SMALL traders in Huntingdonshire can now get free advice about beating off competition from large multiples. The aim of the Business and Social Enterprise (BASE) training - to be held in Huntingdon and St Ives during October and November - is to equip independent businesses in market towns and villages with the skills necessary to adapt and grow to meet social and economic changes. Business practitioners and professional trainers will deliver the two-hour courses. Any independent Huntingdonshire business with fewer than 50 employees can apply. INFORMATION: To book a place contact Emma Thornton, Huntingdon town centre manager, on 01480 450250 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or Alistair Theobald, St Ives town centre manager, on 01480 464267 or e-mail email@example.com.