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

What does the future of the office look like for small businesses?

Twitter recently made the bold announcement that employees would be able to work from home “forever”. The change comes as companies across the globe weigh up how to manage their offices in the coming months - and beyond.

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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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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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7 tips on how to win new business for your small company

Winning new business is essential for growth, and in the early days as a small business, gaining just a handful more new customers can make a big difference.

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How to identify new business opportunities in the UK

As an entrepreneur or small business, you’re always on the hunt for new business opportunities. Being able to spot these opportunities is essential for growth, especially in today’s business environment.

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How to build a business referral network

Referrals can be incredibly powerful for your small business - they are the simplest and most consistent way to grow your customer base.

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How are millennial CEOs disrupting the business environment?

It used to be that a CEO would reach the top spot after years of having worked their way steadily up the corporate ladder. People would stay in one organisation for their entire career, and their experience and dedication to the business would earn them that coveted top spot.

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4 key characteristics of an adaptable business

Do you, as a leader, fear change?

Perhaps you've noticed employees are becoming stuck in their ways. Or things have become stagnant.

Does a "this is the way we’ve always done things" attitude permeate the business?

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EFM launches business growth advisory service – EFM Growth

Luton, Bedfordshire: EFM announces the launch of their new business advisory division, EFM Growth. Separate from their more financially focused counterpart, EFM Growth is a new venture with a specialist team, working alongside business owners to support their growth strategy and overcome a wide range of commercial problems. 

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