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What do we do?

About Us

We provide support and training to small businesses and start-ups. Keeping Independent Businesses Strong

Our Aims

  • We are a non profit membership organisation and aim to:
    • represent member’s interests to relevant government and quasi government organisations
    • offer members networking and other events where they can meet other members and people of interest
    • secure value added or discounted benefits for members.

Our Values

  • Values
  • Our values are simple but we believe crucial to our success and they are to:
    • create a comfortable, enjoyable, positive & supportive atmosphere in which members grow to understand to trust each other
    • have a culture of contribution, commitment & responsibility & to bring value to membership
    • behave in such a way that we are valued by & attractive to local business
    • improve members businesses by sharing knowledge & learning from others
    • conduct our affairs in a professional, diligent and transparent manner
    • treat other members with the same high standards one expects to receive & to be honest, courteous, approachable & do what is promised.

LOCAL EVENTS, ISSUES AND CONSULTATIONS

 

JOIN US AT BATH BOULES!

Small Business Focus has entered a team for the Bath Boules this year.
Members wishing to play on behalf of SBF are asked to contact the Chair.

BUSINESS RATE RETAIL DISCOUNT

Up to 800 retailers across Bath and North East Somerset are being invited to apply for a discretionary discount to their business rate bills which could see them cut by a third.

The Government announced in its Autumn Budget that over the next two financial years, 2019/20 and 2020/21, retail premises with a rateable value of £51,000 or less could be awarded a discount of up to one third of their bill.

Bath & North East Somerset Council has now sent application forms to businesses which it thinks qualify for the discount. Find out more from their website:

click here for more info

BATH DIGITAL FESTIVAL

Now is the time to register your interest in being involved with the Bath Digital Festival.
The BDF team have recently applied for charitable status, to help them raise the money needed to run this engaging and productive event.

Find out more

GET INVOLVED WITH BATH’S ARTISAN MARKET

The Bath Artisan Markets are gaining in strength and support with every event they hold. Could your business benefit from being a part of the next one?

click here for a trade application

 

Fees

Membership

Small Business Annual Membership

£60
Annual Membership

National Business (Independent)

£120
National Independents
Intergenerational Mentoring for Entrepreneurs

IntGen

Are you thinking of starting a new business? Are you a small business owner looking for help in the early stages of your business? Are you needing some support while your small business goes through some changes?

Mentoring
mentoring / support
E-Learning
support / training
Mentor Training
mentoring / training