Networking member gives free IT advice for the Christmas period

Release Date: 21.11.2016

 

Members of ebn (effective business network) were given free advice when the Director of IT Positive, David Lee, gave helpful IT tips for holiday periods.

Viruses are a big issue for any business using technology. However, one of the most popular ways for cyber criminals to send out a virus is through an email attachment.

David said: “Avoid viruses by not opening email attachments unless you are 100% certain that you know who they came from.

“Many businesses may close for holidays, for a week or so. When offices are left empty, damage to offices can affect the IT systems. Businesses should have an emergency plan in place so that they can keep trading.

“To avoid losing out on any business when you return, ensure that you have a full backup, stored off-site, of all your data. This means that, if your office has sustained any damage and cannot be used, you have everything you need to continue to operate at an alternative address.

David added: “Not every business closes at the same time for holidays. So, don’t forget to set your ‘out of office’ email responder, to ensure that your clients know when you will be back from the break. This way, they know when to expect a response or email again.”

David attends several ebn Groups – including Billericay, Maldon, Southend, Braintree, Brentwood, Chelmsford and Colchester. For more information on ebn, and to find out where your local Group meets, please visit www.ebn.uk.com.

ebn Managing Director Glenys Chatterley said: “ebn members not only build good contacts to help grow their businesses but also get regular, free advice from experts to help them meet their business needs.

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More information:
ebn Managing Director Glenys Chatterley on 07780 666726
IT Positive Director David Lee on 01376 653115 – www.it-positive.co.uk

South Woodham Ferrers’ networkers age for charity

 

 

At a South Woodham Ferrers ebn (effective business network) meeting recently, members took on the challenge of wearing age-awareness equipment to give an insight on the challenges faced in later life.

Member Jean Robinson, from Age UK Essex, took along the age simulation suit, which included gloves, glasses, joint limiters and muscle waste simulators, for members to wear.

These are all items that can simulate the challenges that later life can bring and this einforces the reasons why Age UK Essex exists to support thousands of people each year to manage day-to-day in their golden years.

Managing Director of ebn Glenys Chatterly said: “ebn encourages each of our networking groups to support a local charity; the members represent businesses based in the local community, so they want to support that community.

“The South Woodham Ferrers Group has done exceptionally well by joining in with their chosen charity’s fundraising, and I am sure that the members will continue to support the charity each time they meet.”

South Woodham Ferrers members meet every other Tuesday at The Lodge Country Inn in Battlesbridge. Further information can be found at www.ebn.uk.com.

If you have older customers and would like to discuss a training package for your staff, or would like to support Age UK Essex by regularly donating just £3 per month, please contact Jean on 01245 207065, or email jean.robinson@ageukessex.org.uk .

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More Information:

Glenys Chatterley on 07780 666726
Jean Robinson on 01245 207065

Billericay networker gets a new look

Members of Billericay ebn (Effective Business Network) were celebrating recently when one of the members, Grace & Rose, shared some exciting news.

Dean Caldon, Director of Grace & Rose, said: “As former Directors of the Redstones estate agency franchise in Brentwood and Billericay, we have rebranded our business and are now a completely independent estate agency, in the name of Grace & Rose. The name was derived from our daughters’ middle names, to continue with our ethos of being a family run local business.

“Whether you’re an existing or past client, or hopefully a future client, of Grace & Rose, we remain fully committed to continue delivering exceptional levels of customer service, which our past and present clients say has made the buying, selling and letting of their properties so much easier.

“We would be delighted if you would take a moment to have a look at our new website, www.graceandrose.co.uk, to see the testimonials. We hope that you will like the new look!”

Group Director for Billericay ebn, David Lee of IT Positive, said: “Our members meet on alternate Wednesdays at the Burstead Golf Club. We were delighted to hear Dean’s good news.

“The whole Group enjoy celebrating each other’s achievements, and we wish Dean continued success.”

Managing Director of ebn Glenys Chatterley said: “Networking is about building relationships to help businesses grow and become stronger, and this includes celebrating successes with other local businesses.”

Additional information is available at: www.ebn.uk.com/groups/billericay.
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More Information:

Glenys Chatterley on 07780 666726
Dean Caldon on 01277 623010

Maldon businesses get tips on Christmas promotions

 

 

Maldon businesses received some good advice on how to promote their businesses when they attended the Effective Business Network (ebn) Maldon Network Group at The White Horse recently.

Director of Maldon-based Taylor Made Promotions Hayley Taylor said: “Now is the time to be ordering your personalised diaries and calendars, as well as your personalised Christmas cards and gifts.

“Diaries and calendars should be given out in November/December so that people can start using them when forward planning, rather than giving them out in January when it could be too late!

“Branded promotional merchandise is not only a means of saying ‘thank you’ to a customer for their loyalty during the year. The right products, branded with the right message, will help promote new products and services, and create brand awareness.

