It’s no surprise that there’s been an explosion in demand for online shopping recently. Going online is a great opportunity for small businesses. It can help expand your offering and grow your customer base (including international reach). However, setting up a successful ecommerce platform comes with its own challenges.
It’s essential to have your financial housekeeping in order before you start expanding into new areas. It’s also vital to implement best practices from the
If you sell tangible, non-perishable retail products, you’ve likely been greatly affected Covid-19. You've probably read about the thousands of businesses shifting their focus to online sales during COVID-19. There is a process that goes into getting your business online. However, it’s not as difficult as you might think – and you’re not too late. Here are 10 simple steps to help you transition to eCommerce, so when we come out of this, your business can thrive.
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Small Business Discretionary Grant (SBDG) There is new funding recently announced for discretionary grants to be made available to businesses who missed out on the Small Business Grant and Retail, Hospitality & Leisure Grant. Grants issued by Warrington Borough Council within this scheme will be capped at £10,000. This new scheme will once again be looking to prioritise businesses who fall within the eligibility criteria set by Government as follows: Small businesses in share
8 weeks into lockdown and the initial panic of COVID-19 beginning to settle, it’s a great opportunity now for businesses to take stock of their situation and begin to look at what’s next. Now more than ever, businesses need a bit of extra help to survive this crisis. Having a good understanding of your cash flow and a plan for the months and years to come is vital. Getting advice from an expert who can really help you plan this will make a massive difference. Eight weeks into
You will probably have heard the phrase “Fail to plan…plan to fail”. This key area of a business is often overlooked by business owners. No matter what stage your business, you need a plan to gauge whether you are heading in the right direction. For start-up businesses, planning thoroughly before you start the business could save you thousands of pounds and the headache of a failed venture. Planning your business may uncover opportunities which you may not have previously tho
A hotly contested question at present is ‘Should l take out a business loan?’ There are two distinct groups, those who do not want a loan and will only resort to a loan as the action of last resort, i.e. when the cash is about to run out. And there are those who access debt finance in case they need it. This has become particularly prevalent in the current circumstances, we have all heard about CBIL’s by now and there is a high degree of uncertainty amongst many businesses co