Are you aware of the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) that's coming into force this May, and how it can affect your business? The GDPR places new requirements upon businesses regarding the collection and handling of data that can identify individuals, such as customer sales lists and members of mailing lists. There is also the risk of fines for businesses that do not comply with the new regulations.
The January Get For Business Breakfast is all about the new Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme. If you are a small or medium-sized business in Bath & North East Somerset, you may be able to get a grant of up to £3,000 to upgrade your business broadband to a gigabit-capable connection! Now at this exclusive breakfast networking event at the new Apex City of Bath Hotel, you can get the chance to hear about the scheme and how it can help your business.
The inaugural Country Living Festival is coming to Bath next Spring, from 11 to 13 May 2018, bringing the country to the city. The Festival will feature three days of shopping, arts, music, food, drinks, entertainment, talks and workshops. It’s a wonderful opportunity to engage, inspire and entertain residents and visitors alike. At its heart will be a celebration of small rural businesses, talented crafts people, artisans and designers.
How does Bath use development opportunities to create its future, without undermining the past? What are the jobs that Bath needs to create to diversify employment opportunities for our people? Should we aim to create jobs that retain more of our local graduates? How can we build on Bath’s many assets to attract more exciting, forward-thinking businesses to the city, and how do we create workplaces that people will thrive in?
In a time of uncertainty for the future of international trade, Fairtrade will continue to provide certainty for producers and suppliers, particularly the smaller ones who often are marginalised from the global trading debate. Whilst buying Fairtrade products for your business supports those producers and helps make their future more secure, it can also help your business – no matter what size.
Enterprise Nation are running a free workshop in Bath this November to help new and existing businesses build an online presence. The two hour workshop is called Go and Grow Online, and will help new and existing businesses learn how to build a website, excel on social media and know your SEO from your PPC. Attendees will also have the opportunity to network with other aspiring online businesses.
How can fast-growth businesses find space to grow in the West of England?
Bath and Bristol have recently been ranked highly as places to start a business; now an event at The Engine Shed will ask whether the West of England is also a great place to grow a business - and whether we have the office/workshop space needed to keep our economy growing.
After discussing the changing landscape of Bath's creative and tech workspace, Creative Bath is meeting one year on to see what has changed and how businesses are rising to the challenges set by a competitive commercial property market.
The wide-ranging Venturefest 2017 series, which this year has focused on the theme of Smart Cities, will come to a close with a thought leadership conference on Tuesday 17th October at Bristol's Watershed.
Since February, a diverse set of events covering robotics, AI, communication networks and cyber security among other themes has created a conversation about the opportunities and barriers in creating truly "smart" cities.