Blog Index

Five Good Things to Come From Coronavirus

By: Miss Chloe Byrne

With Coronavirus dominating the news and social media, it’s easy to become bogged down with the negatives. But at times like these it’s important to try and find the positive. So, here are five positives that we’ve seen come about in the last few weeks:

Top Tips for Working From Home

By: Miss Chloe Byrne

The kids are running around, the dog is barking and there are dishes in the sink begging you to wash them. Working from home brings with it a huge number of distractions and challenges, it’s a huge adjustment. However, working from home can also have huge advantages and be extremely rewarding – as long as you manage your time properly. Here are our top tips to help you ensure that working from home, works for you.

Advice to Small Businesses Regarding Covid-19

By: Ms Katy Jones

Covid-19 has no doubt brought uncertainty to the future of many small businesses and with trying times ahead, it’s important to put the necessary measures in place to secure business longevity whilst also ensuring the safety and wellbeing of your staff and customers.

What is Entrepreneurs’ Relief and How could it Impact Business Sellers?

By: Ms Katy Jones

Last week’s headlines were dominated by the topic of Entrepreneurs’ Tax Relief (ER) and how the government’s new budget could alter the way this works. We’ve summarised exactly what ER is and how the new rules could affect all entrepreneurs looking to sell their business.

Women in Business: 5 Companies Championing Female Entrepreneurs

By: Ms Katy Jones

Despite the fact that women outnumber men in Britain by 900,000, only one in five businesses is female-run. Whilst women continue to rise above countless challenges to successfully start their own business, including finding childcare, funding, lack of relatable mentors, everyday sexism and imposter syndrome to name just a few, there is so much that could be done by authoritative figures and businesses to enable female entrepreneurs to smash the glass ceiling. In honour of International Women’s Day this Sunday, we at Intelligent salute the following companies that are using their platform to ensure women-led ventures don’t just survive but thrive in today’s economic climate.

Grow your business, network and knowledge at the Festival of Enterprise.

By: Miss Chloe Byrne

We are often hamstrung by a lack of solid business information. We rely on those around us to help fill in the gaps, and make better decisions.

Cooking up a Storm: Growth in the Catering Industry

By: Ms Katy Jones

Recent research shows the catering sector as the fastest growing industry in 2020, with revenue for the catering services market sitting at £1 billion. Unsurprisingly, the explosion of internet culture in recent years has brought Trip Advisor reviews and Just Eat menus aplenty, accountable for endless food establishments throughout the UK reaching unprecedented levels of prosperity.

Self-employed Saturday: Patty Poppins

By: Ms Katy Jones

This week we had a chat with Amanda at Patty Poppins, to find out why she would recommend anyone thinking about running their own business to bite the bullet and do it!