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

Preventing squatters over the festive period

As Christmas draws closer, squatters are probably the last thing on your mind when thinking about closing up a commercial premise over the holiday.

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Haiders Bitesize Budget 2018

Written by Haiders Accountants 02/11/2018

With Brexit on the horizon and with no deal in place, it was clear this Budget announced by the Chancellor was more eagerly anticipated than its predecessors. With that in mind we thought we’d provide a bitesize summary of the key points impacting small business owners.
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What the Autumn budget 2018 means for small businesses

As we head into November, Dr. Adam Marshall, Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) gave his reaction to the Autumn budget:

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Surviving Winter

Fundraising appeal launches to support vulnerable people in Bedfordshire this winter, it shouldn’t be a choice between eating or heating.

Bedfordshire and Luton Community Foundation (BLCF) are an independent registered charity, providing support to local community groups and charities, many of whom are working with some of the county’s most vulnerable and in need. 

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A shot in the arm for business investment and growth

Giving his initial reaction to the Chancellor’s Autumn Budget, Dr Adam Marshall, Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said:

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Market Your Business this Autumn: Athena Business Networking

• How confident are you in your business networking and your strategy?
• Are you unsure if your monthly minute is having the right impact?
• Are you getting the right contacts through your networking efforts?
• In fact, are you getting ANY contacts?

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Forest of Marston Vale Christmas Tree Festival

Since the early 1990s, the Forest of Marston Vale charity has been planting trees to transform the landscape and make the Marston Vale a thriving place to live, work and play. Having already planted over 1.5 million trees, the Charity has a bold vision to plant another 5 million to continue to improve the 61 square mile Forest area’s social, economic and environmental appeal.
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No-deal Brexit will impact on both sides of the Channel


• BCC convenes a meeting with DEXEU Secretary Dominic Raab and seven Northern European Chambers of Commerce

• The group collectively represents regions and nations that cover 70% of UK-EU trade – around £344bn in 2016

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5 biggest threats to small businesses and how to avoid them

Entrepreneurship is indeed a rewarding path. But it isn’t without its risks.

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