19 March 2020
As well as being a freelance communications consultant and content writer here at JSS Media, one of the other hats I wear is as News Editor at leading local business news website Love Business News.
We normally focus on promoting good business news stories from across the Heart of the Midlands region (Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire), but as part of the service we provide, we also aim to equip our readers with key information, advice and support about a full range of business-related issues.
These are crazy times we live in. To many extents, the coronavirus crisis that has the UK in its grip is unprecedented.
Buisinesses are having to make extremely tough decisions regarding their staff, their suppliers and their customers, just to keep afloat.
And although the population's health and wellbeing is, rightly, the number one priority, the danger is that without the right support in place, many businesses will be forced to close their doors, which will have a major impact on the economy.
There is also a lot of negative news and misinformation out there and no real, clear guidance for businesses about the practical steps they can take now to protect their people, keep their business running and insulate themselves against some of the risks posed by the ongoing crisis, so they can emerge stronger at the other side.
That's where the Love Business Covid-19 Business Support Hub comes in. It aims to help businesses stay positive and access practical guidance and advice from their fellow experts about the action they can take to get through the crisis.
While you can’t control Covid-19 and its impacts on your business, there are things you can do to better protect yourself, your business, your people and your customers from the shocks caused by the crisis.
The Covid-19 Business Support Hub will be a place where you can get all the information you need to help you get through this.
Working in association with business organisations and leading experts from across the region, the hub will share the latest advice and insight into the practical steps businesses can can take to focus on what they can do to get through the crisis, support their people and wellbeing, and protect their cashflow to ensure business continuity.
The hub is being updated regularly with all the latest information and advice from Love Business' partners and key contributors, so check it out now and if you have something you feel may be of benefit to your fellow businesses - or just a good news story in general - drop me a line at email@example.com.