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COVID-19 Business Support Hub

These are challenging times for business and although our ethos is to only shout about good news, we’ve created this area of the website to support you with expert tips, advice and ideas from your fellow businesses to help you get through this.

 

Focus on what you can do

  • Which organisations to turn to for support
  • How to use downtime effectively and innovate
  • How to keep your customers informed and engaged

Go to the 'focus rolling news' page

 

Your people and their wellbeing

  • Your business’ options and your employees’ rights
  • How to develop flexible resourcing plans
  • How to comply with health, safety and GDPR laws

Go to the 'people rolling news' page

 

Cashflow and business continuity

  • How to protect cashflow and minimise overheads
  • What are the risks to your supply chains?
  • How to create an effective action plan

Go to the 'business continuity rolling news' page

The articles below are to make it easy for you to have a single place to visit and access a pool of knowledge, links and have a sounding board. We want to engage with the experts in these areas to share their advice and ideas to help our Love Business community. Please submit your articles to covid19@lovebusinesseastmidlands.com


2nd April 2020

FSB welcome Chancellor intervention on emergency loans

Business Secretary promised the Chancellor would come forward with additional measures to help small firms trying to access support.
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1st April 2020

Manufacturing Growth Program Grant Funded Support for businesses during COVID-19 Crisis

Manufacturing Growth Program is still actively offering Grant support (typically 33% of project costs) to help businesses re-assess, re-tool, and get ready to reboot!
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31st March 2020

How to adapt your social media strategy during the COVID-19 outbreak

We know first-hand that times are tough, and everything is up in the air at the minute. However, we want to help you and your business. Here are a few tips to see you through and hopefully come out of this with a stronger social media platform, better inf
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30th March 2020

Leadership Styles During the COVID-19 Crisis - What can you Learn?

It's funny how the images of leaders develop, and during extreme challenges, some gain gravitas or lose credibility almost overnight. As a leader in your business, what are you projecting consciously or unconsciously?
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27th March 2020

How the Self-employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) will work

The Self-employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) will support self-employed individuals (including members of partnerships) whose income has been negatively impacted by COVID-19.
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25th March 2020

How to communicate during the coronavirus crisis

As the Covid-19 crisis continues, it's important that business owners remember that communicating with their customers is an absolute must. Here are a few tips to help you create a killer coronavirus comms strategy.
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25th March 2020

Understanding the Psychological Impact of COVID-19

The outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) will have an impact on everyone. Understanding how to cope with the stress will make you, the people you care about, and your community stronger. Here's an explanation of the emotional rollercoaster ever
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25th March 2020

Free HR Advice for Business dealing with COVID-19

In these extraordinary times many businesses need urgent HR and employment advice. The good news is that help is only a phone call away and you have one free call to our Emergency HR advice line. Specialist HR advisors are waiting to help you and asses yo
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25th March 2020

Six-month exemption from MoT testing during COVID-19 Crisis

Vehicle owners will be granted a six-month exemption from MoT testing, enabling them to continue to travel to work where this absolutely cannot be done from home, or shop for necessities during the Coronavirus 'lockdown'.
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24th March 2020

Chamber Chief Executive Scott Knowles video message to businesses about the COVID-19 Crisis

An update from Chamber Chief Executive Scott Knowles regarding Chamber services following announcements from the Government.
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24th March 2020

How to create your COVID-19 Business Continuity Statement

You need to communicate what your business changes are as a result of the COVID-19 Crisis. This guide has been developed to provide you with the key elements you need to consider.
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24th March 2020

Do I need to close my business or not?

