25th May 2016 / 11:14am
I am sorry to announe that we will not be able to hold Event in the Tent this year.
The organisers of the Festival have offered a discount to any First Friday members who would like to attend... just email Andrew Whitlaw (firstname.lastname@example.org) and mention First Friday!
It's going to be a great weekend - full details at http://www.chichesterlive.co.uk
14th Dec 2015 / 12:39pm
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10th Sep 2015 / 8:26am
I had another article published in 'The Business Sussex' this month - yeah!
Ten top networking tips - if you would like a copy of them let me know and I'll send you a copy of the mag and my tips sheet.
Anyone around Wolverhampton on Friday 18th can come and say hello at the Business Networking Show - I'm exhibiting there. If you'd like a free ticket let me know (worth £20)
9th Sep 2015 / 5:23pm
BBX made lucky member Steve Wilson’s dreams come true when he won a week-long holiday for his family in Lanzarote this summer. Steve who runs the First Friday Network won return flights and accommodation for four in a superb apartment at Las Brisas in the peaceful resort of Playa Blanca, on the south coast of the island.
BBX organised a full week’s schedule of rest and relaxation mixed in with plenty of fun and adventure supplied by David Penney of Adventure Holidays Lanzarote. Penney who has lived on the island for eight years knows the terrain like the back of his hand. He took the family in his trusted 4x4 vehicle for an all day off road trip into volcanic territory, exploring remote locations, some of which are off limits to even the locals. The dramatic landscape of the Parque Nacional de Timanfaya offered endless photo opportunities and unearthed fascinating tales of Lanzarote from Penney who is passionate about what he describes as his playground.
Another adventure took the family to a secluded bay to sample their first ever zip-line jump. Later in the week they opted for something a little less adrenaline fuelled with a morning spent snorkelling in a beautiful bay near Puerto del Carmen. Inbetween all the action was the chance to chill out either poolside at Las Brisas resort and on the stunning nearby beaches, including Dorada and Flamingo beaches. The Wilson family loved every minute of their island experience, says Steve: “There is so much to do on Lanzarote; it’s a fascinating place which has whet our appetite for adventure! We can’t thank BBX enough for their generosity; we’ll be back!”
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3rd Aug 2015 / 2:33pm
BBX is a community currency that enables entrepreneurs worldwide to leverage their spare capacity for new business opportunities.
BBX works along side your existing bank account and doesn’t replace your cash business but gives you additional revenue by selling your spare capacity within the BBX community.
- Promote your spare capacity to the BBX network through your account manager.
- Another business owner part of the BBX community buys it in return you receive BBX pounds.
- Use your BBX trade pounds to buy things you want saving your cash.
Spare Capacity is the ability to take on more business without increasing FIXED COSTS. It is perishable and if not captured you can never get it back.
Some examples of this are:
- Empty tables in a restaurant
- Slow moving or surplus stock
- Unfilled appointments
- Vacant hotel rooms
- Unsold advertising space
- If you were to sell this spare capacity what would it cost?
- Wholesale purchase price of product
- Sub contract labour
For most businesses it is only the variable/replacement cost because when you take on an additional customer fixed costs such as rates, rent and PAYE for staff do not rise.
So how would it work?
An example of a transaction; a hotelier has some empty rooms and promotes them through BBX...
- The hotelier received new customers by selling what otherwise would have been worthless spare capacity (an empty room).
- The hotelier slashed cash costs by buying advertising with no cash outlay.
- The hotelier bought stuff with no rise in fixed costs.
- If the customers enjoyed their stay they would refer new customers who would pay the hotelier £££!
- The hotelier has cut out the competition – because the customers are not staying with a competitor and not referring new business to.
- As a direct result of the purchase the hotelier received new customers!
- To pay for the £200 advertising with empty rooms only cost the hotelier around £40!
A WIN WIN for all!
OFFER! BBX UK have collaborated with First Friday Network and are offering businesses coming via First Friday the opportunity to take up a Silver Account worth £397 + VAT for FREE.
So if you want to find out more take a look at the website and some of the information videos.
Find more about BBX here >>>