Family Business United (‘FBU’) has launched ‘The Face of Family Business 2021’, the latest campaign to put the family business sector on the map. Comprising ‘faces’ of over 200 family business members, the face truly encapsulates the true spirit and diversity of the family business sector across the UK today. Leading family figures included in […]
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We know what it’s like to be an SME – we’ve run our own. We’ve also worked for the big banks who often don’t think small enough.
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Quick tips to survive and thrive post COVID19
Stay close to your customers. Don’t underestimate the value in simply making your customers aware you’re still around.
Put relationships before profit. Going that extra mile to support your customers is likely to place you in pole position for a swift recovery.
Get your strategic house in order. Your mission, marketing position, brand strategy, now is the time to tackle them.
Celebrate small wins. A repeat order, an early payment, a new client. Anything that flies in the face of the current tide, raise a glass!
Show your appreciation. Be sure to take time to recognise and thank your colleagues. The smallest gestures can go a long way in demonstrating just how much you value your people.
Be kind to yourself. It may seem counterintuitive to take your foot off the gas, but rest aids productivity, not to mention sanity. So recognise this and be disciplined about taking some proper downtime.
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Latest SME report from Recognise finds that over a third of smaller firms are looking to hire full time staff, with financial services leading the way as 72% of SMEs in the sector plan to employ more people Britain’s small businesses are giving the economy a jobs boost as we head out of lockdown restrictions, […]
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