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

How to rebuild your small business after COVID-19

Few businesses were prepared for what 2020 would bring. A global pandemic? It certainly wasn’t what anyone expected as we approached the turn of the new decade. But the COVID-19 crisis has wreaked financial havoc, leaving many small business owners struggling to stay afloat.

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The state of the high street after COVID-19

As shops in England re-opened last week, thousands of people flocked to high streets up and down the country. The images of people queuing outside shops are a welcome sight for retailers and prove that the high street certainly isn’t dead - despite many reports to the contrary.

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How to create a social media strategy for your small business

There are many benefits of using social media for your small business. It can help create awareness of your company, boost traffic and SEO, and increase customer engagement.

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5 collaboration ideas to grow your small business

Collaboration is a great opportunity for all small businesses, regardless of the industry you’re in. Not only will collaboration help you to grow your network and increase revenue, but it can also save you money and teach you something valuable at the same time.

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What are the biggest threats to small businesses in 2020?

As we approach the end of the year, many small business owners will be thinking about their goals and challenges for 2020.

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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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