We are running the Cuckmere Rural Business Network
This stems from an initiative by Action in Rural Sussex :
“Rural communities across East Sussex are full of small businesses and enterprises many run by a single person, often from home or a small business facility.
Running a business or developing an idea into a business can be challenging, particularly when doing so on your own. Complying with regulations and rules can be overwhelming and scary, and many businesses aren’t sustainable or don’t grow as their owners wish, often because identifying and accessing cost-effective support is seen as difficult, expensive or not a valuable use of their time.
In partnership with Lets Do Business Group, [this is] part of a new initiative which seeks to provide an informal forum for local people to come together and explore both specific and general business issues, but also to hear about the wide range of FREE business support on offer to assist them in growing their business and running it effectively.”
Running our business from a home office in Wilmington, East Sussex, we felt this was a pretty good idea so got involved and agreed to host an event, launching the Cuckmere Rural Business Network in November 2018. Having been to many different styles of networking event, we thought we’d start informal and see how it develops. The next meeting is on Tuesday evening, 19th February at the Berwick Inn (opposite Berwick railway station). Although this is aimed at helping the smaller, rural businesses, anyone in business is welcome to come along to meet those not normally seen at town networking events.
We will have a short presentation by Ian Smallwood of Let’s Do Business and a talk about how to stay focussed on your business – let’s face it, we all struggle with that at times!
Arrival time 6.30pm for time to chat, then introductions at 7.15 followed by the talk, time for discussions then more informal networking.
Remember to bring plenty of business cards and any promotional material you may have. Of course, we can help there if you need something designed or printed. We have lots of good ideas for how to show off your business at its best.
These events are supported by Let’s Do Business and Action in Rural Sussex