For some time now, the roadmap to recovery has been laid out, in a clear and orderly fashion. We knew that there would be bumps and diversions along the way, but the finish line was in sight. The almost unimaginable paradise of the doors opening, and customers flooding in.
Well, in some sectors of business, it’s the big talking point as we head towards a world of fewer restrictions and a lot more human contact! From everyone I have spoken to, there are clearly differences of opinion… ‘It’s too early’… ‘It’s too late’…, ‘We need to get things going now’ or ‘We need to take it slowly’. Life has certainly changed and even my faithful hound who, pre pandemic, barely registered my existence, is now getting panicky at the prospect of being in the house alone for more than 5 minutes…
When we talk about people starting up in business for the first time, conversations often revolve around the risk versus the reward; for despite the high ambition and anticipation that new clients come to us with, it’s still imperative that they evaluate the sacrifices that all new start-ups must take, whether that’s money, time, career opportunities or even relationships.
Congratulations! You’ve gone through the sometimes-stressful process of recruiting, inducting, and starting some enthusiastic staff for your business. They may have the perfect experience and credentials to fulfil the responsibilities attached to the role but as a manger you must recognise this is an ongoing process of relationship management that requires regular habits:
As of the 1st of April 2021, North East Lincolnshire no longer overlaps two Local Economic Partnerships and is now a full member of Greater Lincolnshire LEP. Many SMEs in the region already access business support through the Business Lincolnshire Growth Hub and more will look to access these opportunities going forward.
It’s a phrase that’s getting talked about a lot at present, especially following the restrictions imposed upon business owners by the COVID-19 pandemic, but could it help you out?
Many owners are recognising the need to be as flexible as possible in their working practices, and national providers are predicting a 42% increase in the use of these spaces in next few years!
The Great Grimsby Food Fight is here to stay after the launch event left the people of Grimsby hungry for more. A collective of 14 local food market stalls, street food vendors, cafes, and chefs, along with E-Factor Business’ Food Sector Advisor Rachel Appleton, came together to feed the hungry people of Grimsby, showcasing the quality of food offering available around the area, from authentic Indian cuisine and Greek gyros to, at 30cm, the “longest fries in the world”.