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6 tips to maintain your productivity

For the last couple of months, we have seen a massive shift and change in how we work, play and exercise. These unprecedented times have thrown nearly every business owner a massive curve ball.

We have all been impacted by the pandemic, and we have faced challenges like never before. It is not easy to diversify the normal working practices while finding opportunities for growth, not to mention staying productive.

Avoid suffering from webinar weariness

Have you ever felt the weariness of seeing all the options of the virtual meeting or webinar out there? Not knowing how to choose among all the choices?

We’ve all moved our lives online, immersed ourselves into social media and embraced the wealth of information available at our fingertips. Webinars have formed a huge part of how we now communicate and although they’ve been around for a long time, many of us are experiencing them for the first time. With this in mind, here are some top tips and questions to ask yourself to help you navigate the busy world of webinars and avoid webinar weariness.

New and expectant parents can still benefit from SEISS

Since May, the Government’s Self Employment Income Support scheme (SEISS), has provided financial support to eligible business owners who’s income had been adversely impacted by Covid19. Many have taken advantage of this grant, but for some new mothers and fathers who work for themselves, there may have been an opportunity missed to access some valuable help.

If you are taking a break from your trade because of a new baby or adoption, you may still be eligible because HMRC will treat you as still trading.

What is a credit score?

Do you know why you should pay attention to your credit score? A Credit Score is a tool used by lenders to determine whether a person can qualify for a financial product like a loan, credit card, mortgage or insurance.

Customers with a good/excellent credit score are more likely to be offered financial products with a lower rate of interest than customers with a poor credit score.

Safer retail working under Covid-19

On May 25th, the Government announced further easing of Covid19 restrictions. These include allowing non-essential shops to open in June - provided business owners have carried out necessary risk assessments and are confident in being able to meet their obligations to protect staff, customers and others.

Outdoor venues, such as garden centres, car showrooms and market stalls are expected to be open from June 1.   Other non-essential retailers, such as those selling clothes, electronics and books are scheduled to open from June 15.

5 things you need to overcome if you want to change career after you have children

Changing careers is something most of us do or have done in our lives, but why is it that once we are mothers it all seems much scarier?
As a coach I work on the mindset and confidence stories that underpin all our decisions and I have found that there are often common themes that come up for mums when they consider new careers.
With that in mind here are my top 5 obstacles that you need to overcome to really make career change an exciting prospect for you and not the most terrifying ordeal imaginable.

Preparing for safer working under Covid-19

A roadmap has been outlined to start bringing back non-essential shops, such as food and drink. Many businesses are now asking themselves how they can get business trading again, and how do they do that safely?

So, what do you need to consider in planning a safe return?

The Ups And Downs Of Being Self-Employed

So, if you’ve taken the plunge to start working for yourself in the last few years and months, you’ll know what a rollercoaster it can be. With the economic impact of the coronavirus hitting us, there are certainly a few more downs than ups this year.  

How to stay Scam Safe During the COVID-19  Outbreak Event

You may be aware of the increased reports of scamming during the COVID outbreak, as malicious parties try to take advantage of the current upheaval in work, personal and business practices.  Scammers follow events and constantly look at ways to take advantage, so its important to stay Scam Safe.