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

Velocity Growth Hub to merge with Northamptonshire Growth Hub

A new single business brokerage service will improve support on offer for businesses.

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The connection between Cobbler's Nibble, teacher vacancies and diamonds

Hear from Emma, Julie and Meena, Gary, Wayne and Chris talking about how they've secured investment in their businesses through the expertise of local projects part-funded through European funding.

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Local businesses and trainers join forces in business skills workshops

Starting now until November, Velocity Growth Hub has brought together local business owners and trainers in a programme of new, fully-funded business skills workshops that combine local business knowledge and expert training to give you the best client experience.

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BCC: Credit ‘apathy’ restricting potential growth opportunities for SMEs

• Over half of UK businesses did not attempt to access finance in the last year
• One-in-two businesses that did seek finance did so because of cash flow
• Investment intentions are focused on incremental investments

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Trust is key

Business owners generally seek advice because they’re struggling in an area of business or they have a specific issue that’s holding them back. Good business advice can really make a business especially if support is sought early enough to help businesses get on, and stay on, the right track.

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Now is the best time to aim for growth

With Brexit negotiations and warnings on the impact on growth hitting the headlines regularly, we’d be forgiven in thinking business is in stalemate in deciding on whether or not to invest in growth.

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Key elements of business success

There’s huge variety in what businesses need to do to stay successful. Luckily, there’s a lot of information and business support out there to help. So what are the key elements of success that business owners and directors need to focus on?

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Know Your EBITDA – top tips to get your business investment-ready

Whether you have a business idea, are starting or scaling up your business for rapid growth, equity investment can be a viable source of funding.

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Velocity Growth Hub ERDF Business Growth Workshops

As part of our business support offer, we continue to run the Autumn / winter ERDF business growth workshops.

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