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Seven Things You Must Know Before Starting a New Business in the UK

Posted by Shweta Raina on Jun 15, 2021 5:17:27 PM

 

It may come as a surprise to you that even though COVID-19 pandemic caused a detrimental impact on many businesses across the UK, in recent times despite the pandemic, there has been a surge in company registrations. 

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How Small Businesses Should Operate During the Pandemic?

Posted by Shweta Raina on Jun 7, 2021 10:54:37 AM

Did you know that since the pandemic started, many businesses have died down? If not, then you should be familiar with the fact that COVID-19 was not just responsible for impacting the health of people but also for snatching away their livelihoods.

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How to start your own small business in 2021

Posted by Amina Addow on May 6, 2021 12:00:00 PM

Starting a small business requires a lot of effort. There's a lot consider such as proper documentation, legal obstacles along with marketing and strategic development. However, this can be easily navigated if you have the right skill set and support. 

We have actionable and easy steps to help you get off on the right foot when looking into entrepreneurship. 

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6 cost saving tricks for small businesses

Posted by Amina Addow on Apr 28, 2021 11:00:00 AM

Let's face it, running your own small business is expensive, in fact, 90% of small businesses fail in their first year of trading. There's a lot to consider when first setting up a business, expenses, employees and stock. All of this can add up quickly when going about day to day business operations. It's important to have cost-saving measures in place to avoid problems with cash flow.

Here are six actionable tips to start saving money for your small business.

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7 ways to future proof your small business

Posted by Amina Addow on Apr 23, 2021 11:00:00 AM

As the COVID-19 pandemic has shown us, business and workplace culture can change instantly with regards to working, networking, and keeping your business afloat. 'Unprecedented circumstances' was the chosen buzzword for 2020 and with it a complete shake-up to how small businesses operate.

It's imperative to make sure your small business has a way of keeping up with changing times and to future-proof your organisation.

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How to create work-life balance as a sole trader

Posted by Amina Addow on Apr 21, 2021 1:28:07 PM

Working as a sole trader can be heavy-handed at best and isolating at worst, you're responsible for every aspect of your business from customer service to sales to business admin. It's important to be able to switch off every now and then to preserve your mental health.

Here are some tips on how to create a work-life balance as a sole trader.

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What does your caller experience say about your small business?

Posted by Amina Addow on Mar 30, 2021 2:45:12 PM

When the phone rings at your small business what happens? There are a number of scenarios that can happen such as the call is answered immediately, there is an auto attendant that directs the caller or hold music. All this is vital to the caller experience that your customers or stakeholders experience. It's important to know which one your small business is projecting day to day.

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Is your mobile number costing you business?

Posted by Amina Addow on Mar 16, 2021 2:00:00 PM

For small business owners starting out, it's common to want to use your personal mobile phone for work. It may seem convenient but the setbacks will become obvious in the future such as not being able to switch off, wondering whether every call is a personal or business and can damage your professional reputation.

Here are more reasons why using a personal mobile phone number isn't something you should be doing.

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The real impact of missed calls for your business

Posted by Amina Addow on Mar 10, 2021 1:08:05 PM

As a small business owner, you may not consider missed business calls as an issue. Given today’s emphasis on digital communication such as social media and email, it’s easy to forget that phone calls also play an important role.

Unanswered calls are more important than we may think. Here’s the real impact of missed calls on your small business.

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How to prepare your small business for re-opening

Posted by Amina Addow on Feb 17, 2021 3:19:12 PM

Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, the majority of businesses either resorted to remote working or have unfortunately shut down during lockdown. Many businesses, especially small businesses, have greatly felt the impacts of this economic crisis.

As the world is preparing to bounce back from this devastation with help of the vaccine, many small businesses will need to reface and begin a new build-up for their company and look to see how they can rebuild what was lost and continue growing with in the future.

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