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[…]

IMPROVING YOUR SALES STRATEGY

In today’s challenging trading environment, a good sales strategy is essential. Talk to existing customers Your current customers are one of your best sources of information. Your existing client base can provide you with valuable feedback about what worked and didn’t work for them during the sales process. Similarly, current customers are an excellent source[…]

CHECKING THE PULSE OF YOUR WORKPLACE

Are you rolling out of a staff survey to analyse the impact of COVID-19? Have you considered how to action the data gathered in a meaningful way? We have experienced change that before 2020, would have seemed unimaginable. As we start to pick apart what might happen next, effective communication has never been more important.[…]

WILL COVID-19 ACCELERATE REMOTE WORKING PRACTICES?

The Coronavirus lockdown has forced businesses to adopt remote working across the board, but will employees want to continue working from home post Covid-19? In the past 10 years or so, the number of people working remotely has increased significantly. Major contributors to this shift include technology related advancements, cultural changes to work-life integration and[…]

CONSIDERING YOUR POST-LOCKDOWN STRATEGY

Now is the time to start considering how you can grow your business after lockdown, focusing on potential goals, opportunities or cultural change. Set out your goals The current disruption being experienced by businesses across the world is a huge challenge. However, it may also be an opportunity for your firm. Start by thinking about[…]

COVID-19, WE ARE HERE FOR YOU

At MMGA, we are working around the clock to ensure that we can offer you the best possible advice throughout the Coronavirus outbreak. As you will have seen in our recent Bean Counter updates, we now have a dedicated web page to provide you with up-to-date information which can be found here. I would also[…]

COVID GRANT FUNDING from Local Councils

The applications for the small business, hospitality business and rates relief grants are now available. The deadline is 31 March 2021 so please deal with this before this date if you qualify.  The applications are similar on each council site – see below: DUNDEE CITY Dundee City Council website – https://www.dundeecity.gov.uk/coronavirus-covid-19 Click on “Advice for[…]