Happy New Year all.
As the first business day back, a lot of small business owners are coming to terms with our new independent status from the EU. Hopefully, we can all move on from the remain/leave arguments of the past and try and make the best of it.
It's looking like a lot more paperwork for those doing business in Europe. I'm still waiting to find our how data sharing agreements are handled as the legal people sift through the details.
Most of us also start the year in higher Covid Tiers/Levels. But at least vaccinations are underway, so there is light at the end of a long tunnel. I'm thinking some kind of normality around October/November? The talk around things getting better in the Spring seems a little too much to hope for.
So like 2020 it's going to be a challenging year, but at least this year we are aware of the issues, most of us have made changes to our businesses and operating procedures. So hopefully, the peak of business disruption and chaos is behind us. Or is that me just being too optimistic? The eventual end of the furlough scheme will certainly bring a lot of pain to a lot of small business owners and employees.
If there was ever a time to support fellow business owners, it's now. So if you have any issues, challenges, headaches or just want to vent, feel free to create a thread on the forum or post on our Facebook or Twitter pages.