Homeworking: VOIP & Microsoft Teams

Sarah Medcraf Chamber News

Fibre 1 have kindly shared their newsletter – The Wire – which has some information on how integrating your VOIP and Microsoft Teams, which may make working from home that little bit easier.

Coronavirus Tracker Survey Results

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SCC: Coronavirus Tracker Survey • Cashflow: Almost half of companies (48%) say current cashflow levels will only cover them for a period of up to or less than 3 months • Barriers to support: Over three-fifths of firms (64%) believe that there are gaps in the current business support measures offered by government • Lack of uptake on the CBILS: …

£100M FUND FOR BUSINESSES IMPACTED BY COVID-19

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£100M FUND FOR BUSINESSES IMPACTED BY COVID-19 Further to Economy Secretary Fiona Hyslop’s announcement this morning that the Scottish Government’s additional £100m fund for businesses impacted by COVID-19 will be open for applications from 2pm, we wanted to provide you with more information about this support. Companies can find full details on Find Business Support. This grant funding has been divided into …

Covid Projects Benefit From Specialist Donations

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Staff at the Highland’s leading copy-scan-print firm have stepped forward to offer its specialist services to support two community initiatives that are tackling the Coronavirus crisis. Highland Office Equipment in Inverness, which is part of Capital Document Solutions, have loaned a £2000 hi-tech 3D printer which is playing a key role in creating vital face visor shields as part of …

Forres Businessman in Running for AWARD

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A NORTH east businessman is in the running for an award which will recognise his leadership skills. Alan James, managing director of AJ Engineering has been nominated for an award by The Institute of Directors in Scotland. Alan, whose company last year celebrated 20 years in business is one of six finalists in the director of the year category for …

TOP Q&A on COVID-19 – 17/04/2020

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This week in questions Here’s the most common six questions that we have been asked this week: 1) Can a staff member work for one day to do the wages whilst on furlough. No, if your staff member is on furlough they cannot undertake any work for you. You can take them off furlough after the minimum 3 weeks, pay them …