Advice, Ideas & Planning – Page 26

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    Edinburgh Festival cancelled due to Coronavirus: Call for additional support


    Responding to the cancellation of the 2020 Edinburgh Festivals, FSB Scotland has called for additional support for local businesses for whom this news could not have come at a worse time. Andrew McRae, FSB’s Scotland policy chair and himself an Edinburgh retailer, said: “With the world in the grip of ...

  • 4 ways to support your employees while working from home

    4 ways to support your employees while working from home


    As the impact of coronavirus takes hold, stress for the UK’s workforce is at an all-time high, with concerns over job security and personal finances escalating, and those who can, working in isolation from home in line with the government’s social distancing instructions. With this in mind, David McCormack, CEO of employee engagement innovators HIVE360, offers guidance on managing the mental health of employees who are working remotely.

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    One third of UK companies suffer video conference crash during Covid-19 crisis


    Just under one third of UK businesses (31 per cent) say their video conferencing system has crashed during a critical meeting since the Covid-19 outbreak, according to a new poll. The polling of 200 businesses decision-makers in UK SMEs is part of a 1,500-word report entitled Covid-19: Isolation Nation , ...

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    How to increase customer lifetime value with referral marketing


    Contribution by Courtney Wylie, Mention Me. Originally featured here . Did you know that acquiring a new customer can cost five times more than keeping an existing one? But executing a marketing strategy that drives new customer acquisition while delivering strong results with effective return on investment (ROI) is becoming ...

  • Opinion

    Britain's high streets suffer worst month on record


    Britain’s high street retailers endured their worst month on record for both in-store and total sales following the outbreak of COVID-19 in the UK, new figures by accountancy and business advisory firm BDO LLP reveal. According to BDO’s High Street Sales Tracker (HSST), total like-for-like sales, combined of both in-store ...

  • Feature

    Don’t Stop Networking – Just Do it Differently


    By Dr. Ivan Misner Because of the pandemic, the world’s a crazy place to live in right now. Most all of us are quarantined and confined to quarters. But that doesn’t mean you can’t get things done. The worst thing we can do right now, is stop connecting with people. ...

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    Google searches for business loans up by 317% amid Coronavirus pandemic


    Data gathered by indicates that global interest in business loans has risen on the search engine Google. According to the data, between the first week of April last year and a similar period in 2020, the queries have gone up by 317%. Coronavirus impact on businesses According to ...

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    6 tips for making your startup successful


    By Amanda Walters, an experienced freelance writer and regular contributor to Huffington Post. Building a startup can be exciting but it is also daunting. You wouldn’t start a business if you didn’t think it could be a success and you, of course, hope that it is. But, the reality is ...

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    A Solution for the Future of B2B Commerce


    By Dr. Philipp Schönbucher, Chief Data Scientist at Previse . Trade credit must be data-driven Supply chains and the financial flows associated with them are at the heart of the economic crisis caused by the global Covid-19 pandemic. Disruptions and shutdowns propagate up the supply chains, and the financial and ...

  • News

    Most Britons want to see footballers take a pay cut


    More than nine in ten adults think Premier League players should be prepared to take a pay cut during the COVID-19 outbreak.

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    62% of SMEs confident about prospects despite pandemic


    Nearly two thirds (62%) of UK small business owners remain confident about their business prospects despite the coronavirus crisis, according to Bionic , the business switching service. The government’s response to the pandemic has forced many SMEs, particularly in the retail, hospitality and leisure space, to close their doors to ...

  • News

    A quarter of bosses have yet to address staff directly on Covid-19 crisis


    UK CEOs shun video conference systems and opt for email updates as millions turn to remote working to do their jobs, according to a major new report into how large and medium sized companies are operating during the pandemic A quarter of UK bosses (27 per cent) have failed to ...

  • Green & Jenks

    Development Bank of Wales supporting: Green & Jenks


    “The interaction we’ve had with the Development Bank of Wales has been very personal. We have a direct contact we can speak to any time who is offering continued support, and that’s really important as we try to expand the business,” Gilly Pollock, owner. Gilly Pollock started Green & Jenks ...

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    This is London Isolated


    At the start of the UK’s Covid-19 lockdown, a film-maker travelled by bicycle to some of London’s most iconic sights, completely deserted in the midday sunshine. This is London Isolated. Film-maker Rory captured this footage travelling by bicycle, ensuring a safe distance from others at all times. Film: Rory Langdon-DownEdit: ...

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    Minimum wage heroes keep country running


    While most of us have been told to stay at home to fight coronavirus from the comfort of our kitchens and lounges, many low-paid key workers in hospitals, supermarkets and other workplaces are risking their health to keep the country running. On Wednesday (April 1), the government’s minimum wage – ...

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    Almost half of firms will furlough most of their staff next week


    The British Chamber of Commerce has said that almost half of firms will furlough most of their staff next week. Their new tracker, that will serve as a barometer of business’ response to the government’s measures and changes to business’ working practices over the next few months will also track ...

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    18% of all small businesses set to collapse within the next 4 weeks


    The Corporate Finance Network has undertaken research amongst 13,000 small and medium sized enterprises (SME’s) which predicts that in the next 4 weeks, as a result of the COVID-19 lockdown, 18% of all SMEs will not be able to survive, despite the support measures currently announced by the Government. If ...

  • Feature

    For some, this is a time of unusual peace. For others, they are weathering a storm.


    “When you come out of the storm, you won’t be the same person who walked in. That’s what this storm’s all about.” Haruki Murakami. For some, this is a time of unusual peace. For others, they are weathering a storm. You may be wondering how all of this will affect ...

  • Will King

    "This time will pass": Advice from King of Shaves founder


    The very first thing to do in any crisis is assess how it is likely to affect your business. Whether it's staffing, cash flow, supply chains or insurance, getting through a crisis depends on your ability to identify exactly what problems you face. Will King created King of Shaves in ...

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    Entrepreneurs for Good: In distressing times like now, humankind often shows its good side


    We’re shining a light on the entrepreneurs in the GBEA community going above and beyond to do the right thing and support front line staff and communities with that same entrepreneurial strength, passion, tenacity and resolve that made them the successes they’d already become.