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
 
There is just one month left to enter the 2019 West Oxfordshire Business Awards (WOBAs).
The WOBAs are a celebration of business across West Oxfordshire, recognising our most successful organisations and bringing the whole business community together.
There are 11 categories to choose from and every business in the district will be eligible for at least one, with many being eligible for two or even three categories. The WOBAs are completely free to enter.   The deadline for entries is Monday 3rd December.
Download your entry form today!
 
West Oxfordshire District Council has funds available to help local growing businesses through the MarketInvoice platform. It is quick, easy and the fees are transparent. Unlike traditional invoice financing, there are no restrictive contracts or tie-ins. Businesses can use MarketInvoice to release cash whenever the need arises. Details here. the Government has introduced a £67m 'Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme'.
Businesses not already in line for full fibre broadband can claim up to £3,000 against the cost of installing a Gigabit connection, either individually or as part of a group project. Details here.
 

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.
 
£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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