Entries by Paul Beck

Effective press releases

A great presentation today from Stephanie Wareham of Bucks Free Press  on to to create – and have published – an effective press release. Making fuller use of PR  is something that many of us could be better. Being a part of CBC is all about finding out about ways in which we can improve […]

Eight great reasons NOT to make a will

People will often put off making a will. With just a hint of irony here are 8 reasons for them to continue not to do anything You like the idea of intestacy You’re perfectly happy to leave someone else to decide who will benefit on your death. You like the inflexibility of the intestacy rules. […]

Making things easy

I must admit that technology doesn’t come easy to me but today’s session at CBC threw a lot of light on the ways of making better use of our website – being able to make contributions from time to time. Our chair – soon to be past chair – did a great job of training. […]

Things to do in 2018

If you’re thinking about New Year’s resolutions -joining a networking group should be near the top of the list. Networking can bring some very real benefits. I started about 10 years ago and today all of my business comes by referral from a network made up of professional advisors and clients for whom I’ve worked […]

Health Clinic

These clinics, run within the group on an easy going, informal, basis, can be a great way of generating ideas for anyone looking for ideas on dealing with a particular problem in their business – or for more general thoughts on business development. Well worthwhile for any small to medium sized business -and would probably […]

Broadening horizons

Good to see membership of the group continuing to grow – and diversify. A broader range of expertise makes the group that much more useful as a source of support for those of us in business that don’t know everything and benefit from being able to draw on the talents of others.

A picture is worth a thousand words

Today we had a presentation fromTake One TV that put video into proper context. Good relevant video content can make so much difference to how people engage with a website –  driving up the amount of time spend there and increasing conversion rates. This is Take TV’s area of specialism and it’s this kind of […]

Open day success

It was good to see so many people at our ‘visitor day’ on September 12th Another set of great presentations. Anyone looking at this website who isn’t a current member needs to know that they can come along to any of our meetings. We welcome visitors at any time – you don’t have to wait […]

No meeting May 30th

Tuesday May 30th is one of the rare Tuesdays that we won’t be meeting. The day after a Monday Bank Holiday is never a good time to have a breakfast meeting!! We’ll be bouncing back next week June 6th (73rd anniversary of D Day as it happens) all the fitter for our layoff………

Count down to our open day

On March 21st – spring equinox – we’re having an open morning giving people the opportunity to find out more about networking in general – and CBC in particular. For many starting up in business networking is a big unknown. Our approach at CBC is to provide all the good things about networking while dispensing […]