How many companies have messaged you this week offering to extend your credit limit?
With the Coronavirus lock-down in full swing, flow of money slowing and businesses having to lay people off we are at our most vulnerable in many years!
Help for the self-employed?
It’s what we’ve been waiting for. The Chancellor’s support package for self-employed folk has arrived; here is our quick guide to support for self-employed.
We've gone through everything released and filtered the important things to know.
Fun fact: There’s FIVE MILLION self-employed workers in the UK and they’ve delayed this a bit whilst they try and work it out but it looks like this:
As Columbo said, there’s just one more thing:
At least half of your income must be from self-employment either from your 2018/19 tax return or the average of your last three years of tax returns: 2016/17, 2017/18 and 2018/19 tax returns.
How are you doing?
Alan, Simon, and guest Katie Coombes discuss the actions they are taking to look after their wellbeing and mental health when working from home and being in self-isolation.
We are all in the woods. But we are going to find a way through and lead others out with us.
Like many, PopUp Business School was facing the toughest day of its existence on Monday. Many of its free business training events were suddenly postponed, leading to a six-figure hole in cash flow and an uncertain future.
But CEO Simon Paine realised that, if his company was struggling, the businesses he'd helped to launch would be struggling, too. So he posted a heartfelt message to the company’s thousands of Facebook followers, promising to help them find a way to survive - as he would have to for PopUp.
Are you stuck in the house?
We now have many hours on our hands and I am wondering what to do with them!
What am I going to build? What am I going to learn? What am I going to create?
This post is as much for me as it is for you. I have been unsettled by recent events and I am trying to find my motivation, energy and strength again.
What do small business owners and self-employed do now?
PopUp Co-Founders Simon Paine and Alan Donegan discuss how businesses should react to coronavirus and how they're approaching the challenge.
The world seems to be changing faster than ever before and with these changing times comes uncertainty.
This post is inspired by the fact that PopUp Business School had 10 events cancelled this week because of the Coronavirus.
With change happening so quickly and so out of the blue it is difficult to prepare.
What is important is how you react.
It is ok, We have Got You.
Yes it’s challenging, but there are opportunities too. We want to help you find them.
We started the PopUp Business School because the help that people really need wasn’t available. You don’t need a business plan and you don’t definitely don’t need money to start. Helping start-ups, self employed and freelancers has never been more important.
So we did a thing.
We’ve created a Business Survival Guide to support YOU. We want to help you navigate your small business through the next few months of choppy waters.
Here you will find the very best of what we can muster; information, inspiration and insights from the PopUp Team and our network of brilliant people and we’re bringing it to you through videos, podcasts and blog articles.
We’ll even send a pigeon if we have to.
Good luck. Send us questions, send us things that will help other business owners.
We can do this together.
sIMON pAINE & tHE pOPuP TEAM