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Business Support Briefing - COVID-19

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As an employee-owned small business ourselves, UMi are facing the same obstacles as we progress through these unchartered waters. We’re part of this amazing network and we’re here, in this with you.

As it's a fast-changing situation that can be a challenge to keep on top of while you're busy running your business and adapting to the changes, we have summarised and signposted the main financial support available as well as some HR, personal finance and wellbeing considerations. This is checked and updated daily on weekdays. 

As ever, our work is to inspire, celebrate and inform entrepreneurs. We don't want anyone to feel that we are making light of COVID-19's impact in continuing to share positive news stories, but we understand that sometimes a bit of normality and positivity is welcome. We are continually inspired by your stories and it's a privilege to share them with our network. 

UMiSTARS - celebrating resilience and generosity

We have created our #UMiSTARS to celebrate those businesses that are helping other businesses through this crisis with free support and advice, finance and other offers. There are so many now that we have introduced #UMiSTARS of the week to highlight the most recent ones. Take a look and see what help is out there for you and as importantly, we hope it helps show you that you are not alone. 

Articles and webinars to help you navigate through COVID-19:

We use the power of our network to take the hard work out of finding the best information, expertise and finance to help your business go further. Here are some articles and webinar replays that you might find helpful. 


Marketing for results

Leading through times of unexpected change


Startup advice for navigating through COVID-19

Navigating event cancellations

Home-working tips from a seasoned remote worker

Cybersecurity tips for your remote team

Using social media to keep customers engaged