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

How businesses can come together during COVID-19

As the COVID-19 global health crisis brings uncertainty and elevated levels of stress and anxiety for small business owners, now, more than ever, is the time to come together and support each other.

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10 ways to prepare for your next networking event

Networking events are a great way to raise awareness of your business, gain advice, and make valuable connections to help you grow your network.

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Athena Summer Networking Event

It’s back and bigger!

As we hurtle towards a relatively quiet season and well-deserved summer break – have you thought about ramping up your networking activity to provide the growth and momentum you need to start Q3 and Q4 strong?

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How to grow your B2B network

Building your B2B network takes commitment and persistence, but success comes from the quality of your network over the quantity of contacts.

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10 tips to make your next networking event feel less 'awkward'

Seldom will you find an experienced networker who hasn’t once experienced the discomfort, fear and uncertainty you’re likely feeling (why else did you click on this post?) right now.

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Haiders 11 Top Tips for Networking

With the premier of our monthly networking event, Haiders Hub, we thought we’d share some of our tips for making the most out of your networking events.

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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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10 things to never, ever do at a networking event

Despite the digitally dominated era we find ourselves in, networking opportunities are available in abundance.

It seems there is something to suit every personality type: informal coffee mornings, black tie evenings, seminars and workshops, formal business lunches, presentation and awards evenings, and even speed-networking.

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5 steps to future-proof your business

The business landscape is notoriously disruptive, volatile and unpredictable. And for businesses to withstand this level of uncertainty, it’s not enough to simply have the best product, the best price, or even the best service.

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