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We talked to Nadia Millinship about how she has changed her business focus in light of COVID-19 to retain her clients and keep them exercising
What type of manager are you?
The current COVID-19 pandemic could be said to be bringing out the very best and the very worst in people as we experience the full gamut of emotions – fear, vulnerability, grief, frustration to name but a few! For leaders of a small business, recognising these emotions can be the thing which makes or breaks…
Tips for managing your cash flow through a time of crisis
The COVID-19 pandemic has forced all businesses to take stock of their financial situation and for small businesses, this is even more crucial in terms of cash flow.
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Discover Your Bounce
We talked to Nicky Marshall and Sharon Critchlow, owners of Discover Your Bounce about how they have adapted their business to the current situation and how they are managing their own wellbeing.
Mentoring through the COVID-19 crisis
For those engaged in a mentoring relationship, the current COVID-19 outbreak can provoke a number of questions, not least, should it continue during these challenging times?
Diversifying your business in response to Covid-19
Diversification is when a business develops a new product or service or expands their current business into a new market.
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Leading your business through a time of crisis
What does COVID-19 mean for business and how can business leaders steer their way through the chaos?
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The importance of networks
Now, more than any other time, having a strong network of both professional and personal contacts has become an essential part of survival during the COVID-19 pandemic.
What does COVID-19 mean for your marketing?
How should you approach marketing during the COVID-19 pandemic where social isolation restrictions have meant we are no longer able to shop in the majority of bricks and mortar establishments.
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Faye Dicker – Freelance Mum
In light of the current situation with COVID-19 and the impact this is having on business owners and entrepreneurs, we spoke, via Skype, to Faye Dicker, who is working hard to keep her own business running as well as helping others to survive.
Working at home with children
The current pandemic has resulted in significant changes in working practices for everyone with a large number of employees and business owners moving to a home-based operation. For those who are parents, the additional dimension of providing care for their children at the same time as trying to keep their business going, can prove stressful.
Managing Remote Teams and Improving Communication
With the arrival of COVID-19 in the UK, many employees are now working remotely in their own homes. What are the differences in working practices that you now need to consider?
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We are facing unusual times with the country and depending on your individual circumstances, you may be experiencing a range of emotions which could impact on your daily life. What can you do to protect your mental health during lockdown?
Increase your tendering success!
The public sector spends £200bn on procurement each year, yet in 2017 only 23 per cent of procurement contracts awarded were advertised, marked or identified as suitable for SMEs, let alone smaller suppliers.
Branding – what it is, why it matters and how to build a great one!
There was a time when branding used to simply refer to your logo, letter head and maybe a bit of decoration on your company vehicles. But branding has evolved into something very much more complex and multi-faceted that should lie at the heart of every business.
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