How to stay safe from scammers

How to stay safe from scammers In the first six months of 2019, scammers stole £616m from UK bank accounts, £207.5m of that figure was from scams that meant people were authorising payments into accounts controlled by criminals. These numbers continue to rise year on year, so we’ve put together a guide to help you avoid being their latest victim! [...]

January 19th, 2021|Categories: Scamming|

12 Days of Christmas Day 12 – Claim All The Help You Can

Day 12 – Claim all the help you can! Pre-Covid, you might’ve been far too busy with your nose to the grindstone, actually running your business, to think about grants and other kinds of financial support. Now’s the ideal time to go in search of every grant and allowance you’re eligible for, and make the most of them. Here’s [...]

December 23rd, 2020|Categories: Business, Christmas, Grants, Loans, Small Business, Small Business Help|

12 Days of Christmas Day 11 – Contingency Planning

Day 11 – Contingency planning Now, more than ever before, we understand that things can change in a matter of days. Life can go from normal to about as far from normal as it gets with very little notice. You’re fine one day, side-swiped by something unexpected the next. The Covid crisis has delivered a hard lesson, but in [...]

December 22nd, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

12 Days of Christmas Day 10 – Make a Process Map

Day 10 – Make a Process Map Have you ever been involved with the ISO system, where every step in a process is crafted into a process or procedure so that if the relevant person isn’t available, someone else could pick up the task and run with it? Making your own workflow process map taps into the same idea, [...]

December 21st, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

12 Days of Christmas Day 9 – Improve Your Internal Systems

Day 9 – Improve your internal systems There are lots of ways to improve internal systems so they’re faster, easier, more efficient, and more effective.  SigniFlow is software that lets you do legal and e-signing remotely on screen, easily digitising processes that used to eat up a load of paper and waste endless time. Xero lets you check, at [...]

December 18th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

12 Days of Christmas Day 8 – Create Faster, Simpler Processes and Procedures

Day 8 – Create faster, simpler processes and procedures Our world has changed beyond recognition, which means your business processes and procedures might not be practical any more, and might even be holding the business back. Review them all to see if they need to change to suit the new way of doing things. You could ask your staff [...]

December 17th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|
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