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Vishal Group Donates Sanitary Napkins And Partners With P&G And World Vision International

VG Foundation (Vishal’s Group wing for social activities), which is especially known for its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and other social activities, recently donated sanitary napkins worth Rs. 1 crore with the aim of promoting basic health and hygiene among women. Vishal Group executed this initiative with P&G (one of the leading FMCG companies in the world) and World Vision International (a leading Humanitarian Aid Organization).

Women and girls around the country, especially those living in poverty, face the least access to proper health facilities. In spite of being of the most discusses topics in the world, it is still neglected. The progress of providing basic health rights to women remains slow. The aim of the VG Foundation is to make the women aware of menstrual hygiene and providing sanitary napkins to them with the goal of promoting basic health and hygiene among women.

“We all are aware of the side effects of not following the menstrual hygiene properly…it even causes death! But, sadly, there still some socio-economical taboo about using sanitary napkins. We at Vishal Group would like to thank P&G and World Vision International for joining hands with us in this initiative” said Ms. SajalPradhan, Lead – Water & Sustainability. He also added “We believe this is the first, but a firm step and we would be able to motivate and inspire women about the importance of health and hygiene during the period in a broader way in the coming days”.

About Vishal Group

Vishal Group is one of the leading conglomerates in Nepal engaged in several business sectors which include Banking & Finance, Manufacturing, Distribution, Automobile, Education, and Social Business. They are one of the major contributors to the economy and also one of the highest taxpayers of Nepal.

They employ over 10,000 people in Nepal and over 24,000 globally. The Group has now successfully built strong relationships with their global partners and the multiple prestige brands they represent.

 Notes to editors

For more information please contact:

Sunil Chhetri

Tel: 97715111104

Email: sunil.chhetri1310@gmail.com

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HOW COMPANIES SHOULD PREPARE FOR INVESTIGATION AS COMPANIES REPAY HALF A BILLION UNLAWFULLY CLAIMED FURLOUGH MONEY BACK TO HMRC

Multinational firms have brought back more than half a billion pounds value of furlough cash that the businesses were not eligible to claim or unlawfully obtained. HM Revenue and Customs further said businesses had repaid hundreds of millions of dollars on a voluntary basis.

“In the sense of the total mistake so far, we have made about £504 million in voluntary disclosures and fixes, for those that have been approved for the grant and have agreed to refund it,” said Penny Ciniewicz, Managing Director of Consumer Compliance at HMRC.

Around £12 million in claims had been denied by the HMRC before the funds had been paid out. This blocked some of the illegal threats against the structure that might otherwise have existed, she said to members of the Treasury Select Committee. Just 0 to 0.6 percent of furlough allegations fell under the range of criminal violence, Ciniewicz said.

Presently, HMRC contains approximately 5,700 open inquiries of risky allegations, of which about 2,000 are follow up complaints to HMRC’s fraud portal. But the Head of the Agency, Jim Harra, said he felt some of the issues were amplified.

 “There have been serious questions regarding whether the system is being exploited, which I believe is often exaggerated, but in some cases is motivated by a deficiency of information,” he added.

The Government has announced that it plans to disclose the identities of all businesses claiming money under the latest work retention scheme unveiled last month. Over one million businesses across the United Kingdom have been attempted to claim to cover the wages of their employees since the onset of the disease outbreak.

The policy will run until March after it has been extended due to an increase in constraints due to a second round. HMRC claimed that between 5% and 10% of the furlough money may have been paid out through “fraud and error.” The mistake is that businesses submit false statements.

We are informed that HMRC has currently demanded some details from companies to verify if the Coronavirus Work Retention System has been properly used by the enterprise. Applications should be submitted on a reasonably short notice basis (most likely two weeks) so we suggest that employees have the details readily accessible to be able to send it to HMRC in a reasonable fashion. The details sought by the HMRC is meant to ensure conformity with the scheme-that the entities agree with the terms and demand the right numbers.

WHAT DETAILS ARE EXPECTED TO BE DEMANDED BY THE HMRC?

