Archives for Swansea Business News

Another Fantastic day of Zoom Online Business Networking (2 Events down, 1 to go)!

Had a great time networking online at the Introbiz Swansea Networking and Masterclass Event this morning from 8.30am until 11am. It was great listening too and Intereacting with Marianne Petifor from Frogmore Consulting this morning and hearing what she had to say and teach. Another fab event from Introbiz as per usual 👍😎 It was also great to catch up with some old contacts and make some new ones. I also once again really enjoyed the Online Business Support and Networking Event hosted by Pat Slattery and his The Outstanding Business Network at 11am until 1pm which runs daily. I
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Positive Welsh Business News – #PositiveCoronavirusNews

New £500m Economic Resilience Fund Launched For Wales The fund will support firms of all sizes, including social enterprises By Rhys Gregory On Mar 30, 2020 Last updated Mar 31, 2020 0 Comments Photo credit: Matthew Horwood  ShareFacebookTwitter First Minister Mark Drakeford has today announced a new £500m fund to provide extra support to the Welsh economy, businesses and charities experiencing a sharp drop in trading as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. The Economic Resilience Fund aims to plug the gaps in the support schemes already announced by the UK Government, including the Job Retention Scheme and the Self-Employed Income Support Scheme, which will guarantee
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Introbiz Swansea Online Networking & Masterclass Event

INTROBIZ SWANSEA ONLINE WORKSHOPAPRIL 1st 8.30AM-11AM Customer Care As a Profit Source!: Workshop  with multi-award winning mentor and business strategist, Marianne who will guide us and equip us! The workshop will help attendees to generate more sales (soft sales) and help attendees to ensure maximum customer spend. Come prepared to connect, engage, win business BUT its also a workshop and extremely interactive. On Thurdsay 26th of March, we had Part 1 of an incredible 2 Part workshop by Marianne Petifor which challenged us to identify the value we can give at this time and figure out how to creatively position ourselves online
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Top SEO Advice from Social Media Today…

8 of the Most Important HTML Tags for SEO By Aleh Barysevich  Published March 27, 2020 Are you utilizing HTML tags in your SEO process? HTML tags are code elements with the back-end of all web pages, but there are also specific HTML code types which provide search engines with key info for SERP display. Essentially, these elements highlight parts of your content that are relevant for search, and they describe those elements for search crawlers. That said, you don’t have to use all of these extra code tools. Search engines are getting smarter, and there’s much less use for HTML tags
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Morning Motivation – Positive Coronavirus News #PositiveCoronavirusNews

Business News Coronavirus News Positive Coronavirus News and Sports News from Mike Armstrong – See https://mikearmstrong.me/news For Business Advice follow the link or visit one of our Blogs: Entrepreneur Zone | King of Marketing | The Voice of Social Media | Networking Grapevine | British Business News |
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Had a great time Online Business Networking over the past three day…

It’s been an incredible 3 days of Online Business Networking for me with 4 Events in 3 days. First on Wednesday evening was the #Introbiz @Introbiz Cardiff, South Wales & Global #OnlineNetworking #Masterclass Events with Sharon Lechter @sharonlechter Then it was the Thursday morning’s online Business Networking & Masterclass event with Introbiz Swansea & West Wales @IntrobizW and Marianne Pettifor @MariannePettif4 Friday morning then saw two online Business Networking Events: The first being another Introbiz Event, this time Featuring former Apprentice finalist, Jess Cunningham @TheProdigalFox This was followed by an online Business Networking Event with Pat Slattery @slatteryp and his
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FREE SUPPORT for Business Owners / Entrepreneurs or Home Workers…

Whilst the current climate is happening I am looking to offer FREE SUPPORT for people who are self isolating or struggling in Business! Hi Fellow Business Owner, Entrepreneur, Home Workers or Self Isolator – I offer Business Growth, Business Optimisation and Sales & Marketing Strategy & Services to Business Owners and Entrepreneurs and I also used to be a corporate sales manager/director and am used to motivating and supporting a team. During these tough times I want to support as many of my contacts, LinkedIn connections and wider business community colleagues with any Help, Advice, Ideas, Support, Motivation or Problem
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Morning Motivation – #MikeArmstrongQuotes – Positive Coronavirus News #PositiveCoronavirusNews

What are you going to do today to help you to achieve your short, medium and long term goals. If your stuck at home self isolating then here’s some tips that can always help you to get better and work towards successfully achieving your goals! Upskill – Do Online Courses or watch some YouTube videos and learn some new skills. Educate yourself – Read Some Books or listen to some audio from others who have already achieved the goals that you are trying to achieve and get some advice! Exercise – What ever goals your trying to achieve, being fit
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Latest News on EU Funds In Wales

      FAQs on the impact of Coronavirus In response to the UK Government and Public Health Wales (PHW) advice on the coronavirus (COVID 19), please see guidance for project managers delivering EU-funded projects in these challenging times. Please keep checking the website for the latest information. News headlines Chwarae Teg secures £6m EU funds The funding will extend the organisation’s career development programme to 2023, supporting women in Wales to progress their careers, and assisting businesses to implement equality strategies and modern working practices.   Your views wanted on the future of Regional Investment in Wales The Welsh
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Coronavirus: Electricians and plumbers said they continue to work in private homes despite the blockade

Electricians, plumbers, decorators and handymen were told to continue working in people’s private homes despite the coronavirus blockade. The … Coronavirus: Electricians and plumbers said they continue to work in private homes despite the blockade
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Managing a new home-based workforce

