Coronavirus
Your essential web page on how to prepare your business for home working – we’ve got you covered.
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How will Coronavirus affect your business?

That’s the question on every business owners mind at the moment.  The honest answer is no body knows.  The current situation is evolving so fast, your current business setup may be fine today, but not tomorrow.  So what steps can you take to make your business more resilient by embracing home working?

This page contains lots of useful information, training, links and downloads to help your business through this epidemic.  We will continue to update this page as often as we can, so be sure to check in regularly.

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Your urgent Coronavirus checklist

To ensure your team can work as normally as possible from home

On the 3rd March, the Government published their Coronavirus action plan. In his address, Boris Johnson said that up to a fifth of UK workers “could be off sick at the same time” and it is “highly likely that we will see a growing number of UK cases”.

If your workforce needs to stay at home because of a Coronavirus emergency, how can you ensure that it’s business as usual?

We’ve created a 4-step checklist to help you prepare for this eventuality. It asks you to consider the following:

  • Data security
  • Access to data
  • Home office set up
  • Communication, collaboration and management

Fill in your details here to get this urgent checklist emailed to you NOW.

    Pressure Points

    How else can you help my business during these times?

    Our support services are available via remote, telephone and email from 8:30 – 17:30 Mon to Fri, sat 10:00 – 13:00

    We are offering businesses of all sizes (self employed to 100+ staff) a free one hour phone consultation on how to enable your business to work from home

    Our qualifying conditions have been lowered from businesses with 5+ employees to any business or self employed people, so that we can help all businesses in our community

    We have reduced our remote support charge to £37.50 (+vat) per 30 mins for businesses that are not a support contract with us

    Guaranteed same day (if requested by midday) configuration of your businesses systems so they can be securely accessed from home

    We have suspended our project charges during the outbreak

    A one stop shop for supplying, configuring and installing new laptops and PCs, all secured with award winning antivirus

    Links to online training resources

    A short, easy to understand video course on how to get the most out of Microsoft Teams

    A twelve step guide to remote working

    A beginners guide on how to use Zoom video conferencing

    How to setup and use Sharepoint

    Tech Tip Videos, Newsletters and PDF Guides all available for free from our Resources pages

    Links to other companies and government agencies offering support

    The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy is your place to work for the latest news on Government grants and loans

    Mendip District Council’s page for business support during the COVID outbreak

    Mendip District Council’s page to apply for the small business grant (closed)

    Frome Town Council’s links for looking after your mental health

    Government document outlining which business can open to the public

    HMRC Link to apply for Furlough payments

    Bounce Back Loan Scheme application link (closed)

    Kickstart grant From the Heart Of the South West Growth Hub (closed)

    The GeekingITSimple Way…

    When you choose GeekingITSimple to support your company’s needs and development, you embark on a journey that gives you:

    • Award Winning Services

      Delivered by our proactive, friendly and expert technician team based in Frome via email, phone, and remote support systems.

    • Strategic Reviews

      We meet with you every three months to review our current performance and discuss any upcoming plans or requirements you may have.

    • Cyber Security and Anti Virus

      Cyber Security experts and our 24/7/365 monitoring checks for viruses on your systems, but also keeps your external data safe on the cloud.

    • Clear Pricing & Fixed Costs

      Our fixed pricing models allow you to rest easy knowing there will be no scary surprises at the end of each month. We offer very good value for money IT Support.

    • Reduced downtime, improved reliability and powerful performance

      Our monitoring systems keep an eye on your entire IT infrastructure 24/7/365 alerting us when we detect an issue. Security patching and maintenance is carried out when you’re not using the systems, keeping downtime to a minimum and all of your systems secure.

    • Unlimited Access

      There are no limits for accessing our technical team. We respond quickly to requests, resolve issues before you are aware of them and develop your systems to meet your business needs.

    Stop wasting time and money on technology. Let’s get started

    Ready To work with an Award Winning company? Let’s take the next step together!

    Just pick a convenient date and pop your details in on the form to arrange a no obligation phone call with myself, Jamie.
    We will have a discussion about your business and how we can best help you.
    Remember, there’s zero commitment at this stage. You’re just discussing the possibility of working with an award winning IT Support and Growth Provider.
    I looking forward to talking with you.