I’m sure I’ve spent my Christmas like many other business owners, taking some time out of being in the business and thinking about what the coming year might look like.
And although I wrote this before the country was plunged into another Lockdown… It’s still relevant and at Pyramis we will be doing what we can to support business owners.
Although we are not out of the woods yet with COVID, and as businesses we are going to have to continue to be pretty sharp, determined and resilient to see the storm through. At least we can think about what the new normal might be for Pyramis Solutions and how we can continue to help businesses.
Here are some upcoming projects we have planned for the year- you heard it here first!
Most of our clients know that we have a particular niche in supporting early stage Tech companies, especially if they already have a large grant or investor funding.
This year we are looking to launch a new website and brand specifically for this sector.
As I love experimenting with new Tech solutions, don’t be surprised if more hints and tips show up in our content showcasing some tools we use in Pyramis, as I am writing this I’ve just found Trello’s new views...awesome!
Last year the team expanded just before lockdown, I’m so proud of how we have all embraced the technology which enabled us to come together weekly as a team. Excitingly, we hope to expand again this year, part of my first quarter projects will look at preparing the business to be a welcome and productive environment for Apprentices.
It has been nine months since we launched our sister company and we are so happy that the brand has continued to grow, so again we will look at growing our online presence and resources for Pyramis Accountancy.
Charitable ‘Working Sessions’
I have always wanted an element of my business that gives back. Many business owners know that at the beginning, you have more time than money so I have often fulfilled this goal with some volunteering, but this year Pyramis Solutions are launching our Charitable Working Session scheme.
We will allocate a certain amount of ‘Working Session’ capacity each month to charitable causes, so if a registered charity is looking for a helping hand, they can apply for a free one-off ‘Working Session’ from one of our team members. This could really help a new charity get going or help a more established charity prepare for growth and expansion.
One thing I’m very proud of is that we are super adaptable and can build a package that’s right for your specific requirements but understandably, that can be a bit daunting especially at the start of business.
So this year, we are looking at some more ways that we can build packages for the small business in mind, one which combines coaching, mentoring and finance to create a light touch monthly ‘Finance Director’ check-in or management reporting package.
We’ll share more about this once we have the details.
New Training Materials
The concept of our ‘Group Working Sessions’ have been around for a while but COVID made that a little more difficult to get underway. Our sessions need to be structured but interactive, which is a little harder to achieve on Zoom. Remember, you don’t just listen to a trainer for the entire session; we work with you to achieve the task at hand.
This year, we hope to get back into the office to deliver group sessions in ‘Cash Flow’, ‘Reporting’ and ‘Costing & Pricing’. We are also looking at developing sessions on ‘DIY Book-Keeping for Business Owners’, ‘Using Integrations’ and ‘Reports from your Software’.
As Xero partners, we will be launching sessions in Xero, however if there is a demand, we can look at other software so please get in touch if interested.
Last year, in response to the initial impact of COVID we shared a free mini course for creating and managing your Cash Flow Forecast. This year we will look at other free resources that we can create in other areas of financial management that will help you get to know or develop your numbers.
That’s a flavour of what we’ll be up to over the coming months.
If you want to hear more about any of our upcoming projects, get in touch.
For now, I wish you a Happy & Prosperous New Year from all the Pyramis team.