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August 2020

New Forest Business Support Hour – Wednesday 5 August

5 August @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Virtual Zoom Meeting
Free
marketing

On Wednesday 5 August, we welcome Nicky Rudd, Managing Director of Padua Communications in Fordingbridge, to guide us through "Agile content marketing for uncertain times - top tips to put in place now." How you can have a marketing plan when you don’t know what type of environment you are planning for? Nicky will be discussing how in post-Covid times customers are expecting a new level of authenticity and emotional honesty from brands and how you can adapt your marketing approach…

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New Forest Business Support Hour – Wednesday 19 August

19 August @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Virtual Zoom Meeting
Free

Join us - with a cup of tea or coffee - for an informal virtual networking meeting! An opportunity to update each other on how our businesses are progressing post-lockdown, to meet new people and to ask each other questions in a relaxed setting. The event is hosted by Matthew Lawson, Chairman of New Forest Business Partnership. Support and advice is on hand with the opportunity to share experience and expertise with fellow New Forest businesses. We look forward to…

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New Forest Business Support Hour – Wednesday 26 August

26 August @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Virtual Zoom Meeting
Free
networking

On Wednesday 26 August, Jo Hompstead, the founder of ConnectUp, will give a presentation on Connecting Remotely - How to build and maintain great relationships in the virtual world. Working virtually, and managing relationships remotely, is here to stay at least in some form. Whether liaising with clients, customers, suppliers, our teams, or our matrix network (those who help us build and grow our business), building and maintaining great relationships is key. How do we do this best virtually? What tools…

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September 2020

New Forest Business Support Hour – Wednesday 2 September

2 September @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Virtual Zoom Meeting
Free

You’ve been told you need to be on LinkedIn. You created your account and written your profile, but that’s only the start. Only about half of LinkedIn users have logged on in the past month and countless accounts are empty, outdated and abandoned. To get the most out of LinkedIn, you must reach out to and connect with your colleagues and peers. During the Hour, there will be 20 minutes for businesses to share ideas, opportunities or concerns with each other…

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New Forest Business Support Hour – Wednesday 9 September

9 September @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Virtual Zoom Meeting
Free

When it comes to designing websites, the divide between what makes a good website, and what makes a great one is huge. Figuring it out is what brings you a step closer to connecting with your audience. While most people would not be able to pinpoint what they love about your design, in particular, it’s enough that visiting your website gives them a feeling of satisfaction, and a reason to return. To this end, it is vital to know what…

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New Forest Business Support Hour – Wednesday 16 September

16 September @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Virtual Zoom Meeting
Free

Jo Hompstead, the founder of ConnectUp, will give a presentation on Connecting Remotely - How to build and maintain great relationships in the virtual world. Working virtually, and managing relationships remotely, is here to stay at least in some form. Whether liaising with clients, customers, suppliers, our teams, or our matrix network (those who help us build and grow our business), building and maintaining great relationships is key. How do we do this best virtually? What tools and techniques could we…

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New Forest Business Support Hour – Wednesday 23 September

23 September @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Virtual Zoom Meeting
Free

Connecting through your Marketing Do you need a website? Should you be on FaceBook, Instagram, Pinterest, LinkedIn (insert the social media platform of the day)? That all depends on what you are trying to achieve. The answer to these questions and your entire Digital and Social Media plan come from taking a holistic view of marketing for your business. It’s easy to jump straight in to social media because it’s at our fingertips all the time. It can also be…

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New Forest Business Support Hour – Wednesday 30 September

30 September @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Virtual Zoom Meeting
Free

You know how when you Google for a business and their company detail appears in a box on the right hand side of the page? That's Google My Business. This is becoming an increasingly important aspect of getting your business noticed but, as you may have found from experience, the feature is only as useful as the information contained within. Sam Sutton from New Forest Activities will be sharing his experience of why this is such an important feature not…

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October 2020

New Forest Business Support Hour – Wednesday 7 October

7 October @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Virtual Zoom Meeting
Free

Tom Dodd of entrustIT in Ringwood presents on Connecting Securely - a cyber security update for you and your business. For nearly 15 years, the entrust IT Group has led the way in provision of cloud and traditional IT services to business clients. They have worked with companies big and small, from local businesses to the likes of the BBC, NHS and Land Rover Experience. From their work with businesses across the country in recent years, they have seen an alarming…

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Social Media Training – Thursday 8 October

8 October @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Virtual Zoom Meeting
£10

Our popular annual NFBP Social Media Course is online this year! We welcome Rebecca from Purple Dog to guide us through the world of social media at this difficult time. Join us for one, two or all three sessions, which run from 0900 to 1100, including time for Q&A and discussion. Our first session, on Thursday 8 October, discusses Preparing for the unexpected: why you need a social media crisis plan. These days, your business needs to be prepared for anything.…

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New Forest Business Support Hour – Wednesday 14 October

14 October @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Virtual Zoom Meeting
Free

Join us – with a cup of tea or coffee – for an informal virtual networking meeting! An opportunity to update each other on how our businesses are progressing post-lockdown, to meet new people and to ask each other questions in a relaxed setting. The event is hosted by Matthew Lawson, Chairman of New Forest Business Partnership. Support and advice is on hand with the opportunity to share experience and expertise with fellow New Forest businesses. We look forward to…

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Social Media Training – Thursday 15 October

15 October @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Virtual Zoom Meeting
£10

Our popular NFBP Social Media Course is online this year! We welcome Rebecca from Purple Dog to guide us through the world of social media at this difficult time. Join us for this session, which runs from 0900 to 1100, including time for Q&A and discussion. This week, we discuss Keeping in touch: how to improve your social media engagement. 2020 has shown us all how important it is to keep in touch with your customers. The more engaged your audience…

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New Forest Business Support Hour – Wednesday 21 October

21 October @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Virtual Zoom Meeting
Free

Join us – with a cup of tea or coffee – for an informal virtual networking meeting! An opportunity to update each other on how our businesses are progressing post-lockdown, to meet new people and to ask each other questions in a relaxed setting. Support and advice is on hand with the opportunity to share experience and expertise with fellow New Forest businesses. We look forward to welcoming you online! The event is hosted by Matthew Lawson, Chairman of New…

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Social Media Training – Thursday 22 October

22 October @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Virtual Zoom Meeting
£10

Our popular annual NFBP Social Media Course is online this year! We welcome Rebecca from Purple Dog to guide us through the world of social media at this difficult time. Join us for this online session, which runs from 0900 to 1100, including time for Q&A and discussion. Our final session, on Thursday 22 October, discusses Instagram Ads vs Facebook Ads: which is better for your business? You've got a limited social advertising budget, but you don't know where to utilise…

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New Forest Business Support Hour – Wednesday 28 October

28 October @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Virtual Zoom Meeting
Free

Join us – with a cup of tea or coffee – for an informal virtual networking meeting! An opportunity to update each other on how our businesses are progressing post-lockdown, to meet new people and to ask each other questions in a relaxed setting. The event is hosted by Matthew Lawson, Chairman of New Forest Business Partnership, with special guest Sarah Ewart, an Independent Financial Adviser with Station Financial in New Milton. Sarah has a wealth of knowledge having been in the…

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