It’s often been said that cashflow is the lifeblood of business. Without prompt payments the supply chain can grind to a halt; leaving firms at all levels without funds, stock, and ultimately customers. And yet, whilst the importance of timely payments is widely acknowledged, according to the FSB (Federation of Small Businesses) some fifty thousand businesses are forced to close every year simply due to late payment practices.
After months and months of working around the Covid pandemic, helping your people to contribute safely from home or setting up additional safety features in the office, you might feel that your systems are now secure as they can be. And that might well be the case.
November; a time of frosty nights and shortening days, a month when Guy Fawkes is remembered and thoughts turn towards Christmas and the start of a New Year. This November is a little different however with England heading back into lockdown and people who can ‘work effectively from home’ being required to do so.
As the first of the autumn storms rolls in and the nights draw in, it is good to have a story to lift the spirits; something a little out of the ordinary to relieve the gloom.
Is homeworking becoming the ‘new normal’ or are we gradually reverting to a more business-based pattern of work?
Last week we saw Storm Francis sweep parts of the country, causing disruption as it passed.
With the work situation changing rapidly. Many people either by choice or necessity, are setting off down the path of working for themselves as a freelancer.
Every now and again, things get busy and your business can expect more calls than usual.
Although lockdown appears to be easing, it seems it will be a long time before international travel becomes the norm again.
Now is the perfect time to start setting up your international phone numbers.