Mad March Hares racing towards success with HHDBA!

Calling All Members

Mad March Hares racing towards success with HHDBA!

The latest Action Learning meeting is set for Tuesday, 5th March, while our Networking Drinks takes place on Tuesday, 12th March.  And don’t forget to book now for our third Planning 4 Profit Seminar which takes place on Tuesday 19th March.  

HHDBA Action Learning 5th March 2013 18.00 – 19.45

Run bi-monthly, by Stephen Hillier, John Berry and Tracy Humphrey, ACTION LEARNING provides specialist support to any HHDBA members from any business sector.  It is an innovative and proven way of helping each other solve an endless range of business problems and offering “deep” networking, often leading to business being done between group members. 

Working on small groups of 6 to 12 people, in action learning sets, attendees can raise their business problems in confidence, with up to four issues being dealt with at a meeting. At the end of a set, anything up 30 solutions will have been suggested and members are encouraged to feed back later how their businesses have moved forward and profits increased. We also need facilitators – any member is also welcome to bring out the best of any group.

We start at 6pm prompt finishing by 7.45pm, but networking can continue in the comfortable surroundings.  We suggest you bring paper and pen in order to jot down notes to take away and/or ideas to contribute during the sessions.

Recent topics included

  • Ensuring clients don’t use recommendations without paying for them
  • Justifying a premium brand, especially in the current market
  • Making sure local businesses benefit from the Station development  
  • Making sure my fees reflect the value of the advice I give.
  • Winning the business after a first meeting with a potential client

Benefit from the counsel from a diverse group of able executives, working free of charge on your business. To find out more, or propose topics for future meetings, please email Stephen Hillier

Venue: United Services Club. Wivelsfield Road. Haywards Heath.

Cost:  £5 for HHDBA members, £10 for non-members but FREE to first-time guests AND the member who brings them along!

(a light buffet included and very attractive bar prices)

Contact Sue Llewellyn on  to book or to find out more call Stephen Hillier on 0783 020 0722. 

Networking Drinks 12th March 2013 17.45 – 19.30

Join the throng at the popular drop in and network on the HHDBA ‘Second Tuesday’ at Idlewild in the Broadway from 17.45. We meet upstairs in the main bar area as we have out grown the function room downstairs. Free snacks for the evening provided by Idlewild – you buy the drinks. It’s very informal, meet up, chat, do business and have some fun!

Venue: Idlewild. The Broadway. Haywards Heath.

Planning 4 Profit Seminar 3 of 4 : ‘Developing a practical plan of action covering all key disciplines including innovation, sales & marketing, HR and finance’

19th March 2013 07.30 – 08.45

How much time do you really spend on business planning to make sure your company is heading in the right direction to maximise profits? “Not a lot” is often the answer -you know you ought to do it, but you never seem to have the time, or headspace to do it.

Change all that and take a firm grip on the future of your business, because the programme:

  • has been developed and is delivered by an experienced Managing Director,  also a Tutorial Fellow of the Business and Management School of the University of Sussex;
  • will give you the very latest in best practice business models;
  • will enhance your understanding of business planning, to help you dealing with the future challenges your business inevitably will face;
  • will improve your return on investment, chances of success and reduce risk.

There are two Seminars left: Developing a practical plan of action covering all key disciplines including innovation, sales & marketing, HR and finance and finally : Making sure you stay on track in implementing your plan.

The programme is relevant for businesses from any industry where confidence has returned or is returning, and who want to grow profitability ensuring their investment in time and money has a high degree of success.

Venue: Orange Square. The Broadway. Haywards Heath.

Price: HHDBA members £10. Non members £15 for each Seminar. This includes a drink and a full English breakfast.

         (HHDBA members £5 no food or drink included)

Contact Sue Llewellyn on  to book or to find out more contact René Moolenaar, T: 01444 416 416 or E.

New 2013 Calendar and Business Directory

Download our new Business Directory and events calendar for 2013. Also don’t forget to check our website for forthcoming events and our latest news!

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