In the Know - February - TDA Business

In the Know – February

The Somerset Business Show – 13 February, Woodlands Castle Taunton
The show welcomes businesses from across the county and beyond, from a variety of business sectors. Business Networking is paramount, meeting new contacts, prospects and suppliers is key to business development. Exhibiting or attending the show will offer a fantastic opportunity to network with other business owners.
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RDPE Growth Programme – Grant Funding
Your business could be eligible for a Growth Programme grant if your business is carrying out a project to create jobs or bring more money into the rural economy.
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Access to Finance Fair – 25 March, Dartington Hall
Accessing finance is one of the single largest issues facing ambitious businesses and social enterprises in the southwest.
This event aims to unravel some of the complex routes to commercial investment through a series of educational and impartial seminars throughout the day.
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Department for International Trade – Southern Europe meets Southern England Roadshow – 25 February, Exeter
This event will showcase export opportunities in key Southern European markets to export ready companies in Southern England. Companies will have the opportunity to book 1-2-1 meetings with DIT Commercial Officers from key Southern European markets.
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Mendip Business Awards 2020
Nominations are now open for the 2020 Mendip Business Awards. Winning an award is always a great boost for you, your sales and your team. Make sure you set aside some time to enter your business before the closing date on 27th March.
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New payment rules
UK Finance has provided in-depth guidance for businesses concerning Strong Customer Authentication – a new set of rules that will govern how consumers confirm their identity when making purchases online. SCA has been in place since September of last year and full enforcement will take effect from March 2021. All businesses that take card payments will need to be supporting 3DSecure technology from this date in order to complete transactions.
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IPSE Awards 2020
The search is on for the UK’s best and brightest freelancers along with all the organisations and individuals supporting the world of freelancing. There is prize money on offer to the winners and all finalists win a range of industry-leading business support prizes.
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