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Monday 18 Oct 21
Welcome to our latest newsletter covering all the latest from Farillio.
We won another award! The UK’s longest running index of disruptive start-ups, the Startups 100, has released its 2021 line-up and Farillio has made the list for the third year in a row, jumping 30 places to #36. Read the press release here.
Neatly included in your Farillio dashboards, you’ll now find your new wellness tracker tool. Now you can assess how sustainable and successful your business is against the essential business health indicators that the best performing small businesses demonstrate: from fitness to manage staff to data-handling compliance; from cyber-security to health and safety obligations. The tracker records your progress and helps you prioritise what’s outstanding.
Expect this tracker to evolve to include more helpful self-audits very soon…
Try it out now by logging into your account and testing how well you’re doing.
How well are you managing your staff in these changing times? Are you on top of mental health and wellbeing, diversity and inclusion, hybrid working, setting wage levels and the paperwork, policies, rules and practices relevant to all your HR activities? Our newly launched ‘fitness to manage staff’ workflow tool helps you check all the essentials and stay culturally fit too.
Watch how it works and what’s included here:
Start your self-assessment now.
You’ll find similar new workflow tools focused on self-assessing your data-handling practices (including compliance) and making health and safety incident reporting straightforward and compliant too (from accurately recording the little things to properly handling reportable events) in your Farillio accounts this month too.
Find them in your new business wellness tracker tool on your dashboard or access them from your resources page.
It’s really all about the looming budget this month – 27 October is the day.
The Chancellor said at the recent Conservative Party conference that he intends to use tax rises, and not government borrowing, to fund future spending pledges. So unsurprisingly, tax rises are on the agenda for the 27th. Here’s some highlights getting the attention so far – there’s not a lot of good news for business it seems:
14 women changing the world with their impactful businesses, supported by Farillio.
The Alison Rose Review (first published March 2019) reported that if women matched the number of men starting and scaling businesses, it would have the potential to add an additional £250bn to the UK economy, equivalent to a total GVA of roughly £1.9bn per year.
From making the world more socially and environmentally responsible, to supporting the world’s millions of amputees; from unlocking the secrets to better wellbeing, to coaching and empowering entrepreneurs to achieve their ambitions sustainably; from solving costly and risky compliance headaches, to improving financial education to help individuals and families avoid debt and hardship… meet 14 women in this month’s business showcase who are not afraid of big challenges, who haven’t taken an easy path or let motivations of wealth or ‘unicorn-tinted’ glasses influence their choices; and who have overcome the scepticism of many, to create impactful, sustainable businesses that real people care about.
Role models for future founders, get ready to be inspired and impressed here.
Meet lawyer Helen Smart, from the Birmingham branch of expert partner firm, The Wilkes Partnership.
We’re seeing lots of activity on terms, trading complaints and managing challenging customer relationships across Farillio’s community this month.
Putting in place robust trading terms and keeping those terms up-to-date is essential. When did you last check your key supply terms, especially those on risk and liability (no blank cheques with indemnity clauses please!), on delivery and supply logistics, on your pricing and your freedom to change it, and/or what happens if something doesn't run to plan; like not being able to get fuel or enough lorry drivers to deliver your goods, or enough workers to butcher your pigs, pick your fruit, load your vans, deliver your services, etc…?
Helen and her team support businesses across the UK with trading terms and data protection advice. See Helen in action here in a snippet from one of her step-by-step walk-throughs of a terms and conditions legal template.
Watch Helen’s video and grab the accompanying guide.
Those who’ve got Helen’s recommended terms in place, with the comfort of knowing that they’re precisely the right, up-to-date terms for their type of business, are finding it far easier to handle today’s less predictable market conditions.
Reach out to Helen for contract reviews and trading advice via your Farillio account.
Not got trading terms in place yet? Rapidly locate the right template and get drafting here.
How do you get your web-site visitors to see all the things you want them to see?
The latest episode of our show (which delivers the answers to the questions small business want to know...fast!) features James Keal, from the award-winning design agency, Inktrap. James shares his expert advice on how to get optimum online customer engagement and other user experience (UX design) and web-based tips.
Watch the show or get a glimpse of James in action, answering one of our viewer’s questions: How do you get your web-site visitors to see all the things you want them to see?
Catch James’ answer here:
Hear more of James’ advice including what makes a brilliant online customer buying experience and what to do if your customers aren’t clicking to buy on your site, on the show’s (extended) podcast here or watch the talkshow here.
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