  • Employee records, including personal data, evaluation details, working hours
  • Proof of purchases and allegations
  • Information about any changes or corrections made
  • Verification that it fits the details sent in real-time

The HMRC may contact the manager to request an additional explanation. Although we have not yet learned of this, HMRC requests proof of assets or facts to show that furlough rewards are appropriate for the sustainability of the company. We recognize that only a very limited number of employers can be approached. Even so, it would be prudent to determine if it would be easy for you to collect the details set out above if needed and to guarantee that any furlough benefits claimed can be explained in compliance with the provisions of the system in place at the time.

The UK HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) also started sending letters to up to 3,000 workers per week to remind them that they would need to refund the sums earned under the Coronavirus Work Retention Scheme (CJRS) (CJRS) (CJRS).

 The so-called ‘nudge’ letters say that CJRS grants will have to be returned because the corporation has accepted a grant that is larger than their eligibility or that they might not have fulfilled the requirements of the plan. Companies are advised to check their reports and their statements, and HMRC admits that “blunders are happening.” Companies getting messages are advised to ask HMRC-whether or not they believe they have been over-claimed.

Businesses should maintain due care and guarantee that they and their employees have agreed with the provisions of the policy, whether or not they have obtained one of those letters. Those who discover themselves in violation of the regulations, for whatever cause, should keep an accurate record and use the time-limited redemption to refund amounts they were not eligible to.

The amnesty encompasses the complete spread of actions from managers who are not informed that distant workers are employed, logistical or technological problems, disruptions in remittances, by intentional behavior. This is the last opportunity that workers would have to correct a position without punishment or penalties, so they need to respond immediately. One of the key provisions of the CJRS is that workers should not be inclined to work if they are furloughed.

Managers may notice that, while they have informed furloughed workers that they cannot work, workers have, even with the best will in the world, created large amounts of business emails when furloughed. Put another way, certain organizational leaders may have followed explicit orders from the corporate headquarters on the restriction of operation. Companies who have made statements to CJRS should guarantee that they have complied with the laws before the amnesty expires.

When the policy was revealed, Chancellor Rishi Sunak stated that he will ‘do whatever it requires’ to help employers and ‘right up the boat after that;’ we are now going into the latter process, and the HMRC is expected to fall hard heavily on those who do not comply with the amnesty and are eventually discovered to violate the law. It has also proven that it would use dawn raids if it finds the activity to be serious enough. There is also a portal available and they encourage workers to report any abuse of the policy they encounter on that portal. This whistleblowing technique will help them to capture more fraudsters as quickly as possible.

The Importance of Marketing When Running a Startup

There is no denying that many industries were forced to change due to the sweeping pandemic. Instead of physical establishments, many companies shifted to an online space, providing services to those who would much prefer purchasing everything they need from the comfort of their home. That said, if there is one constant when it comes to business management, it is the constant need for influence and relevance.

After all, without relevance, even a company that provides the best possible services will still end up failing to realise its full potential. More crucial than most aspects, gaining relevance is an important part of the business management process.

How to get started

First and foremost, a startup owner would be wise to make use of a social media platform as soon as possible — even before they decide to start the company. You can build the hype of your upcoming business and spread the word, as well as asking family and friends to do the same. While it does not mean that you are earning revenue just yet, having people aware of the company before it gets off the ground is the perfect way to get started.

Why the marketing campaigns of other companies matter

The digital marketing campaign is not restricted to the company’s dealings. There are also plenty of other marketing campaigns helmed by competitors that matter. For example, if a direct competitor is making waves in the industry, it would be a good idea to study their marketing strategies, as it could very well help you when you develop your own campaign. For example, they could be marketing a brand new way to handle specific types of construction, such as an easier means of developing a jersey barrier.

For a contracting company, an easier means of accomplishing the same thing can help propel a business in the construction industry. Looking into the marketing of other companies provides insight for current events and what your own company can do to get the job done.

Search engine optimisation (SEO)

SEO is all about gaining a higher spot in the rankings of the most popular search engine, Google. While other search engines matter, Google is the primary platform for SEO solutions, and many agencies will focus their efforts on improving brand recognition. The best part about utilising SEO is that it can be quite easy on the wallet. Search engine optimisation is highly versatile, and you can go for the bare minimum if you are not comfortable with the idea of a full-blown marketing campaign. SEO favours the slow and steady approach, though there are advertising models that offer instantaneous results, such as the pay-per-click (PPC) model.

