BUSINESS TIPS

 

Whether you run a company, you’re an employee or your self-employed, there’s a lot of excellent advice out there during these uncertain times. I’ve compiled a list of the most useful articles.

BUILDING RESILIENCE

Build Your Resilience in the Face of a Crisis

Source: Harvard Business Review

Free virtual therapy sessions

Spill is offering a free therapy session to anyone who’s struggling with working from home and who would benefit from some mental health support.

Source: Spill

Free meditation sessions

Headspace (the meditation app) are offering some free meditations you can listen to anytime.

These are part of a larger collection in the Headspace app — free for everyone — called Weathering the storm. It includes meditations, sleep, and movement exercises to help you out, however you’re feeling.

Source: Headspace

ENTREPRENEURS, SMALL BUSINESS + SELF EMPLOYED

Small Business Hub

Enterprise Nation has set up a hub to help UK small businesses and is answering all questions within 24 hours.

Their page is to keep you updated of government moves, support schemes for small business, and pro-active advice on how to keep trading through the epidemic.

Source: Enterprise Nation

Coronavirus: What next for entrepreneurs?

Source: The Entrepreneurs Network

Small Business Survival Hub

Practical advice and resources to help you navigate your business through the COVID-19 pandemic. It includes:

Source: Donut

Small Business SOS

Small Business SOS is a free resource created by Holly Tucker (Co-founder of Not on the High Street) to empower small businesses with the latest information and help available to them. It’s a way for this community to stay connected, even whilst we are physically apart.

Source: Holly & Co

3 Actions to Lead Through Today’s Crisis

Having led businesses through crises before, including the Great Recession, we’ve learned what it takes to navigate tough times.

In this podcast, Michael Hyatt shares three basic actions that boost your confidence to face the current reality and find new opportunities for your business. You’ll be transported from fear and reactivity to become balanced, confident, and optimistic, yes, even now!

Source: Michael Hyatt

Coronavirus: 7 steps to protect your creative business

In this article, Tom Ross, Founder of Design Cuts, shares some advice to help more creatives and entrepreneurs during this difficult time.

Source: LinkedIn

What Entrepreneurs Should be Doing Right Now with Coronavirus (COVID19)

This is a video interview between Foundr magazine and Steve McLeod. Steve is an ex-firefighter and elite business coach who scaled his own company to the $20 million+ mark. He now advises CEOs and business leaders on growth, strategy and overcoming adversity.

In this interview, Steve provides specific steps that every entrepreneur and business owner can take to deal with the impacts of COVID-19 on their business.

Source: Foundr

FREELANCERS

Stress-testing your freelancing against coronavirus

Source: The Professional Freelancer

Freelance Writing Jobs

Weekly links to paying freelance and part-time writing jobs, and details of editors actively-seeking pitches. All UK-based. In your inbox every Thursday. Compiled by Sian Meades-Williams.

Source: Sian Meades

Journo Resources – The Opportunities

Weekly links to paying freelance and part-time writing jobs. Compiled by Jem.

Source: Journo Resources

HR + LEGAL

MARKETING

Emergency Email Examples

These are regularly being updated to showcase the emails that companies are sending out to customers and employees concerning the COVID-19 Pandemic among other emergencies. In an effort to provide everyone resources their relaxing their normal “guidelines” for what makes a Really Good Email so that even emails with only strong text are making it into this category.

Source: Really Good Examples

Don’t forget to check out this list of excellent educational resources to help you homeschool your kids.

WORKING REMOTELY

Zapier’s guide to working remotely

Zapier is a 100% distributed company with over 300 remote employees in 17 time zones and 28 countries. Whether you work remotely all the time or you’ve been thrust into it recently, they have tips that will help you thrive.

Source: Zapier

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