All Advice, Ideas & Planning articles – Page 13

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    How to run your business remotely


    By Donna Torres, Director of Small Business at Xero UK Working from home is the new norm for many professionals and it’s still not clear how long this new way of working will last. So for many small businesses this means adjusting and managing the logistics of running a business ...

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    Reaching for the Starlings: GBEA’s 15 eco entrepreneurs to watch 2020


    With more businesses becoming eco-minded and looking for effective ways to help reduce their carbon footprint, we are shining a spotlight on entrepreneurs that have taken major steps to not only become more sustainable themselves, but to encourage others to do the same. Along with their partners Starling Bank, the ...

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    How adopting a 'collective' mindset can help businesses find post-Covid success


    By Elliot Maher, co-founder, Rising Tyde Once we emerge from this unprecedented time, what will resonate with customers who are facing so much uncertainty and life changing factors? What will be the new form of business connection? We might just about remember how we used to do things. In the ...

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    Online retail sales soar to ten-year high as COVID-19 redefines shopping behaviours


    Following the UK’s first full month under lockdown, April’s online retail sales results have signalled a seismic shift in purchasing patterns. As COVID-19 shut brick and mortar stores up and down the county, online sales growth surged to a 10-year high – up an astonishing +23.8% Year-on-Year (YoY). That’s according ...

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    Transparency during COVID-19 pandemic increases staff engagement by 85 per cent


    Organisations that have increased transparency with their employees since the start of the COVID-19 crisis have seen an 85 per cent increase in staff engagement. This is according to latest research by Global corporate culture specialist, O.C Tanner , which surveyed 1,715 employees across the U.K, U.S and Canada. The ...

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    6 in 10 SMEs say their bank has been slow to offer help during the Covid-19 crisis


    58 per cent of small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) feel their banking provider has been slow to offer help during the Covid-19 crisis. The findings, contained in a poll of 100 business owners of UK SMEs by the Lanop Accountancy Group , raises fresh questions about the level of ...

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    Development Bank of Wales supporting: Drone Evolution


    “This is a show of faith from the syndicate of angel investors, Angels Invest Wales and the Development Bank of Wales that this is a business that’s going places with a growing UK and worldwide market opportunity,” Andrew Diplock, Drone Evolution’s lead investor and Chair. Drone Evolution, which became operational ...

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    How organisations can help customers by stepping-up communication and streamlining CX during coronavirus pandemic


    By Nicola Pero, CTO at Engage Hub Many organisations are currently facing unprecedented pressure, falling revenues and reduced profits. A large number have temporarily closed or have adopted new ways of working, and rightly so, as the focus of most business leaders has been on protecting employees, understanding the risks ...

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    Effective habits for remote working


    By Josh Lynas, Agile Coach at AND Digital In a matter of weeks, businesses across the UK have been plunged into remote working with little-to-no time to prepare. This sudden change can leave employees vulnerable to isolation, with team productivity taking a significant hit. However, this fundamental shift in our ...

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    Over half of UK workers uncomfortable about returning to work


    Over half of UK workers are not comfortable returning to work, according to a new survey by ENGAGE and YouGov. The figures come amid the Government announcement of its COVID-19 recovery strategy and the publication of new guidelines for working safely. 55 per cent of respondents (those employed who usually ...

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    What small businesses need to do to survive the Coronavirus crisis


    By Roxana Mohammadian-Molina, CSO at Blend Network ‘ Whatever it takes ’ seems to be a sentence on every self-respected politician’s lips these days, but Roxana Mohammadian-Molina argues that it is ‘survival of the fittest’ for SME businesses and proposes three DIY tricks every small business owner should try. As ...

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    Coronavirus shines a spotlight on how businesses protect their people


    By Dan Joyce, General Manager EMEA at SafetyCulture The coronavirus pandemic has highlighted some key considerations for business leaders. This is particularly true from an HR perspective, where it is testing the processes that companies have in place to protect their staff. But it has also shone a light on ...

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    Business and growth strategy to maximise opportunities after business lockdown


    Business and growth strategy to maximise opportunities after business lockdown, with John Courtney Founder and Chief Executive of , John Courtney will be discussing business strategy, growth strategy, and mentors, board advisory and non-executive directors. John is a serial entrepreneur, having founded 7 different businesses in Bristol over a ...

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    UK finally sees automation success as 6 in 10 UK businesses invest in RPA and process mining


    The UK is making great strides in adopting process automation technologies like robotic process automation (RPA) and process mining, according to new research from digital intelligence company ABBYY . The research report, The State of Process Mining and RPA , found that 64% of UK businesses are already using process ...

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    UK Furlough Scheme extended until October


    The wages of workers on leave due to coronavirus will continue to be funded through the UK furlough scheme until October, Chancellor Rishi Sunak has said. The Chancellor confirmed that employees will continue to receive 80% of their monthly wages up to £2,500. Around 7.5 million people are now covered ...

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    Applications for Government Self-Employment Income Support Scheme open early


    The government’s scheme to support the self-employed has today opened for claims, weeks ahead of schedule. From this morning (13/05), an 80% grant through the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) will be available for self-employed individuals or members of partnerships whose business has been affected by coronavirus. The scheme is ...

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    From conversation to conversion: when customer communication and payments collide


    By Jeroen, Van Glabbeek, CEO at Today, everything is instant. The need for self-isolation has further pushed us into the arms of companies that live for speed. Whether it’s fast Netflix downloads for entertainment, real-time bookings for online fitness classes with Mindbody, or same-day Amazon deliveries for home improvement ...

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    Saving workplace culture


    By Rebekah Wallis The working environment your business fosters is fundamental to employee happiness and productivity. In a time where physical workplace environments have moved from the office to the living room, enabling a positive work culture is more complicated and yet more vital than ever before. Managers and leaders ...

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    How social initiatives help bridge the gap between home-workers


    By Tim Scott, Director of People at Fletchers Solicitors With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic banning all non-essential travel, Tim Scott, Director of People at Fletchers Solicitors, takes a closer look at the increasing value of social events in boosting morale, maintaining a strong company culture and keeping remote teams happy ...

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    Leaders must take a human approach to employees working from home


    By Sophie Harkness, Operations Director at Incubeta Home working has become our new normal, and the benefits are set to outlast the lockdown. Whilst geographically we’re further apart, new technologies and different ways of working have brought us closer together as a company. We are, literally, inviting each other into ...