Banks not cooperating with coronavirus loan, complain small businesses

There’s no doubt that coronavirus is causing problems for small businesses, especially those who are based in a physical shop with no website.

Fortunately, creating a website from nothing is easier than ever.

Speed is key in the current climate. Start with a skeleton website so that it can get established and begin gaining traffic, then you can build on it once you have more time.

The most compelling reason to be online right now is to reach your customers, most of whom will be at home. Plus, you can take orders around the clock rather than being limited to

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4 days ago

Self-employed Income Support Scheme what it means for you

There’s no doubt that coronavirus is causing problems for small businesses, especially those who are based in a physical shop with no website.

Fortunately, creating a website from nothing is easier than ever.

Speed is key in the current climate. Start with a skeleton website so that it can get established and begin gaining traffic, then you can build on it once you have more time.

The most compelling reason to be online right now is to reach your customers, most of whom will be at home. Plus, you can take orders around the clock rather than being limited to

Read more
4 days ago

6 tips for cash flow management during the coronavirus crisis

There’s no doubt that coronavirus is causing problems for small businesses, especially those who are based in a physical shop with no website.

Fortunately, creating a website from nothing is easier than ever.

Speed is key in the current climate. Start with a skeleton website so that it can get established and begin gaining traffic, then you can build on it once you have more time.

The most compelling reason to be online right now is to reach your customers, most of whom will be at home. Plus, you can take orders around the clock rather than being limited to

Read more
4 days ago

How to get your small business online within an hour

There’s no doubt that coronavirus is causing problems for small businesses, especially those who are based in a physical shop with no website.

Fortunately, creating a website from nothing is easier than ever.

Speed is key in the current climate. Start with a skeleton website so that it can get established and begin gaining traffic, then you can build on it once you have more time.

The most compelling reason to be online right now is to reach your customers, most of whom will be at home. Plus, you can take orders around the clock rather than being limited to

Read more
4 days ago

Banks not cooperating with coronavirus loan, complain small businesses

Small businesses complain that high-street banks are not entering into the spirit of the government emergency coronavirus loan, pushing them towards expensive products instead.

Entrepreneurs who have contacted Small Business show that banks are either wrongly understanding the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) by asking for personal guarantees or are deliberately up-selling it, directing small businesses to take out regular business loans instead.

Alice Douglas, who runs St Curig’s Church bed and breakfast in Snowdonia, North Wales, said that she is faced with £20,000 worth of cancelled bookings because of coronavirus closure. She spent two days trying to get

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Self-employed Income Support Scheme what it means for you

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UPDATED: Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced a Self-Employed Income Support Scheme to help Britain’s 5m self-employed get through the coronavirus pandemic.

The Self-Employed Income Support Scheme will offer a taxable grant of up to 80 per cent of a self-employed person’s income based on their taxable profits over the past three years, capped at £2,500 per month.

The scheme will only become available at the beginning of June and will have an initial three-month lifespan, to be reviewed.

And the Self-Employed Income Support Scheme will only cover those who paid tax on trading profits of up to £50,000 of

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The Most Important Part of Market Research

By Prisha Gupta

Your company has created a fantastic product or service. It has features that will blow the minds of your audience away, and you know that your product is in demand!

Now what lies ahead is building a marketing strategy for your brand, which will mean identifying who your consumer is. Your target market is the intended audience or consumer who will buy your product. It is essential to know what your consumer wants out of a product, and if they have enough information to make the purchase.

Market research will help you define the target audience for

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6 tips for cash flow management during the coronavirus crisis

As many small businesses shut up shop or adopt new ways of working during the coronavirus pandemic, many are struggling to grasp the package of support measures that had been made available by chancellor, Rishi Sunak.

Among the most significant developments over the past week was the announcement of a new Job Retention Scheme, aimed at helping employers to keep on staff, even if they have no work for them to do.

Employers who commit to keeping such staff on the payroll, can classify them as ‘furloughed workers’ and will be eligible for a grant to meet the cost of

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