Countdown to Christmas Tips
The importance of thinking differently is more poignant today than ever before. Technology is advancing all the time. By exploring the endless possibilities offered by new tech with a digital vision & strategy, you can gain efficient, competitive & accurate...read more
HMRC estimates 135,000 companies exporting to the EU will confront new VAT disclosures, customs declarations & potential VAT compliance bills. Small e-commerce businesses could be hit hard as the £15 VAT-free import threshold for packages coming from outside the...read more
#Sales & #Marketing Expand your reach into new market segments to reduce your dependency upon EU markets. Build & develop relationships with current suppliers & customers to sustain growth. Identify skills gaps to meet market diversification.read more
Finance Do you receive EU funding or grants? The Chancellor announced the government will guarantee EU projects agreed before we leave the EU, to provide more certainty for UK organisations over the course of EU exit. EU programmes not covered by a standalone...read more
Settled Status Are any of your employees EU citizens, requiring support to apply for settled status after Brexit? Businesses are not expected to pay/support EU Settlement Scheme application costs, but you can at your discretion - a mere £65! Surely thats a valuable...read more
#Logistics Whether you're in the road transport sector or rely on it's smooth operation for your business, are you confident you can meet your delivery service terms post #Brexit? Less EU drivers on the road = increased costs. What's your plan?read more
Shape the world around us or be shaped by the world around us. Trade negotiations for services are trickier than goods, since trade barriers focus upon regulations rather than tariffs. Those in professional services are keen to see mutual recognition of...read more
No-deal Brexit = No transition period = no time to adjust It's understandable Brexit is not high on business agendas with so much conflicting opinion. Now is the time to take control. Plan your road to Brexit before it's too late. Adapt & thrive.read more
Countdown to Christmas Tip #15 – Santa Claus is in contravention of article 4 of the GDPR (EU) 2016/679
He's making a list He's checking it twice He's gonna find out who's naughty or nice Santa Claus is in contravention of article 4 of the GDPR (EU) 2016/679 Under GDPR, organisations are permitted to transfer personal data outside the EU if there is a legal basis for...read more
Sometimes in the wave of change, we find our true direction. New year, new business strategy. Consider the challenges of Brexit & allow for divergence in growth visions. Adjustments in your strategy could be exploring new markets, innovating your current product...read more
Verbal contracts are as useful as a roof rack on a motorbike. Prioritising a legal audit of all future & existing contracts would be prudent to ensure they remain commercially viable & ascertain whether any terms or clauses could be affected by Brexit.read more
Countdown to Christmas Tip #12 – Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence win championships.
alent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence win championships. Set up a Brexit taskforce to identify business challenges & agree an actionable plan. When selecting your taskforce, be sure to consider their resource & availability. Capture insight across your...read more
Trade & supply chain mapping. Map your company's supply chain to determine the origin of all component parts for goods & services. Identify where the vulnerabilities lie to manage your risk exposure. #supplychainmanagement #brexitsurvivalread more
Brexit - Have a voice If you want to make a difference on tomorrow's crucial Brexit vote on the current deal contact your local mp today - Deal or no-deal - have your say #Brexitvoice #Brexitsurvivalread more
Imitation is the sincerest form of intellectual property theft. Intellectual property rights represent a significant value to business. Following Brexit, European Trade Marks and Community Designs cease to have effect in the EU but shall receive protection from a UK...read more
Countdown to Christmas Tip #8 – If plan A didn’t work, at least you have 24 more letters in the alphabet.
If plan A didn't work, at least you have 24 more letters in the alphabet. Planning for #Brexit is hugely complex, requiring your business to be agile and entrepreneurial. Scenario planning is a useful way to understand how Brexit may impact your business. There is no...read more
A digital marketplace is a global marketplace. A golden opportunity. In order to survive in a post Brexit world of e-commerce, review your current online strategy. Are your systems and processes able to cope with new, emerging markets and opportunities? Consider who...read more
To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often. Our government wants #Brexit to establish the UK as a world class centre for excellence. With the right planning, you could be part of this movement. Resist the urge to wait until decisions have been made –...read more
Don't follow the crowd. Let the crowd follow you. An adjustment in business strategy could mean anything from taking a different approach to your supply chain, mapping a career journey for employee security or placing more focus on innovation to improve competitive...read more
Be audit you can be! Know your numbers. When did you last scrutinise your profit & loss figures or aged debt? Review your forecasts? Your breakeven analysis? Prioritise how increased costs through tariffs/delays/increased material costs impact your business....read more
Countdown to Christmas Tip #3 – It’s not what is under the Christmas tree that matters, it’s who is around it.
It's not what is under the Christmas tree that matters, it's who is around it. People are a business' greatest asset. Do you know and understand your workforce? We are now in a period of war for talent, resulting in an increase in salaries, yet not in productivity...read more
Brexit is not all doom and gloom. Where there is risk, there is opportunity. Brexit is no exception. What might these opportunities look like? gain competitive advantage over rivals explore new markets attract global growth. British standards are renowned for high...read more
Countdown to Christmas Tip #1 – If you focus on results, you will never change. If you focus on change, you will get results.
Brexit requires change. How we work, operate, recruit, engage, plan, forecast, compete. It will touch every aspect of business, regardless to whether you recruit EU nationals, trade with the EU or are in denial. I urge all business leaders to make a start today....read more
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