How to adapt your marketing to turbulent times

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Every business is on a three-step journey: survive, adapt, and thrive. Before COVID-19 hit, many were adapting or had adapted and were thriving, only to be thrown backwards to tread water once it did. With the effects of the pandemic still causing havoc, business owners now need to adapt to move from ‘surviving’ to ‘thriving’ … Read more How to adapt your marketing to turbulent times

Re-engaging with and reintroducing furloughed employees

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During this global pandemic approximately 7.5 million employees have been furloughed (more than 1 in 5 of the UK’s workforce) and, for many, this has been for a significant period of time. You may have even furloughed some of your own employees. For employees that have been furloughed, the challenges of returning to work go … Read more Re-engaging with and reintroducing furloughed employees

Getting Started With Outsourcing: the Insider’s Guide

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Outsourcing is becoming more popular as technology propels the business world forward. And why wouldn’t it? Outsourcing manual, low-value tasks allows business owners to focus on better client service as well as those areas that will actually grow their business and keep them competitive. While these points are completely valid, some professionals still have their … Read more Getting Started With Outsourcing: the Insider’s Guide

How to prevent upwards delegation working remotely

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Do your staff members often come to you with questions or problems that they could potentially work out themselves just by using their initiative? More often than not, do you end up saying “just give it to me and I’ll get it done, it’ll be quicker?” While it might be quicker to do this one … Read more How to prevent upwards delegation working remotely

How to say “no” nicely (and not damage business relationships)

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How to say “no” nicely (and not damage business relationships in the process) One of the most important things you can learn as a business owner is how to say “no” nicely and not damage any business relationships in the process. Yes, it is possible. Not only is it possible but it is also essential; … Read more How to say “no” nicely (and not damage business relationships)

Do you have a scalable business model?

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Nobody starts a business to see it crashing after a couple of years. No one wants their business to stay small forever or to have to throw in the towel when a recession hits. Every business owner wants their business to generate sustainable revenue, one that funds the lifestyle that they want and creates a … Read more Do you have a scalable business model?

New Grants To Boost Recovery Of Small Businesses

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Thousands of smaller businesses in England are set to benefit from £20 million of new government funding to help them recover from the effects of the coronavirus pandemic, the Minister for Regional Growth and Local Government has announced. Small and medium sized businesses will have access to grants of between £1,000 – £5,000 to help … Read more New Grants To Boost Recovery Of Small Businesses

What is the job retention scheme bonus?

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Employers will be able to claim a one-off payment of £1,000 for every employee they have previously received a grant for under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS), and who remains continuously employed through to the end of January 2021. To be eligible, the employee must have received earnings in November, December and January, and … Read more What is the job retention scheme bonus?

Claim Money Back Through Eat Out To Help Out Scheme

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The Government has announced details on how to claim the reimbursement for discounts given to diners with the Eat Out to Help Out Scheme. Please talk to us if you need help with your claim and record keeping.  Who can claim? If you have registered your establishment for the Eat Out to Help Out Scheme … Read more Claim Money Back Through Eat Out To Help Out Scheme

Is your van actually a car? – The answer may surprise you.

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“Should I buy a car or a van” is a question we frequently get asked at 1 Accounts. Our recommendation is usually van. This is because you can claim back the VAT and the taxable benefit in kind is usually much less than a car (unless electric).   As the benefits of buying a van … Read more Is your van actually a car? – The answer may surprise you.