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The IT Security Implications Of Working From Home

The lockdown caused by COVID-19 has brought about a significant shift in the way companies are utilising their workforce and for many, the possibility of working from home may become more permanent as things ease. Making greater use of IT is smart thinking. The forced lockdown will have resulted in two different scenarios, with both […]


How To Obtain Finance Under The Government Bounce Back Loan Scheme

While COVID-19 forced many businesses to temporarily close, it’s important to be thinking positively about the easing of lockdown and return to work. As I write this, some industries such as retail have already been given the green light and resumed trading from 15th June. For others, particularly within the hospitality and leisure industries, there […]


How To Restart A Business Impacted By COVID-19 Part 2

In Part 1, you discovered how it’s possible for your business to recover from COVID-19, especially if you already have the three key traits to business success. For easy reference, these are: A good product or service Engagement Constant improvement What if your business doesn’t have these key business success traits? Certain industries, (retail in […]


How To Restart A Business Impacted By COVID-19 Pt1

The Coronavirus pandemic has created a topsy-turvy world and an unstable economic environment. When an outside force creates untold damage to every person’s way of life, especially in the way we are affected at the moment, then we have to rise to the challenge and seek new solutions. Yesterday’s problems are irrelevant as lives are […]


Digital Marketing Trends in 2020

Shake up your digital marketing strategy this year with these top twenty in 2020 digital marketing trends. Voice Search and Conversational AI – is code which can offer personalised and instant responses to web queries which give the user answers and information as required adds up to a better UX. Personalisation – includes using targeted […]


8 Productive Things to do When Business Hits a Quiet Spell

Every now and again, businesses will go through a quiet spell. This can be for all kinds of reasons. Plans fall through. Markets change. The economy changes. Change will always happen. And as we are now experiencing, an unforeseen pandemic could hit. Of course, quiet periods can decimate cash flow, and the Office of National […]


8 Productive Things to do When Business Hits a Dry Spell

Every now and again, businesses will go through a quiet spell. This can be for all kinds of reasons. Plans fall through. Markets change. The economy changes. Change will always happen. But quiet periods can decimate cash flow, and the Office of National Statistics found that 90% of small business failures can be chalked up […]


How To Write A Cash Flow Forecast For A Start Up Business

In a recent article you discovered how to write a profit and loss forecast for a start up business. Any finance house or bank looking at a lending proposition, cannot make a decision to support a funding request based upon this document alone. The profit and loss forecast will support the story within the business […]


How To Write A Profit And Loss Forecast For Your Start-up Business

So you have a great business idea which you believe will be successful. The only drawback is that you need to borrow money to purchase supplies or simply to buy time for the business to generate sales and become self-financing. Whatever the reason for borrowing money, it’s likely that you will be asked for a […]


Is This The End Of High Street Shopping As We Know It?

The announcement in October 2018 of major losses and proposed significant reduction in the number of stores by Debenhams is a huge blow to high street retailing. The terrible news follows the recent administration of House of Fraser which has subsequently been purchased by the Sports Direct Group. The closure of these two high street […]


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