How we adjusted to coronavirus: Tips from a business owner

For many small businesses across the UK, the impact of coronavirus has resulted in a significant loss of trade and the revenue that goes with it. Adapting quickly to the new climate has been key to keeping their businesses on track.  A good example of this is Fashionizer and its sister company Fashionizer Spa, a […]

Coming out of lockdown — how to make and communicate a plan

As life in the UK slowly begins to open up and lockdown measures are tentatively eased, we’re all taking small steps to getting back to normal. As a business owner, you’ll no doubt be thinking about how to safely reopen your workplace in a way that makes your staff and customers feel safe. With this […]

Coronavirus Loan Schemes Explained

The impact of coronavirus has been felt by business owners across the UK. You’ve had to change and adapt at lightning speeds to keep up with the ever-evolving situation and, for many, funding is more important than ever. If you’re looking at the funding options available to you, we’ve rounded up the key information on […]

How to manage your business through a recession

Nigel Botteril is a business mentor at Entrepreneurs Circle, who educates, motivates and helps business owners take their next step. He gives his insight into how best to navigate the coming months with key tips to help your business withstand the impact of coronavirus.  1. Protect yourself It’s incredibly important to protect your physical and […]

Best tools for working from home

The impact of coronavirus is being felt across the UK, and the government has advised all businesses to work from home where possible. But when it comes to remote working, what are the best tools to help you continue as normal during a time of great disruption? We take a look at some of the […]

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Coronavirus update – How we’re supporting small businesses

With the impact of coronavirus being felt by businesses across the UK, we know that many of you are concerned about how your business and staff will be affected. During these uncertain times, we are here to support small businesses and help you through this difficult period. To help you find key information for your […]

Top 7 myths about getting a small business loan

We speak with thousands of business owners considering their finance options, and there’s some common misconceptions that crop up time and time again. With that in mind, we took a look at some of the myths surrounding small business loans to separate the fact from the fiction. 1. You need to have a perfect credit […]

Best ways to incentivise your staff

Having a highly motivated team can bring a range of benefits to your business. Increased productivity and efficiency, as well as increased revenue, make it a top priority for employers. But how do you go about nurturing your team to their fullest potential? We took a look at the best ways you can incentivise your […]

5 tips to improve your leadership skills

Being a good leader is crucial in helping you unlock your staff’s potential and increasing productivity. But it just doesn’t happen overnight — it comes from a dedication to your staff and a desire to see them succeed. So, what can you do to develop your leadership skills and keep your team learning and growing? […]

Top 7 ways to lower your overheads

From keeping the lights on to paying your staff, overheads eat up a lot of revenue. Making even small gains in several areas can add up to a big difference to your bottom line. So, with that in mind, what’s the best way to keep on top of your costs? We took a look at […]