Tips To Help Businesses During Times of Covid-19

Tips to Help Businesses

At Technology Tamed we have been chatting about how we can help during these challenging times. As a result we are going to be collecting tips to help businesses. We will focus on technology but will include everything else we think may be of help. Let us know if it’s helpful and if there are any particular challenges you would like us to include in future updates.

Apps to Help

Toggl

Great if you need help tracking time

Toggl is available on 30 day free trial, which we hope will be all you need it for. You may, however fall in love with it if you love keeping track of your time.

Links to Help

Menzies: Succinct Summary of Government Help during Covid-19

Menzies

Financial Tips to Help Businesses

This accountancy firm is providing a lot of information about the various Government grants and offers available for businesses. A great place to get a concise summary of what is available.

Pomodoro Technique

Working From Home Tip

Lots of people who work from home love the Pomodoro technique. It’s simple really: work for 25 minutes, then take a short break. Every 4 ‘Pomodoros’ take a longer break. the longer break is usually around 15-30 minutes.

Pomodoro Technique when Working from Home
Unmind: Tips to Help Businesses in the Workplace

Unmind

Mental Wellbeing Tip

 
The Unmind app is free to NHS staff at the moment to help with their mental health and wellbeing. You don’t have to sign up to the app though to get some basic tips about supporting your and your fellow workers mental wellbeing in the workplace.

Computer Tips

Buying a new computer so you can work from home? Be careful if you are buying a Microsoft Windows computer to check the following:

It is not running Microsoft Windows 10S. We have had a couple of people phone us wanting to install full programs on these devices and you can only install Microsoft Store apps, not full programs.
To buy one with at least 256 GB SSD drive. In the past we have had people bring devices into the office with insufficient disk space to install Windows updates and/or store their files. If you are working from home you may need to store more files than you usually do at home.
Think about things such as dvd drives (so you can run installation dvds), VGA or other display adapters (so you can link to a display screen), usb ports (to connect printer, mice, keyboards), wired or wireless.
Our ideal recommendation for a work computer is Windows 10 with an Intel i5 processor or higher, 8 GB RAM or higher, 256 GB SSD drive or higher, optical dvd drive. You may not be able to afford this but if you have an ideal it helps.


If you are finding something technical especially challenging let me know and I will see if I can cover it in a future tip.

Take care. Be safe.

Rebecca
April 2020