We caught up with Luke, the first business owner to sign up to EnterprisingYou, to find out more about his business and what 2020 has been like from his perspective.
Tipping the balance to make your life work for you
Do you have a healthy work-life balance? A survey by the Mental Health Foundation found that more than 40% of workers are neglecting other areas of their life due to work.
Shop Local - What's in it for you?
A vibrant local community is built around reliable services, shops and places to eat, drink and socialise. Here are a few reasons why you should shop local.
A chat with Caroline Dawe, self-employed Therapist and Counsellor
Caroline Dawe is a self-employed Therapist and Counsellor, specialising in hypnotherapy. Along with her two friendly dogs, Caroline and our Engagement Officer, Michael Ayre sat down for a virtual chat about life being self-employed and navigating the Covid-19 business landscape.
What role does a Routine play for your Wellbeing?
Routine is something we all have; we may have routines based on environments, circumstances, or other factors. It can provide the opportunity to prioritise and ensure time for things that matter most to you in life. Whether you are adjusting, re-adjusting, or trying to maintain your routine currently, it is important to build yours on what you need to be the healthiest, happiest version of you.
A catch up with Sam Williamson, owner of Hands on Fitness
At EnterprisingYou, we are proud to support local businesses and we recently caught up with Samantha Williamson, owner of Hands on Fitness based in Bolton to find out more about the business, Samantha’s EnterprisingYou journey and the plans for the future.
Managing Your ‘New’ Wellbeing – Creating and Maintaining Habits
Starting something new can always seem daunting, but it is all about building foundations in which to build smaller steps to lead you to ultimate goals. Understanding where you are currently, and where you are wanting to go is vital for moving forward with anything in life, especially your wellbeing.
The not so hidden magic of marketing
Running a business is a constant learning curve, from developing new products or services that keep up with demand, to developing new processes or systems that allow you to streamline your business and aim for more profitability. When it comes to marketing, it includes everything from inspiring brand ambassadors, to ensuring that your business projects effectively its brand personality, with a clear message.
NINE TO DINE - 9 Tips for Food Businesses in August
The Covid19 pandemic has hit the food and drink sector hard and has been a challenge for many self-employed business owners as they look to the future.
The Government’s recent announcement of the “Eat Out To Help Out Scheme” has created an opportunity for restaurants, cafés and bars to encourage customers back out onto the High Street and into their shops. If you are going to participate in the scheme in August, are you thinking about your approach if your customers seek to maximise the 50% discount?
6 tips to maintain your productivity
For the last couple of months, we have seen a massive shift and change in how we work, play and exercise. These unprecedented times have thrown nearly every business owner a massive curve ball.
We have all been impacted by the pandemic, and we have faced challenges like never before. It is not easy to diversify the normal working practices while finding opportunities for growth, not to mention staying productive.
Avoid suffering from webinar weariness
Have you ever felt the weariness of seeing all the options of the virtual meeting or webinar out there? Not knowing how to choose among all the choices?
We’ve all moved our lives online, immersed ourselves into social media and embraced the wealth of information available at our fingertips. Webinars have formed a huge part of how we now communicate and although they’ve been around for a long time, many of us are experiencing them for the first time. With this in mind, here are some top tips and questions to ask yourself to help you navigate the busy world of webinars and avoid webinar weariness.
New and expectant parents can still benefit from SEISS
Since May, the Government’s Self Employment Income Support scheme (SEISS), has provided financial support to eligible business owners who’s income had been adversely impacted by Covid19. Many have taken advantage of this grant, but for some new mothers and fathers who work for themselves, there may have been an opportunity missed to access some valuable help.
If you are taking a break from your trade because of a new baby or adoption, you may still be eligible because HMRC will treat you as still trading.
What is a credit score?
Do you know why you should pay attention to your credit score? A Credit Score is a tool used by lenders to determine whether a person can qualify for a financial product like a loan, credit card, mortgage or insurance.
Customers with a good/excellent credit score are more likely to be offered financial products with a lower rate of interest than customers with a poor credit score.
Safer retail working under Covid-19
On May 25th, the Government announced further easing of Covid19 restrictions. These include allowing non-essential shops to open in June - provided business owners have carried out necessary risk assessments and are confident in being able to meet their obligations to protect staff, customers and others.
Outdoor venues, such as garden centres, car showrooms and market stalls are expected to be open from June 1. Other non-essential retailers, such as those selling clothes, electronics and books are scheduled to open from June 15.