Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Guidance & Support

We appreciate that one of the greatest concerns for all businesses in the current situation will be that of Cashflow. In addition to those measures that the UK Government is announcing, there are a number of additional resources available to UK SMEs to help them navigate these uncertain times. In addition to UK central Government advice for business owners, there are also a number of regional initiatives being announced for businesses in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. Other great sources of advice specifically around cashflow concerns can also be found at Money Advice Service and Business Debtline.

 

Outside of Government, there are a number of great third party websites providing more detailed advice for small businesses and business owners. The ones we recommend reading are all free to use (they do not require paid subscription, but may contain third party advertising). The Smallbusiness.co.uk website is a great source of independent, free advice on topics such as how to access the Government grants and loans recently announced by the Chancellor. The Business Survival Hub from the team at Donut is another source for free advice as is the Coronavirus Support Hub from the team at Enterprise Nation.

 

Finally, we appreciate that these are worrying times for everyone and that the mental health and wellbeing of all is of paramount importance. By supporting each other we should be confident that UK business will flourish again. However, for those people who may be experiencing higher levels of anxiety at present, we would encourage them to look at the support guides from our great NHS service.

Here’s a list of best practices you can consider to keep your business running smoothly—online and offline.

General Tips

  • Keep Your Business Safe

  • Respond Quickly to Refunds

  • Be Transparent

  • Update Your Site

  • Modify Your Payment Options

  • Get Creative

Events

  • Postpone your event

  • Cancel the event

  • Offer refunds

  • Keep attendees updated

  • Move your event online

  • Provide hygiene stations

Services & Appointments

  • Go Virtual

  • Be flexible

  • Double down on hygiene

Have a business tip that we missed? Let us know what you're doing to keep your business running smoothly.

Please be assured that we will continue to support you and your business at this difficult time.

Best wishes

Jack Harris

Managing Director - JDH Virtual Assistant

0330 133 0885 

249 Laindon Link, Basildon, Essex, United Kingdom

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