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Why Words Matter Newsletter April '20

Hello there!

Like us, you may be facing some difficult decisions about your business. Our world is changing quickly. Perhaps a bit too quick for us to be able to plan for the long term. In these uncertain times, we wanted to reach out and offer our support.

It’s tricky to sift through the never-ending streams of articles and blogs to find the advice and support we need. So here are a couple of resources we’ve found helpful this week, aimed at small businesses and the self-employed.

  1. COVID: 19 - Advice and guidance for small businesses and the self employed - FSB - this in-depth guide is reviewed and updated often in line with government advice. You’ll find advice on grants and lending, how to talk to your staff and customers during the outbreak, and what self employed people can do. FSB are also hosting a webinar tomorrow which you can attend for free.

  2. Support and guidance for tech companies during the outbreak - Gino Brancazio, Tech Nation Wales - a Twitter thread of tech companies who are providing free services and resources while the crisis continues. The list includes simple how-tos, free trials and in-depth guides, and Gino promises to add more to the list as he finds them.

  3. Toolkits and guides to support yourself and colleagues through isolation - Mind - the transition to working from home can be a tough one - especially when you’re used to working in a big team. Here are some great resources to help you take care of your wellbeing, find a routine that works for you, and take care of your colleagues.

  4. Scribd opens up their library for free for 30 days - for those of you self-isolating, being cooped up at home can be challenging. Check out Scribd’s library of ebooks, audiobooks and magazines - there’s literally millions to keep you busy for a month!

  5. Communicating with care and empathy for a time of crises - this one’s from us, as we reflect on what it means to communicate during the current pandemic, and how we can do so in a kinder, more empathetic way.

Do let us know if you have any interesting resources we can share.

Stay safe, take care of your loved ones and don’t hesitate to contact us if we can help.

All the best,

Nia and Adrián

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