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    Is leasing everything risky for my business?

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    In today’s world, we are leasing assets a lot more regularly. According to Dataforce, Europeans are leasing and renting cars more than ever before, including both short-term and operational leasing. Over the last five years, the leasing market skyrocketed from 2.6 million to four million due to the culture of ownership evolving. According to Head […]

    North West businesses feeling buoyant

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    According to new survey created as part of its Business Support Series, data from Warrington-based Birchwood Park has revealed that the future is bright for the region, with almost 50% of its occupiers experiencing growth in the last quarter (Q1 Jan to March 2021), and 60% stating they are optimistic about growth for the rest […]

    The widening digital skills gap: how to ensure you’re not left behind

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    Digital talent acquisition specialist offers advice for not falling victim to the digital skills gap. The UK is witnessing a widening digital skills gap which will see organisations investing in a race for digital talent over the coming years. This is according to digital leadership search agency Hannington Tame which outlines that now is the time for […]

    New Alchemy Virtual Assistant franchise launches as demand for remote admin soars

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    Midlands-based Gemma McMillan is pursuing her business dreams during lockdown as the demand for Virtual Assistant services continues to skyrocket. Gemma has just set up her professional business with the award-winning Alchemy Virtual Assistance (VA) team, who have reported a record number of client enquiries from businesses globally – with numbers having quadrupled since COVID […]

    One businesswoman proves business start-ups can still thrive despite COVID

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    As the admin and business support services sector continues to rise, one Northamptonshire virtual assistant is proving that business start-ups can still succeed in the changing landscape. Sarah Damani, from Wellingborough, recently celebrated her first business birthday having launched her Alchemy Virtual Assistance (VA) Hub in December 2019, three months before the pandemic when high business birth […]

    Business owners have been forced into hiring someone who wasn’t right for a role – because of where they are based

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    A study of 500 people running SMEs found 84 per cent feel they have been left with no choice but to give someone a job, despite them not being a perfect fit. More than half (58 per cent) blamed this on their business’s location restricting the pool of applicants. And 66 per cent said it was […]

    The pandemic has made mental health resilience a key business skill

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    This year has completely changed the working landscape and this has meant leaders have had to adapt to situations that no one was trained or prepared for. The pandemic has caused anxiety, stress and put pressure on businesses as they learn to deal with these disruptions. Leaders have needed to develop new core skills, such […]

    Three quarters of SMEs are planning to invest in their business next year

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    74 per cent of small and medium-sized enterprises are planning to invest in their business next year – after being more prepared for the second lockdown. As the UK prepares to return to the tier system, a survey of 547 SMEs found 66 per cent felt they were in a better shape for November’s lockdown […]

    Yahire repositions to offer new office services

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    Furniture hire company Yahire has adapted its business to provide office clearance, relocation and furniture storage services under the name of Office Clearance London. While the events industry is recovering, Yahire is utilising its large fleet of vehicles, skilled workers and 25,000 sq ft warehouse in North London. Taran O’Doherty, Sales Director at Yahire, said: […]

    The Meetings Industry Association welcomes increased support measures

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    By The Meetings Industry Association (mia) The mia has welcomed the increased government support measures announced yesterday by the chancellor of the exchequer. The chief executive of the mia, Jane Longhurst, said: “Yesterday’s announcement from Rishi Sunak will be welcome news for many venues and organisations within the business meetings and events supply chain, who will have rightly felt heavily neglected up until this point.” Job Support Scheme “When the Job Support Scheme was originally announced last month, […]