What do you need to know before migrating your business to the cloud?

More and more businesses are streamlining their operations and reducing costs by turning to cloud computing. Andrew Hookway, Managing Director of Sussex-based Extech Cloud explains some of the benefits of moving your business to the cloud and what you need to know before you start.   The advantages of moving your business to the cloud are numerous. The cloud offers …

Free Cyber security assessment for your business

Free Cyber Security Assessment and Health Check exclusive offer for all HHBA members from Sebs IT. We are able to offer Business association members a free consultation to discuss your overall cyber security posture. Organisations can receive a customised report outlining their level of cyber security protection and any potential risk within identified target areas. Our free risk assessment includes …

Mid Sussex Radio ‘ local radio for the Mid Sussex area’

Mid Sussex Radio We are a not for profit community radio run by volunteers covering a an area mainly southwards from Ardingly, although we can be heard over a much wider area. Our content ranges across all ages and most music genres plus travel news is provided every morning and evening for commuters, including temporary road works! Our income is …

5 active listening techniques that increase sales conversions

With all the modern technology that business leaders and sales teams have at their disposal for communicating with prospects and existing clients, it seems that many sales professionals have forgotten how to communicate clearly. In my opinion, too many sales reps are relying on emails rather than picking up the phone or arranging a video call. This lack of oral …

HHBA Membership

New members join Haywards Heath Business Association

We are delighted to announce our new members that have recently joined the HHBA business community. Please take a look at their profiles on our Members Directory or visit their website for more details about their business and how to make contact with them. Huluki Sussex Stays – https://hhba.co.uk/members-directory/huluki-sussex-stays/ Mid Sussex Radio Clixx Win  

Could you be a West Sussex Green Business Champion? Let’s go!

Let’s Go! Net Zero is a new initiative to motivate businesses to embrace sustainability and empower a resilient and forward-thinking economy across West Sussex. The search is on for Green Business Champions to be the face of the project and help inspire change.   Champions from West Sussex businesses will be recruited to work with business networks, councils, and a …

Volunteering Opportunity

Kangaroos is the charity partner of the Mid Sussex Marathon this year and we are in need of people to apply as volunteer marshals to help support this event. Any help will be greatly appreciated, Volunteers needed on any of these days Saturday 29th April East Grinstead Sunday 30th April Haywards Heath and Monday 1st May Burgess Hill. Free T …

Focus on the goal, not the obstacles

You can be sure that life will at times be a bending path of “potholes” which you need to navigate around. You have likely been through periods of your life already, where you wondered if your luck would ever change. Then, things settled down and you found an easier, straighter path. Irrespective of where your journey takes you, it is …

Book now before we sell out – 50 already registered – Networking 18th April

Join us for our HHBA networking on Tuesday 18th April at Ansty Sports Club where there will be plenty of time to network with fellow business owners and make new contacts in order to build those vital relationships and collaborations between local businesses. Complimentary drinks will be provided courtesy of Lightning Fibre. Book your ticket here HHBA member Lightning Fibre is delighted …

The Social Media Strategy Day – Exclusive HHBA discount of £60

Learn how to reach your ideal clients and boost sales by harnessing the power of social media. Are you looking to improve your business’s social media presence and build a solid strategy that helps you to generate leads and attract more of the clients you want to work with? The Social Media Strategy Day is designed to help you do …

MSDC Economic Development newsletter

This issue provides information about an upcoming Digital Futures Roadshow part of the county-wide programme to support advanced digital skills, which is now in full swing; and launch of the next major county-wide programme of business support focused on the journey towards a low carbon more sustainable future. Read the full newsletter here >> https://mailchi.mp/midsussex.gov.uk/business-bulletin-spring-6256169 And a final reminder that the …

First Aid for Mental Health course – spaces available

First Aid for Mental Health course  Would you like to have some skills to support colleagues around you with their mental health?  Would you like to understand an action plan which you can put into place with clear steps of what to say and do when supporting someone’s mental health?  Would you like to discuss ideas and actions to improve …

What is ChatGPT and what does it mean for SMEs?

