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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 Thinking Over 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 ...

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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 ...

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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

    2020-04-14T11:08:38Z

    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 world's leading business coaches. Drawing on his experience and learnings for small ...

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    Happy news: Entrepreneurs come together to support UK’s 5m self-employed

    2020-04-14T09:01:22Z

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

    2020-04-09T16:38:04Z

    By Michael Baxter, Fresh Business Thinking In 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’ ...

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    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 ...

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    Happy News: Shaving down the cost of products for keyworkers

    2020-04-09T08:21:15Z

    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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    Happy News: Dress up at home to bag yourself a pair of Snag Tights

    2020-04-09T08:20:24Z

    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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    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 ...

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    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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    Happy news: Hey Girls lead the reusable revolution with #doitinyourpants campaign

    2020-04-08T10:01:57Z

    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 ...

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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, Gekko Small 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 ...

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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 ...

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    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, ...

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    Happy news: thortful uses 3D printer to create PPE for NHS frontline staff

    2020-04-07T09:21:29Z

    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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    Happy news: The British Blanket Company takes inspiration from rainbows

    2020-04-07T09:16:19Z

    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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    Happy news: Alpacr launches social platform for travel and adventure

    2020-04-07T09:06:23Z

    It’s easy to start feeling more than a little overwhelmed with the bad news right now which is 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 Covid-19 ...