19th May 2015 / 8:51am
Arundel Group Prize Draw Winner
The Arundel First Friday Gold Box prize draw was made during the May Networking meeting and our congratulations go to the winner, local businessman James Stepney of Logs Sussex - www.logsussex.co.uk whose business card was selected by Emma Peradon-Jones of www.flyingpa.co.uk
James and his family will be jetting off to the Costa Blanca to enjoy a weeks holiday in the seaside resort of Javea courtesy of Littlehampton based business Holidays and Homes - www.holidaysandhomes.co.uk
Arundel First Friday Video:
We just need two more businesses who would like to feature on the Arundel First Friday Video to reach the 10 needed so if you would like to include your business for a one-off payment of just £10.00 +VAT please let me know. The video can be posted and shared over your social media sites using a YouTube link or by up-loading an MP4 file that will be provided to each advertiser. Bognor First Friday have their video showing on a large screen at Dream Fitness in Bognor Regis which has a 4000 footfall per month, and I would welcome your suggestions on similar places that we may be able to showcase our video for the Arundel networker's businesses.
25th Mar 2015 / 8:26am
This email promotion arrived this morning... a chance for every budding entrepreneur to get their ideas in front of Richard Branson... don't miss this opportunity!
Did you see the premiere of Pitch to Rich 2015 last night? If you didn’t you might want to watch the video here: check this out.
We wanted to make sure you know about Pitch to Rich 2015. If you’ve got a business idea, Richard Branson wants you to pitch it to him - and win a share of a £1,000,000 prize fund.
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16th Mar 2015 / 8:35am
After 30 years of being self-employed this one thing changed my thinking...
I joined the Entrepreneur's Circle a couple of years ago and went to Soilihull near Birmingham for the induction day. A very informative and high energy day with tons of useful information and ideas, not some evangelical American bull***t.
On the two and a half hour journey home I changed the way I was thinking... after 30 years of being self employed I changed from being a designer running my own company to an ENTREPRENEUR running a design company!
Might not sound like much but it has changed the way I look at my business... and everything I do in AND ON it.
It doesn't cost a fortune to be a member and the support and information provided can propel you and your business like you have never imagined. You can try it for free or jump straight in... it's up to you. Take a look at the panels below and explore what the Entrepreneur's Circle has to offer you... I think that you will want to be a part of it.
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17th Feb 2015 / 9:06am
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 Bronze 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 >>>
11th Feb 2015 / 10:17am
You know I love to network… I've been doing it for more than a decade… and I've been running the First Friday Network across the South Coast for 12 years this March! I know a thing or two about what and what not to do when networking! But I couldn't write a book on it… but my mate Stefan Thomas has!
Come and meet Stefan Thomas, 4N Director and author of Business Networking for Dummies at the Chichester lunchtime First Friday meeting on FRIDAY 6th MARCH from 1pm.
I'm sure he'll have a pile of books to sign for you!