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Written by Tony Waynne on 08-Sep-19
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SB alliance's Hatch End & Pinner Networking Lunch Group Launches The End Of August

Written by Tony Wayne on 21-Aug-19
It was sad to see seven week's ago the closure of Black Pepper Resturant.where ourI Hatch End Group had been meeting fortnightlyfor over four years in their private dinning suite.At SB alliance we have been actively looking to find a replacement  venue being  near to Hatch End which could... Read full post

Does Your Business Bank at RBS?

Written by Tony Wayne on 28-Mar-19
During the financial crisis RBS received support from the UK government. As a result, to meet a European Commission (EC) directive on competition, the bank was required to divest several parts of its business.As part of the HM Treasury & the European Commission 'Incentivised Switching Scheme'... Read full post

What Does Handwriting Tell

Written by Tracey Trussell on 09-Oct-18
Graphology Unravelled: Revealing Personality Through Handwriting  As a fully qualified practising graphologist (and accredited tutor of the British Institute), I analyse handwriting to uncover what it says about the person behind the writing. From just a few handwritten sentences, my work... Read full post

Fundamentals of Search Engine Optimisation

Written by Tony Wayne on 13-Jul-18
 A really interesting talk and presentation by one of our membes and guest speaker Chandish Perekh of Nero Digital a web developer and SEO specialist.Chandish explored to many of our attendees at our Elstree group the hidden mystries for many business owners of SEO and what it can do foryour website... Read full post

Our Guest Speaker Sold His Jointly Owned Company For One Hundred & Two Million Pounds!

Written by Tony Wayne on 06-Nov-17
Little Acorns To Big Oak TreesWe always pride ourselves on having some great guest speakers at our Business Networking Events.At our last Hatch End fortnightly lunch group held at Black Pepper Restaurant. Ken Walton theco-founder of John Charcoal mortgage brokers  gave a really Interesting talkby... Read full post

Local Businesses Enjoyed A Free Business Networking Event

Written by Tony Wayne on 17-Sep-17
Last Thursday evening SB alliance and Metro Bank in Edgware hosted a joint businessnetworking event. The local director Guy Jones-Owen  welcomed over thirty  attendeesand spoke about how Metro Bank helps businesses by being open seven days a weekto service their requirements. The invited businesses... Read full post

SB alliance's Bushey Group Moves To New Watford Venue

Written by Tony Wayne on 12-Jun-17
Some great news to share our Bushey group will be moving from it's temporary venueat the Barracuda restaurant to The Rising Sun in Watford. Our first fortnightlybusiness breakfast meeting there will be Wednesday 14th June from 7.15-9.30 amThe Rising Sun will offer SB alliance and it's members... Read full post

SB alliance launches combined Business Networking Lunch & Twitter Workshop!

Written by Tony Wayne on 13-Apr-17
At Strategic Business Alliance we always like to come up with innovative ideas in helping business owners to gain some great connections and business through our breakfast and lunch groups in NW London, Herts and Middx areas. But an equally important part of our business network is our educational side... Read full post

Strange Things Can Happen When You Network!

Written by Tony Wayne on 08-Mar-17
When one of your members who was at Strategic Business Alliance's last fortnightly Borehamwood group and in our 'Any Other Business Section'suddenly reaches into his pocket and pulls out something yellow and then reaches into his other pocket and eqaually pulls out a mini air pump!... Read full post

Guest Speaker Announced At Our New Bushey Venue!

Written by Tony Wayne on 06-Feb-17
We have just secured our first guest speaker at our new venue at the Barracuda Restaurant for our Bushey fortnightly Wednesday groupand we are pleased to welcome Erika Moralez-Perez a partner in a corporate law practice Gunnerbloom who will givea talk entitled How The Law Affects You And... Read full post

Bushey Group moves to Barracuda Restaurant

Written by Tony Wayne on 04-Feb-17
We Are On The MoveThis coming Wednesday sees our established  fortnightly Wendnesday Business Networking groupmove from our home for the last eighteen months at the Bushey Country Club.We try not to move our venues.  But the club wanted to implement a substatial increase in their charges to... Read full post

SB alliances Edgware venue is still being refurbished!

