Half the UK’s Service Professionals Fear They ‘Won’t Survive’ Lockdown

We recently surveyed hundreds of professionals that use Bidvine to grow their business to understand how the pandemic is impacting them. We’ve thought it was important to share our findings to help raise awareness of the difficult position many independent professionals find themselves. In addition, where possible, we’d like to share some resources that are available to this significant proportion …

Bounce Back Loan Scheme For UK Small Businesses

Through the Bounce Back Loan Scheme (BBLS), additional support is now being offered to small businesses. In this article we’re taking a look at what the Bounce Back Loan Scheme is and what you need to know as a small business. What is The Bounce Back Loan Scheme? The Bounce Back Loan Scheme is being offered by the British Business …

How to Find Remote and Online Mental Health Support

The current pandemic is affecting everyday life in different ways and looking after your mental health and wellbeing is equally important as taking care of your physical health and staying fit.  Online therapists and counsellors can provide abundant support to help you navigate through uncertainty and attain a sense of stability during these uncertain times. In this article, we’ll be …

Can Tradespeople Work In My Home During The Coronavirus Outbreak?

Despite the lockdown that is currently in effect for COVID-19, there are certain home repair emergencies, like a burst pipe or an urgent appliance repair, that often arise. Dealing with repairs yourself can be hazardous so it’s wise to call on the services of a specialist. Can Tradespeople Work in Residential Homes During The Coronavirus? Image Credit Need essential work …

Stay Fit While at Home

While you’re working from home or staying in to follow lockdown guidelines, it’s important to stay active. In this article we dive into some of the top benefits of at-home fitness and how to keep motivated to stick to your workouts! Benefits of Staying Active at Home Image Credit Being in lockdown without access to gyms, boot camp sessions and …

Tips for Online Therapy and Counselling

As the coronavirus crisis continues, the role of therapists and counsellors is vital in helping individuals deal with anxiety, loneliness, frustration, grief, and financial stress during these unprecedented times. While Stay at Home and quarantine measures are still in place, online therapy is the next best thing to support those struggling with the mental and emotional health impact of this …

Coronavirus Grant For Musicians

On March 25th Help Musicians launched a dedicated fund of £5 million to help musicians who are facing financial difficulties as a result of the coronavirus. In response to the creation of this fund, Help Musicians has also been generously offered additional support to this initiative from Spotify and The Royal Society of Musicians of Great Britain. Here’s what you …

Supporting Local Service Professionals

Business as not-so-usual At Bidvine, we’ve always worked to make it easy for people to find and hire local service professionals for their personal projects. In short, we connect people. However, with social distancing being the direction given by the experts, this can become challenging. Health and safety of the people who use Bidvine is our top priority. Given the …

Staying Safe While Offering Trades Services

The NHS recently set out a series of guidelines on how to stay safe and slow the spread of the coronavirus, so to help ensure you stay safe while working and offering trades services, we’ve put together this overview of tips. Keep in mind that if you are feeling unwell at any point and if you have any symptoms of …