Last but certainly not least, many startups are gaining a foothold by making use of online services in the ongoing holiday season. Considering how many shoppers are looking online for their holiday shopping, it is no wonder why digital marketing is taking centre stage. With the right kind of marketing campaign, a startup can effectively compete with industry giants.

SPARQ announces investor search

SPARQ would like to formally announce that we have begun looking for investors for our personal finance platform as we look to launch our highly anticipated MVP in the first quarter of 2021.

The SPARQ platform provides the tools, knowledge and experience to help the young people of today face and overcome the very real problem of struggling to understand and manage their personal finance. SPARQ’s vision is to take a data-driven, gamified approach to create a culture of effective money management for Millennials! 

SPARQ is looking for an investment of approximately 1 million EUR with a pre-money valuation of 4 million EUR. 

With the current cash burn, the company’s runway is up to April 2021, so we plan to close our seed round at the beginning of 2021. 

There is excited expectation about the launch of our MVP during the first quarter of 2021, with an estimated 7000 early adopters by the launch date.

SPARQ works on a freemium model with our standard card users enjoying amazing benefits including Free ATM withdrawals up to 400€ monthly and transactions to other European banks up to 3000€ per month for free. Meanwhile, our QPass users will enjoy a whole host of benefits such as transactions to other European banks up to 5000€ per month for free as well as free ATM withdrawals up to 2000€ monthly.

“We are extremely excited about our upcoming MVP launch to market early in 2021,’’ CFO Nikolajs Petrovics says. ‘’As 2020 draws to a close, it looks like we will have 7000 early adopters by the first quarter launch date. Now is a fantastic time for investors to get on board with us as we enter this thrilling stage in our journey.’’

Potential investors are invited to contact CFO Nikolajs Petrovics partnership@sparq.eu 

You can find out more about SPARQ’s exciting journey https://sparq.eu

Notes to editors

For more information please contact:

Tel: 24666803
Email: aleksandra.markova@sparq.eu
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From climbing the walls to climbing into a cabin bed, restore calm in 2021

Cabin beds are fun, practical and can transform your child’s bedroom. Because cabin beds are so versatile, there’s a style to suit every family, every child, every sized room and every budget. With so many bed types, styles and configurations available, here are the key points to consider before choosing your perfect cabin bed in 2021.

What is a cabin bed?

Cabin beds are single beds of normal to a slightly elevated height. They usually incorporate storage underneath the sleeping platform or integrated items of furniture such as a desk, cupboard or small wardrobe.

Some cabin beds will have a couple of steps up to the sleeping level but not all. By and large, this depends on the height of the bed.

Cabin beds differ from a mid or high sleeper (although they are different, they do get classed in the same category). These types of bed are taller in height and will incorporate a ladder or staircase up to a raised sleeping area.

Why choose a cabin bed?

When your cot has already been turned into a cot bed, or the toddler who sleeps in a toddler bed finds their feet dangling over the end, it’s time to consider a bigger bed.

Cabin beds are perfect for the child who is getting bigger, who is amassing more and more toys and clothes, and needs room to store their stuff without taking up additional floor space.

Cabin beds are also ideal for the smaller child who would love the idea of sleeping a little higher up but who might not be ready to clamber into a midsleeper or bunk bed.

What age is appropriate for a cabin bed?

The beauty of the cabin bed is that it’s appropriate for almost all children aged four and upwards.

That alone stands them out from beds which are higher. Bunk beds and mid/high sleepers are only recommended for kids who are six and above. And because cabin beds are so versatile, with so many sizes and designs to choose from, they can last children right through to their teens and beyond.

<h2>How much weight will a cabin bed hold? </h2>

Each cabin bed differs in its specifications, but generally, you’ll find that most come with a maximum weight of 100 kg – that’s over 15 stone.

For added stability, it is recommended that any bed which is more than 60 cm in height is secured to the wall to prevent it toppling over.

What size mattress should I choose for our cabin bed?

The manufacturer will recommend the size of mattress most suitable for the cabin bed they sell.

You will find that product listings tend to specify either a standard UK mattress (60 cm x 190 cm) or a European size mattress (60 cm x 200 cm).

The other important factor is to choose the right mattress thickness. Because the bed is raised, the mattress cannot exceed a recommended height which you will also find on the manufacturer’s specifications.

UK or European-sized fitted sheets and duvets will fit standard dimension cabin beds.

