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The Amaiz Podcast - Business Trends for 2021
2021, what do you have in store?The Amaiz Podcast talks to experts from across the business spectrum. We've gathered together some of their thoughts, predictions and expectations for 2021. After an extraordinary year, with question marks hanging over the pandemic and Brexit, what trends will define the year ahead? From office space to sustainability, hyper-localisation to shifts in investment, we get the insight from the experts, including: Sally Graham of Fern Equity, Troy Norcross of SRT Team, Tom Hall of DeskLodge, Yanitsa Vladimirova of NACUE, John Attridge of BBX, Mike Berners-Lee of Small World Consulting, Zoltan Vass of London Tech Advocates and Oliver Shaw of Kalibrate.Find out more about the Amaiz business app and its payments, bookkeeping and accounting features and how they support small business at https://amaiz.com/features/
The new banking app: What is Amaiz and how is it diffferent?
Matt Goddard of Amaiz explains why small business owners stand to gain a lot from the Amaiz app. A combination of business banking, bookkeeping and accounting support helps them cut down their admin and take control of their invoices and payments.Find out more about Amaiz features and how they support small business at https://amaiz.com/features/
Amaiz: Why have a separate account makes business sense
Thousands of small business owners use their personal bank accounts to manage their business finances - there has to be a better way! Head of Amaiz's Expert Accountant Team Jay Gajparia is on hand to explain why it's so much easier than you might think to keep your business account separate and your costs down.Find out more about Amaiz features and how they support small business at https://amaiz.com/features/
Transform your Small Business: Opening an Amaiz Account
Think opening a business account is complicated? Matt Goddard explains how making the life of a small business owner easier begins with downloading the app. A mobile banking and bookkeeping solution that can transform and empower your business is only a few steps away.Find out more about Amaiz features and how they support small business at https://amaiz.com/features/
What are Amaiz Jars?
Have you heard about Amaiz Jars? They're the simple and automated way your business can save for an unlimited number of things. Whether that's tax, an equipment upgrade, or to prepare for a lean season, Jay Gajparia the head of Amaiz's Expert Accountancy Team is here to explain just how these sub-accounts can make your year and your business!Find out more about Amaiz features and how they support small business at https://amaiz.com/features/
Amaiz has just published its most important and far-reaching report yet. With less than a month to go before the Brexit deadline, and hopes of a deal heading to the wire in Brussels, 'The Brexit Brink' report pulls together the experiences, hopes and concerns of UK business and expert insight to assess the challenges coming our way:"The Brexit Brink: Are British SMEs about to fall off the edge of Europe – or building new bridges?" It's a temperature check on the state of UK business, even as a lot of questions remain unanswered. In this special podcast chat, Amaiz’s Head of Acquisition introduces the report and outlines its key findings. You can download the report now at: https://journal.amaiz.com/amaiz-guide/
In this episode of the Amaiz Talks to Business series, Amaiz interviews Eventmind's Ashanti Bentil-Dhue.The COVID-19 lockdown hit few sectors as visibly as events. Ashanti talks about the role online platforms and digital tools have had in pivoting the industry towards virtual events and lead generation over the past few months; elements that can continue to benefit the sector as physical functions return. One challenge for business owners has been keeping accounts and records in order amid rapid change and a vast array of advice and government support. As a keen digital adopter, Ashanti talks about her experience of digital business banking and how her business benefits through crises and beyond. Find out more about Amaiz banking, bookkeeping and accounting features and how they support small business at https://amaiz.com/features/
