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Ten Tips To Help Set Your Business Up For Success In 2021

Despite a difficult 2020, research from Yell indicates that SMEs (Small & Medium-Sized Enterprises) are feeling very optimistic about their business in the New Year, with three out of every four (76%) business owners confident about the success of their business in 2021. To help you make sure you’re ahead of the game going into […]


What Strategy IS – An Article For Non-Strategists

I’ve been chewing over what strategy is for a long time – before I was even aware that’s what I was trying to get a hold on. Since COVID-19 started doing its thing, I’ve been doing a strategy course by a genius called Mark Pollard. It’s made me realise that, despite being relegated to ‘the […]


7 Strategies To Help You Prepare For A Covid-19 Black Friday

With Covid-19 continuing to sweep through the country, and the focus shifting once again towards lockdown, it would be easy to miss the opportunities presented to most businesses at this time.  Covid-19 has changed so many aspects of our lives. The enforced lockdown in early 2020 changed many people’s buying habits. No longer could we […]


Managing Staff Holiday Entitlement During Times Of COVID-19

As we push deeper into the second half of this unprecedented year, employers are now potentially facing different challenges due to the implications of staff returning to work with unused holiday entitlement. How might this clash with rebuilding their business? Some businesses remained open throughout lockdown, with many operating under the requirement to provide products […]


7 Simple Ways To Support Small Businesses In The Current Climate

No matter which way we turn at the moment, businesses are still being majorly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Even though the Government has lifted restrictions in most sectors, some have only just been able to re-open their doors and others are still being hampered by localised lockdowns or quarantine restrictions. So what can you […]


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 […]


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 plan, […]


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