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East Midlands Chamber News

News from April 2005

30 April 2005

Excessive anti-spam filtering slows down employees

The research found that 66 per cent of employees have had legitimate messages blocked by their firm's anti-spam technology - two thirds of whom complained that this happened on a monthly basis.And 42 per cent stated they have missed work deadlines as a re
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30 April 2005

\Bedroom businesses\ on the increase

The Microsoft-commissioned research found that 28 per cent of UK adults sell goods or services from home by running so-called "bedroom businesses". And 54 per cent of these are also holding down a full-time job."Having more than one job at a time is becom
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30 April 2005

New B2B events target small firms

The first takes place on May 24 and 25 at the Business Design Centre in Islington, north London. Among businesses lending their support are EDF Energy, the Royal Bank of Scotland, Google and Barclays. The event includes a programme of business speakers, s
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30 April 2005

New website offers help finding grants

The new website - at www.microsoft.com/uk/euga - provides an extensive database of grants and financial assistance and gives details of how to apply for funding.It includes information on financial support available in the following areas:
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29 April 2005

Out-of-date business plans place small firms at risk

Despite advice from business-support agencies, accountants and banks, 44 per cent of small firms are not following up-to-date business plans. "Small businesses are vital to the UK economy, but it appears almost half of them are ignoring one of the key dri
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25 April 2005

Waste Directive set to cause problems for small firms

The Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive was scheduled for implementation on 13 August 2005, but the government said it was having "major practical difficulties" meeting the deadline.The Directive's finer points have yet to be finali
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21 April 2005

Grants for export training

Derbyshire exporters located in Derby City, the Amber Valley, Erewash, Derbyshire Dales, High Peak and Southern Derbyshire areas are set to benefit from funding from the Derby and Derbyshire Economic Partnership to help with the costs of export training.“
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20 April 2005

Spirits soar at workshops for business bosses

Business leaders in Derby City, Amber Valley, Derbyshire Dales, Erewash, High Peak and Southern Derbyshire areas have the opportunity to take part in a series of innovative and thought provoking workshops.Led by established industry leaders – including Sh
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20 April 2005

Business Simulation Game

Learning about running a business needn’t be dull, thanks to an innovative programme to be run by Derbyshire Chamber and Business Link.
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19 April 2005

Cash boost for Manufacturing Advisory Scheme

A scheme which aims to ensure East Midlands manufacturers are at the cutting edge of design and technology has had its funding extended for another three years, after helping more than fifteen hundred businesses in the last twelve months.
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19 April 2005

Project support partners needed

In connection with the “Lead to Succeed” programme - a grant scheme which supports the personal development of company leaders of medium sized companies (between 20 and 250 employees) – Derbyshire Chamber and Business Link would welcome expressions of int
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19 April 2005

Region's tourism industry set for major growth

East Midlands Tourism (EMT), the regional tourism development body, has secured £14million of East Midlands Development Agency (emda) funding to grow the value, and improve the competitiveness of tourism over the next three years.
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