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Check out the latest news from 2Circles Consulting and what we've been up to in the month of April!

Friday, 10 April 2020

Friday, 10 April 2020

Check out what's happened this month!

Welcome to the April 2020 issue of the 2Circles Consulting Newsletter

We hope you are all managing to adjust comfortably to life working from home, these are tough times but if we all band together to help one another we can achieve success. Our dedicated team have been working tirelessly over the past few weeks to ensure we can help as many businesses as we possibly can to transform their home into their office space. We are here to help and serve you, your colleagues and your associated business partners so please know that you can always contact us on 03456-200222 or by email at info@2circlesconsulting.com or by contacting Ali, Jamie, Martin, Irena, Jamie, Jess, Angie or Robin directly. We are here to help.

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We started April off in the highest spirits possible – and even succumbed to a prank no less than 9 hours into April fools’ day… We were elephants!

Staying Connected in the New World

We hope that you are all staying well and safe and were able to benefit from some of our ideas in the March Newsletter. We have all been adapting to the world of work in what can best be described as Groundhog Day!

While this has been a challenging time for all of us, our team feel very fortunate to be able to continue to be of service to you.

We continue to run our weekly meetings, training and fitness sessions as normal and have been having some fun quizzes. We will do everything that we can to support you and your business at this difficult time.

We are using Zoom and Microsoft Teams to stay connected with one another by having virtual meetings, we can even keep our slippers on!

Using these handy apps means we can still share ideas, motivate one another throughout the day and also have a lot of fun! We get to put our thinking caps on and wind down when doing our quizzes over video call – which is always good at the end of the day.

We would highly recommend either of these apps as they are easy to operate and have lots of awesome features!

On top of Microsoft Teams and Zoom, check out this article that gives you 22 free screen-sharing apps you can use to collaborate with colleagues, which one looks the most useful to you? Give them a try!

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3241891/22-free-screen-sharing-apps-for-work-at-home-collaboration.html

Things that may help your business at this time

Data Deals

Here at 2 Circles Consulting, we want to help your business to thrive, and we will help in any way that we can! At present, due to the number of people having to work from home, we have teamed up with some of the UK’s top network providers to offer a range of data deals, starting from only £21.50 per month. With this, you can experience all of the benefits of an unlimited mobile data tariff, starting with just a 6-month contract!

Forget pleading with family members over-use of your home broadband - these data deals provide you with unlimited data, texts AND calls! We also allow you to personalise your data package by giving you the opportunity to mix and match between Vodafone, EE and O2 for any number of data sims so ensure you get the best package tailored for YOUR business.

If this seems like something you could really use at a time like this, please get in touch with us to get advice and support on what the next best move is for your business.

Work from home package (WFH)
With the Future Office Mobile App, working from home doesn’t need to be a stressful thought.
It provides you with;
  • Call logs
  • Call recording
  • Messaging
  • Call forwarding
  • Number Presentation
With all of the agility and mobility necessary for you to stay productive with a seamless connection.
Available on iOS and Android, prices start from £9.95 per month.

Helping yourself

In these unprecedented times, it can be tough to adjust and get properly into the swing of things. One thing you must do before anything is keep your mind healthy. The world may have stopped briefly, but it doesn’t mean we have to! Here we have some tips on how to stay focused when working from home but also on how to give your mind a break. After all, you can’t begin to help anyone else until you have helped yourself!

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-8187013/Michelle-Bridges-tips-healthy-body-mind-self-isolating.html

https://www.mindtools.com/pages/article/working-from-home.htm

Stay active - Here are some ideas for those of you who are dearly missing your daily dose of the gym!
  • Joe Wicks – Offers free online workouts at the moment, and PE classes for your little ones.
https://www.thebodycoach.com/about.asp
  • Visit Tyson Fury’s Instagram story at 9am sharp every day for a high intensity workout – don’t forget your towel!
https://www.instagram.com/gypsyking101/
  • Visit Tally Rye’s Instagram page for a wide range of exercises with various levels of strength
https://www.instagram.com/tallyrye/
  • Get your Pilates fix with instructor Ginny Greenwood on her Instagram page
https://www.instagram.com/exercisewithginny/

Meet our newest team member!

Meet the newest team member of the 2CC gang: Jessica-Sauer-Wright – but amazing Jess to us! Jess comes all the way from down under and having said she would have to ‘suppress the weird’ in her, let it all out within a few days… turns out she’s just as bonkers as the rest of us! Jess met her Scottish boyfriend, Connor on a ski slope in Australia and has been living in East Lothian for the past couple of years. She loves it here and is even trying salt on her porridge....

Having started with us mid-February this year, Jess continues to impress us with her care for all her customers and her unrelenting positive attitude. Her witty banter keep us going every day pre-lockdown in the office, and now on our team video calls. It is a challenging time to learn a new complex profession over Zoom and MS teams however we are all determined to help Jess achieve her incredible potential. Jess is someone who will certainly go far in life and in business.

Welcome Jess!

Thank You
In these unprecedented times, it is nice to see everyone coming together to help one another. Here at 2CC we would like to offer our gratitude to our team and our customers, for standing by us and letting us stand by you. We can never know exactly what is around the corner, but one thing we do know is that as long as we support one another, we can get through anything.
We have heard great stories across our customer base of businesses helping each-other out at this time. Our thanks to all of you for all that you do to help others, just now and at all other times.
Each of our team members has committed to making their last call of the day at around about 6pm to a person who may be lonely or in need of company.
If you know of anyone like that in your community, please reach out to us at chloe@2circlesconsulting.com and we will be happy to help.


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