Written by Tony Wayne on 26-Jan-17
We were hoping that the contractors would have finished their refurbishment work at our Edgware venue held  at Orli Caffe in January. But it looks like the restaurant is now re-opening some  time in February. We will update you as soon as the owners have given us the date.In... Read full post

New Stanmore Group - Launching In February

Written by Tony Wayne on 26-Jan-17
At Strategic Business Alliance 2017 has already kicked off with an amazing start with lots of exciting opportunities being discussed with interested parties. Who love the format and ethos of SB allianceand want to help us with expanding our networking organisation.One of which sees the launch... Read full post

Christmas Networking Lunch A Great Success!

Written by Tony Wayne on 23-Dec-16
The private dining suite at Black Pepper Restaurant at our Hatch End venue was packed to full capacity. All our attendees enjoyed a welcome Prosecco or Bucks Fizz to kick off this very popular annual end of year festive event.At Strategic Business Alliance we pride ourselves on making each Christmas... Read full post

SB alliance Edgware venue is being refurbished

Written by Tony Wayne on 12-Dec-16
Due to extensive building work at our Edgware venue held at Orli Caffe. The restaurantwill be closed throughout December and is scheduled to re-open on Saturday 7th January2017.SB alliance is looking forward to holding our first Business Networking Breakfast meetingat the newly refurbished establishment... Read full post

Being Different Wins Response was the theme at our Business Breakast at our Borehawood group on Friday 1st July

Written by Tony Wayne on 10-Jul-16
 Being Different Wins Response DARE Where Others Dare NOT!Steve Harris one of our members from 24-7 Promo was our guest speaker at our Borehamwoodgroup walking us through the benefits of using video for your social media marketing to increase trafficto your website to ultimately generate more... Read full post

Staying Positive When Things Are Going Wrong was the theme at our Edgware group on Wednesday 29th June

Written by Tony Wayne on 10-Jul-16
Guest speaker: Ronit GerberTrainer, Speaker, Life & Business Coach.Creator of the ‘Smile’ systemStaying Positive When Things Are Going Wrong!Stuck in a rut, overwhelmed or despondent? Would you like more clarity, energy/motivation?Do you want to achieve a new... Read full post

SB alliance's New Borehamwood Business Networking Group launched on Friday

Written by Tony Wayne on 18-Jun-16
The new Borehamwood business networking breakfast group was launched on Friday 17th June with seventeen company ownersin attendance. This fortnightly group will meet on a Friday and will compliment our other fortnightly groups in Bushey, Edgwareand Hatch EndOur new group leader for Borehamwood is Jo... Read full post

SB alliance launches new Borhamwood Business Networking Group!

Written by Tony Wayne on 12-Jun-16
It has been around three months since we opened our successful Edgware group and due to the numerous attendees asking us to open another one close by. Borehamwood was selected.The area is fast moving with many new restaurants and businesses opening  up with some amazing transport links... Read full post

Identifying Your Unique Values & Accessing Your Satisfaction

Written by Tony Wayne on 03-Apr-16
At our meeting on Wednesday 30th March at our fortnighty Edgware group at Orli Caffe. Joanne Barnett our guest speaker showed all our attendees how easy you can have more enjoyment and positive energy in all what you do!She shared her own life journey that she was not always as confident.... Read full post

Motivational Networking Breakfast Meeting At Our Edgware Group

Written by Tony Wayne on 28-Mar-16
Everyone at our Edgware business breakfast meeting on Wednesday 16th March had a big surpriseon how to get motivated to succeed in both thier business and personal life.Sean O'Boyle our guest speaker who motivates many of his famous clients, does this by breakingthrough the perceived... Read full post

