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First Coffee Means Business at Baythorne Hall Near Haverhill a Great Success

First Coffee Means Business at Baythorne Hall Near Haverhill a Great Success

MENTA’s Paul Vella and event sponsor, Box-it East Document Storage, welcomed local businesses, who had the opportunity to network over coffee, make new contacts and gain knowledge and information from the invited speaker, Elaine Carr of Flip Flop Marketing.

Paul of MENTA who hosts Coffee Means Business said, "It was fantastic to have so many businesses attend the event. The venue lent itself for great networking and made for a great atmosphere, some good connections were made. It was super to meet so many new faces and to introduce them to other business owners.

"My thanks to Elaine Carr who gave us tips on how to market our businesses more successfully during 2018.

"Our aim at MENTA is to support business growth and Coffee Means Business provides businesses with an informal, friendly environment in which to network, establish new business contacts which will, in time, lead to increased sales."

Natalie Sharp of Box-it East said, "As a MENTA Patron, we are pleased to sponsor these networking events. I met business people that I wouldn’t usually get to meet, and that is what it’s all about. Some of the contacts made today may have a need for secure storage of their documents or shredding requirements, especially with GDPR coming into effect on 25 May 2018. It was time very well spent."

The next Coffee Means Business event at Baythorne Hall CO9 4AH is on Thursday 1st February from 9.30am until 11.30am. Booking isn’t required, there aren’t any membership or joining fees, just £5pp payable on arrival. For more details go to or call MENTA on 01440 714912.





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Since 1984 MENTA has helped more than 35,000 entrepreneurs with their business.

Our mission is to support people grow their businesses, encourage expansion, growth and employment to ensure the continued thriving prosperity of the Eastern Region

How can MENTA support you?

One-to-one advice

Confidential business advice is available on a one to one basis and we also provide a mentoring service. This is an opportunity to help you establish the way forward and plan your next move.

Business skills masterclasses, bespoke training and start-up, Start Right workshops

Affordable, cost effective masterclasses to help you to focus on specific needs.  These will give you the tools to improve your performance and grow your business and include subjects such as Twitter, LinkedIn, Google My Business, Instagram, Presentation Skills, Smartphone Video for Business, Selling Skills and Understanding Accounts.

Bespoke,training sessions can be arranged, tailored for your business and staff requirements.

Free start-up, Start Right workshops for pre startups and businesses under 12 months old are available for enterprises based in Suffolk or Norfolk. Fully funded by the European Regional Development Fund (and unaffected by Brexit).

Networking opportunities...

Meet others - both through our networking events – Coffee Means Business – held in Woodbridge, Bury St Edmunds and Haverhill and via our conferences. We also hold the MENTA Business Show in October each year at The Apex Bury St Edmunds..