SME MARKETPLACE

At the British Chamber of Commerce, we understand the huge hurdles that small businesses face whether it is accessing capital to help the company grow, finding affordable and suitable property to house the business, marketing the business in the correct way, hiring & firing or setting up the correct IT systems. 

 

Introduction

We are continually striving to increase the level of support available for small businesses and have been considering other initiatives which would support our mission of being the place 'Where Business Gets Done'. Whilst we currently run a successful programme of tailored events and services we would like to capitalise on our access to expertise and are delighted to announce the launch of the SME Marketplace.  


 

What is the SME Marketplace?

The SME Marketplace is the go-to resource centre for SMEs in need of professional support. It is a platform of unique and affordable services and offers for SMEs and Start-up members of the Chamber.  Working through this online portal, as well as through a series of special events, the SME Marketplace brings together the expertise of member companies to provide affordable and professional services to the SME community.


A central hub, it allows service providers (who must be a member of the Chamber) the opportunity to reach out to the SME and Startup members by offering preferential rates for professional services. Such rates are structured around a ‘subscription service’ a lower-rated ‘retainer’ or simply a special, unique discounted fee for a variety of services, which is not available elsewhere in the market.

 

Services on Offer

We currently have a range of offers available for members of the British Chamber of Commerce. For more information on these offers please click here

 

What are we looking for?

We are currently looking for more service providers, who must be a member of the Chamber, to get involved! Service providers will be given the opportunity to reach out to the SME membership by offering preferential rates for a variety of services. We have identified a number of areas where we believe SMEs are lacking the most support:


•     Accounting
•     Tax & Basic Financial services
•     Legal Advice
•     IT Advice
•     HR
•     Marketing
•     Management Consultancy
•     Coaching & Mentorship
•     Insurance/Healthcare
•     Business Services/Property

 
Service providers must meet certain criteria in order to market their offers through the SME Marketplace. For example only members of the British Chamber can take place in this programme and the offer must be unique, not one which is already available through other channels.

 

What will you receive?

•    Complimentary logo placement and brand visibility
•    A dedicated page on the Chamber's website detailing the offer
•    An opportunity to showcase the services and offers at organised networking events
•    Potential new business through the SME and Start-up members of the Chamber

For our SME and Start-up members we hope that the SME Marketplace will be the one-stop, go-to resource whenever they need access to affordable expertise. We aim to attract more SMEs to the Chamber through this initiative as well as to help forge meaningful connections between all SME members and their larger counterparts.

If you are interested in providing an offer, or for further information about our SME Marketplace,

please contact Heily, heily@britcham.com