In this episode of the Amaiz Talks to Business series, Amaiz interviews Circla's Claudia Gwinnett.Circla takes on single-use plastics by delivering eco-friendly hair, body and skincare products to doorsteps in refillable containers. The past few months saw climate and coronavirus challenges combine, as founder Claudia explains. Circla quickly expanded its business to include consumers alongside well as companies and adding stock to its online shop. Business pivots introduced more work directly into communities, pilot initiatives that targeted new audiences, and the launching of self-help packages that looked after loyal customers. As Claudia says, it's important to stay positive. When it comes to business banking, Claudia thinks she may spend a couple of days on admin a month. Accuracy and efficiency are essential, but can take a while to achieve - a banking system that increases accuracy, cuts time and captures all invoices would be a boon. Find out more about Amaiz banking, bookkeeping and accounting features and how they support small business at https://amaiz.com/features/
In this episode of the Amaiz Talks to Business series, Amaiz interviews Electrician and business owner Ian Baker.Ian discusses the challenge mobile work poses to invoicing and admin, and the importance of a dedicated business account. While COVID dramatically affected his work schedule, As lockdown eases, does he see a lasting change to his business model? Find out more about Amaiz banking, bookkeeping and accounting features and how they support small business at https://amaiz.com/features/
In this episode of the Amaiz Talks to Business series, Amaiz interviews Happy & Glorious's Kate Tompsett.A small business in one of the smallest towns in Britain, the arrival of COVID-19 pushed Kate's focus online as she developed her website and social media to compensate for the restrictions of lockdown. The past few months have highlighted the need to expand retail efforts online as lockdown eases. While invoicing isn't much of an issue in direct retail, as Kate says, when it comes to banking, "there's always room for improvement..." How can Amaiz Jars simplify the way a business saves money? Find out more about Amaiz banking, bookkeeping and accounting features and how they support small business at https://amaiz.com/features/
Amaiz talks to Clara Lee of Claraty Consulting, a business that's all about helping other businesses concentrate on what they do well. Unfortunately, as vital as it is, that's rarely bookkeeping. You may recognise the horror stories mentioned here: Unruly accounts, spikes of receipts and boxes of invoices. Clara explains how getting on top of a business' bookkeeping soon helps day-to-day admin to drop, and why the chaos of not having a separate business account isn't worth it. No business owner needs to miss a deadline or provide the wrong information when there are solutions. Communication is critical. During Lockdown, Amaiz introduced Additional Access so that no business owner risks being left isolated from partners or accountants as important deadlines loom. Find out about that and our time-saving bookkeeping and banking features and how they support small business at https://amaiz.com/features/
In this episode we catch-up with Kate Tompsett from Series 2 earlier podcast to see how her small shop fared after the first lockdown eased. The spring restrictions gave Kate the chance to develop the digital side of her business and as she puts it, "take control destiny her destiny a little bit more". While a significant loss was face-to-face contact with her customers, her shop Happy & Glorious benefitted from great local support, and she's found new routes to feedback that's proved invaluable. Every sale makes a difference! Catch Kate's view on the support offered to small businesses during the pandemic and what she's learned from this year of lockdowns so far.Find out more about Amaiz banking, bookkeeping and accounting features and how they support small business at https://amaiz.com/features/
Here's a relaxed and upbeat podcast from lockdown. After helping top executives at some of the biggest companies in London discover yoga and pilates, Amanda transferred her business to Hampshire three years ago. After expanding from village hall to a residency in a health club, her audience was growing organically... Then COVID hit. When the shutters fell on 16 March 2020, it was a real shock, but Amanda turned her business around in hours. By talking to colleagues, looking after clients and researching her options, technology provided the answer...A great discussion on small business growth and thinking. From analogue to digital... From Hampshire to the world? "What have you got to lose?"
