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Top Business Networking Tips & Advice…

Welcome to our Top Business Networking Tips & Advice Page! Business Networking is probably the most effective and least expensive marketing method you can use to build your business or practice, especially if you are looking to do business in your local area. Lots of business owners and practitioners I meet say that they don’t like to network, they don’t have the time to network, or they haven’t found it to be beneficial to their business in the past. You can learn to like networking, especially if you learn to do it properly and start getting results from your networking
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20 Top Networking Tips & Advice…

Welcome to our Top Networking Tips & Advice Page! Networking is probably the most effective and least expensive marketing method you can use to build your business or practice, especially if you are looking to do business in your local area. Lots of business owners and practitioners I meet say that they don’t like to network, they don’t have the time to network, or they haven’t found it to be beneficial to their business in the past. You can learn to like networking, especially if you learn to do it properly and start getting results from your networking and if
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20 Top Business Networking Tips & Advice…

Welcome to our Top Business Networking Tips & Advice Page! Business Networking is probably the most effective and least expensive marketing method you can use to build your business or practice, especially if you are looking to do business in your local area. Lots of business owners and practitioners I meet say that they don’t like to network, they don’t have the time to network, or they haven’t found it to be beneficial to their business in the past. You can learn to like networking, especially if you learn to do it properly and start getting results from your networking
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Scottish Business News / ScotBiz – New Coronavirus Helpline Launched for Scottish Businesses…

A new helpline has been launched to supply Scottish businesses with tailored advice on coronavirus. It will be open Monday to Friday from 08:30 to 17:30, based at Scottish Enterprise’s call centre in Clydebank. Call handlers will answer questions from businesses related to Covid-19 as well as relaying the challenges faced by businesses to the Scottish government. It comes as the UK enters the second phase of virus management. The helpline number is 0300 303 0660. Where are the Scottish cases?. . . On Thursday the Scottish government advised that gatherings of over 500 people should be cancelled from Monday to
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Scottish Business News / ScotBiz – £320m Scottish Business Coronavirus Rescue Package From Scottish Government…

Scottish Finance Secretary Kate Forbes has announced a £320m rescue package for businesses. The cash is being made available to support business through the Covid-19 outbreak. She also revealed that a £50m hardship fund will be made available to people who lose their jobs as a result of a downturn caused by the virus.  The action has been taken to try to limit the impact of the pandemic on Scotland’s economy. The first Scots fatality was confirmed on Friday after an elderly patient with underlying health issues died in the NHS Lothian area. During the 2020-21 financial year, business will
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Hospitality Jobs Could Go Unless The Industry Is Helped More…

Hotel, cafe and dining chains will fail and jobs will go if the government does not do more to help the industry, a trade group has warned the chancellor. In a letter to Rishi Sunak, lobby group UK Hospitality said coronavirus was an “existential threat” to the sector.  It wants to change laws to allow temporary staff redundancies. UK Hospitality boss Kate Nicholls said, without help, “a significant number” of jobs could disappear by May. In the letter, seen by the BBC, Ms Nicholls suggested broader support for the sector such as introducing measures “to permit temporary staff redundancies where
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UK Coronavirus Deaths Double In 24 Hours according to BBC…

Ten more people in the UK have died in the last 24 hours after testing positive for coronavirus, bringing the total number of deaths to 21. The UK government’s chief medical adviser said the patients were all in “at-risk” groups from across England. The total number of confirmed cases in the UK has reached 1,140 while 37,746 people have been tested. It comes as US President Donald Trump decided to suspend all travel between the US and the UK and Ireland . Vice president Mike Pence said the ban would begin at midnight on Monday eastern standard time (04:00 GMT), following a
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Spain to become 2nd European Country to issue a Nationwide ban and UK and Ireland added to US Travel Ban List…

Spain is set to join Italy by becoming the second country in Europe to impose a nationwide lockdown as part of its effort to slow the spread of the Covid-19pandemic. The news came as the UK’s death toll from coronavirus nearly doubled, by rising from 11 to 21, and the UK government was reportedly preparing to ban mass gatherings from next week Boris Johnson has faced criticism for not taking tougher action against the outbreak and his government’s plan to build up immunity within the population to fight the virus over a prolonged period, rather than introducing mass lockdowns, has been questioned by health experts. Download the new Independent Premium
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WRU Chairman Gareth Davies defends Six Nations decision to pull Wales v Scotland…

Welsh Rugby Union chairman Gareth Davies has defended the decision to postpone Wales’ Six Nations match against Scotland in Cardiff just 24 hours before kick-off. The WRU had said earlier on Friday that the game at the Principality Stadium would go ahead but then called it off because of the coronavirus outbreak. “It has been a tough week,” said Davies.  “But we believe it was the proper and responsible thing to do.” Wales v Scotland match off because of coronavirus ‘Six Nations loses sight of bigger picture amid fog’ Davies added: “I don’t think we could’ve dealt with it any better. We
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Pro 14 Suspended Indefinitely due to Coronavirus…

The current Guinness PRO14 season has been suspended in response to the evolving Coronavirus / COVID-19 outbreak. The PRO14 is an international league. Cross border travel is inevitable and that brings with it unique challenges. With governments in Italy and Ireland already putting in place clear directives and restrictions around public activities and travel, the decision to suspend the competition is appropriate. It is in the best interests of everyone that games are not played at this time. The suspension has been directed by the board of Celtic Rugby DAC and the decision will remain under constant review. David Jordan,
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Six Nations News – Wales v Scotland off due to Coronavirus

