Banbury Charlbury Business Community Eynsham Business Network Carterton Chamber of Commerce Watlington Business Association Monument Park Chalgrove Bicester and District Chamber of Commerce Kidlington Wake Up To Woodstock Thame First The Henley Business Partnership Goring Business Network Wallingford in Business Didcot Abingdon Wantage and District Chamber of Commerce Faringdon Chamber of Commerce Chipping Norton Witney Chamber of Commerce Oxford City & Suburbs Burford Chamber of Trade Shrivenham Neighbours
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Founded as a network of Oxfordshire’s chambers of commerce,  OTCN (The Oxfordshire Town Chambers Network) now covers town chambers, business parks, shopping centres, business networking events and other membership organisations and business groups across Oxfordshire.


BUSINESS NEWS
 
Get involved in Social Saturday! October 8th - 13th

If you sell products or services, you could consider a special offer you would like to run to coincide with Social Saturday. We are also very excited to announce that there is also limited availability for a special Social Saturday Market Place in Bonn Square on Saturday 13th October. More details can be found here.

We are seeking press and media coverage, will list your organisations and activities on the OSEP website www.osep.org.uk. Social Enterprise UK are also keen to list our activities on their national website, where you can also find out more.

So, please get in touch with Grant Hayward grant@collaborent.co.uk and let him know about your activities, ideas or any questions you have or support you might require.

 

Innovation Support for Business Phase Two (ISfB2) is now live!

Funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), ISfB2 assists the development and commercialisation of innovative business ideas within small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), as well as enhancing research and innovation infrastructure in Oxfordshire.
More details here.
 
Digital tax is coming – be prepared for the change.

Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has issued plans to make businesses file quarterly information with it. How individuals and businesses interact with HMRC is changing. Keeping your financial records will become increasingly digital... Read More...
If you are a cash handling business, you may be interested in the Banknote Checking Scheme. Any retailer or business can sign up as a supporter of the Scheme which is free to join. Since the launch of the Scheme in October, we have received pledges of support from over 60 organisations including some well know high street brands. You can find out more on the Bank of England website.
 


Subsidised broadband installation for businesses that can't access an affordable broadband service with a speed of at least 2MB per second.

Details here.
Funding for community businesses.

Grants of between £50,000 and £300,000 are on offer through the Community Business Fund. Applications are open from Tuesday 11 September up until 12 noon on Tuesday 9th October. You can also sign up to a free ‘Is the Community Business Fund right for you?’ webinar.  Details here.
 
£2,000 Data Analytics Innovation Vouchers for Businesses to Improve Information Management.

If you are a micro, small or medium-sized business, local authority, charity, or not-for-profit-organisation, and you need help with your data analytics, then apply now for one of our Data Analytics Innovation Vouchers (DAIVs)! Details here.
 
Since 25 May 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) applies in the UK.

The data protection act has a European-wide upgrade and is now the GDPR. The ICO (.gov site) has a good section covering the major points businesses have to worry about. See it here.

If you handle a customer's personal data you may need to be registered depending on how you process that data.

With thanks to Computer Repair Oxford.
 

International Retail and Business Opportunities....

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