Coronavirus Business Support: How Can I Protect my Company?

If you’re looking for Coronavirus business support, you’re not alone – and Hudson Weir Insolvency Practitioners are here to help. The novel COVID-19 coronavirus and resulting lockdowns have impacted heavily on the health and day-to-day life of individuals and families across the globe. Concerningly, the situation is also affecting the health of companies. Almost overnight, companies of all sizes and in all sectors have run into severe difficulties. Here to help you through From the start of the outbreak, the team at Hudson Weir has been inundated with queries from companies that had been profitable and growing – until the coronavirus pandemic.…

Tips for Dealing with Difficult Clients

Difficult clients are a part of the challenges you have to deal with in business. Often, they become difficult because they’re discontent with the service you’ve given. Once in a while, it could simply be because they have a character that conflicts with your organisation’s values, or they have expectations that are out of touch with the real world. When you’re confronted with a difficult customer in your small business, it can be hard to know what to do. Despite the fact that you may feel like kicking them to the curb on some days, it’s important that you try to try to stay calm and deal with the situation smartly.…

How to Manage Remote Employees Better: 7 Tips

If companies want to be future-forward, they need to accept that many of their work roles can be filled in by employees working remotely. Remote work was already gaining ground among companies and employees before the COVID-19 pandemic hit. It offered employees with a way to set right their work-life balance, and companies with a means of earning greater employee satisfaction. The Novel Coronavirus lockdowns enforced across the world shut down offices and workplaces. Industries which had the infrastructure for allowing remote work asked employees to telecommute to work now.…

What to Do When You’re About to Be Laid Off

Sometimes you can see certain things coming before they happen. If it starts looking like your job might be in jeopardy there are some proactive things you can do to make the transition period shorter, less painful financially and more productive overall. Here’s what to do when you’re about to be laid off. Reassess Your Budget Hopefully, you’ve taken the advice of every financial expert out there who recommends setting aside an emergency fund of three to six months of your monthly expenses.…

Never Judge a Book by Its Cover: The Case for Criminal Record Checks

When it comes to selecting a suitable candidate to work for the organisation, dulging a little deeper than purely the face value should be a commonplace process. So why is a background check needed? Criminal record checks or a national police certificate are available to most recruiters and HR workers. Employers in the modern era have the right to learn more about the new prospective hire that they are about to commit into a legal relationship with by way of a formal job contract.…

Across the Industries: 5 Ways Self Storage Can Help Your Business

Small business owners face a lot of challenges, but not having enough space shouldn’t be one of them. Whether the business is a start-up run out of a home garage or a local retail business operating a brick-and-mortar store, self-storage makes it easier to declutter the office, keep track of inventory, and stay organized. Read on to find out how. 1. Reduce Clutter Items like excess stock, old equipment, and documents that must be kept for records but don’t need to be accessed frequently can all leave offices and small commercial spaces feeling cluttered and cramped.…

Once the Crisis Is Over: What Will the Post-COVID Future of Work Look Like?

Covid-19 has changed every aspect of our lives, including the way we work, and those changes will remain in place until a vaccine is ready. But with a vaccine months if not years off, what will the future of work look like when a vaccine is found? Will the changes made by employees and businesses end, or will they be here to stay? Here, we’ll look at some changes likely to stick around even after the crisis is over. Remote Work Working remotely from home has become one of the primary ways businesses are addressing the risk of Covid-19 to their employees.…

How to Effectively Outsource Your Recruitment

Once your firm grows beyond a certain size, recruitment becomes a big issue. Finding the right people at the right time can be extremely difficult. No business can afford to operate for long without having key personnel in place. It does not take long for things to start to fall apart. So, recruitment is not a task you can afford to put off. The problem is that finding and hiring the right person is a time-consuming process. If your business is just taking off or growing fast time is the last thing you have enough of.…

Overcoming Burnout: Solopreneurs Need to Learn the Art of Automation

The life of a solopreneur is a constant juggling act. There’s only one person running the show, so everything falls on you—from creating the product itself, to marketing and advertising it. If you want your business to succeed, you need to jump at every opportunity to grow. But there are only so many hours in a day, and you’re already working long nights. It’s no wonder so many solopreneurs struggle with burnout. You can’t “work less” or your idea won’t get off the ground.…

6 Tips to Run a Cost-Effective Operation

Many businesses focus on expansion, growth, and ROI completely forgetting about another vital aspect of their day-to-day operations. We are, of course, referring to money-spending aspects of running a business. When you are trying to make a cost-effective business strategy, you have to consider all the factors. You have to take into account the cost of office building maintenance, IT infrastructure, employee training, office materials, and more. Where do you start? Which costs are pulling your bottom line down? Let’s find the answers to these questions and see the tips that can help you run a cost-effective operation.…