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Poster for the Black Country Business Festival start up event

Looking to start up or scale up? This event could be for you

The Black Country Chamber Start-Up Business Club (SUBC) and Start Up Dudley are hosting an event on Wednesday 6 October for businesses within two years of trading or for anyone in the early stages of thinking of becoming self-employed.

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E-scooters coming soon to Sandwell

An e-scooters scheme will soon be rolled out to West Bromwich after its initial launch in Birmingham and Coventry earlier this month.

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The Black Country Business Festival is back!

The Black Country Business Festival 2020 runs from Monday 5 October to Thursday 15 October – and this year it will be even more accessible, with all of the events available online.

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Free webinars to help businesses prepare for change

The Black Country Chamber of Commerce is offering a series of ‘Countdown to Change’ webinars to help local businesses prepare for the end of the EU transition period on Friday 1 January 2021.

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A poster for West Midlands Mayor's Giving Day with the date Tuesday 22 September 2020 in white text on a purple background.

Mayor’s Giving Day goes virtual in 2020

Tuesday 22 September is the second annual Mayor’s Giving Day, an event that brings businesses together to support local good causes.

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A Sandwell Business Ambassadors poster with the text "Ambassadors wanted".

Sandwell Business Ambassadors wanted

Sandwell Business Ambassadors are looking for local business leaders to help shape the economic recovery and growth of Sandwell.

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Businesses urged to prepare for new COVID-19 app

Pubs, restaurants, hairdressers, cinemas and other venues across England and Wales are being urged to download QR codes to prepare for the public rollout of a new COVID-19 tracing app.

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Social Enterprise Support Fund is open for final round

Calling Sandwell social enterprises! This is the last chance to apply for a share in a £18.7m grant fund. The final round for applications closes this Thursday (17 September).

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Have your say on Black Country transport strategy

The Black Country’s Ultra Low Emission Vehicle Strategy is out for consultation, and wants your input.

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Keeping Smethwick safe poster

Calling Sandwell businesses to be Covid responsible

Coronavirus infection rates are currently high in Sandwell. Sandwell Council, Public Health and the police continue to do all they can to make people take safety seriously. Read more about their latest efforts and download COVID-responsible posters for your Smethwick or West Bromwich business.

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