Calling All Members

Spring into April with the HHDBA!

Starting with our Planning 4 Profit Seminar on Tuesday 1st April then join us for our popular Networking Drinks on Tuesday 8th April and followed by our workshop on Selling for success on Wednesday 23rd April and finally our Members Meeting : Election of Officers on Monday 28th April when we will elect the Officers and Committee for 2014-15. A Big ‘Thank You’ to our hosts, the Birch Hotel. Don’t forget to book your tickets online at http://hhdba.eventbrite.co.uk!

Please note all events will require you booking online at http://hhdba.eventbrite.co.uk!

Planning 4 Profit : Understanding your customers and developing a strategy to achieve your goals 1st April 2014 07.30 – 09.30

Are you serious about growing your business?

The road to growing a business is littered with challenges and has many questions to which answers need to be found – “Where do I want to go”, “which new product and/or service should I develop”, “how much money is this going to cost me”, “do I have the right team”, “will it generate the sales I want”, “what are the risks” and many more.

To help you answer such questions and develop a plan which has a better chance of success we have developed the Planning 4 Growth programme. It consists of 2 seminars (1 April 2014 and tbc) during which best practise business models will be introduced. A template Business Action Plan will facilitate the application to your business. The end result, a practical plan you can implement straight away.

Research confirms that those businesses which develop a business plan are significantly more successful than those that don’t. Make sure you are part of the first group!

The Planning 4 Growth programme is delivered by René Moolenaar, Director of Prism Group – the Strategy, Accountancy and Marketing specialist – and Tutorial Fellow at the Business, Management and Economics School of the University of Sussex.

The HHDBA will help You and Your Business grow

Venue: Orange Square. The Broadway. Haywards Heath.

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

To book click HERE

Networking Drinks 8th April 2014 17.45 – 19.30 

Idlewild in the Broadway is the place to be for the HHDBA highly successful networking event. Meet in the main bar area, buy a drink, enjoy some free nibbles and network furiously.

Bring along a friend and introduce them to the HHDBA!

Venue: Idlewild. The Broadway. Haywards Heath.

Price: Free

 To book click HERE

 Selling for success 23rd April 2014 07.30 – 08.45 

If you are in a business where there are competitors, then it would be unusual if your products simply flew off the shelf, or there is a queue round the corner waiting for your services.  In other words, your business has to be able to sell!

This ‘How to… Skills’ session will start by helping you get clear about why people should buy from you rather than from competitors.  There will then be the opportunity for you to select and focus on a couple of selling skills, where some tips would help you increase the success of your business.

Venue: Orange Square. The Broadway. Haywards Heath.

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

To book click HERE

Members Meeting : Election of Officers  28th April 2014 18.00- 20.00 

This is a very important meeting and we hope as many members as possible will attend.  The main business is to elect the officers and committee for2014/15. Chairman Maureen Scholefield is always keen to hear from any volunteers for a committee place, or to be a member of one of our task groups – Connect to recruit members; Communicate to promote the Association, Develop to plan our programmes and Grow to consider the best ways of sharing knowledge to grow your business. Please see the attached nomination form.

The meeting is also an opportunity to hear what the HHDBA has planned and to have your say on its future development.

Venue: The Birch Hotel. Lewes Road. Haywards Heath.

Price: Free to all members – Includes a buffet and soft drinks.

To book click HERE

2014 Calendar and Business Directory

Attached is our Business Directory and events calendar for 2014. Also don’t forget to check our website for forthcoming events and our latest news! www.hhdba.com

Save the Date!

HHDBA Longest Golf Day 20th June 2014 12.00 onwards

Petanque and Pimms 17th July 18.00 onwards

Why not take a look at our website and register your interest now, and have something to look forward to!