It’s a sad reality but an understanding of the true economic impacts of the pandemic will not be known for many years – once we’re finally restriction free and business stability has completely returned.
A clear understanding of a company's financial health is essential to becoming a leader in any industry. It's especially true for small to medium businesses, which often don't have the resources to hire a full-time Chief Financial Officer (CFO).
None of us could have predicted what was going to happen this year. When the pandemic hit the world, it hit us hard. But now we are armed with a set of tools and experience that will ultimately shape the future.
Looking to celebrate those enterprises who consistently provide the best services and products, SME News’ Business Elite Awards round up another year of highlighting stand out firms within their representative fields.
With the end of the third quarter of 2021 comes the end of the summer, a period for many of us marked by new levels of freedom that we have not seen since Covid-19 hit headlines, and lockdowns, curfews and social distancing became the norm. We have been able to enjoy trips abroad, a return to the office (though it may look slightly different to the way we left it), to see friends and family in person and truly make the most of life after lockdown.
Despite a slight delay, it seems that the end of Covid-19 restrictions is finally on the horizon and with it, a return to business as usual. However, the question is, what will the new ‘business as usual’ look like? From the debate of work-from-home versus the office environment to the growing conversation around the importance of physical and mental health, it is clear that the months of Covid-19 have accelerated an evolution in the workplace