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 [...]
Look to the future now…
As the year draws to a close, and with the political agenda more certain following the result of the general election, it’s time to look to the future.
2019 has been a year of ups and down for many businesses…The political landscape has been turbulent to say the least, and there’s no doubt that the protracted Brexit debate has had a [...]
5 reasons for a review this September
The school summer holidays are over and its back to school for children up and down the country. For those staring school for the first time (and their parents!), it will take some getting used to the new routine. Children moving up a class or moving on to a new school will face new challenges and a different environment to [...]
Business Lessons from the World of Sport
It’s been a great summer so far for sport fans. We’ve been treated to the Women’s World Cup, the Cricket World Cup and plenty of other sporting action on the track, field and court.
Whether you’re into playing sport, a keen observer, or a one-in-a-while- watcher, there’s no denying that sport can bring people together.
But what else can we learn from [...]
How well do you know your numbers?
We’ve all heard the phrase ‘cash is king’. The age-old phrase refers to the importance of cash flow in keeping a business running. Without adequate cash flow, ie. money in the bank, you can quickly lose the ability to pay rent, suppliers, employees and other fixed and variable costs, a scenario that results in hundreds of businesses being forced to [...]
Time for a spring clean?
Time for a spring clean?
After the Easter weekend, we’re full of the joys of spring. Spring is such a positive time of year – often associated with new beginnings and fresh starts.
The same applies to your business. If you feel like you’re stuck in a rut, plodding along or plain struggling, the start of spring is the ideal time to [...]
What’s your personal brand?
We spend a lot of time thinking about branding our businesses. Companies are often happy to spend large sums of money on their logo, their website, their external communications – all so that they present a clear and consistent message to the outside world.
But what about your own personal branding – and that of the people within the business?
As the [...]