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An optimistic outlook for our city

What we learnt most from the Marketing Derby Business Live Talks is that our business community and public sector is fully unified on approaching bounce back with an optimism. Listening in to Steve Hall, Chair of Derby Renaissance Board, on Thursday 9 June the drive to build our city back to be better, stronger, sustainable, and future proof is critical. We heard much that we, as a local business, [...]

By |June 15th, 2020|

Flexible furlough … the new rules released

Flexible Furlough So Friday evening we received further guidance on the flexible furlough (and there were pages of the stuff) so to condense this down and give you the answers, we’ve summarised this into the key information, and then key questions that have been asked. There’s a new kid in town: flexible furlough Move over ‘furlough’ for the new sassing ‘Flexible furlough’ which will help so many businesses get [...]

By |June 15th, 2020|

You’re going it alone… sole trader loss case study

So, you’ve taken the plunge and decided you’re going it alone, you've read our first blog here, and want to consider how you may be able to use losses if you're a sole trader. Let's talk you through a case study. We recently took on a client who was trading as a sole trader. Let’s call her Mary. Mary was in her second year of trading and had been [...]

By |June 8th, 2020|

29 May COVID19 Update

‘Office lights will be turned on, windows thrown open, work clothes and school uniforms will be pulled out of the wardrobe, shops and factories will start to hum with activity’ were Rishi’s opening comments on Friday. As we enter this new phase we it won’t be quite as romantically put as this. Looking over the announcements we’ve summarised these below, or if you'd prefer to watch the job retention [...]

By |May 31st, 2020|

Business Recovery Planning Webinar

Right now, it’s ‘Business Unusual’ as businesses reopen after the Covid-19 crisis and adapt to an unfamiliar environment. We’re on the frontline of business support and we’re doing all we can to help our clients get to a new ‘Business as Usual’. Watch our Business Recovery Planning webinar below, where we’ll cover the most important steps you can take to ensure your business has the best chance of recovery, [...]

By |May 30th, 2020|

Are you Olympic ready?

We’re talking about whether you are ready for the next phase of business as lockdown eases and businesses are given the green light to open safely. On Thursday morning our Bev listened to the incredible speakers on the Marketing Derby Talking Business panel. And when listening to a speaker it’s clear there’s many lessons to learn from the world of sport for us businesspeople. That speaker was Jessica Piasecki, [...]

By |May 29th, 2020|

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