Tackling the Growing Loneliness Crisis: A Free Symposium for Southampton Businesses

4pm to 6pm Tuesday, 4th October 2016, Hawthorn Suite, Solent Conference Suite, The Spark, East Park Terrace, Southampton, SO14 0YN (Solent University)

Southampton City Council has organised this workshop to discuss with local business leaders, how they can benefit from getting involved in tackling loneliness in the City.

Loneliness is not just a problem for older people, 50% of calls to Childline nationally are made by young people saying they feel socially isolated. Southampton City Council believe there are opportunities for businesses in getting involved.

They would like to invite anyone who might be interested to the event and have asked us to share this invitation, please register your interest in attending by emailing Andrew Gittins andrew.gittins@southamptoncityccg.nhs.uk

 

My web designer makes sure that my website complies with the law, don't they?

It’s really important to remember that the responsibility is with the executives of the business e.g. the owner, partners or directors of a limited company.

It you are investigated by a regulator it really isn’t much of a defence to say “My web designer said it was OK” as the British Pregnancy Advice Service found out to its cost. Read more…

If other people produce or manage your website the buck ultimately stops with you.

Our Website MOT will disclose compliance vulnerabilities.

Our Data Protection MOT will help strengthen your approach to data management.

The three top risks to reputation

After receiving a poor performance review, an employee takes to social media and speaks negatively about the organisation and its leaders, creating a dialogue around the organisation’s culture that goes viral…

A cybercriminal discovers a vulnerability in an organisation’s security system, steals the Social Security numbers of millions of its customers, and demands a ransom payment for the decryption key needed to recover the sensitive data…

A third-party vendor fails to follow regulations when handling client records and inadvertently releases sensitive customer information, resulting in negative media attention and a steep fine for the organisation…

Read more in the source article: Triple threat: How to handle three top risks to reputation | Compliance Week

Are you using your business name correctly?

Sounds an odd question but if you use a “business (or trading) name” then the Companies Act 2006 has some requirements for you to follow, even if you are not a ltd company!

So what is a business name?

It’s a name used by any trader for carrying on business, where:

  • individuals trade under a name which is not their own;
  • partnerships do not use the names of all the partners;
  • a registered company, such as a limited liability partnership or limited company, trades under a name which is different from its registered company name.

What is required?

In essence you must ensure that your customers know who they are trading with. Companies house don’t require the registration of a business name, so don’t make the mistake of letting anyone charge you to register it for you!

Some words are banned from use in a business name and there are restrictions on the use of others.

You will need to give the name of the legal entity (or entities) using it. You will also need to give an address in the UK, at which documents can be served, for each person (or corporation) named, e.g. the registered office address of a limited company.

This information must be shown legibly in any place where you carry on your business and where you deal with customers or suppliers, on business letters, written orders for the supply of goods or services, business emails, invoices and receipts and written demands for the payment of business debts. A company will also need to comply with disclosure requirements in relation to its name and registered office address on business documents and websites.

Failure to comply with the requirements is a criminal offence and in addition you may be unable to enforce your contracts with others.

Is your reputation at risk?

Not sure then please get in touch

Southern Entrepreneurs – Subsidised Training

3 March Winchester 10am to 1pm £35 or £25 early booker price

Customer Service – one for everyone with customers

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9 March Bordon 10am to 1pm £35 or £25 early booker price

Blogging for business – for beginners, or seasoned bloggers

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15 March Romsey 10am to 1pm £35 or £25 early booker price

Mindfulness,relaxation, stress avoidance – invest in yourself

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17 March Portsmouth 10am to 1pm £35 or £25 early booker price

Twitter advanced – what do you do next? Make twitter work even harder for you

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22 March Eastleigh 10am to 2pm £35 or £25 early booker price

Digital skills – module 3

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23 March Basingstoke 10am to 1pm £35 or £25 early booker price

Sell online legally – Ebay or Etsy or just from your website, do it well and remain within the law

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Southern Entrepreneurs Training

10 February Eastleigh –  digital Skills module 1 – 1st of 3 modules designed to give you the digital tools to run your business. The course is certificated and is ideal for you or your staff.

10 February Bordon – Events. Any event large or small needs organisation and plans. Come and here how the experts do it and avoid and costly mistakes.

11 February Southampton – On line Eshops. Want to sell online? learn from the expert who has done it himself. Not to be missed if you’d like to set up an e-commerce site.

16 February Winchester – No Budget Marketing.  Marketing budgets are always the first thing to be cut. Come and see with smart ideas you can market with little or no budget.

18 February Portsmouth – Everything You’ve Always Wanted To Know About Marketing But Were Afraid To Ask. If you do have a marketing budget come and find out how to make best use of it! Ask the expert, learn the best way to go about a successful marketing plan.

24 February – Eastleigh digital skills module 11. Completed module 1 of digital marketing? Now move onto module 11. New skills, new challenges. Module 11 can be done as a stand alone workshop or part of the course.

24 February – Fleet. Branding. How to, why you need to, getting what you want from it, all will be revealed.

1 March – Eastleigh. Handling aggressive people. Calm situations down before they become an issue. Defuse an annoyed client or customer. Learn to remain calm and on top of the situation. Great for businesses and everyday life!

 

Snipping Red Tape With Crimson Crab

Many thanks to Reputation Advocate, Lorna Jackson from Advance and Get Noticed for organising this feature in etc magazine.

We thoroughly enjoyed our morning discussing business issues with Laura Cartledge and you can read the whole February edition here.