Web Meeting Apps Compared: Zoom vs Microsoft Teams vs Google Meet

With organisations around the world looking for more effective ways to work remotely and keep their teams connected, the spotlight has fallen on web meeting tools to provide an edge for companies.

Most readers will already be familiar with at least some of these tools. The COVID-19 pandemic forced many businesses that previously operated entirely with on-site teams to look at remote work options to remain productive.

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Cash Flow: Why Your Business Needs to Forecast & How to Get Started

A cash flow forecast is a plan that shows how much money a business expects to receive in and pay out over a given period of time.

If a business runs out of cash and is not able to meet its obligations such as paying suppliers, creditors and staff, it will become insolvent. It is never an excuse for management to claim that they didn't see a cash flow crisis coming.

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11 actionable steps to recession-proof your business

It's no secret that a slowdown or contraction in economic activities happens from time to time. 

Many business owners reading this will have experienced the Global Financial Crisis and/or the COVID-19 outbreak. 

If you still have a business, you clearly made some of the right moves. 

Which leads to the question – what are the right moves now to recession-proof your business? 

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Telecommuting, teleworking, working from home, mobile work, remote work, flexible workplace… whatever you want to call it, it amounts to the same thing.

No chats about last night's match at the watercooler. No comparing notes about the movie you watched. And no after-work drinks.

Just the work, I'm afraid.

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Should my small business have a social media policy?

We've seen plenty of spectacular social media fails from large corporations over the years – from McDonald's accidentally (or deliberately, some have argued) tweeting placeholder text, to the social media planner for Britain's HMV using the company's Twitter account to live-tweet the sacking of over 60 employees. There was Donald Trump's 'covfefe' tweet, and that Adidas email subject line, 'Congrats, you survived the Boston marathon!', which instantly became fodder for the masses on Twitter. 

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