Humber LEP’s Business Champion discusses how her business diversified to not only meet challenges of the coronavirus lockdown – but to thrive.
Jo Smedley is the Humber LEP’s Small Business Champion and sits on both our Board and Business Development Board.
Her company, Red Herring Games, is an events business focusing on murder mystery events. Before the lockdown, the business provided DIY kits for groups of six or more people to enjoy at home, as well as mail order games for people who enjoyed
Businesses across the globe are putting new policies and approaches in place to continue operating and to keep people safe amidst the Covid19 pandemic. This article provides a few pointers on how businesses can use digital technology to deal with Covid19.
Chances are that most businesses will require more people to
work from home. This presents four immediate challenges:
Do employees and partners have access to the relevant hardware? This includes, laptops, and smart phones. If not, you will need to
By Sean Farrell Ghergich & Co.Sean.F@Ghergich.comWorking with Salesforce
When it comes to sales analytics, what figures do you analyze? Do you just look at sales totals and call it good? Or do you dive deeper into what’s behind those figures and try to get to the bottom of what’s really influencing changes, either those that are positive or those that are negative? Well, you can start by making your sales analysis a little bit more complex. For example,
By Courtney Rosenfeld of http://www.gigspark.biz/
A successful small
business owner knows that investing in new tech trends is imperative to their
success. In the digital age, there are new programs, apps, and software being
developed constantly. If you have a hard time deciding what is worth investing in
and what is just a fad, you are not alone. Some tech options are expensive, and
small businesses rarely have the ability to try things out. However, there are
key trends that you have to
Here at the Humber growth Hub we have a team of qualified and experienced business advisers to help you grow your business. We have 10 advisers based in and covering the four Humber regions, Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire, North Lincolnshire and North East Lincolnshire. They have a wealth of experience in managing and running businesses.
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Deciding how much to pay staff and the best way of paying
their salary is one of the first decisions a small business owner must make
when hiring employees. Getting this right is important as the different ways to
pay staff can affect employee performance and loyalty.
What are the different ways to pay staff?
A weekly or monthly pay cheque might be the most obvious way
to pay staff, but there are alternatives. Salaries and payments can be made in
a number of ways, and employers
If you run a VAT-registered business with a taxable turnover above the VAT registration threshold (currently £85,000) you are required to keep digital VAT business records and send returns using Making Tax Digital (MTD)-compatible software. The vast majority of businesses will need to do this for VAT periods starting on or after 1 April 2019. Businesses with a taxable turnover below the VAT threshold can also sign up for MTD for VAT voluntarily.
If you are registered for VAT and your taxable turnover is above the VAT registration threshold (currently £85,000), you must keep digital business records and
For the past 12 months, in the run-up to new legislation, the gender pay gap has been at the forefront of discussions in business and of how organisations must work to close the gap as they scramble to report their figures.
Since April 2018, all employers with 250 employees or more are required to publish their gender pay gap data every year.
But, what actually is the gender pay gap, what can we do to address any imbalance and what does it
By Gary Townley Senior communications manager at Companies House.
When you hear the word limited, what do you think? It sometimes brings up negative thoughts. For example, the project has met with limited success, he tried his best but the performance was limited, there was limited room for improvement.
On other occasions, it can mean the exact opposite. A limited edition can mean the product is exclusive, more valuable or have special features. A limited edition print, a collector’s edition of a book and
A guest blog from Jason Lewis at StrongWell.org
For years, you’ve worked for the man in the corner office. This is the boss who tells you how much you’re costing the company or promises to put on track to be partner – just like he was saying 14 years ago. You’re sick of it, and you’ve mustered the courage to start your own business. You’re not alone: Around 550,000 Americans are becoming entrepreneurs every month. Yet, the rate of failure of startups