From media production to online production.,, Another chat to a business under lockdown. This podcast, we talk to James Garrett, whose video production company grew from moonlighting at university.Videography and media companies have faced massive disruption during the pandemic. James adapted his company by following the flow to online. While HNE aways ad digital retail for videos, the lockdown accelerated company plans. By expanding training courses and moving physical courses to a digital platform, they pivoted to entirely online production, utilizing tools more commonly used for gaming a year before. Radically altering a business is one thing, but James has seen this as an opportunity to take stock. And interestingly, a chance for him to step outside, take a look at the business objectively and take a step towards what he’s enjoyed more.Find out more about the Amaiz business app and its payments, bookkeeping and accounting features and how they support small business at https://amaiz.com/features/
Business under Lockdown - Amaiz talks to Judy van Neikerk
“We are all getting online - it’s a phenomenal opportunity for business owners”In this podcast, we’re joined by Judy van Niekerk, A serial business-owner across many sectors. Judy’s made sure she’s at the cutting-edge of technology all the way through and her two current businesses - working with entrepreneurs and retail traders on a global level - were fortunate to be online when 2020’s disruption hit. But she still needed to adapt and pivot them to respond to the pandemic. Covid has changed many things, including business language and the way companies have to respond to real fears and changed mindsets. But in this great chat, Judy talks about the potential for this to change the paradigm, for people to reevaluate their lives, and change the work they work. As she says, the recurrent lockdowns provide an opportunity to build deeper relationships with clients, to expand areas of business and to review business processes. While tech is vital to her businesses, Judy explains that banking has remained quite manual. Could it be time to see how automation can help? Find out more about the Amaiz business app and its payments, bookkeeping and accounting features and how they support small business at https://amaiz.com/features/
Business under Lockdown - Amaiz talks to Angelique Bradford of New Beginnings Consultation
A highly experienced recruitment professional, Angelique wanted to make a difference and put the ‘human’ into human resources. New Beginnings Consultation helps candidates appreciate their value, and that’s more important than ever. 2020 brought a rapid shift to home working and Angelique expects changes to working environments and structure to last, and naturally, that means a change to HR. Angelique talks to the Amaiz podcast about the future and her advice is to “throw away the recruitment book”, whether you're in the office or at home. Find out why... You can also find out more about the Amaiz business app and its payments, bookkeeping and accounting features and how they support small business at https://amaiz.com/features/
Kate Young founded the Safeguarding Association to support professionals in their jobs, creating a space for collaboration that encourages better working in safeguarding. Four years in, Kate talk about business banking as a business owner. Like many owners with a growing business, she faced the challenge of multiple payments into a high street account, Switching to an online account has allowed her to pull everything together and keep track of her income and expenditure without the hassle. In a roller-coaster year, the Association has found it in a good position with respect to support, after setting up an external office at the end of 2019. But Kate’s is a good example of where not all COVID relief is a good fit for smaller companies. The main challenge remains the crucial work supporting vulnerable people around the country. Find out more about the Amaiz business app and its payments, bookkeeping and accounting features and how they support small business at https://amaiz.com/features/
Lianne set up LMO Development in April 2020. A challenging time to start a business, but the last year has also highlighted the online potential for talent and learning consultancies. LMO helps organisations of all sizes develop their people. At any other time this would have been part of face-to-face meetings, but COVID meant an immediate pivot in delivery, after quick consultations with her initial clients. Hear why Lianne is optimistic about the future of online learning, systems that balances live interaction with a schedule that suits every employee. No matter how courses change and adapt in the future, online learning is worth the investment. Find out more about the Amaiz business app and its payments, bookkeeping and accounting features and how they support small business at amaiz.com/features.
Business under Lockdown - Amaiz talks to Georgina Burrows of Sussex Organic Eggspress
Georgina started up her egg delivery service during the first lockdown, rapidly expanding it to bring the best of Sussex produce straight to the doors of Lewes. Soon, Georgina’s Eggspress was delivering produce ranging from South Downs honey to asparagus and cheese across East and West Sussex. Georgina’s background is in creative event production and as she says, she’d have laughed at her new enterprise in January 2020. The events industry was among the first to be affected by the growing pandemic and Georgina was quick to identify the opportunities. As she says, eggs have been proved to be a saviour mentally and financially. Georgina’s story is a great example of pivoting talents and flourishing when entrepreneurism becomes a necessity. Hear her thoughts on government and bank support, the challenges of running a small business and her thoughts on what the events industry that will emerge from the pandemic could look like. Find out more about the Amaiz business app and its payments, bookkeeping and accounting features and how they support small business at https://amaiz.com/features/
“The fantastic adventure of running a business.”Carla Watkins is a brand and photographer specialist, who relishes the freedom of being self-employed. She’d built a quartet of businesses before the effects of the pandemic hit them all in 2020. Carla chatted to us about her various businesses, how she’s built them up and developed their messaging. She believes her photography business in particular will become more important as the pandemic recedes. Here’s hoping for a boom in photography soon!Grateful for the external support her companies have been eligible for, Carla highlights the issues that have faced new and small companies through the crisis. For instance, the last year has seen online payment is becoming far more comfortable for many customers, which makes things a lot easier for small businesses. Cautiously optimistic about COVID-19 recovery, Carla sees a changed landscape emerging, with a continued shift towards supporting small and local businesses, while online commerce diversifies.