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Getting Ahead of the Job Vacancy Crisis

There are currently reported to be around 1 million job vacancies in the UK, the highest number since records began two decades ago.

Since the UK started to emerge from the pandemic, the changing job market has been an emerging topic, and it has been widely reported that several sectors in particular are struggling to fill vacancies – with hospitality, accommodation, [...]

October 11, 2021
Rachel Mallett
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Finding the Winning Combination

Despite the controversy leading up to it, the 2020 Tokyo Olympics really was an event to remember – and for all the right reasons so far as Team GB were concerned.

It’s hard not to be inspired by the stories of success of our medal winners, and following the games, it’s hoped that an interest in sports will be sparked across [...]

August 10, 2021
Rachel Mallett
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Bouncing Back from Disappointment

Following the defeat of England’s football team against Italy in the final of the Euro 2020 tournament, there was a collective feeling of deflation across the nation. After the run of success the team enjoyed, and the belief that this year would be England’s time, coming second was a big disappointment.

This got us thinking about hard times in businesses, and [...]

July 15, 2021
Rachel Mallett
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Are you making plans again?

As restrictions have lifted over the past few weeks, many of us have rejoiced in being able to make plans again! Whether it’s lunch with friends, a drink in your local or a day out with family, after months of Netflix on the sofa, it feels novel to put appointments in the diary.

With planning back on the agenda, it makes [...]

May 19, 2021
Rachel Mallett
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The big reopening – a quick pause for thought

After months of being forced to close, for many hundreds of thousands of businesses, this and next month will be the time they have waited so long for – when they can finally reopen their doors.

Having spent months in mothball mode, many business owners will have had time to think about the way they want to operate moving forward. But [...]

April 20, 2021
Rachel Mallett
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Turning a side hustle into a successful business

The pandemic may have had many negative consequences for the economy. But the statistics around business start ups actually paint a far more positive picture.

Statistics from Companies House show that the number of small businesses launched in 2020 increased by more than 40 per cent to 830,000. The largest number of new businesses were from people selling goods from their [...]

March 17, 2021
Rachel Mallett
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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 [...]

February 21, 2021
Rachel Mallett
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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 [...]

December 15, 2020
Rachel Mallett
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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 [...]

October 6, 2020
Rachel Mallett
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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 [...]

August 19, 2020
Rachel Mallett
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