Business Clinic At Bushey Country Club

Written by Tony Wayne on 06-Mar-16
At Thursday's business breakfast meeting our guest speaker was Dianne Richardson a branding and reputation expert.Diane in our monthly business clinic explored the role of social media and how to deal with negative publicity of your service or product when exposed on any of the social media platforms.... Read full post

New SB alliance's business breakfast networking group launches in Edgware

Written by Tony Wayne on 06-Mar-16
The launch of SB alliance's new Edgware group on Wednesday 2nd MarchOur new forthnightly Wednesday group at Orli Caffe in Edgware was buzzing and packed with businessowners all keen to make some great connections to do business with.Attendees enjoyed over two hours of networking and a talk by Gary... Read full post

Looking At Trusts And Wills

Written by Tony Wayne on 06-Mar-16
At our meeting at Bushey Country Club on Thursday 18th February meeting our guest speaker was Eli Pressman of Barnet WillsEli in his fifteen minute educational slot explained the benefits of a will and trust to protect your assets.In this really interesting presentation he  explained to the audience... Read full post

The new SB alliance's Edgware business networking breakfast group launches 2nd March

Written by Tony Wayne on 13-Feb-16
We are pleased to annouce that our new fortnightly Edgware Group is going live on Wednesday 2nd March. We chose Orli Caffe for it's warm ambience and the friendly staff,  Adriana and Greta. Plus its ideal location being only a short walk from Edgware station.There is also the convenient... Read full post

SB alliance is looking at opening a new group in the Edgware/Elstree area!

Written by Tony Wayne on 06-Feb-16
Since the launch of of our website a few weeks ago some strange but very welcome opportunities have happened. I have been contacted by numerous business owners who like the format of our meetings together with the low entry point and very affordable annual membership of £95.00 for us to seriously... Read full post

Intellectual Property Explained

Written by Tony Wayne on 05-Feb-16
At our meeting yesterday at our Bushey Breakfast Networking Group. Chris Smith was our guest speaker from the Intelectual Property Office. An audience of business owners were keen to find out more about protecting what for some are adaptly described as intanagable assets of a business but are in themselves... Read full post

Worried about the copyright of your logo?

Written by Tony Wayne on 28-Jan-16
Our guest speaker at SB alliance's Bushey Breakfast Networking Group on Thursday 4th FebruaryWe have Chris Smith of the Intellectual Property Office who will be giving an interestingand educational presentaton addressing the concerns that affects every business on howthey should protect their intellectual... Read full post

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Written by Tony Wayne on 21-Jan-16
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Ruby's Restaurant Gets Sold September 2015

Written by Tony Wayne on 28-Oct-15
THREE YEARS OF AMAZING NETWORKING MEETINGSIt is not often I am surprised but when Michael the co-owner of Ruby's Restaurant phoned me up at 7pm Monday evening to say that Ruby's was sold at 4pm that day and Strategic Business Alliance would need to find an alternative venue for its future meetings,... Read full post

Emotional Intelligence

Written by Tony Wayne on 02-Jul-15
Using Emotional Intelligence In SituationsMichael Cohen of MI Coach was our guest speaker at SB alliance Business Networking lunch group on Wednesday at Black Pepper Restaurant in Hatch End.Despite being the hotest day in nine years a blistering 35 degrees a blistering heat outside. The meeting took... Read full post

The Four Pillars Of Pitching

Written by Tony Wayne on 27-Jun-15
Dexter Moscow of Audience Dynamics shared his sales presentation techniques at SB alliance's business networking breakfast on Wednesday 24th June at our fortnightly group at Ruby's Restaurant in Bushey. He showed everyone how to Engage, Enlighten, Entertain, and Excite these being the four... Read full post

Magician Surprises SB alliance Audience

Written by Tony Wayne on 27-Jun-15
Nic Picot Strategic Business Alliance latest member was also our surprise guest. No one had a clue that he was going to demonstating some amazing tricks. Nic who owns Picot Entertainment went into action by using a stand that appeared from nowhere combned with a little but obviously trained duck... Read full post

