Category Archives: Commercial

09 Jul

Helping an employee affected by COVID-19

Many people and businesses across the UK have been impacted by the Coronavirus. And due to the infectious nature of the virus, you may well find that employees in your business have, unfortunately, either had the virus themselves or suffered a bereavement as a result. It’s just as important as it’s ever been to support

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09 Jul

Our top SEO tips for small businesses

Whether you’re starting out or an established SME that’s had a website for a number of years, the world of SEO can be daunting, as can the time needed to focus on this. However, with our tips below, hopefully you can start to rank well on Google’s natural search listings (the ones you don’t have

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09 Jul

Building your business: Focusing on networking

Whether you’ve previously engaged with local businesses on a face-to-face basis or now looking for ways to reach out to your local community, location is no longer a barrier. As businesses have adapted to virtual meetings and online networking groups, there’s plenty of ways you can meet like-minded people, share business tips and network safely

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15 Jun

Working safely from other people’s homes

The Government has now given the go-ahead for tradespeople to carry out their work, and with many households wanting to start or finish their home improvements, demand for builders, electricians, carpenters, plumbers, decorators and landscapers will return. For those working at other people’s homes, or different locations form week-to-week will still need to follow Government

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15 Jun

COVID-secure re-opening checklist

We’ve previously written about how you get your business COVID-secure, which you can check out here. In this article, we provide a bullet point checklist to help you with getting ready and how to protect your staff and customers. Opening times – what will your opening times be and how will you accommodate vulnerable customers

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15 May

Support for your business during Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Earlier this month, the Government also announced new ‘Bounce Back Loans’ which will be available for small businesses. These quick and easy loans for up to £50,000 can now be applied for and the money could be with you in a few days. With a flat rate of 2.5% interest charged on these loans, the

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15 May

Getting back to work safely

On Sunday evening, Boris Johnson outlined some changes to the Government’s current lockdown strategy, emphasising that you or your employees should work from home if you can, and only go to work if you must. For those people working in construction or manufacturing should be actively encouraged to go back to work – subject to

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22 Apr

Lockdown – a great time to sort out your van.

Finish work, throw stuff in the van. Next day, finish work, throw stuff in the van… sound familiar? If you’re sick of hunting around your van, looking for that fill valve or spanner, check out our top tips for a lockdown van sort out. Now, depending on how bad your van is currently looking, or

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22 Apr

Van driver? Tips to keeping safe during COVID-19

Many businesses are facing challenges during this crisis, but if you’re a van driver and continuing to provide that much needed support at this time, here are some tips to help keep you safe and healthy. Some of them may sound obvious, but we hope it serves as a useful reminder. Sharing a van? How

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23 Mar

Coronavirus: keeping you up-to-date

Much is changing on a daily basis in light of Coronavirus with many businesses being impacted, either needing to adjust to homeworking, changing shift patterns or temporarily closing. We’ve pulled together some links around finding the right information and support during this time. Keeping up with the news Like us here at A-Plan, you’re probably

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