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November 2017

How to Apply for Business Funding – FREE Workshop

November 14 @ 10:30 - 13:00
Bridgwater Arts Centre, 11-13 Castle Street,
Bridgwater, Somerset
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Affordable funding is vital for small businesses but many who apply for the first time can find it difficult to know what is required to get the best chance of securing finance. In 2013, the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills found that half of first time borrowers were rejected for finance, resulting in 37% giving up and cancelling their spending plans. By the end of this workshop you should have the information to avoid becoming one of those rejections.…

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Monthly Business Lunch – Cloud Accounting with QuickBooks

November 15 @ 12:00 - 14:00

Our regular monthly lunch club takes place at the Sidmouth Arms in Upottery on the third Wednesday of each month. A fantastic opportunity to meet and network with the BHBA team, other BHBA members and visitors, and hear from a guest speaker each month. Guest Speaker Ben Adams from Lentells Accountants a Cloud Accounting Specialist for QuickBooks. As QuickBooks Platinum ProAdvisors Lentells work with an increasing number of clients helping them make the switch to Cloud Accounting, ensuring an efficient transition…

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Tourism Group Coffee Morning

November 28 @ 10:00 - 12:00
Wadhayes Farm

Every 6-8 weeks the Tourism businesses within the Blackdown Hills Business Association get together for coffee at one of their venues.  A very informal gathering including a tour of the hosts facilities, tea, coffee and of course cake! Whether you run/own a B&B guest house, holiday cottage, campsite, glamping site, hotel or other tourism businesses you are welcome to join us This months coffee morning will be held at Wadhayes Farm Holiday Cottages by Kathryn.  Wadhayes Farm is a small…

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December 2017

6 Steps to General Data Protection Regulation

December 5 @ 13:30 - 15:30
Long Sutton Gold Club, Long Road
Langport, TA10 9JU
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The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into effect in May 2018 marking the biggest change in data protection law for 20 years. The new Regulation will impose many legal obligations on organisations that control or process data and will afford new rights to those whose personal data is being held. The financial penalties for non-compliance are substantial so it is absolutely vital that your organisation is fully prepared as early as possible. Come along to our session to learn…

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BHBA Christmas Lunch Party at Ferne Animal Sanctuary

December 7 @ 12:00 - 14:30
Ferne Animal Sanctuary, Wambrook
Chard, TA20 3DH
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The Blackdown Hills Business Association are hosting their festive Christmas Lunch at the Ferne Animal Sanctuary near Chard. Treat yourself and your team to an unforgettable Christmas Lunch in a beautiful picturesque setting, with the log burning stove lit, festive music, games and a raffle. A 7ft sparkly Christmas tree will guide you to the new conference centre entrance at the animal sanctuary. Relax and enjoy an afternoon of fun with a festive drink on arrival, a delicious two course…

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