Don’t be the last to know vital tactics to gain new customers !

Every business will suffer a loss of customers as a natural process. 

Keeping a balance of new customer to replace them can be a problem.

However, at our FREE Business Breakfast in conjunction with Barclays Bank, you can learn vital tactics to not only replace, but increase your customers base.

That’s right Free to attend, with a nice Free bacon roll to keep you going, (or vegetarian option if you prefer) while our speaker will give you ideas for increasing your customer base and answer questions.

Date: >Tuesday 12th July 2011 at 8.00 (breakfast) for 8.30 start until 10.00 (10.30 latest)

 Location:

The Glove Factory Studios

Brook Lane

Holt

 A beautiful venue set in the rural countryside.

 All attendees also get to enter a Free draw to win a marketing day course donated by Blomfields worth £97.

Places are strictly limited, so please call us at  Blomfieldsto reserve your place and breakfast on 01225 751302, or email with details of who would like to attend and food requirements. Email: annette@blomfields.com

Look forward to seeing you there,

Blomfields

Goodbye to cheque guarantee card

Just a bit of news that you may or may not be aware of:

From 1st July 2011, the Cheque Guarantee scheme is being withdrawn by Banks. 

This may not affect traders as much as it would a few years ago, probably due to the advent of new electronic payment methods such as Paypal, and customers willingness to use chip and pin cards.

This will apply, even if the expiry date on the card is after the 1st July 2011.  As most cards are multi purpose and used in cashpoints a number will still be in circulation.

Traders will need to decide if they wish to continue to accepting cheques.  However, as cheques are more widely used by personal service type industries, (they usually have additional client information) tracing a client for payment becomes less of a problem should they need recourse to debt recovery action.

Wiltshire Open For Business

Well, what have we been up to lately ?

We were out and about in Devizes recently.

On 10th and 11th May we attended the Wiltshire Open For Business event held at  The Corn Exchange in Devizes.

This was a popular event, and gave us an opportunity to meet local business owners, and find out their needs and offer solutions. 

 A number of workshops and seminars were also running to pool ideas and give information in specific areas.