CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) GUIDANCE

In these uncertain times I wanted to reach out to you all to let you know we are here to offer support and guidance over the next few months and beyond.   Health and wellbeing are the most important things right now so we made the decision last week that our people are working remotely[…]

IS FACEBOOK ADS RIGHT FOR YOUR BUSINESS?

Facebook is one of the biggest social media platforms in the world. In recent years Facebook advertising has become commonplace – but is it an effective means of advertising for your business? Facebook is one of the world’s most popular social media platforms with a global audience. Users tend to access social media on their[…]

GOOGLE MY BUSINESS

Google My Business is a service provided by Google that literally puts your business on the map. You’ve probably seen ‘Google My Business’ before when searching for ‘restaurants, shops, petrol stations, etc. near me’ on your mobile phone. The listing will display the name of the business, its rating on Google Reviews, opening hours, address[…]

ALL THE BEST SPENCER!

For 43 years Spencer Dryden, or Spen, has been a valued member of the team at MMGA. The time has come for Spen’ to hang up his tie, put aside his spreadsheets and embark on his retirement years. Spen’ joined MMGA when we prepared accounts manually. Computers were an alien concept and heavy paper files[…]

BREAKING UP IS HARD TO DO

Sometimes things don’t work out in business and it’s time for the owners to go their separate ways.   It’s fair to say that business relationships usually begin with enthusiasm and passion, grow through balance and communication and endure the highs and lows of life. Sometimes, however, businesses don’t weather the storm and things come[…]

CONSERVATIVE PARTY ELECTED WITH WORKING MAJORITY

Now that Boris Johnson and his Conservative party have won the General Election will we finally “Get Brexit Done”? More importantly, can the Government now get on with running the country and sorting out urgent issues such as the NHS?   We are still awaiting the date of the Budget which is likely to be[…]

KEY 2020 TRENDS

The environment, wellbeing, mental health and technology look set to be some of the big business trends in 2020. As we move into the New Year, businesses will have to adapt in a world that places greater emphasis on sustainable business practices. People will want to work for firms that take care of their employees[…]

ELECTION TAX PROPOSALS – MORE MONEY FOR NHS?

The various political parties have all made bold promises in the run up to the General Election about increased spending if elected, particularly extra money for the NHS. Although many of the spending pledges will be funded out of increased borrowing, the parties have assumed that they can persuade voters that extra spending on the[…]

THE FUTURE OF WORK

There is a lot of jargon out there around “the future of work”. What does it really mean for businesses?   There is a lot of buzz around trends like artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, blockchain, remote working, agile working, augmented reality (AR) and various other new concepts. As technology improves we have new opportunities[…]

HOW TO AVOID BURNOUT

In today’s “always-on” society, business owners and managers are under more pressure than ever.   Stress related workplace burnout is now recognised by the World Health Organisation (WHO) as an official medical diagnosis. Here are some tips to help to avoid burnout.   Manage your time It’s impossible to sustain long-term happiness without appropriately balancing[…]