Should I advertise that my business is a ‘family business’?

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In an environment where trust in business is too often lacking, family businesses have the opportunity to stand out and above the rest. Why? Because they tend to work to a set of values that resonate with people; values that often result in them being committed to meeting or even exceeding customers’ needs. If you’re … Read more Should I advertise that my business is a ‘family business’?

How to change your Mindset to trade through a recession

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The global pandemic has hit everyone hard, the knock-on effects of which will be ongoing for the years to come. So how do we make it through? How can we keep trading successfully through the recession? While there are many changes and improvements you can make, the most underrated one by far is your mindset. … Read more How to change your Mindset to trade through a recession

How to get your distractions under control

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How many times are you distracted during an average workday? Once, five times, ten times? Now, multiple this by 25. You’ve probably heard this productivity statistic before – that it takes an average of about 25 minutes to return to the task at hand after you’ve been distracted – so imagine just how much time … Read more How to get your distractions under control

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

Extracting Profit From Your Family Company

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EXTRACTING PROFIT FROM YOUR FAMILY COMPANY The start of the new tax year means that shareholder/ directors may want to review the salary and dividend mix for 2019/20. The £3,000 employment allowance continues to be available to set against the employers national insurance contribution (NIC) liability which means that where the company has not used … Read more Extracting Profit From Your Family Company