What’s new in cabin beds for 2021?

We all spent a lot more time at home during 2020 – kids and adults alike. School closures during the COVID-19 pandemic meant children did much of their learning at the dining table or from makeshift bedroom desks.

While it was a challenge at the time, perhaps there were positives. Your young person may well have become accustomed to home learning with knock-on effects for their future approach to homework.

So, there has been an upsurge in demand for unique and clever configurations of bedroom furniture. A cabin bed with a desk incorporated is certainly one example, with suppliers even selling out as parents sought to future-proof the bedroom-cum-study arrangements for children.

AI voices vs real voices: the pros and cons for business

High quality voiceover and audio descriptions will use human voices to convey the message: to make an emotional connection, add personality, passion and/or humour for the audience to enjoy. The problem is that human voice actors and voice over services can be costly and it can take time and effort to get the performance right.

For that reason, some companies are choosing to use AI voices for their voice projects instead of real voice actors. This can lower the overall price and time required to complete the project, but at what cost to quality?

If you have an upcoming project that requires a voiceover, it is worth weighing up the pros and cons of both AI and real voices, so you know which is best for your project.

Let’s take a closer look at the pros and cons of AI voices and human voices:

AI Voices

Pros:

Quicker turnaround time

Even with a professional voiceover service it can take a while to get the voiceover for your project completed. This is normal, but it can’t compete with the speed of an AI voice. With AI speech there is no script practise, voice recording or editing to be done. It is especially speedy if an audio transcript file already exists for your project.

Cheaper

Because there is no need for a human voice actor and studio quality recording equipment, AI voice overs are generally cheaper.

Adjustment ability control

With synthesised speech there is often additional software available from the AI voiceover company. This kind of software gives you easy control over editing and changing content yourself, rather than having to request updates from the voice over agency.

Cons:

No regional adjustments

You are unlikely to be able to have specific regional accents with AI voice overs. They may offer English spoken in the main accents such as English itself, Welsh, Scottish, Australian, American etc. However, we’ve spoken before about the advantages of regional accents and dialects in conveying certain advertising messages so AI voices can limit the appeal of a voice over or fail to convey the intended message.

No substitutions

A professional voice actor will be able to replace certain words with words that sound better, or that fit the timing of the text better. You can’t get that on-the-spot flexibility with an AI voiceover, as it simply converts the text on the computer into sound.

It doesn’t really sound like a person

Despite the technology being much more advanced than it was, the fact is that AI voices still don’t sound quite like human voices. That’s a pretty major disadvantage when people still very much prefer a human voice when it comes to communication.

“Words mean more than what is set down on paper. It takes the human voice to infuse them with deeper meaning.” – Maya Angelou

Human Voices:

Pros:

Emotion & Personality

With a human voice you get the distinct emotion and personality only possible through the voice of a real person. This is invaluable when it comes to conveying your message in marketing, advertising, training or other corporate video.

A unique voice that is just right

With a voice over service you have a huge range of vocal talent to choose from so you can find a voice that is just right for your project. That indefinable quality that comes from individual human voices in a range of accents. This gives you much more flexibility when it comes to the tone, age, personality and character of the voice in your content.

Greater ability to convey a message

As humans we only really take in so much from an AI voice before we are distracted by the fact it isn’t a real person and switch off. For a strong message that is well-received and understood by your audience, human voices can speak to an audience on a different level to AI vocals.

Cons:

Higher cost

Inevitably it does cost more to have a human voice over on your project. However, for the benefits and quality of an excellent voiceover by a professional voice artist, that investment will pay off. The costs are also more competitive than you might think – check our rates here for a comparison.

Longer production time

It can take longer to record a human voiceover, but that is often only because of the vast amount of input you can have. You have time to browse different voices, choose different accents, get sharp, professional vocals recorded, then tweaked and adjusted depending on your needs. Yes, extra time is spent but only to deliver a high-spec result.

Extra equipment

If you are planning on recording the voiceover yourself then you do have to consider the extra cost of equipment. Even equipment hire for recording can be costly, add to that the sound engineer costs and other technical needs, and it can be expensive. Usually, it is cheaper to utilise a professional voice over service who will include recording and editing in the overall price.

