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Jürg Widmer Probst - alternative lending

Why small businesses in the UK are turning towards alternative funding

COVID-19 is putting UK small businesses under immense pressure. Now that the country is into its third major lockdown, this pressure increases day by day. Alternative lending could be the answer to help small and medium enterprises (SMEs) through this extremely challenging time. Alternative funding platforms aim to provide SMEs with the funding they need,…
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Does your small business stand out from the crowd?

Statistics show that brand loyalty is being replaced by consumer demand for tailor made service. Data from consultancy McKinsey demonstrates this, with 58% of consumers saying they are no longer brand loyal. This has profound repercussions for running a small business effectively. There has never been a more competitive time to launch or run a…
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Jürg Widmer Probst - small business growth

Small business growth – can it still happen during a global pandemic?

Economic uncertainty is going to be with us for a while. COVID-19 has damaged the global economy and in the UK businesses are suffering. Is it possible for small business growth to happen under these circumstances? My experience of the small business sector leads me towards ‘yes’. I think that SMEs, small and micro-businesses will…
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Jürg Widmer Probst - small business optimism

Small business optimism is rising even with the challenges of COVID-19

Small businesses are going through an unprecedented situation as their usual challenges are exacerbated by COVID-19. And while we all continue to find our way through the economic impact of the virus, a new report shows that small business owners remain optimistic about the future. Small business optimism stands firm against COVID-19 The report, from…
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Jürg Widmer Probst - advice for small business owners

How to get through COVID-19 as small business owners

While COVID-19 is impacting everyone around the world, there’s little doubt that small business owners are among the worst hit. So, does this mean there are no opportunities at all right now? And how should small business owners navigate the choppy waters left in the pandemic’s wake? In practical terms, the best thing small business…
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Steps small businesses must take for reopening after lockdown

After seven weeks of partial lockdown that forced many small businesses to temporarily close down, the Government has announced the first steps for reopening. Coronavirus is still with us, of course, but there is now a plan for phased reopening for small businesses.  This was first announced by the Prime Minister in a TV address…
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Jürg Widmer Probst - small business coronavirus

Government advice for small businesses during coronavirus

Countless small business in the UK are facing a dramatic challenge due to coronavirus. Whether facing a drastic loss in cashflow or an uncertain future due to lockdown, small business owners up and down the country are concerned. Projects are being postponed and, in some cases, work is drying up completely. For other businesses, clients…
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Jurg Widmer Probst - small business accounting

How to make small business accounting (mostly) painless

If you run your own business, then small business accounting might be something which fills you with dread, but it doesn’t need to if you follow some simple guidelines. As long as you keep good records and understand the basic requirements you can stay on top of your without losing focus on running a great…
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Six ways to make the most of online networking

Networking is an important part of any small business, and online networking can open up more worlds of opportunity. You can use social media and dedicated networking platforms to find bring in new customers, share ideas with your peers or even establish yourself as a thought leader and inspiration to others. Whatever your goal, you…
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