Bizlinx Tunbridge Wells Social Event ‘Wine & Nibbles’

Tuesday 10th May Tunbridge Wells Social Event ‘Wine & Nibbles’- Trinity Theatre – 3pm until 5pm

Join us for Networking, Wine & Nibbles! Bizlinx Social’s are our open networking events where we do not lock out any type of industry and anyone is more than welcome to join us. Contact admin@bizlinx-kent.co.uk or 01233 800 103. Address – Trinity Theatre, Church Road, Tunbridge Wells Kent TN1 1JP.

Social Event – Tunbridge Wells – 9th August 2016

Social Event – Spa Valley Steam Railway !

1:15pm – 5pm – £35 per person
This event is open to Bizlinx Members and their guests and will include lunch at The Huntsman, a drink of your choice & the train fare. The Spa Valley Railway (SVR) is a standard gauge heritage railway that runs between Tunbridge Wells West Railway Station to High Rocks, Groombridge and Eridge. If you are interested in joining us please contact admin@bizlinx-kent.co.uk or 01233 800 103.

East Kent Summer Networking Event

14th July – ‘Punt & Dine’ Canterbury – £35 per person

This event will be open to Bizlinx Members and their Guests, if you’re interested in joining us for this event please contact admin@bizlinx-kent.co.uk or 01233 800 103. For £35 per person this includes Lunch and enjoy a 40 minute river tour and a delicious English Lunch at The Old Weavers.

Business Networking Day – 7th July 2016

Business Networking Day – 7th July 2016
Doyle Club and/or Cocktail Making! – £35 per person

If you’re interested in joining us for this event please contact – admin@bizlinx-kent.co.uk or 01233 800 103.

You are more than welcome to attend the Doyle Club & Cocktail Making however the Cocktail Making Classes will start from 3pm if you are unable to attend the Doyle Club. This Event will also include a buffet lunch.

Address – Doyle Club – The Bottlescrue 33 Foster Lane, London, EC2V 6HD.

Cocktail Making – Slug & Lettuce Corner of Wood Street & Love Lane, Wood Street London EC2V 7JQ

21st May Action For Ovarian Cancer – PDRecruitment

Quiz Night – 7pm – Tunbridge Wells Football Club
This event is £10 per person which includes Fish & Chips. There is also a Raffle which includes a chance to win a Spa Day and Hot Air Balloon flight! If you have any prizes to donate or would like to book a place please contact – Phil Rummery 01892 530 226 or phil@pdrsolutions.co.uk – 6 people per team. Address Culverden Stadium, Culverden Down, Tunbridge Wells TN4 9SG

Bizlinx Westerham Member – Scaramanga Marketing’s Article –

Turning up the volume on content

I think people can sometimes be put off by the thought of content marketing, thinking that they will be forever writing content.

But the beauty of content marketing is how you can make one piece go a very long way, just by turning the volume up – and up and up again.

As with any piece of marketing material, start with what you want to achieve, who your audience is, what you are going to say and what you want your reader to do. And, most importantly, make sure that you are writing something that your reader will find interesting and useful.

Here’s hoping that you will find the following both interesting and useful!

Normal decibels

Let us start with an article – this article for example. I am adding this to the Scaramanga website and am sending it out in a newsletter to our database of about 2,000 people.

That should get some readership. But can I turn up the volume more?

Yes, once I have posted this, I will share it on social media:

  • It will be going on my LinkedIn profile as both an update and on Pulse
  • It will also go on the Scaramanga LinkedIn company page
  • And the Scaramanga Facebook page (which, I have to be honest, has been woefully neglected up till now)
  • I will tweet it

Can it get louder?

Yes – encourage retweets and shares. Please feel free to share using the social media share buttons on this page!

Yes – I will also publish a summary and link back to the site on other blogs. I will share it on the blog area of two networking groups we are a member of, and two companies we regularly work with have also offered to share.

Google doesn’t like the same content duplicated all over the internet, so it is better to give others fresh content, such as a summary, and an inbound link.

What about even LOUDER?

This is where, for just a little time an effort, you can really make your content work hard. Here are some ideas:

  •  Turn your key points into an infographic and share it – this makes your content more media rich and more visually appealing
  • Turn your article into a SlideShare and share it on your LinkedIn profile
  • Develop a short video blog
  • Record a podcast

Time for the ear defenders!

And if you start writing a series of articles on a theme, fairly soon you will be in the position to edit those together to create a white paper or eBook, ideally supported by some case studies.

You might then want to run a webinar, which is really easy to set up and manage and is a great way of engaging with your audience.

So, your first article can work really hard to build your online presence, and if you keep taking these small steps, in no time at all you will have a great body of content that you can use to grow your online presence.

Christmas 2015

Christmas Tidings & Happy New Year from Bizlinx to all its Members & Guests!

We wish to thank all our members for their ongoing support through 2015 and look forward to working with you in 2016.

We hope you and your families have a great time this festive season.

From all the team at Bizlinx!

Our Christmas Hours –
Open 24th December 9am-12noon
Closed until 9am 4th January 2016

Raising Money for Demelza Hospice Care for Children

  • 24th April 2016      Raising Money for Demelza Hospice Care for Children

Donna from Demelza Hospice Care for Children which are Members of our City & Westerham Board is taking part in the London Marathon if you would like to sponsor her contact – donna.wells@demelza.org.uk

Bizlinx Westerham & City Board Christmas Event!

The Christmas Event for our Bizlinx Westerham & City Board was a great turn out! We had a lovely 3 course meal on the Bateaux London River Boat, was a great afternoon last Friday and we hope our members enjoyed themselves.

Nepal Earthquake

One of our Bizlinx Members (Simon Ludden Tarvos Wealth) –

”My daughter Gina was in Nepal when the Earthquake struck and is currently helping on the ground co-ordinating supplies and providing much needed respite for those who have been hit outside of Kathmandu. Most of the international aid is going direct to the capital and not reaching the outlying districts and villages many of which are totally devastated. Gina assures me that everything given will be directly applied to aid (she has been helping putting the aid packs together). Avoiding Kathmandu they are sourcing supplies direct from India, where the road is still open. The link below gives more information on what they are achieving out there (Gina is the young woman on the right in the picture). The link goes to the UK Just Giving site, so ignore the $ references. Her words are below.

https://madmimi.com/s/89ea26?o=fs&facebook_like=true#

My daughter is currently working with a volunteer organisation (GVI) in Pokhara, Nepal to provide aid packages of tents, food and clothing which will be transported directly to the villages affected via the local communities.

As you will know Nepal experienced a severe earthquake measuring a magnitude of 7.9 on Sat 25th. The biggest earthquake experienced in 80 years. There is widespread damage and destruction across Nepal.

Hundreds of thousands of people have been left without homes as a result and are in need of temporary accommodation in the form of tents, especially as storms are hitting affected areas and the monsoon season is approaching.

Most of the relief from the large charities is going to Kathmandu however as the domestic roads and airports are not operational many of the remote villages such as Gorkha are not receiving any supplies.

The most effective way to help at the moment is in the form of donations. If anyone would like to donate to towards the earthquake emergency relief fund which has been set up to provide aid packages and ongoing support towards the rebuilding of these communities please visit one of the following links.  All donations will go directly towards the provision of relief.

https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/gvi-nepal-emergency/

https://www.justgiving.com/gviemergency-nepal

If you would like further information on the work GVI are doing please feel free to contact Gina Ludden on gina.ludden@gmail.com or visit http://www.gvi.co.uk/about-us/