Making the most of the Summer months

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Summer holidays can mean two things for businesses depending on the product or service they provide. It can be one of the busiest times of the year for the hospitality or tourist industry, but for those providing business to business (B2B) services, it can be an incredibly quiet time. Often clients will take time off over the summer or reduce their required services. Some may even review the services over these quiet months and decide to stop using them altogether. Continue reading “Making the most of the Summer months”

Holiday support: is it time to think about it?

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The last half term has passed us by for this school year and it will be the summer holiday in ‘only’ six weeks’ time, seven for some!  Not long, is it?  While children, no doubt, are looking forward to the time off, it can be a frantic time for parents who are employed, let alone run their own businesses. Continue reading “Holiday support: is it time to think about it?”

Holiday Checklist for Business Owners

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When you own your own business the idea of taking a week or two away can be daunting.  However, there are many benefits to taking a holiday.  It gives you time to relax and rejuvenate.  It can also give you the head space you need to problem solve and plan for your business.

Here’s our Business Owner’s holiday checklist to help you get ready for your summer break. Continue reading “Holiday Checklist for Business Owners”

Gone Fishing!

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Have you started thinking about your summer holiday yet? A survey commissioned by Simply Business in 2015 found that 1/5 of business owners couldn’t afford to take a single day off in the summer holidays.  Taking a break is vital for maintaining a healthy body and mind, but when you run your own business it can be hard to step away. Continue reading “Gone Fishing!”

Take a Break

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A recent survey by Simply Business revealed that 1/5 of business owners can’t afford to take a single day off in the summer holidays with a further 30% only able to take a holiday if they remain at home or in the UK. The figures are startling especially when you consider the average UK employee is entitled to 20 days holiday.

Taking a break is vital for maintaining a healthy body and mind. So, what is stopping small business owners from taking a holiday? Continue reading “Take a Break”

Outsourcing – when is it the right time?

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As a small business owner you wear a hundred different hats every day. You are the customer services rep, the bookkeeper, the office manager and much much more. Juggling your business with everyday life can be tricky enough, but what happens when life takes an unusual turn. Who do you trust to help you with your business? Continue reading “Outsourcing – when is it the right time?”