There are pros and cons to both AI voices and human voices. The fact remains, that AI voices do not currently sound like human voices (yet), and they don’t resonate with people in the same way other real human voices do. For the most effective voiceover for your project, speak to us today to find out how we can boost your content with a professional human voice over.

Folding Chair Buying Guide from Furniture At Work®

Folding chairs can provide solutions to seating in many different environments. The key benefits of folding chairs are space saving and portability, making them ideal for areas where space is at a premium or where furniture needs to be moved on a regular basis.

Folding chairs are designed for short-term use; unlike other office chairs, they are not ergonomically designed for comfort. However, for any situation requiring temporary seating, such as a work meeting, family event or other gathering, folding chairs could be an ideal solution.

Furniture At Work stocks a comprehensive range of folding chairs for every occasion.

Space Saving

The ideal environment for folding chairs is one where seating is required occasionally, but the space is used for other purposes at other times. Folding chairs can easily be stacked and stored without taking up too much room in a storage room, warehouse, garage or shed when not in use.

Schools and businesses use folding chairs for events such as assemblies, meetings and staff parties. Folding chairs can also be highly efficient when planning an event such as a wedding, or any other type of gathering where seating is required but only temporarily.

Lightweight and Portable

Folding chairs are typically made from lightweight materials and are highly portable. People who regularly host parties, organise sporting events, hold employee meetings or require seating for any other occasion on a regular basis could invest in a set of folding chairs for every occasion. Folding chairs can be stacked neatly and stored away without taking up much space when not being used, so they can be easily stored and brought out as required.

Materials

Folding chairs are available in a variety of materials, each of which has benefits to offer depending on the circumstances of use. Chairs designed to be used outdoors need to be weather-resistant, so plastic or wood without padding are often the best choices. Chairs designed for indoor use can be made to be more comfortable with fabric pads. Vinyl padding is a good option for a more comfortable chair that is also suitable for outdoor use.

Maintenance

Most folding chairs are durable enough to be used for several years without requiring replacement or too much maintenance.

When the chairs are used regularly, they should be checked for damage before and after use – cracks in plastic or wood, bent legs, loose screws or rivets, damaged welding and rust can all cause deterioration over time.

However, folding chairs are both durable and cost-effective, so the need to replace the odd one or two here and there will be infrequent and cheap.

Customisable

The range of folding chairs available from Furniture At Work allows for customisation to suit any type of occasion or purpose. Options include a variety of materials, some of which are weather-resistant, with others designed more for indoor use. The choice of colours, materials and styles means a design can be chosen for any number of priorities, including style, portability, cost, durability, comfort and lightness.

Where folding chairs are required for regular use in various locations, a folding chair cart will make them even more portable. Chairs can be folded and stacked neatly onto the wheeled cart to be transported between venues easily and frequently.

Zuneth Sattar: A Commercial Property Buyer’s Guide

As Executive Director of Xavier Limited, Zuneth Sattar has always had interest in buying commercial property and regenerating it for personal use. This article explores the booming commercial property market, identifying key stages in the buying process.

The UK Commercial Property Market

According to the 2017 PIA Property Data Report, commercial property accounts for approximately 13% of the value of all UK buildings. The majority of commercial property consists of offices, retail, leisure and industrial premises, with alternative commercial property types including facilities such as schools and petrol stations.

The purchase of commercial property consists of several key stages.

Finding the Right Property

Choosing the right property to invest in is critical to achieving a profit. Accomplished investors avoid making a purchase at the top of the market when property prices are high.

It is important to identify local and national trends in commercial property markets, examining issues such as:

  • Supply
  • Demand
  • Value
  • Availability of finance
  • Competition.

In terms of choosing the right property, major considerations include property type; tenure, i.e. whether the property is freehold or leasehold; and property size. Location is paramount. It is important to consider how the premises will suit the tenant’s needs, taking into consideration factors such as local air, rail, road, and sea links; local congestion charges; parking and delivery facilities; local amenities and their proximity to potential customers and employees; equipment, facilities, and furniture; and space configuration.

Budgeting and Finance

In property transactions, a deposit is generally paid by the buyer to the seller on exchange of contracts, with the remainder of the purchase price becoming due upon completion. In addition to the purchase price, buying commercial property incurs numerous other expenses, including professional advice from solicitors and surveyors, Stamp Duty Land Tax, VAT, mortgage broker fees, redecoration and refurbishment costs, and setting up facilities.

