Why small businesses need to increase their cybersecurity as they grow

Making sure you have your devices, data and systems protected from cyber-attacks should be a crucial part of your business’ resilience strategy. Why you need to think about cybersecurity 22% of Businesses and 32% of Charities have already had a cyber incident, which has cost them on average between £5k to £22k either to resolve

2020-10-21T15:37:05+00:00October 21st, 2020|News|

How a business support programme can help boost employment in your region

With a steep unemployment and redundancy peak following Covid-19, we unpack how a business support programme can not only help individual businesses but create economic prosperity for the region. Creating jobs when businesses grow Business support programmes ultimately help SMEs in your region to grow, supporting them with everything from marketing to finances and HR

2020-10-06T08:38:45+00:00October 6th, 2020|News|

Welcome to our new Associate Director, Deborah Goodall

We are delighted to announce that we have appointed our trusted associate, Deborah Goodall, as our new Associate Director here at CDI Alliance. Deborah has already worked with us for 3 years, delivering insightful masterclasses and empowering consultancy that has helped small businesses flourish. With her 25 years’ experience of growing businesses through effective marketing

2020-08-28T13:04:07+00:00August 27th, 2020|News|

How to get on track with your business plan after Coronavirus

All small business have felt some effect of Covid-19. Be it furloughing staff, altering processes or closing completely during lockdown, none have been able to stand still. Now that restrictions have lifted though, how should you get on with growing your business? Do you need to adapt your business plan? Maybe you need to find

2020-07-29T15:56:50+00:00July 29th, 2020|News|

How to stay standing as a struggling business during the pandemic

For hospitality, arts and fitness businesses, times are tough. As social distancing restrictions continue and cash flow remains minimal, what are the ways that you can keep going despite the difficult circumstances following COVID 19? Adapt rather than anticipate At the start of the lockdown, many took a “light at the end of the tunnel”

2020-07-17T16:48:40+00:00July 17th, 2020|News|

Are we experiencing the real digital revolution?

The Digital Revolution marked the shift from mechanical and analogue electronic technology to digital electronics back in the 1950’s-1970’s…however, we believe, now, more than ever, we are seeing a Digital Revolution like never before. From TikTokking grandmas to virtual colleges. In this blog we’ll be looking at how these changes in technology have revolutionised both

2020-06-09T16:12:08+00:00June 1st, 2020|News|

Mini Technology Blog – One Drive

One Drive is a file storage and synchronisation service developed by Microsoft that allows users to store files in the cloud, synchronise files across devices and share files. It is offered as part of Microsoft Office 365 suite of applications or as a standalone purchase. https://onedrive.live.com/about/en-gb/ For business users it can be purchased without the applications for:

2020-03-26T10:18:30+00:00March 26th, 2020|News|

Mini Technology Blog – Dropbox

Is not only a cloud based data storage system but it’s a smart workspace for teams, tools and content to come together in one place. There is a choice of packages and levels to suit all individual and business needs. Choose the right option https://www.dropbox.com/plans?trigger=sem For Individual users Basic – FOC , 1 user with

2020-03-26T10:15:43+00:00March 26th, 2020|News|