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7th June 2016

How is Business for you?

We have recently received comments from members that their business is quieter than usual for the time of year. We could blame the English weather, the economy or even the looming EU Referendum, but we would like to hear your thoughts.

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7th June 2016

Have your say on the Local Economy

Each quarter the Shropshire Chamber of Commerce takes part in the British Chambers prestigious quarterly economic survey. This survey relies on micro businesses as much as the giants to understand the pressures on business across the UK and to use this information to constantly lobby ministers. No facts = no lobbying!

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7th June 2016

‘Connecting Shropshire’ – May Update & Hundred House case study

We often talk about the importance of the internet to all our businesses, and many of you will already know the value of being connected, whether it is promoting and running your business through your laptop or computer or using social media through your mobile phone or tablets and iPads etc. Connecting Shropshire is a Shropshire Council initiative to enhance access for communities and businesses to the internet throughout the county - no small feat.

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7th June 2016

Beware! - Chinese Domain Name Scam

Please be aware of companies contacting you apparently ‘concerned’ with protecting your domain name and/or trading name. In most cases it is a scam. We have received a few emails on the topic of Chinese and/or Asian domain registration emails. The emails are sent to the addresses publicly listed for a given domain name from an alleged Chinese domain name registration assistance services. Once you respond they will try and sell you domains that have various suffixes – and usually at vastly inflated costs. Our advice do not reply and mark their emails as junk!

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7th June 2016

Invest in the future – Tourism, Event, Hospitality and Business & Finance Student Placements

At Shropshire Tourism we have taken on student placements in the past and some of these students are now in full time positions with us. Apart from the obvious recruitment advantages, investing in student placements helps develop the high calibre of staff we all want to see working across our industry in the future. So if you are interested in taking on a tourism, event, hospitality or business and finance student for a 12 month placement vacancy then the University of Wolverhampton would love to hear from you.

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7th June 2016

Shropshire & the Welsh Borders brochure 2017

Contrary to opinion brochures are not dead! Visitors to Shropshire still request and use the Shropshire & Welsh Borders brochure to find accommodation and find out about Shropshire – Arkenford research showed that for over 50% of visitors this is still a primary source of information in their pre-trip planning.

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