“Branded Christmas cards are also an effective way of reaching customers during the holiday season, but remember that some businesses close in the run-up to Christmas, so send them out earlier. Ice scrapers and insulated travel mugs are also popular during the winter months.”

ebn Managing Director Glenys Chatterley said: “ebn members not only build good contacts to help grow their businesses but also get regular, free advice from experts to help them meet their business needs.

“The Maldon Group meets on alternate Thursdays at the White Horse, with the next meeting being on 27th October. More information is available from: www.effectivebusinessnetwork.co.uk/maldon-networking-group/ .

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Notes for Editors

More Information:
Glenys Chatterley on 07780 666726
Hayley Taylor on 01621 856504

Networkers plan for later life

 

 

Effective Business Network (ebn) Members in the Baddow Group were pleased to hear from one of the other Group Members, Jean Robinson, about a FREE Later Life Planning Conference organised by Age UK Essex.

Age UK Essex believes passionately that everyone deserves the best in later life. This year they have teamed up with some international speakers and top specialist experts from legal, financial and lifestyle industries, to deliver a range of talks at the Conference.

The event will be taking place on Tuesday 11 October at Marks Tey Hotel, Colchester and repeated on Wednesday 12 October at Orsett Hall Hotel Pavillion, in Orsett. It will be showcasing a host of exhibitions offering pension advice, discounted holiday breaks, scam awareness, budget planning, and retirement living options. There will also be advice and information on wills, lasting powers of attorney, health and staying active.

On the day, at each venue, delegates will also be given the opportunity to benefit from the Age UK Essex Wills Week, which offers up to 50% off the cost of writing, or updating, a will throughout October.

Jean Robinson, Head of Income Generation at Age UK Essex, said: “Speaking from personal experience, I saw what my parents went through by not planning for their later years, and the impact it had on me when I had to try and pick up the pieces or even get them to talk about health or their financial matters.

“Nowadays, with budget cuts and healthcare pressures, thousands of people have an even greater challenge ahead. If this conference can help others so they don’t have to go through the challenges that I have seen others face, it has done its job.”

Managing Director of ebn Glenys Chatterley said: “ebn encourages each of our 17 networking groups to support local charities and the local community, too.

“Networking is about building relationships to help businesses grow and become stronger, and this includes charities.

“We wish Jean and AgeUK Essex all the best for this event. I’m sure that it will be very popular.”

Sessions run from 8.45am until 2pm, or 1pm until 6pm and each includes a free light lunch. To book on to this free event, simply call 01245 207 065 or visit www.ageukessex.org.uk.

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More information:

Glenys Chatterley on 07780 666726
Jean Robinson on 07584 608483

Networkers learn how to RAVE!

 

 

Effective Business Network (ebn) Members in the Baddow Group were pleased to hear from one of their Group members, Lesley Morrissey, about the launching of her Reputation Marketing Mentoring Programme for busy entrepreneurs.

Lesley, of Inside News in Chelmsford, said: “For most small business owners, the core elements of marketing are: influencing what people say about them and their company; getting known as the go-to person or authority in their industry; maintaining visibility so people remember them; and demonstrating their expertise. It can seem like a never-ending task.

“My RAVE (Reputation, Authority, Visibility, Expertise) system provides the structure and plan for entrepreneurs to get maximum exposure for minimum effort.

“I keep meeting people who don’t have the budget to spend on paying someone to write blogs and web content, manage their social media, create email campaigns and all those things that put them in the spotlight – and I remember being in that position myself, so I decided to create a solution.

“It’s much more than the 90-minute monthly online session; there’s additional help through a private group on LinkedIn and also ongoing support from myself and my team between sessions.”

Managing Director of ebn Glenys Chatterley said: “We are delighted to hear that Lesley is expanding her business.

“Networking is about building relationships to help businesses grow and become stronger, and this includes celebrating successes with other local businesses.”

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Notes for Editors

More information:

Glenys Chatterley on 07780666726
Lesley Morrissey on 07919177653

To find out more about the programme, visit www.insidenews.co.uk .

The power of effective networking has arrived in Elstree

Release Date: 26.09.2016

 

 

Businesses in the Elstree area were able to see the power of effective networking on Wednesday 21st September, when ebn moved into town.

ebn (Effective Business Network) has been generating new contacts and contracts for businesses for over three years and is now expanding with the launch of a Elstree Group.

The first meeting of the ebn Elstree Group was on 21st September at The Manor Hotel, Barnet Lane, Elstree, WD6 3RE from 7am until 9am.

Nigel Codron, the Group Director of the Elstree Group, said: “This is an exciting opportunity for local businesses to use a tried and tested form of business networking.

