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HMRC have been making a fuss about their “Making Tax Digital” project, but what will it mean in practice?

ISSBA has been awarded 3rd place in a list of the World's Greatest SME Associations! Read the full article here Thanks for the mention!

Read our article printed in the EADT and Evening Star on 5 October 2016. Make sure you book your tickets!

We have been contacted by Suffolk Constabulary to help them inform local businesses of a recent increase in burglaries at commercial premises in Ipswich. Please read the letter below and share to your contacts. Thanks.

Panel photoThe Ipswich and Suffolk Small Business Association (ISSBA) has recently launched a new and exciting initiative for their members.

Called ISSBA Assist, ISSBA members will now have the opportunity to have 30 minutes of free telephone/email support or advice from a panel of experts on a variety of useful topics. Each member will be entitled to 30 minutes per year, per topic.

ISSBA is a not for profit organisation and is best known for organising the Anglia Business Exhibition at Trinity Park Ipswich and will be celebrating its 30th anniversary later this year.

Anglia Business Exhibition 2015 - Record support for annual business showcase event

The Ipswich & Suffolk Small Business Association (ISSBA) and Suffolk Chamber of Commerce are again teaming up to stage the annual Anglia Business Exhibition in May next year. DUNCAN BRODIE reports on how the exhibition will be taking on a new look for 2015, with space for more exhibitors than ever before.

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Booking has now opened for Anglia Business Exhibition 2015.  Download the pdf to read the full article.

Papworth Trust has been selected as the best in the business after being nominated as charity of the year by the Ipswich and Suffolk Small Business Association (ISSBA).

ISSBA members will now support Papworth Trust events and organise their own fundraising opportunities to help raise awareness of the Trust which works with 20,000 older and disabled people every year.

Have you received an email about your domain registration from China?  If so, please click on read more below.

Would you like to tell people about your business? If so, ISSBA is offering the chance for some free publicity to our members.

After the success of last year’s Anglia Business Spotlight event (dramatic makeover of our popular “Stir it and Stump It (and blow your own trumpet)” evening), ISSBA will be hosting a similar event for 2014 and invites you to put your business under the spotlight. Eight lucky ISSBA members will have the opportunity to explain to fellow members and guests about what your business offers. (There is no charge for this opportunity apart from the usual entry fee).

Read more to find out how you can apply to be on the interview panel.

How important are small businesses to the local community?

James Davey, chairman of Ipswich and Suffolk Small Business Association (ISSBA), looks at why small businesses are important to the local community.

One of the brand new features of the new ISSBA website is the blog page.  As a member you are welcome to add your blog entries to this page giving you another opportunity to increase your profile amongst other members as well as to visitors to the ISSBA website. Click 'read more' below for further information.

CommitteeIn our series of features on the Anglia Business Exhibition, we take a look at ISSBA – Ipswich and Suffolk Small Business Association, who are responsible for this annual flagship event.

Who are ISSBA?

ISSBA provides a forum for the mutual support of small businesses in Ipswich and surrounding parts of Suffolk, in the east of England. It is an informal organisation of business owners and others involved with small businesses, funded by sponsorship, members' subscriptions and organised by an elected committee.

The Anglia Business Exhibition’s demand for stands has been phenomenal and we are pleased to announce that all indoor stands are now sold out! We just have a few additional outside spaces still available.

App photoISSBA (Ipswich and Suffolk Small Business Association) is one of the first networking organisations to launch a free mobile App in the region.

The great news is that the App can be downloaded free onto your mobile devices and is packed full of great information on ISSBA and the Anglia Business Exhibition, their flagship annual business exhibition.

The App has been carefully designed by local company, PC Futures, in response to the growing use of smart phones and mobile devices used by businesses across the region.

Click here to see the video from the ABE training event.  Hear from some of the exhibitors, the ISSBA committee and find out about our new 'tap technology' for registration.

Exhibition seminar to focus on leadership and growth - EADT article.

Click here to view video showing highlights from the recent sponsor launch for Anglia Business Exhibition 2014.


Suffolk − the bright choice for business - EADT article

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