The SME Support Forum has launched a Small Business Showcase initiative aimed at shining a light on some of the fantastic local businesses from across Northern Ireland who have continued to adapt and survive despite the many challenges they have faced over the last year. Chris Ross, Managing Partner of McKees and Founder of the SME Support Forum: “Local business owners have faced unprecedented challenges since last March.
Limited Company Director’s Support Scheme – Northern Ireland
The Northern Ireland Executive Minister for the Economy has announced details of the Limited Company Director’s Support Scheme, designed to provide financial support to company directors who have personally been adversely impacted by COVID-19.
Retail, hospitality and leisure businesses will receive one-off grant worth up to £9,000, Rishi Sunak announces
Around 600,000 retail, hospitality and leisure sites will be able to claim a one-off grant of up to £9000, the UK Government has announced.
Coronavirus: Localised Restrictions Support Scheme Rolled Out to 11 Council Areas 19th October
The new Localised Restrictions Support Scheme already in place in Derry City and Strabane, will be rolled out to all 11 council areas from 19th October.
Job Support Scheme expanded to firms required to close due to Covid Restrictions
October 2020: Job Support Scheme expanded to firms required to close due to Covid restrictions announced by Chancellor
How Leaders Can Navigate Politicized Conversations and Inspire Collaboration
New research sheds light on implications of using politically correct and incorrect speech and identifies five techniques to increase persuasiveness and diffuse conflict. Insights from two recent studies in an emerging field—the psychology of conversation—are aimed at organizational leaders interested in improving their conversation styles to create higher quality collaboration.
Performance Appraisals and COVID-19: Getting Real Results From Performance Reviews –
The COVID-19 pandemic has forced huge changes on the way many of us work. Regular time in the office feels like a thing of the past, and virtual meetings are the new reality.
Managing the new era of flexible working
Despite multiple predictions that COVID-19 would put an end to offices, it’s now clear the future of business won’t be fully digitised. Instead, physical and remote workspaces will coexist in a new era of flexible work.
What a Trusting Team Feels Like | Simon Sinek
It's a leader's responsibility to create an environment in which their team feels psychologically safe - especially in this current time with so many of our colleagues working from home and adjusting to everything that means.
Covid-Era Pods For New Belfast Restaurant – Business Eye Article – An example of innovation and solution focus to deal with the current challenges
The restaurant interior has been re-modelled and re-equipped to the highest possible standard in an overall development costing over £500,000.