After a number of phone calls to me, made by different friends, clients and fellow business owners, all asking essentially this same question, the Government web page is very explicit in its direction
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23rd March 2020

Government Guidance on the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

Under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, all UK employers will be able to access support to continue paying part of their employees’ salary for those employees that would otherwise have been laid off during this crisis.
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23rd March 2020

Managing Mental Health - Practical Tips to help cope with the COVID-19 Crisis

As a consequence of the COVID-19 Crisis, many of us are working from home for the first time in our working lives. We have all had to adapt quickly over the last few weeks, we have had to consider innovative ways of running our businesses.
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23rd March 2020

Deferring VAT payments COVID-19

The Government will support businesses by deferring Valued Added Tax (VAT) payments for 3 months.
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23rd March 2020

Income Tax payments deferred for COVID-19 Crisis

If you’re self-employed, Income Tax payments due in July 2020 under the Self-Assessment system will be deferred to January 2021
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21st March 2020

The Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme

The Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme to support long-term viable businesses who may need to respond to cash-flow pressures by seeking additional finance:
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21st March 2020

Statutory Sick Pay & SSP Relief COVID-19 Measures

Covid-19 Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) & SSP Relief
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21st March 2020

The HMRC COVID-19 Time To Pay Scheme to help with tax

If you cannot pay your tax bill on time as a result of the COVID-19
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21st March 2020

Chancellor’s Emergency Measures for COVID-19

Chancellor Rishi Sunak pledges measures by the Government to ease the financial burden on businesses and protect jobs, due to the COVID-19 Crisis
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21st March 2020

COVID-19 Mortgage Break

Mortgage lenders have agreed to support customers experiencing issues with finances as a result of Covid-19
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21st March 2020

Big Step Forward in Coronavirus Detection By UK Firm

A UK firm has developed a test that can detect Coronavirus within 10 minutes and render both self-isolation and incubation unnecessary.
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21st March 2020

5 Things your team MUST have during the current crisis

The world of work is changing before our eyes, and whatever happens, will never be the same again. Unless you're part of the AMAZING ‘front line’ NHS team, you need 5 things to make sure your increasingly dispersed team realises their true potential:
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21st March 2020

Business Insurance and COVID-19

Government’s medical advice is sufficient to enable businesses which have insurance policy that covers both pandemics and Government ordered closure to make a claim
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20th March 2020

Central England Co-op urges communities to come together to support those affected by the Coronavirus

Central England Co-op is urging communities to come together and support one and other as it outlines a range of measures to help those whose lives have been affected by the Coronavirus.
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20th March 2020

ActionCOACH shares free Covid-19 business planning guides

A business development expert from ActionCOACH Leicester and Nottingham has shared a number of documents containing free advice, top tips and information to help local SMEs navigate the Covid-19 crisis. 
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20th March 2020

Keep talking to each other!

HR experts today urged employers to stay in daily contact with staff who have been asked to work from home or have moved into “self-isolation.”
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20th March 2020

Advisers unite to tackle Corona crisis

A new group, designed to help businesses navigate through the Covid-19 crisis, has been set up by some of the region’s best-known professionals.
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20th March 2020

New online IT support group launched for workers stuck at home during coronavirus crisis

Derby IT solutions provider Wytech has launched a LinkedIn group that offers free Q&A advice to anyone who is forced to work from home because of the coronavirus and is struggling with their IT.
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20th March 2020

Making your payments count during Covid-19

As businesses assess the impact of the coronavirus, normal activity will be severely restricted and significantly reduced revenues will continue to grow. The new Image Clearing System for cheques can provide a solution.
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17th March 2020

Free business network to reach thousands of businesses in the East Midlands

East Midlands business network service, KuKu Connect is launching a whole free service to aid and support thousands of businesses to ‘carry on going, carry on smiling & carry on connecting’.
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18th February 2020

Mental resilience and thought leadership

Resilience is the ability to recover and bounce back from adversity and hardships, feeling stronger and more capable to cope than ever before.
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11th February 2020

What is good Leadership?

Building an effective leadership team means it’s critical to ensure your organisation has a strategic vision and objectives which all your leaders buy into. But how do you bring that about, and empower your leaders to deliver real change?
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