Black Pepper Restaurant Has Become Our New Hatch End Venue

Written by Tony Wayne on 18-Jan-15
ANOTHER GREAT NETWORKING MEETING IN HATCH END!Today saw the start of SB alliance's new Thursday fortnightly business breakfast venue at Black Pepper Restaurant in Hatch End. Local business owners enjoyed over two hours of networking opportunites and our guest speaker Diane Richardson who did a twenty... Read full post

SB alliance Expands To Hatch End, Harrow

Written by Tony Wayne on 17-Jan-15
As part of our expansion plans we launched our new group in Hatch End at the Dona Theresa Restaurantthe first meeting was Thursday 9th October 2014. We had twenty five attendees at our first meeting andwe also had Gary Italiaander as our guest speaker who gave an interesting insight into one of his dearfriends,... Read full post

A Few Surprises Were In Store For Our Pre-Xmas Meeting

Written by Tony Wayne on 17-Jan-15
The stage was set. Like everything we do at SB alliance we always like to create the WOW factor for our Wednesday 10th December meetingat our Ruby's Restaurant, Bushey venue we really got into the swing of the festive season by letting all the attendees know we had some specialhigh profile guests... Read full post

Kick starting 2015 At Ruby's Restaurant

Written by Tony Wayne on 17-Jan-15
After the long Xmas and New Year break it is always hard to get into the swing of being back at work. Neverlessour first meeting  commenced with our guest speaker Neville Spiers commonly known as the negotiator gave interestingtips to help our respective businesses grow in 2015. We have also arranged... Read full post

Live Link-Up to Israel

Written by Tony Wayne on 03-Aug-14
At our last meeting SB alliance did a live Skype link-up to our guest speaker Lirone Glikman in Tel Aviv. It is believed to be the first time a local business group has done this style of international broadcast with a guest speaker.A packed audience of twenty-seven business owners were eager to learn... Read full post

Member Articles

Brexit Means Brexit!

Written by Tony Wayne on 27-May-19
For most people the UK European Elections is considered to be the the second people’s referendum.With the demise of Theresa May as Prime Minister, who failed to deliver the mandate and contract with the electorate, to leave on March 29th with or without a deal despite all her endeavours to negotiate... Read full post

Employment Law Changes 2019 - What You Need to Know!

Written by Suzanne Gordon-Brown on 01-Apr-19
Suzanne Gordon-BrownChartered  MCIPDHR Consultant of SGB HR ServicesWell we are at that time of the year again when new employment laws come into force,  and  as an organisation you will need to ensure that you take on board and make the necessary changes.There is  going to be increases... Read full post

Photographer Wanted For Our Networking Groups!

Written by Tony Wayne on 18-Feb-19
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Do you know your Employees Statutory Rights?

What’s the aim of your business? Is it to make as much profit as possible? To expand into new product or service areas? To provide a great customer experience? Whatever your answer to those questions – one thing you’ll need to achieve your goals and to grow your business is a team,... Read full post

Early Evening Networking Event 24th January

Written by Steve Carr on 12-Jan-19
Our latest SB alliance member Steve Carr the local director of Metro Bank Edgware store would like to extend an invatation to join him and his staff for a Networking Event. A great way to meet other local businesses in the area. They also have an educational session too.This event is open to all SB alliance... Read full post

What A Successful Website Does

Written by Lisa Penn on 10-Jul-18
Lisa Penn from PennInk Productions shares website tips at a recent Hatch End Lunch group meeting with her fellow networkers at SB alliance In today’s world, your customer’s journey starts with research online – and this journey, more often than not, begins on a mobile phone.People... Read full post

How To Make Mango Rice Salad

Written by Denise Phillips on 19-Aug-17
Mango Rice SaladSubstantial summer salads are always welcome to enjoy alfresco, take on picnics or just for the factthat they can be made in advance and used when required.  Preparation Time: 35 minutes  Cooking Time: 30 minutes   Serves: 8 peopleIngredients75g peanuts - chopped50g... Read full post