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Want to Imporve Your Business?  Grants available for some Hertfordshire Businesses


If you are an SME in Hertfordshire we may be able to help you obtain a 35% grant towards consultancy, mentoring or coaching.  If you are in manufacturing e.g. you make something, let’s see if we can help you.  It could be assistance with your business planning, marketing, leadership and management, customer relationships and competitiveness.


Contact Laurie Bernard at The Business Services Partnership for an initial chat on 07973 361 994 or email

What's in Store for You?


Now is the time to step back, take stock and plan foryour success.  An investment “working on your business not just in your business” will reap dividends.  Time for your annual business review.  Here are some key areas to look at:

 * See where your business is

*  Discover how to overcome your obstacles to growth

*  Chart where you want to be – set your goals

*  Build your Action Plan to move forwards

Can We Help?

Interested in brightening your outlook?  It's easier to plan together.  Contact Laurie Bernard of The Business Services Partnership on 07973 361 994 or email to arrange your Business Review and Audit.  Places are limited.

How's Your Calendar Looking?


Slow days?  Putting your calendar dates together?  Here are some events that you may want to attend, I’m involved in:

Tuesday, 10th April 2018: Grim's Dyke Business Club Networking Meeting @ the Watford Hilton


So, the GDBC next meeting is on the 10th April meeting, starting at 6.30 pm at the Atelier Patio Bar/coffee shop, downstairs at Hilton Hotel, Elton Way, Watford WD25 8HA, on the A41, opposite Costco. Relax in an informal business environment:

* Introduce your business

* Ask your fellow experts for advice

* Share tips

No fee, just buy a drink and/or snack. Join in; share and care.

For details or to confirm attendance: email Laurie Bernard of The Business Services Partnership:; text or call him on 07973 361 994.

Tuesday, 17th April 2018: Introduction to Enterprise Course 12.30 to 3.00 pm


Laurie Bernard is pleased to be facilitating this course again for the PBC.  Have you ever thought about starting your own business? Yes!! So, what is holding you back? This free 2.5 hours course specifically for people who want to put a "toe in the water" to find out what being self-employed might be like.

Laurie take out some of the mystery and the jargon leaving you with clear insight into what's involved. He’ll help you to look at what's involved, look at some of the lifestyle implications, and help you to identify the things important to you that you ought to consider before taking the plunge.

Not only that, he will tell you about all the other things PBC can do to support you and develop the skills you'll need.

Details from The Portobello Business Centre on 020 7460 5050 or email It’s at The Portobello Business Centre, Canalside House, 386 Ladbroke Grove, London W10 5AA. What's even better is the event is provided completely without charge. Book here

Tuesday, 8th May 2018 {1st Day} Business Enterprise Course 9.45 am to 4.00 pm

At the Portobello Business Centre, 6 Canalside House, 383 Ladbroke Grove, London, W10 5AA.  This 3-day course will be commencing on Monday 8th May 2018, with Laurie Bernard CEO of The Business Service Partnership.  Then continues Monday 14th May 2018, 10 am – 4 pm with  Carole Pyke Director of Personal Brand Hugs and Stories.  Concludes on Tuesday 15th May 2018, 10 am – 4 pm: including guest speakers from: HSBC Bank, Your Credit Union and RBKC Libraries.

For prices and discounts, contact or call 020 7460 5050.  More details at:

Sales Made Easy – Discover What Works

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If you are looking to promote your business you need to know the secrets of how to sell. Most of us don’t like the idea of selling.  We are not comfortable selling. That’s because we have not been trained in selling, or know that selling is just: “helping other people to achieve their objectives”. 

This informative, effective and interactive workshop, delivered by Laurie Bernard of the Business Services Partnership, will help you use the sales process, developing your knowledge and selling skills, boosting your confidence.

Who should attend?

Ideal for business owners, managers, leaders or anyone who wants to grow their business by improving their selling techniques.

What will it cover?

You’ll learn about:

* The 5 Golden Rules of Selling

 * The sales process, step-by-step

 * How you can be a great sales person

 * Find out why people really buy

 * Develop listening skills

 * Learn the techniques to sell and negotiate

 * Discover why selling is a win win

 * Objection handling

 * Useful sales hints

 * Plus, so much more…

Training Process

Presentation, group exercises and open discussions to reinforce delegate’s knowledge. Leave feeling confident when you next make a sale.

When and Where:

Autumn 2018; 9.30 to 12.30 at The Maylands Business Centre, Redbourn Rd, Hemel Hempstead, HP2 7ES. To find Maylands Business Centre please use postcode HP2 7BA for SatNav purposes. Download a map and directions here.

The Fee

Just £65+ VAT.