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THREE ISSUES SMALL BUSINESSES NEED TO BE AWARE OF THIS AUTUMN

THREE ISSUES SMALL BUSINESSES NEED TO BE AWARE OF THIS AUTUMN

If you run a business, then you will already be aware of how difficult the last several months have been. Things have been brutal out there, and small business owners have been left facing a lot of difficult questions as they head into the autumn. The government is making pledges about how they are going to protect everyone from pensioners to businesses, but it is also up to you to make sure that you are doing everything that you can to protect yourself. Here are a few things that you will need to be aware of.

Supply chain issues are ongoing

Supply chain issues have been one of the biggest news stories for businesses over the last couple of years. Last Christmas there was a lot of concern about whether people were going to be able to buy everything they needed for the holidays. Fuel shortages have been an ongoing issue, and the increase in cost has certainly been noticeable. It is going to be so important for small business owners to look for ways that they can minimise any disruption caused by supply shortages. Make sure that you continue talking to your suppliers and try to create worst-case scenario plans.

Costs are going to keep going up

As much as we might wish that this was not the case, the chances are that costs are going to continue going up across the board, for businesses as well as consumers. The latter is going to be a major concern as you plan any activity for the autumn and winter, as you will have to work harder than ever to convince your customers to spend their hard-earned money with you. But you need to think about how you can minimise your own costs. Say you are looking for insurance on a new company vehicle. You need to find an insurance comparison site that can help you find the specific quote you need, whether it’s for a large van or a Renault Scenic insurance. If you’re looking to find the best quote, Quotezone.co.uk can fetch you the best policy offers from the biggest UK providers, and you can find the best Renault Scenic insurance with Quotezone.

The weather is going to be an issue

It seems like we have been through more than enough extreme weather already this year after record-breaking heatwaves in July. But the truth is that it is hard to predict what autumn and winter are going to be throwing at us this year. We can almost certainly expect to see more flooding all around the country after what we saw in August. If your business is in an area that is already considered to be high risk, then you need to think about what you can do to give yourself additional protection. It is also worth thinking about how you can protect your property and your place of business from extremes in temperature. You do not want to be caught out by anything this winter has to throw at us. 

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