How much is staff absenteeism costing your business?

Staff absenteeism is never a good thing at the best of times and if it happens when your business is on it’s knees then it could prove fatal. First let’s define what is meant by staff absenteeism? Quite simply it is when staff who should be working for you at any particular time are not.Continue reading “How much is staff absenteeism costing your business?”

The importance of branding in all your touch points

The importance of branding in all your touch points It is often said that a typical customer has to be ‘touched’ at least eight times on average, before they are ready to make a purchase. The term ‘touched’ refers to each time the customer sees your brand and associates it with a particular product orContinue reading “The importance of branding in all your touch points”

My Agony Aunt – exporting to the EU

Step by step guide to exporting, including the EU https://www.gov.uk/export-goods Get an EORI number https://www.gov.uk/eori?step-by-step-nav=e169b2ac-8c90-4789-8e6c-3657729e21b2 Check if you need to declare goods you take out of the UK https://www.gov.uk/check-customs-declaration Decide if you want to export your goods using transit (Common Transit Convention CTC)) https://www.gov.uk/guidance/what-you-need-to-move-goods-between-or-through-common-transit-countries-including-the-eu?step-by-step-nav=e169b2ac-8c90-4789-8e6c-3657729e21b2 Check duties and customs procedures for exporting goods https://www.gov.uk/check-duties-customs-exporting?step-by-step-nav=b9347000-c726-4c3c-b76a-e52b6cebb3eb Get someoneContinue reading “My Agony Aunt – exporting to the EU”

How you can ensure business survival during lockdown?

A pandemic seems all very ethereal up until it has a direct impact on you, your family, your friends or your business. In this blog, I will focus on your business as you look to survive this third national lockdown. The first question to ask yourself what impact has COVID had on your business? ConsiderContinue reading “How you can ensure business survival during lockdown?”

How the new UK-EU trade relationship will affect your marketing event plans

New rules on transporting marketing materials into the EU will mean extra paperwork must be submitted before your marketing event. Brexit will certainly mean a few more items will need to be added to your checklist. For those that have managed marketing events outside the E.U. they will already be familiar with ‘Export Invoices‘, ‘PackingContinue reading “How the new UK-EU trade relationship will affect your marketing event plans”