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April 12 reopening – which small businesses can reopen in England?
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April 12 reopening – which small businesses can reopen in England?

It’s a date: April 12 marks the reopening of non-essential shops, pubs and restaurants in England Shops, pubs and restaurants and other small businesses have been reallowed to reopen, as of April 12. However, the rules on social contact still apply: indoor settings must only be visited alone or with household groups; outdoor settings are…

How this London bakery found new revenue streams during lockdown
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How this London bakery found new revenue streams during lockdown

Converted into a mini bakery, Alexandre Bettler’s spare bedroom was full of 25kgs bags of flour, fridges stacked on top of one another, with flour dust everywhere. In 2016, Alexandre Bettler decided to open his very own bakery business. Bettler, a graphic designer, became interested in breadmaking as a hobby while studying at the Royal…

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The Future of Commercial Leases

March 11, 2021/ Kristy Donahue / Business Tips, Commercial Transactions, Contracts, COVID-19, Small Business, Strategic Planning / 0 comments The one contract your business simply can not afford to get wrong! Rent payments, typically one of the largest expenses of a company, are particularly painful for business owners to make on scarcely occupied office and…

Covid debt drowning small businesses to the tune of £104bn
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Covid debt drowning small businesses to the tune of £104bn

Not waving but drowning: small businesses struggle to stay afloat weighed down with over £100bn of Covid debt Bank lending to small businesses hit over £100bn last year as SMEs scrambled for Government-backed Covid debt facilities. Overdraft applications flatlined, despite gross bank lending to SMEs rising by 82 per cent to £104bn. Around 1.5m Bounce…

Toronto Attorney Becca Brennen Explains How COVID-19 Has Impacted Freelancers Working in the Entertainment Industry
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Toronto Attorney Becca Brennen Explains How COVID-19 Has Impacted Freelancers Working in the Entertainment Industry

Kill-fee policies provide additional security in volatile industries; however, unlike contract damages, they are not required by law. To be legally enforceable, they need to be mutually agreed upon in a written document. Freelancers and the self-employed without kill-fees were hit hard by the first wave of shut-downs. According to experienced attorney Becca Brennen, the…

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What’s So Important About Operating Agreements ?

February 25, 2021/ Kristy Donahue / Business Tips, Contracts, COVID-19, Lawyer Succession, LLC, Other Corporate Entities, Partnership, Resolving Disputes, Small Business, Strategic Planning / 0 comments Well, to start with, it is one of the most important documents associated with your business yet in so many instances it is the least considered.  In fact, a…

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Learn The Top 10 Things Not To Do As A Business Owner.

February 18, 2021/ Kristy Donahue / Business Law, Business Tips, Commercial Transactions, Contracts, COVID-19, Employment Law, LLC, Resolving Disputes, Small Business, Strategic Planning, Taxes / 0 comments Free virtual workshop next week. Top 10 Mistakes Business Owners Make.  Part 1- 2/22/2021  Part 2- 2/25/2021  25 +years and thousands of clients later, Attorney Larry Donahue has…