Coronavirus Update Page

We are here to help! Although we are not quite sure what the next couple of months will bring, we are always here to talk and listen to you.

Feel free to give the Inspiring Enterprise team a call on 0800 140 4537 or contact your business adviser.

For now we have postponed or cancelled all our workshops. We will review this situation as time goes on.

This page will give you further guidance about where to go for further support. We will update this page daily as information is being published. Important information will also appear on our Social Media walls: Inspiring Enterprise Facebook page and Twitter.

If there is anything else we can do, please contact us on connect@inspiringenterprise.org.uk

Overview of business support packages, faq’s:

Coronavirus Business Support

 

Business/Self-employment advice

The page of Government Business Advice (BEIS) for businesses and industry can be found here:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-to-employers-and-businesses-about-covid-19

The page for Government Advice (DWP) for employees, benefit claimants and business can be found here:

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/coronavirus-support-for-employees-benefit-claimants-and-businesses

Businesses will be able to access government support from today (Monday 23 March) to keep operating in the face of the global economic emergency brought on by coronavirus.

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/coronavirus-business-support-to-launch-from-today

Good advice for small businesses around cash flow, contracts, etc

https://www.enterprisenation.com/

In particular the webinar: https://www.enterprisenation.com/learn-something/coronavirus-business-survival/

Other sites:

https://smallbusiness.co.uk/

If you have difficulty filing accounts on time:

click here

Mental Health

Recent events might have made you feel anxious about the situation and future.

Here are some tips to help with your mental health:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-51873799

You can also follow the APPLE guidance below:

ACKNOWLEDGE - Notice and acknowledge the uncertainty as it comes to mind.

PAUSE - Don't react as you normally do.  Don't react at all.  Just pause, and breathe.

PULL BACK - Tell yourself this is just the anxiety or depression talking, and this thought or feeling is only a thought or feeling.  Don't believe everything you think!  Thoughts are not statements of fact.

LET GO - Let go of the thought or feeling.    It will pass.  You don't have to respond to them.  You might imagine them floating away in a bubble or cloud.

EXPLORE - Explore the present moment, because right now, in this moment, all is well.  Notice your breathing, and the sensations of breathing.  Notice the ground beneath you.  Look around and notice what you see, what you hear, what you can touch, what you can smell.  Right NOW.  Then, SHIFT YOUR FOCUS OF ATTENTION to something else - on what you need to do, on what you were doing before you noticed the worry, or do something else - mindfully, with your full attention

More about this is available from: https://www.getselfhelp.co.uk/apple.htm

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