Where a purchaser plans to retain ownership of the premises, letting it out to tenants, ongoing costs might include maintenance and repairs; services such as cleaning and security; insurance; local authority charges; property management agent fees; utilities; commercial mortgage repayments; and business rates.

The buyer may require a mortgage to finance their investment. With a range of lending sources available, it is important for commercial investors to analyse the market, comparing mortgages to secure the right deal. Lenders often require a significant amount of information before making a mortgage offer, and will typically want to see a business plan, business bank account statements, and a commercial mortgage repayment proposal.

Making an Offer

The commercial purchaser makes an offer, usually in writing, to the seller’s estate agent. If the offer is refused, it may still be possible to negotiate a deal.

If an offer is accepted, the purchaser typically asks the seller to take the property off the market to prevent bids from other interested parties.

The buyer should then carry out a local authority search to check for anything that could impact the property’s value.

Exchange of Contracts and Completion

The buyer and seller’s solicitors negotiate the ‘heads of terms’ delineating details of the transaction. The document sets out how the transaction will proceed, including financing arrangements and proposed timescales.

Some purchasers request an exclusivity agreement, providing peace of mind that the seller is not negotiating with other parties while the buyer undertakes due diligence checks.

A prudent purchaser will instruct a surveyor to inspect the property. This can highlight potential problems and serve as a bargaining tool to achieve a reduction in asking price.

When finance is in place and both parties are happy with the contract and the state of the property, contracts are exchanged, with the buyer paying a deposit to the seller. The deal is completed when documents are dated, signed and delivered, at which point the keys are handed over and the purchaser becomes the new owner.

Exploring the Benefits of a Pre-Paid Funeral Plan

Saving money is definitely one of the biggest benefits of having a pre-paid funeral plan. That’s what they all say. And it’s true.

If you’re unfamiliar with pre paid funeral plans, you’re taking out a plan, paying today’s prices even if it changes. As costs generally increase in every aspect of life by buying at today’s process for a funeral that could be 20 or 30 years away could save a few thousand pounds.

Some costs won’t be included in the pre-paid plan (for example things like crematorium fees will increase and be outside the remit of the plan), but the funeral director’s costs will be covered, even if there’s an increase.

And it’s estimated that by 2024 the average funeral will cost £5,285. In 2014 it was £3,590. That’s an almost £1700 increase in ten years. If your funeral is 30 years away that will be an extra £5,085.

And the funeral director’s prices won’t rise even if you live to be 100.

·         The cost of the funeral director’s services will be covered

·         Some will even pay the transportation charges if the death occurs away from your permanent address, but still within mainland UK

·         Often plans allow you take out a plan regardless of your health condition

But you won’t be the one worrying…

… which leads to the most important reason why people take out pre paid funeral plans:

Helping out Your Family

Funerals are a time of stress and grief. Many people don’t want their family to have to deal with the stress of arranging a funeral at a time that’s highly emotional.

It’s a cliché but it’s one less worry.

Worries over how to pay, making sure the correct paperwork is acquired and completed and deciding how to hold the funeral service are mixed with feelings of sadness and grief. It’s stressful.

Having a pre-paid funeral plan takes away all that.

Do Your Family Know What You Want for your Funeral?

The answer is probably ‘no’.

Most people haven’t discussed the details of any funeral wishes with their loved ones. And by most people it means only 1% actually know their loved one’s wishes.

So, by taking out a pre paid funeral plan any confusion or disagreement can be cleared up in the early stages.

Paying for a Loved One’s Funeral

Working out how to pay for an unplanned funeral can be hugely stressful for those left behind. Often the most common solutions include:

·         Borrowing money from friends and family

·         Bank Loans

·         Credit Cards

·         Selling personal items

None of which are ideal, and certainly not in the context of grief and overwhelming emotion. It could also lead to feeling pressured into making poor financial decisions that have greater consequences further down the line.

Even if inflation means there are some additional costs to pay (cremation fees etc) it will be much smaller than having to pay from scratch at the time.

It’s perhaps worth noting here that a pre paid funeral is not the same as an over 50s plan that pays out a lump sum on your death.

Typically with an over 50s plan you’ll be paying in until a certain time and you could be paying more than you have returned.

