What Support Is There For New Businesses?

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    Starting a new business is an overwhelming and extensive process with many factors to consider before you even start employing people or making any money.
    Juggling it all by yourself is a major task and it’s more than likely that you don’t have enough experience, resources or knowledge in certain areas of business to do it all alone.

    Asking for support is the best business decision you’ll probably ever make – just have a look at our Why You Should Outsource HR blog to see some of the benefits – but knowing what you’ll need and where to find it can often be difficult.

    Employment Law and HR Advice

    The backbone of all businesses is the HR department because it oversees the relationship between employees and employers whilst also monitoring and developing the performance of your staff. This, in turn, contributes to the improvement of your bottom line as you will see a correlation between a strong HR adviser and the productivity and wellbeing of your employees.

    From the moment that you start recruiting an employee, to the day that they leave, your HR team will be responsible for every process in between such as training, documentation, discipline etc.

    Alongside this it’s advised that you should also have support from an employment law expert for the more pressing issues such as pay, holiday, maternity leave and dismissal.
    By having an adviser to consult with before making any big legal-related business decisions, you could save yourself a lot of money and hassle further down the line.

    Financial Support

    All new business owners will find that finances are their biggest worry and, with expenses and outgoings bound to start adding up beyond your budget and predictions, you could find yourself in the red.

    Getting financial support can alleviate a lot of anxiety that money in business causes and there are a few ways you can go about finding this financial support. This could be in the form of a bank loan, a local funding scheme, a grant or an external investor.
    There are even fundraising websites dedicated to helping start-up businesses gather the money to execute their ideas.

    Have a thorough look at your options, do some extensive research and find out which works best for you, bearing in mind that you will need to have a strong idea as to how much money you will need and how long it will likely take to earn it all back.

    Health and Safety Consultancy

    Keeping your workplace and employees safe from potential accidents and injuries is a fundamental responsibility as a business owner, manager or employer.
    It can be quite an exhaustive task – carrying out the necessary risk assessments, writing up a health and safety policy, communicating all of this to your staff etc. –  and you must be aware of all the correct procedures and practices which can result in a lot of training on your part.

    It may be wise to consider external support, as you will also be legally required to appoint a competent person in the role of health and safety support and adviser anyway.
    Rather than train up an employee and spend money, resources and time that you may not have to spare, the alternative is to outsource a professional and qualified consultant for your business.

    They will be at your disposal whenever they are required and can act as your competent person in health and safety, leaving you to focus on the day to day running of your business.

    How can Guardian Support help?

    At Guardian Support, we pride ourselves on the professional bespoke service that we can provide employers and business owners. We aim to relieve you of the burden that often comes with Employment Law, HR and Health and Safety matters.

    With the support of our experienced advisors, you will receive an unbeatable, first class service that puts your business needs at the heart of everything we do.

    Our consultancy services include:

    For a full list of our services, or to book a free consultation, please call us on 0845 2626 260.

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