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    Cold Email Outreach Under Lockdown Works! (but how?)

    2020-05-04T15:52:34Z

    Speakers: Duncan Gledhill, EmailmoversDate: 01/06/2020Time: 2:00 PM (BST)The speaker is updating the description for this talk. Please check back here later.Register for this webinar here.

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    Our ‘business as usual’ isn’t right for right now, so we’ve reimagined it

    2020-04-28T15:40:55Z

    By Francesca James, Great British Entrepreneur AwardsA lot has changed in the last month and that’s just putting things mildly. The COVID-19 pandemic has seen entrepreneurs facing unprecedented challenges with many businesses concerned about getting through these tough times.Like many of you, I run a small business and have had ...

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    Business and growth strategy to maximise opportunities after business lockdown

    2020-04-24T12:30:13Z

    Founder and Chief Executive of BoardroomAdvisors.co.uk, 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 40 year period, including a digital marketing agency, corporate finance and management consultancy. He has ...

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    Learn how to get extra cash into your company within 30 days

    2020-04-24T12:28:14Z

    There is a generous incentive called R&D Tax Credit that supports innovative UK companies to claim back up to a third of costs spent on developing new products, or processes or services.For qualifying Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs), it could bring in a lot of money at a time when ...

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    Coronavirus: Support from Government and the road ahead

    2020-04-24T12:26:14Z

    The Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced a raft of measures to help ease the burden on the UK's small businesses dealing with the outbreak of Coronavirus. As the weeks pass, more business owners say further government support is vital to ensure their business doesn't collapse. In this webinar, Karan Bilimoria, founder ...

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    Support for entrepreneurs navigating COVID:19

    2020-04-17T12:43:25Z

    By Francesca James, Founder, Fresh Business ThinkingOver the past few weeks, many of us have seen our worlds turned upside down. As entrepreneurs, while we’re already used to dealing with set-backs and having to masterfully pivot, this set of challenges is unique in that people are collaborating more than ever. ...

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    Development Bank of Wales supporting: Moneyshake

    2020-04-16T08:00:32Z

    “We decided the best institutional investor partner for us would be the Development Bank of Wales. We fit into their existing portfolio well and we have a positive chemistry with their team. South Wales is a great location for us and has some fantastic resource that we can utilise," Eben ...

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    The importance of strategic and empathetic furloughing

    2020-04-14T16:00:19Z

    By Ian Cowley, Managing Director of Cartridge Save.We’re hoping that we’re not going to have to furlough. We’re very fortunate in that we are still doing a lot of orders. However, the current uncertainty means that could all change overnight. To that end we’ve got a plan in place. We ...

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    Freelancers and SME’s: Survival in this crisis. Advice from entrepreneur who co-founded, owned and produced Dirty Dancing on Stage

    2020-04-14T11:08:00Z

    A talk by Michael Jacobsen, Serial Entrepreneur 14/04/2020 at 14:00 The world is going through a multi-level crisis unprecedented in modern history and without a short or medium term solution. Heath, economic and financial problems now take centre stage. Michael Jacobsen is an entrepreneur and one of the ...

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    Is it time for helicopter money drops, fuelled by the money printing press?

    2020-04-09T16:38:04Z

    By Michael Baxter, Fresh Business ThinkingIn the post Civod-19 world, should government resort to electronic money printing press to resuscitate the global economy? In short, will it be time for helicopter money?In the classic western, the US cavalry came riding over the hill to the rescue of ‘brave’ pioneers. After ...

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    Opinion

    Raising investment in challenging times: Free Webinar

    2020-04-09T13:48:00Z

    Julia Elliott Brown is the CEO and Founder of Enter the Arena, the UK’s leading equity fundraising expert and specialist coach. With 20+ years commercial experience developing and building high-growth start-ups.Today, she'll be running a free webinar for entrepreneurs discussing 'raising investment in challenging times'. In this webinar, Julia will ...

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    Opinion

    Happy News: Shaving down the cost of products for keyworkers

    2020-04-09T08:21:00Z

    Created in 1993 in Will King’s kitchen, King of Shaves is a British company that is now firmly established as a leading challenger brand in the UK.

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    Furlough: What the updated guidance clarifies

    2020-04-08T16:42:37Z

    Since the original guidance on the Job Retention Scheme was released, it has undergone a review by the Government.The Scheme is based around placing employees on furlough and employers claiming 80% of wage costs to avoid lay off and redundancy. Clarification on some key areas is now available, in addition ...

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    Opinion

    Happy news: Dinoski guide children through the coronavirus crisis

    2020-04-08T10:15:50Z

    It’s easy to start feeling more than a little overwhelmed with the bad news right now which is why The Great British Entrepreneur Awards are on a mission to highlight the good; the entrepreneurs & businesses who are doing amazing things, who have achieved so much (before and during the ...

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    37 per cent of businesses are planning to furlough between 75 to100 per cent of their workforce over the next week

    2020-04-08T06:59:10Z

    The British Chamber of Commerce's weekly tracker poll, which serves as a barometer of pandemic’s impact on businesses and the effectiveness of government support measures, received more than 1,000 responses and is the largest independent survey of its kind in the UK.This week's poll reveals that 37 per cent of ...

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    Smaller suppliers need the support of big business like never before

    2020-04-07T16:00:18Z

    By Daniel Todaro, Managing Director, GekkoSmall British businesses are facing an existential crisis like never before on the back of COVID 19. Recessions bite slowly and in those circumstances small businesses can see and plan for every eventuality across sales, cashflow, headcount etc, but this virus has hit us like ...

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    Job Retention Scheme: Questions & Answers

    2020-04-07T13:20:24Z

    How is the 80% cost of employment calculated? Is this gross/net pay?It is gross pay and businesses “will receive a grant from HMRC to cover the lower of 80% of an employee’s regular wage or £2,500 per month, plus the associated Employer National Insurance contributions and minimum automatic enrolment employer ...

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    Opinion

    Global competition to find the next big ideas in retail

    2020-04-07T12:48:48Z

    COVID-19 has caused thousands of entrepreneurs to put their businesses on hold. Today, Appear Here have re-opened their competition, space for ideas in an effort to support businesses through this and giving them the opportunity to kickstart their business when the crisis ends.2019's UK winner was rising menswear designer, Liam ...

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    Opinion

    Rapid drop in new work and widespread job cuts

    2020-04-05T08:18:30Z

    The UK services sector activity contracted more-than-expected in the month of March, the final report from IHS Markit showed this Friday.The seasonally adjusted IHS Markit/CIPS UK Services Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) was revised lower to 34.5 in March versus 34.8 expected and a 35.7 – March’s first reading.It’s the survey-record ...

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    Opinion

    Google uses location data to show if people are social distancing amid #coronavirus

    2020-04-05T08:06:15Z

    As global communities respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been an increasing emphasis on public health strategies, like social distancing measures, to slow the rate of transmission.Google have recently announced that in Google Maps, they are using aggregated, anonymised data showing how busy certain types of places are—helping identify ...