Latest updates and stories from Bedfordshire Chamber of Commerce and its Members

£35m fund to grow rural businesses

• £35 million fund to boost rural productivity and create local jobs
• Grants of up to £750,000 to fuel investment in rural enterprises
• Scheme has already created over 3,700 jobs in local communities

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12 easy ways to make your business more eco-friendly

The pressure to become more eco-friendly as a business and as an individual comes from all directions: employees, the media, the government, clients and customers.

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What is IR35 and how will the new rules impact businesses?

There has been much controversy around the planned government changes to IR35, the legislation meant to prevent employees from passing themselves off as freelancers in order to avoid tax.

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Do you have any data liabilities hanging around in your business?

If you have old hard disc drives, USB sticks or mobile phones in drawers or cupboards you most certainly do. With the new GDPR regulations you need to ensure that this data is tightly controlled.

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5 challenges of running a small business - and how to overcome them

Running a small business can be incredibly rewarding. In the early days, every step is celebrated; the launch of your product or service, your website going live, your first paying customer, your first hire. And as you continue to raise your profile and expand your customer base, the more fulfilling it becomes.

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Which Beds Chamber membership package is right for your business?

Whether you’re a sole trader or a small, medium or large business, joining a local network or organisation designed to support businesses like yours is a big decision. No one wants to spend money on a membership that won’t help their business.

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The Disability Resource Centre wins the Disability Smart Award

The Disability Resource Centre was very pleased to accept the Disability Smart Award (which was sponsored by Jo Cross Photography) at The Dunstable and Houghton Regis Business & Community Awards.

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Cranfield University spin-out secures £1m for corrosion detection technology

A business that has found a way to detect corrosion and prevent leaks in assets such as pipelines through a network of remote sensors has secured a £1m funding round. 

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What are the 5 biggest business trends of 2019?

The end of the year is always a good time to reflect, take stock, and look forward to the year ahead. As we head closer to the end of 2019, we’ve been thinking about the biggest trends that have been shaping the small business world this year.

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