As the nation’s workforce picks up its laptop and heads home to work for the foreseeable future, are you as an employer prepared for how to manage … Managing a new home-based workforce
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Upcoming Online Business Networking Webinar Events…

paulsmolinski from Introbiz says:🔥Surround yourself with successful people in business. 👊 See some of the #Introbiz upcoming online networking webinar events! Over the next 2 weeks Introbiz have 4 exclusive online business networking events with top business entrepreneurs for you to choose from! 💥TOMORROW💥 Wednesday 25th March, 7pm-8:30pm🔹Introbiz FREE Global Webinar Masterclass with Q&A from co author and founder of ‘Rich Dad Poor Dad’, Sharon Lechter – a 7 times New York Times Best Selling Author. Friday 27th March, from 7:30am-9:30am🔹Introbiz Online Networking Webinar with Q&A Apprentice Star and successful business women, Jessica Cunningham. Wednesday 1st April, 7pm-9pm🔹Introbiz FREE Global
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Contactless card limit to rise to £45 from £30 next week after limits on cash shopping to help stop coronavirus

THE limit for in-store contactless payments is rising to £45, from £30, next week. This is to try and help people to limit physical contact to fight … Contactless card limit to rise to £45 from £30 next week after limits on cash shopping to help stop coronavirus
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More details on the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS)…

Further details have emerged for the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) which is designed to assist qualifying businesses during these unprecedented times. The Scheme aims to support long-term viable businesses who may need to respond to cash-flow pressures by seeking additional finance.  The loan will be provided by the British Business Bank through participating providers during the Covid-19 outbreak. Full details of the CBILS scheme can be found here – but the main criteria are: Loan facilities of up to £5m 80% of the lenders risk is covered Repayment terms up to 6 years for term loans and asset finance, but
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Latest BBC News update…

UK cracks down hard     First it was advice, now it’s an order. Boris Johnson has issued a stark message to the country: “At this moment of national emergency… stay at home.” Speaking after the UK death toll reached 335, the prime minister introduced unprecedented restrictions on everyday life, meaning people must only leave their house for one of four reasons – to exercise once a day, to travel to and from work where “absolutely necessary”, to shop for essential items, and to fulfil any medical or care needs.    Shops selling non-essential goods have been told to shut, along with
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Free Trains in Wales for NHS Staff On TfW and other Transport News…

NHS staff in Wales are being offered free travel on Transport for Wales rail services with immediate effect, the company has announced. NHS workers will just need to show their work ID to access services to get themselves back and forth to work until 30 April. Public transport is to operate on a reduced scale throughout Wales because of the coronavirus pandemic. However the reduced service has led to crowding on some trains. New timetables are now in place for trains and buses until further notice. Announcing the move for NHS workers, Transport for Wales (TfW) said: “At Transport for
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Latest update on Coronavirus from The PM as UK goes in to lockdown!

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced that the UK is going into lockdown in a televised address to the nation last evening. The PM made the announcement from 10 Downing Street amid widespread calls for tougher measures to slow the spread of Covid-19 / Coronavirus. He ordered the immediate closure of all shops selling non-essentials items on Monday evening. He told people to only leave the house to shop for basic necessities “as infrequently as possible” and to perform one form of exercise a day. “If you don’t follow the rules the police will have the powers to enforce them, including through
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Primark to close all 189 UK Stores including all stores in Wales – WelshBiz

Retail Giant Primark is to close all 189 of their UK stores in response to coronavirus. The major high street retailer will close all its shops due to the Covid-19 outbreak in a move affecting some 37,000 people. The Primark store on Cardiff’s Queens Street, as well as all 189 UK stores will close with immediate effect due to the coronavirus. The announcement by Primark, which has branches across Wales, will affect 37,000 people. A Primark spokesman said; “Our main priority is the health and wellbeing of our employees,” “Primark has committed to supporting all employees who are directly affected
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15 Top Business Optimisation Tips…

Your business culture or philosophy is the ultimate key to your productivity and success. It will either enable or disable everything else that you do. Developing the right business culture is key to your success as everything you do hinges around this fundamental aspect of your business. If a businesses culture or the culture of the leaders or staff is wrong, the impact of even the best business growth and business optimisation techniques would be severely limited. Too many organisations only pay lipservice to these factors and as a result they constantly struggle to make real progress. Please find these
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UK Government Advice for Employees

Guidance COVID-19: guidance for employees  Updated 20 March 2020 Contents Staying at home Sick pay Furloughed workers Claiming benefits Staying at home If you have symptoms of coronavirus infection (COVID-19), however mild, stay at home and do not leave your house for 7 days from when your symptoms started. If you live with others and you are the first in the household to have symptoms of coronavirus, then you must stay at home for 7 days, but all other household members who remain well must stay at home and not leave the house for 14 days. The 14-day period starts
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UK Government Coronavirus Advice For UK Businesses…

Guidance COVID-19: support for businesses Updated 20 March 2020 Contents Support for businesses through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme Support for businesses through deferring VAT and Income Tax payments Support for businesses who are paying sick pay to employees Support for businesses that pay business rates Support for businesses that pay little or no business rates Support for businesses through the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme Support for larger firms through the COVID-19 Corporate Financing Facility Support for businesses paying tax: Time to Pay service Insurance The Chancellor has set out a package of temporary, timely and targeted measures to
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Help with Your Business Optimisation including Switching your business online, where possible…

In Modern times it has been important to use technology and the Internet wherever possible in your business to improve it’s efficiency, processes, costs and the Sales & Marketing reach of clients and audience, and this has never been more important for businesses than NOW! Coronavirus Effect! Is your business ready and prepared for the new world order? With the current climate being one of lock down, self isolation and restricted movement people are going to turn to technology and the internet even more now than ever before? If you are not already embracing Technology and the Internet in your
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