REINVIGORATE YOUR BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT EFFORTS

Top-tips for driving your Business Development (BD) efforts this year. Business development is often misunderstood. Some might say that it’s all about relationships, others will say it’s all about sales and some will talk about marketing. They are all right, in a way. BD is the creation of long-term value for a firm, through effective[…]

NEW YEAR, NEW STRATEGY

How to build your 2021 business strategy in the face of uncertainty. We live in uncertain times and planning for the future is challenging. Rather than paying attention to what you can’t do, focus on what you can do. For example, when restaurants couldn’t serve customers indoors, they transitioned to delivery, take-away and outdoor dining.[…]

BREXIT TRADE AGREEMENT

The transition period for the UK leaving the EU has ended. The EU and UK have struck a trade deal, and this has been ratified by the UK Parliament, from 1 January we are trading with the EU quota and tariff ‘free’. There are new customs regulations and VAT requirements to get to grips with,[…]

MMG PROUD TO SUPPORT HELP FOR KIDS

2020 has certainly been an unpredictable year. Amongst the turbulence, we have seen the power of local communities coming together to support one another when it has been needed the most. At MMG, we are passionate about the community in which we live and work. We are committed to making a positive impact on the[…]

PREPARING FOR THE END OF THE TRANSITION PERIOD

Many businesses who trade with the EU are no doubt watching the Brexit negotiations closely. Whether or not there is a free trade agreement, many of the administrative changes for trade and travel are already known and it is important you plan ahead for these. The actions people and business owners need to take vary[…]

WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT FROM THE JOB RETENTION BONUS?

In the summer economic update, Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced a new incentive for employers known as the Job Retention Bonus. This incentive is intended to encourage businesses to bring furloughed employees back to work at the end of the furlough period that has subsequently been extended until December in England. There has been further information[…]

CUSTOMER ONBOARDING

If your customers have a positive experience from the very beginning, they are going to stick with your product or service and continue to do business with you. Customer onboarding is the nurturing process that gets new users and customers acquainted and comfortable with your product or service. A positive onboarding experience confirms to your[…]

CHANCELLORS COVID-19 UPDATE SEPTEMBER 2020

NEW JOB SUPPORT SCHEME ANNOUNCED On the 24th of September, Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced a new job scheme starting on the 1st of November 2020, this will replace the current job retention (furlough) scheme which ends on the 31st of October 2020. All small and medium-sized businesses are eligible but larger businesses must prove that[…]