Is it time to rewrite the rule book?
If we learnt anything from 2020, and the start of 2021, it’s that anything can happen. We’ve all become accustomed to having our lives, and the things we are and aren’t allowed to do, being changed at the drop of a hat. For businesses, this has all too often found them being on the backfoot; having to scrabble around to [...]
3 Festive Business Planning Tips for the New Year
The countdown to Christmas is officially on!
With less than 10 days until the big day and even fewer working days, the race is on to get everything done before finishing up.
There may not be much room on your to-do list, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t forgo planning ahead for 2021. After the ups and downs of 2020, starting the [...]
Financial data – what’s the missing link?
Almost all businesses employ the services of an accountant. Some businesses have several people helping them on the financial side – with an accountant, an FD, accounts administrators etc. Yet time and time again, I come across business owners who simply do not have easy access to the information they need when it comes to making crucial business decisions.
Although there [...]
What’s your financial forecast?
Let’s be honest, very few of us saw what 2020 had in store. In fact, if I look back to the blogs I posted at the beginning of the year, one would be forgiven for thinking that the future for businesses looked positively rosy! I even referred to having 2020 vision – if only that were true!
In the absence of [...]
Time for Change?
The past few months has certainly been a rollercoaster for many businesses. Even amongst our client base, we’ve had business owners who have changed their entire way of working; from how and where their employees work through to the way in which they generate sales and even who they sell to.
For some businesses, the pandemic has accelerated change – particularly [...]
How to meet customer and employee needs in a post-Covid world
In our last blog we looked at the immediate aftermath of the Covid-19 pandemic and the lessons that can be learnt from lockdown.
This got us thinking about two of the major elements that make a business what it is – its staff and its customers – and how the needs of both of these essential audiences might have changed.
So as [...]
Returning to business as unusual?
As we begin to head out of the other side of lockdown, many businesses can begin to think about resuming some of their normal operations, or if they’ve been forced to close, may be able to start to plan their reopening. For other businesses, the lockdown may have resulted in working in a different way, perhaps in terms of remote [...]
Help for Business Owners – How to Navigate the Coronavirus Crisis
The past couple of weeks has been one of the most surreal and difficult times many of us will have experienced. As the Coronavirus crisis has taken hold, the vast majority of us will have had to make adjustments to our work and personal lives, and get to grips with the new reality.
It has also been an extremely stressful time [...]
Disaster Planning for Businesses
The past few weeks has seen an unexpected threat rear its head in the form of the Coronavirus. From talk about mass self-isolation, to cancelling meetings, supply chain issues and the availability of cleaning products, COVID-19 has already created several issues for businesses to consider.
It is not yet known to what extent businesses will ultimately be affected by the Coronavirus. [...]
Do you have 2020 perception?
January 2020 – not only the start of a new year, but also the start of the new decade. Alongside making resolutions for the new year, many businesses are taking a longer term view – towards the remainder of the decade.
Considering we’re frequently talking to our clients about the importance of developing a vision for their business, we couldn’t let [...]