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Everything You Need To Know About The Goldsmiths' Company COVID-19 Fund
The Goldsmiths’ Company announced the launch of their COVID-19 Fund this week. The Fund aims to help those in the jewellery trade who are in financial difficulty due to the coronavirus. It could be a lifeline to many struggling jewellery businesses in the current crisis, as the Government’s CBILS prove difficult to attain. At present, just 21% of businesses that have applied for these loans have been accepted so far. Launching at the end of the month, you will be able to apply online for either a grant or loan from The Goldsmiths’ Company if you are a member of the jewellery, silversmith and allied industries. You must also be self-employed, a sole trader, or running a...
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The Hatton Garden Easter Quiz - Answer Reveal!
Well done to everyone who has played along with the Hatton Garden Easter Quiz over the past two weeks - we were seriously impressed with your local and historical knowledge!  Keep your eyes on our Facebook, Instagram and Twitter over the coming days to find out who the lucky prize draw winner is.   We're sharing the full question and answer list here - so you can have a go if you missed them the first time around, or share them will your office colleagues to see how they score.  Have you thought up any Hatton Garden trivia questions of your own? Share them with us, and we'll post them on our social channels for everyone to enjoy.  Happy...
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Coronavirus: Why communicating with your customers is more important than ever
We’re in the midst of the COVID-19 outbreak and the focus of most businesses is on crisis management. Thinking about troubleshooting is of course really important, but don’t forget to look ahead at the opportunity this period is offering too.  The changes we’re seeing in consumer behaviour are really a rapid acceleration of existing trends - significantly a shift to digital - and it seems likely they’ll continue even once the crisis is over. With a huge surge in online traffic and activity, this is such an important time for your business to be visible online and echo consumers’ new priorities. Get talking to your customers to make sure you’re...
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How To Make The Most Of Store Closure Time To Future-Proof Your Business
How To Make The Most Of Store Closure Time To Future-Proof Your Business  As business owners across the country temporarily close their physical stores and reduce their hours due to the latest government restrictions, now is the time for retailers to think about expanding the services they offer and future-proofing their businesses. Hopefully we will not face another crisis of this magnitude in our lifetimes, but we should do all we can to bolster our businesses against such catastrophic global events should we have to face a similar crisis again.  This will mean different things to different people depending on where you are with your business. You might want to build...
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Digital Communications During The COVID-19 Crisis: A Guide For Businesses
Digital Communications During The COVID-19 Crisis: A Guide For Businesses With Government policy dictating that all non-essential shops must close for the forseeable future, many business owners will be wondering what the best methods are for keeping their customers informed and engaged from the safety of their homes.  The good news is that it's never been easier to remain connected with your core customer base via online platforms - and there's even potential for reaching out to new demographics!    This guide outlines how you can easily utilise the power of digital communication to help your business prosper rather than pause.  Whether you're a...
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Message from BID Chief Executive Ruth Duston
  Together We Are Stronger: Ruth Duston OBE, OC The COVID-19 national emergency is a rapidly changing crisis impacting all our lives. In a little over a week we have moved from a largely ‘business as usual’ strategy being adopted by the Government to this week, getting used to living in a society with the strictest restrictions on our personal liberties since the Second World War...and there may still be more to come.    It’s seems hard to overstate how huge an impact these changes will have on our country, our businesses, families and loved ones.    The recent economic support packages announced by the Government indicated the...
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How To Optimise Your Website For e-Commerce
Every business owner knows how daunting it can be to set up an e-commerce space. Whether it's creating a new website or establishing your business’ social media presence, the world of online retail can be a minefield. But in today’s current climate, shifting your business online is essential so that it can thrive rather than just survive. Plus, there are lots of platforms out there to help business owners transition to online retailing easily. Here’s how to get started.   1. Ensure your website is sleek and easy-to-use Your website is the first stepping stone to having a great online business. It gives a crucial first impression to...
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How YOU Can Support Hatton Garden’s Independent Businesses During Coronavirus Closures
With streets deserted, offices closed, and pubs, cafes and restaurants unable to host customers, it’s a tough time to be a small business owner in Hatton Garden. Most would agree that it’s difficult enough to balance the books at the best of times, but now it seems like a near impossible struggle. But our independent businesses are at the very heart of what makes Hatton Garden special, and if you want to see their resurgence then YOU need to help them weather this storm!   The good news is that every single person has the power to make a difference, and your small actions can have a huge impact on the future of this neighbourhood.  Follow Hatton Garden...
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