“My company, ibd Business Advice Group Ltd , has benefited from the membership we already have with ebn and I was pleased when I was asked to represent ebn in this new Group.”

ebn Managing Director Glenys Chatterley said: “We already have 16 very successful ebn Groups that have brought together like-minded people who want to work together to attract new customers and boost their local economy.

“Now we want to do the same for the economy here in Elstree, by helping local businesses to build their contacts through effective networking – bringing them new contracts from like-minded businesses which will, at the same time, increase their local economy.

“We already have a number of businesses booked to attend our next meeting on 5th October, but any other business owner wanting to attend can email Glenys@ebn.uk.com for further details.”

Additional information is available at http://www.effectivebusinessnetwork.uk.com/.

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Notes for Editors:
1. The ebn Elstree meets on alternate Wednesdays from 7am until 9am.
2. More information: Glenys Chatterley on 07780 666726.

Networking Businesses are off to Wembley

 

 

Businesses from across the county will come together on October 14th, when one of the county’s top business networking organisations will hold a corporate event at Wembley stadium. Over 100 ebn (Effective Business Network) members and their guests are expected to attend.

The Managing Director of ebn, Glenys Chatterley, said: “Tickets are already starting to sell, which isn’t surprising when visitors not only get a number of networking opportunities, they also get a tour of Wembley stadium, lunch and a communications training taster.

“This will be our first event at Wembley, but our previous networking events have brought together ebn members and their guests from all 16 of our Groups.

“At ebn, we believe that business networking is about more than just generating leads for other businesses in each Group, as there needs to be a proper relationship between business owners if they are to make good, personal recommendations to their own networks.”

ebnebn Chelmsford member Allison Lagdon said: “This event will no doubt be really useful for networking; not only will we get to make contact with ebn members from other Groups, we will also get to meet their personal contacts.

“Each Group is made up of local businesses. We meet every two weeks to support each other, share business knowledge and help generate business for each other, and this type of event allows an even wider collaboration between members.”

ebn originated in Essex, and has recently expanded into Kent, Suffolk and Herts. Additional information is available at www.effectivebusinessnetwork.co.uk.

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Notes for Editors

More information:
Glenys Chatterley on: 07780 666726

Networking businesses meet at Essex cricket

   

Businesses from across the local counties came together recently, when one of the top Essex business networking organisations held its second corporate cricket day. The event was held at Essex County Cricket Club and was attended by over 70 ebn (Effective Business Network) members and their guests.

The Managing Director of ebn, Glenys Chatterley, said: “The event proved extremely successful, and we were well looked after by the staff. Members enjoyed lovely surroundings and front row seats to the cricket.

“This event brought together ebn members and their guests from all 16 of our Groups.

“At ebn, we believe that business networking is about more than just generating leads for other businesses in each Group, as there needs to be a proper relationship between business owners if they are to make good, personal recommendations to their own networks.”

Sara Barnes, of E J Coombs Solicitors in Danbury and ebn’s Group Director of the Baddow Group, said: “This event was really useful for networking – not only did we get to make contact with ebn members from other Groups and in other counties, but we met their personal contacts, too.

“Each Group is made up of representatives of local businesses and we meet every two weeks to support each other, share business knowledge and help generate business for each other, and this type of event allows an even wider collaboration between members.

ebn originated in Essex, and has recently expanded into Kent, Suffolk and Herts. Additional information is available at www.effectivebusinessnetwork.co.uk.

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Notes for Editors

More information:

  1. Glenys Chatterley on 07780 666726
  2. Sara Barnes on 01245 221699

 

Basildon business scores hole in one at networking golf day

   

Networking businesses were quick off the tee when one of the county’s top business networking organisations held its second annual Charity Golf Day at The Burstead Golf Club in Little Burstead last week.

The Managing Director of ebn (Effective Business Network), Glenys Chatterley, said: “At ebn we believe business networking is about more than just generating leads for other businesses in our Groups, as there needs to be a proper relationship between business owners if they are to make a good, personal recommendation to their own networks.

“Each of our 16 ebn Groups, in Essex, Herts, Suffolk and Kent, has a chosen charity which members support in different ways, and the idea of a Charity Golf Day came from a number of Groups.

“This second such event took place at The Burstead Golf Club and we had both ebn members and non-members attend.

“The event proved extremely successful, as we were well looked after by the golf club staff, and we have decided to make this an annual event.

“The winner of the trophy was Stuart Swindell of Unique Accountants in Basildon, but the real winners were everyone taking part, as they cemented good business relations with the other golfers and the charity, The Farleigh Hospice, which benefitted from money raised at the event.”

Additional information about the ebn Groups is available at: www.effectivebusinessnetwork.co.uk.

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Notes for Editors

More information:
Glenys Chatterley on 07780 666726
Stuart Swindell on 0845 2302065