A pre paid funeral guarantees your future funeral costs, but at the same prices as today.

What to Expect

Each funeral provider offers a different level of service and different packages. But it’s good advice to go to an independent funeral director. You’ll get a more personalised level of service and likely better value for money.

And with a pre paid funeral plan you can still make all the same choices you want for your send off.

Your Pre Paid Funeral Plan Should Include:

·         Professional funeral directors charges, which include making all official arrangements for cremation or burial

·         Taking the body from the place of death to a location, such as the funeral home

·         Dressing the body and any other hygienic preparation required for viewing

·         Advice on the certification and registration of death and other important paperwork

·         Provision of a hearse and other funeral vehicles

·         Options for pallbearers if required

It’s worth thinking that the way people want to be sent off is changing. The solemnity and the mourning are being replaced with celebrations of life.

People want their loved ones to spend the money on a weekend away, not in undertaker’s fees. So buying now for the future could see savings that are enjoyed in other ways.

How to Start a Profitable Handyman Business in 2021

Starting any business amid COVID-19 can be quite challenging, but that should not stop anyone from starting their own business and being their own bosses. An emerging industry taking the world by storm is the business of a handyman, and it can be very profitable. 

Who is a handyman?

A handyman is a person who offers several kinds of home repair services based on capacity and the want of the customer. A handyman can provide several types of plumbing, maintenance, interior and exterior trade skills, and repair. A handyman typically does what we refer to as “odd jobs.”

How To Start A Profitable Handyman Business In 2021?

Starting any business requires a proper plan; a handyman’s business is no exception, so if you are wondering how to start a handyman business

First, you need to ensure that you have made up your mind that you want to get into the handymen business in 2021. If you have made up your mind, you have completed the first step: having faith and confidence in yourself. Now you must be asking yourself a ton of questions, and it is only natural to have these questions in your mind:

What are the requirements for starting a profitable handyman business?

Do I need experience in the handyman business?

How to start my own handyman business?

Does good profit come out of a handyman’s business?

Do I need some certification and licensing?

Do not Worry, as in this post; I’ll guide you step by step what exactly are the things you need to do to start a profitable handyman business in 2021.

1. Make A Proper Plan For Your Handyman Business

Amid Covid, You need to plan your business as you need to make sure of certain things like your target audience’s occurring expenses and ongoing business. Since you will be dealing with a large pool of customers, you must keep in mind the kind of odd jobs you plan to take on.

2. Create A Website For Your Handyman Business

 Businesses these days are making their presence felt in the online sphere, so you should create a website for your handyman business; having a website that can easily be searched on google will actually do your business a lot better.

All the essential details of your business should be made available on the website, like the services you provide, the contact number. It also should be SEO optimized as it will help your potential customers to locate you online. The primary purpose of an SEO optimized website is to allow it to rank on search engines so that you never run out of work.

3. Acquire Your Permit and License

More often than not, handymen don’t require permits and licenses, but if you get work from another place, you need to have a permit so that everything runs smoothly.

4. Form A Strategy And Set goals

The handyman business revolves around the kind of services you provide, your clients, and the money you charge.

You are not going to earn enough in the initial days, but you must always figure out your overhead costs. Once you get the hang of being a handyman, it becomes a lot easier, and you can start earning a ton of profits from your Courier business. You should also set goals, and it will motivate you to work harder.

5. Create A Team

Handling a business becomes a lot easier when people work together. On several assignments, you will need a lot of decision making, so it’s better to have a team that would help your decision-making process a lot easier. You can hire employees by posting handyman jobs on your website.

Conclusion

If health wise you are fit and you are ready to be your boss, starting a handyman business will earn you a lot of profits in 2021.

You should possess the skills and required knowledge to fix and repair household items. The bottom line is you should be passionate about your work as a handyman. You might not earn a ton of profit in the initial days, but having patience and creating your presence online will make your handyman business profitable.

It is all about your efforts to put in your business’s overall vision and the goals you have set for yourself. Having the proper skills, team, and knowledge of your work will help you grow your handyman business. Some handymen prefer working locally, whereas some love to make the team and enjoy working in far off places and expand their services.

If you have some prior experience in the industry, starting your own handyman business will be a lot easier, and it is bound to earn you profits if you are good at it.

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