Wales’ Six Nations match at home to Scotland on Saturday has been postponed because of the coronavirus outbreak. The two other scheduled games in round five had already been postponed and no dates have been confirmed for completing the 2020 Championship. The Welsh Rugby Union, which had insisted earlier on Friday the game would go ahead, said it was “in the best interests of supporters, players and staff to fall in line with recent measures taken across the UK and global sports industries”. Several sports have been severely disrupted, with all Premier League and EFL football matches suspended until 3 April. A
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Staff to go at British Airways due to Coronavirus

British Airways is to ground flights ‘like never before’ and lay off staff in response to the coronavirus. In a memo to staff titled “The Survival of British Airways”, boss Alex Cruz warned that job cuts could be “short term, perhaps long term”. The airline industry was facing a “crisis of global proportions” that was worse than that caused by the SARS virus or 9/11.  Meanwhile, Ryanair told staff they may be forced to take leave from Monday. An internal memo to Ryanair staff, seen by the BBC, said crew may be allocated to take unpaid leave due to cancelled
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Concerns over UK Government Plan to allow most of the population to become infected with the Coronavirus…

Latest UK Coronavirus News from the Independent says that the former health secretary has voiced his fears about the UK’s response to coronavirus after Boris Johnson warned it was the worst public health crisis in a generation. Jeremy Hunt said he did not understand why large gatherings had not been cancelled, adding: “I think it is surprising and concerning that we’re not doing any of it at all when we have just four weeks before we get to the stage that Italy is at.” Up to 10,000 people might be infected in the UK, officials said last night, as Britain
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Business Franchise Opportunities with Introbiz…

Introbiz have worked hard for the last 10 years, connecting businesses, building trust and hosting unique business events across the country. They have major plans to expand even further, so are now offering successful franchise operators the opportunity to launch Introbiz across the country. You’ll be providing simple and effective ongoing advice for your mutual benefit, whilst creating long-lasting, beneficial business relationships. Introbiz is Wales’ leading independent business network and with hundreds of members from a range of industries, thousands of business associations and who have worked with some of the world’s leading brands and entrepreneurs. They have worked with Richard
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Download a PDF of the latest CCR Magazine for Free now…

  CCRMagazine… Download the magazine, free of charge, as a PDF…   CCRMagazine is available to read, free of charge, as a PDF – simply click on this link and you can download it and print the individual articles that are of most interest to you. Subscribers help sustain CCRMagazine’s push to a more environmentally friendly future – to subscribe,  contact Alison at alison@ccrmagazine.co.uk.   Supporters of this month’s magazine include:                  
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Business News – Mergers & Acquisitions News from the Office of National Statistics (ONS)…

Business, industry and trade 3 March 2020 Mergers and acquisitions involving UK companies: October to December 2019 Main points In Quarter 4 (Oct to Dec) 2019, cross-border mergers and acquisitions (M&A) involving a change in majority share ownership saw notable decreases in both value and number, while domestic M&A recorded an increase in the value but a fall in the number of deals. During January to December 2019, the estimates for the values of inward and domestic M&A saw notable decreases from 2018; outward M&A also fell. The ONS is today also publishing an article giving an annual overview of
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An Investor’s Guide to Becoming a Landlord…

An Investor’s Guide to Becoming a Landlord… AN INVESTOR’S GUIDE TO BECOMING A LANDLORD When times of economic uncertainty bite, many investors review their portfolios to find alternative sources of income. With interest rates still fairly low, letting residential property can offer a viable long-term alternative. But as with most investments, you’ll need to become an expert in a new field and adapt to ongoing changes in regulation. The laws governing the private-rented sector can be overwhelming, but with the correct advice, property investors can set off on the right track. Long-term flexibility and security According to the Office of
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Entire Six Nations could be called off as UK Government considers banning sporting events as tournament bosses meet to make decision – Wales Online

The UK Government is considering following in France’s footsteps with a ban on public events in a bid to stop the coronavirus spreading further, which could spell the end of this year’s Six Nations for now. Ireland v Italy – which had been due to take place this weekend in Dublin – has already been cancelled. Another match hangs in the balance after the French government imposed a ban on public gatherings of more than 5,000 people in confined spaces on Saturday, throwing the French team’s Super Saturday Six Nations clash against Ireland in Paris under further doubt. UK health
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How to Choose the Best Blogging Platform in 2020 (Compared)

How to Choose the Best Blogging Platform in 2020 (Compared) – A useful WPBeginners Article… Last updated on January 2nd, 2020 by Editorial Staff Are you looking to start your own blog, but can’t figure out how to choose the best blogging platform? It’s a tough choice since there are several different blogging platforms out there. How do you find out which one is right for you? In this article, we’ll help you choose the best blogging platform by going over the pros and cons of the most popular blogging sites. Here are the popular blogging platforms we’ll be comparing
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Credit Industry News from Credit Today…

Current Ratio: A Good Indicator or a False Signal? Let’s riff a little bit this week on one of our favorite ratios – the current ratio. First, for any beginners out there, the current ratio is current assets (anything that can be converted to cash within a year) divided by current liabilities (anything due within a year).  In the “old days,” a 2 to 1 current ratio was something credit execs liked to see. That 2 to 1 seemingly gives you a nice “margin of safety,” knowing that the company you’re looking at has 2 times the current assets as
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Business Confidence in Scotland on the up…

Business confidence in Scotland bounced back this month, according to a survey. Bank of Scotland’s February business barometer rose by 19 points to a net balance of 15%, with firms reporting more confidence in their prospects as well as higher economic optimism. This was reflected in businesses’ hiring intentions, with a net 5% of firms expecting to hire more staff during the next year. Across the UK, overall confidence was unchanged on 23%. Businesses in London had the highest confidence at 29%, ahead of the West Midlands at 28%, and the East Midlands at 27%. Those in Wales were the
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