There has been a lot of news coverage and debate about how content marketing and search engine marketing will be effected by artificial intelligence tools, such as ChatGPT, Google Bard and GPT-4. Although it might sound futuristic or technical, it has real-world implications for business owners and consumers alike. These artificial intelligence tools use natural language models and machine learning to create answers …

Government News and Updates

Mims Davies office have sent the following Government updates, please read the full details below. Important information for employers Dear customer, Finishing the 2022 to 2023 tax year and starting the 2023 to 2024 tax year  HMRC has published important information for employers on GOV‌‌‌.UK, which includes: • help with finishing the old tax year 2022 to 2023 • starting the …

New member to member offers

As you may have seen, the HHBA have a section on the website dedicated to member only exclusive offers. This is a fantastic way to spotlight the brilliant products and services your business can provide to other members and we hope as many of you as possible will take advantage of this opportunity. We are always thrilled to see our …

Budget 2023 – Are we just refilling potholes?

There’s been a lot said today, but does it amount to refilling what has been there before or something new? Was there anymore in it than for beer drinking, car driving, high earning parents with potholes outside their home? Take a look at our summary of the main points affecting small businesses: Budget 2023 – Are we just refilling potholes? …

New member Introduction – Freelance Proofreader

Hello!  My name’s Helena and I am a Freelance Proofreader. Proofreading is a vital resource for anyone publishing any type of text – be it marketing material, reports, documents, books, websites etc.  It is the final polish.  The last line of defence to correct any errors before it goes out to be viewed by the world. Proofreading isn’t just about checking …

Social Media Strategy Day

Learn how to reach your ideal clients and boost sales by harnessing the power of social media. Are you looking to improve your business’s social media presence and build a solid strategy that helps you to generate leads and attract more of the clients you want to work with? The Social Media Strategy Day is designed to help you do …

New members join Haywards Heath Business Association

We are delighted to announce our new members that have recently joined the HHBA business community. Please take a look at their profiles on our Members Directory or visit their website for more details about their business and how to make contact with them. Helena Mallinson Proofreader – https://hhba.co.uk/members-directory/helena-mallinson-proofreader/ CMH Accountancy – https://hhba.co.uk/members-directory/cmh-accountancy/ Storyteller Media     https://hhba.co.uk/members-directory/storyteller-media-voiceovers-presenting-event-announcing/ How To Basically – https://hhba.co.uk/members-directory/how-to-basically/ HHTC Sussex Facilities …

Negotiate your way to sales success

Do you sometimes feel annoyed when a prospect does not see things the way you do? Here is where good negotiation skills come in handy. Regardless of the product or service you are selling, there will be times you will find negotiation necessary. Learning this critical skill will improve your sales success rates. Tips for negotiating a situation to get …

The Cross Origin team

After completing his apprenticeship, we are thrilled to announce that Sam has officially signed on as a full-time member of the Cross Origin team! We’ve been so impressed with his work that we had to lock him down before anyone else scooped him up. From killer brand identities to animated masterpieces, Sam has blown us away with his skills. And …

Coursecheck announces Customer Brilliance Awards for 2023

At Coursecheck we work with a hugely diverse range of training providers but the one thing they share is a passion for quality. Now in its seventh year, our Customer Brilliance Awards are our way of recognising the best of the best; and this year our edible award for the highest rated large training provider went to Shoreham-based Hospitality apprenticeship …

THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO REDUCING HUMAN CYBER RISK

This month we are offering our free 10 Page ebook offering advice on how organise and mitigate Human Risk within your business. Learn how to boost your organisation’s employee security posture against human error and evolving cyber threats. Visit shorturl.at/wHNX4 for the download link. For more information please email or call us 01444 871200

Alexander House Hotel & Utopia Spa – New Member

Alexander House Hotel & Utopia Spa, part of The Alexander Hotel Collection is situated in Turners Hill, near East Grinstead.  A five star Jacobean mansion nestled in 120 acres of West Sussex countryside with 56 luxurious bedrooms & suites and a choice of two restaurants, the hotel is the perfect location for a romantic getaway, relaxing spa experience or a …

East Grinstead roadshow to showcase digital job opportunities

Jobseekers, career shifters and anyone with an interest in digital skills will get the chance to meet with employers and learn about the vast range of opportunities for local digital careers at an interactive roadshow in East Grinstead this spring.   Digital Futures West Sussex, a new programme launched to connect local businesses with talented jobseekers, is running nine free …