What finance is available for small businesses in 2021?

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Just thinking about how much the government has forked out during the COVID-19 crisis is scary; never mind hearing the numbers (it was £284 billion at the end of 2020, just FYI). But the funny thing about the economy is that you have to borrow to build.  Small businesses have relied on government-backed financial support … Read more

How can I increase my profit margin?

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As author Dough Hall correctly put it, “if your profit margins aren’t rising, chances are your company isn’t thriving.” Makes sense when you think about it. If your profit margin is the actual money you get to walk away with after a transaction (your revenue minus your costs), you want to be continually improving this … Read more

What happens after lockdown?

What happens after lockdown?

English Government announce new winter plan to beat COVID-19 This week seems to be a week of announcements from Boris. So, you may see a few updates from us too this week. On Monday the English government published its winter plan to beat COVID-19. You can find the full text of the plan here. Having … Read more

What is working from home relief?

What is working from home relief?

Working from home relief = FREE CASH Due to the current pandemic, many businesses have been working from home this year (ours included). It looks like those who can work from home will be until March 2021 at the earliest. We have also seen a change in attitude towards flexible working. It has become the … Read more

What are the new business support schemes for covid-19?

What are the new business support schemes for covid-19?

What are the new business support schemes for covid-19? Yesterday the government announced more support for businesses and the self-employed. This blog takes you through the announcements and what it means for your business. On the one hand, it is great to see the government making available this help. But this probably means we will … Read more

How do I adjust staff working patterns?

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Whether it is staggering start and finish times to reduced prolonged contact time, introducing short term working due to reduced business needs or flexible working to enable employees to meet child care commitments, a number of employers are having to think differently about how their business operates and the working patterns of their employees. Whilst … Read more