NFBP – Business Support and networking in the New Forest

Setting up a small business (event report)

Attendees of our breakfast on the subject of ‘Setting up a Small Business’ heard from Catherine Maxfield, a Managing Partner at Eric Robinson Solicitors who spoke to members about the different types of corporate structure available, and advised them to put in place protective documentation such as shareholder agreements and contracts of employment right from the outset, important protection in case any of the partners in a business subsequently decided they wanted to leave. Catherine also advised us to consider how we should protect our intellectual property through trademarking, and making sure to assign ownership to the company of any IP provided by directors and staff as individuals. (more…)

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16th March 2017

by Natasha Davies

Business Breakfast: Coaching Demystified (12 April 07:30am)

Is it difficult to see the wood for the trees, as you get bogged down in the details of running your business?

Do you want to take a step back and look at what’s important to you and your business’ growth?

Do you want to work smarter not harder?

Are your leadership skills preventing your team and your business from growing?

Do you want to be more courageous in life and in business? (more…)

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16th March 2017

by Natasha Davies

Business Breakfast: Exporting the New Forest (30 March 07:30am)

Trading abroad can boost your profile, credibility and bottom line. International markets offer you access to new customers, revenue and ideas. They also help you spread your business risk, increase the lifespan of your products and services, and secure economies of scale not possible at home.

If you have a product or service that is performing well at home, then there will almost certainly be a demand for it overseas. (more…)

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5th March 2017

by Natasha Davies