How my business is surviving Covid-19

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Covid-19 in Dorset - Sprida

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Daily livestream for business owners planning for recovery and growth after the coronavirus crisis. 

Every day (Monday to Friday) we bring together business owners who are preparing for the opportunities and growth that will come once the Covid-19 restrictions begin to lift. 

Like you, many of these owners have seen their turnover decimated, their premises lock up and their staff furloughed. But they haven’t given up and they’re not satisfied with waiting to see what happens next.  

They’re being proactive, not reactive. You can’t control the circumstances around your business, but you can control how you respond to them.

If you are a business owner who would like to get involed, please contact us.


Catch up on previous livestreams

The latest livestreams are currently being uploaded.
You can find all previous records on our facebook page or come back tonight at 6pm. Thank you!
Covid-19 Dorset stream 3

Friday 20th 2019
How my business is surviving the Covid-19 Crisis #2

Today's stream we will be joined by Jane from Oliver's coffee house, Lizzie Crow from Baking Bird and Gerard Maguire from Simming & Fitness. More TBC.

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Covid-19 Dorset stream 2

Thursday, 19th 2019
How my business is surviving the Covid-19 Crisis #1

Zack and Andrew are joined by Ben from Blanchards Baily, Mat from Bramble Cafe and Claire from Chococo.

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Covid-19 Dorset stream 1

Wednesday, 18th 2019
The Impact of Covid-19 on Dorset's small business community

Zack and Andrew start the discussion of how small business owners have been impacted by the Covid-19 crisis. And how that changes marketing today.

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Resources & guidance on covid-19
for small business

> How do I get the £10,000 small business grant?

You don't need to do anything. The grant is being administered by local authorities. Your local council should be in touch with you about it soon.

The small business grant is available to all firms that qualify for Small Business Rates Relief, and probably those qualifying for rural rates relief.

The grant was originally set at £3,000 but was since increased to £10,000.

> What government support is there for small businesses?

The following support has been announced so far:
Grants of £10,000 upwards for many small businesses, particularly those in the retail, hospitality and leisure sectors.

A 12 month business rates holiday.

Support for the self-employed is yet to be announced.

> What’s the status of the IR35 small company exemption?

Because of the Covid-19 crisis, the new rules about IR35 have been delayed until April 2021. So no need to be concerned about this right now.