how much you will be awarded. Brighton Tuesday 30th November Book …

Mid Sussex District Scouts

Mid Sussex District Scouts are looking for a new Chairman to help support the District Commissioner in the effective operation of the Scout District by leading and supporting District administrators in accordance with Policy Organisation and Rules of The Scout Association. They are looking for a local person to help them in this role. They are also in need of …

What Is Social Engineering?

What is Social Engineering? Social Engineering is the term used to describe a collection of cyber fraud techniques employed to trick companies and individuals into handing over personal data, money and other assets. It manipulates, disrupts and deceives to gain illegal control over IT systems, personal computers, phones and tablets. A social engineering campaign might identify one particularly valuable target, …

Sebs IT at your service

We are your one stop shop. Managed services are our core business, and we offer IT support to both small and large businesses alike. This includes Data Backup and Disaster Recovery Planning, Antivirus Software, Cloud Services and Software, Telecommunications, and Broadband. Contact our Professional team today to discuss your needs and requirements. | 01444 41 66 41   https://www.e-sebs.co.uk/

The Power of Business Networking 20th October

Build your connections and grow your network – 40 tickets already booked – Stay on for dinner too! Join our networking meeting on Wednesday 20th October, where there will be plenty of time to network with fellow business owners and make new contacts in a relaxed atmosphere in The Hayloft at The Talbot in Cuckfield. Book your FREE ticket here …

Maximise Your Membership – Drop in Session 21st Oct

Visit our new drop in session and find out how to maximise your membership! We often get new members joining the HHBA who have quite a few questions in order to get themselves up and running and making the most out of their membership. And for existing members who wish to become more involved in the business community and want …

The Questions you need to ask to really understand your ideal client.

We all have clients and businesses who we love and want more of but how we attract them is usually about something other than the services we offer.  Understanding their needs, frustrations and wants will not only help you understand how to market your business but will also help you to improve your services products and pricing. Whatever stage you are at …

HHBA Membership

Welcome to our new members – check out their directory listings

We are delighted to announce our new members that have recently joined the HHBA business community. Please take a look at their HHBA directory profiles for more details about their business and how to make contact with them. Andersson First Aid Training – https://hhba.co.uk/members-directory/andersson-first-aid-training/ Casper Creative – https://hhba.co.uk/members-directory/casper-creative-design-and-branding-agency/ Jenny Hendron Personal Travel Agent – https://hhba.co.uk/members-directory/jenny-hendron-personal-travel-agent/ RA Business Performance – https://hhba.co.uk/members-directory/ryan-andrews-business-coaching-actioncoach/ Digital Boxes Limited …

Skills – Placing employers at the heart of the skills system

The Local Skills Improvement Plan Workshops – Urgent call for support and business engagement on the skills workshops Sussex Chamber of Commerce have 4 face-to-face workshops around the county and would like to ask as many businesses as possible to come along and engage with them on this extremely important skills project. A unique opportunity to help share your skills …

Elvis Night – Savannah Bar

Tickets £5 (18+ only) Wednesday 20th October 8pm – late at Savannah Bar in Haywards Heath Don’t delay, get your tickets today! Buy now on Eventbrite – click here. DUST OFF YOUR BLUE SUEDE SHOES! Fancy strutting some moves? Join us for a ‘Rock and Roll’ evening celebrating the King – Elvis Presley! Mark Wright will be spinning the Elvis tunes, …

5 MARKETING STRATEGIES FOR HOME IMPROVEMENT BUSINESSES

The home improvement sector is made up of businesses as diverse as builders, bathroom designers and burglar alarm fitters. Despite their differences, there are many similarities between these businesses. Their sales are usually high value. They are often aspirational purchases – homeowners keeping up with the Jones. And they work in a market which rocks between boom and bust on …

Diamond Rough Cut – October Edition

Our friends at Gatwick Diamond Business are delighted to share their latest Diamond Rough Cut Magazine. Here is the link to your copy https://www.gatwickdiamondbusiness.com/86-diamond-rough-cut.html

Create a Bigger and Better Web Presence

Create a Bigger and Better Web Presence During the past 17 months or so firms have begun to take their presence online more seriously. The shift to digital media has opened eyes to how this can be done, including email marketing, social media and a firm’s corporate Website.  Pre coronavirus crisis some firms under-valued their Websites and are now beginning …

Work-life balance assessment

I have lost count of the number of clients that have come to my coaching practice because they want a better work-life balance. Many of my clients are time poor when they first approach me. What is a good work-life balance? I believe that a good work-life balance is when you are living your life’s purpose or Ikigai as the …

Top Tier ISO27001 Information Security Management from Extech Cloud

Information security is a serious concern for any business owner. Extech Cloud, which works with many different types of business in the South-East, including within the financial and legal sectors, has recently achieved recertification for the international standard, ISO27001 for Information Security Management. “This accreditation helps reassure our clients that we can provide a high level of security, and has …