3 Opportunities That Yorkshire Businesses Need To Know About
Businesses in 2020 face the toughest times in living memory and everyone is looking for the best ways to survive in the present and plan for the future.
And while times are hard, there is support out there to help Yorkshire businesses thrive.
Whether you’re simply looking to protect your enterprise for the present or are already making plans to steer its future, these are three opportunities that Yorkshire businesses should be informed about.
1. Networking opportunities
Networking is a valuable and essential part of business. New connections can be extremely helpful when it comes to the support and experience they can offer your company.
But networking opportunities appear to be a little thin on the ground in the current climate, as traditional events are suspended and postponed left, right and centre.
However, there are a number of virtual alternatives out there. From webinars to Zoom hangouts, opportunities to connect with other businesses, experts and professionals are available and easier than ever. Sites like meetup.com and Eventbrite are perfect for sourcing these types of events.
Another great way to connect not only with businesses but potential customers is to make yourself a prominent local presence – reaching out to businesses in your area for collaboration, while involving yourself in local causes such as fundraisers and events will raise your community profile.
In a world that relies heavily on the virtual realm, your business can’t afford to miss out on digital opportunities.
It’s something that smaller businesses tend to shy away from, relying instead on in-person custom. But from self-promotion to ecommerce, it’s essential for any business to have an online presence in the 21st century.
As a minimum, you should have a website with up-to-date information on your business, products and services, as well as in-built sales platform if possible. (Failing this, online marketplaces like eBay and Amazon are a great way to get starting with e-trading.)
Your business should also have a social media presence. This is a great way to connect with current and future customers, raise brand awareness and differentiate yourself from the competition.
3. Legal support
With business growth often comes an expanding workforce. This presents its own challenges to manage, and sometimes, in extreme cases, settling disputes can lead to a need for legal support.
In these cases it’s good to be aware of the potential pitfalls as well as support systems that can help. Mason Bullock Solicitors, for instance, are specialists in a range of services that includes CCJ removals, as well as employment law – their expertise includes settlement agreements and support for both employees and employers in tribunals.
Hopefully, you may never need their services, but it’s good to know they’re there.
From the unexpected to the essentials, these are three necessary support networks and growth opportunities your business needs to prepare for the future and flourish!