E36 That Great Business Show - BIG changes in SME insolvency law, Declan de Lacy, PKF accountants, unique software for retailers, Niamh Byrne, BuyerPix.com, 40 years knowledge of flextime, Ciaran Rowsome, Flextime
Season 1, Ep. 36
2" There are really big changes proposed for SME insolvency law and Declan de Lacy, Partner with accountants PKF, is all over them. It's 'only' taken a decade plus to get them towards the end line, but even now there are some big, big issues - not all good news for insolvent SMEs. Declan says we won't see the real devastation wrought by Covid until the middle of next year at the earliest, but that's when the doo-doo will hit the proverbial. If you're in business you HAVE TO listen to what you, or a colleagues in business, may be facing. Declan's 'hire in a heartbeat'? Ex-Anglo Irish banker, Declan McArdle.32' Digitise, digitise, digitise - that's one of TeamGBS's mantras. But what happens when the software you need, say for fashion retailers, doesn't exist? Well the true entrepreneur creates it. Niamh Byrne is boss at Gorey, Wexford boutique Ruby Red. But since Covid she's gone totally virtual and wow! sales have MORE THAN DOUBLED! From her Gorey HQ she's selling to Australia, North America and, of course, the UK. But by July she'll also be a tech entrepreneur, with her own BuyerPix.com software - unique to the world. Niamh's 'hire in a heartbeat' - Big Glasses herself, Sonya Lennon.55' Lots of people claim to know what the future of work looks like, but frankly, TeamGBS believes they know little or nothing. That's why we have scoured the planet for someone who might actually know what the future looks like, and we found him. He's Ciaran Rowesome (nephew of music legend Leo Rowsome) and he's been 'in' flextime with his company FlexTime for forty years...quite a bit before Covid so. His software is installed in Ireland (Dáil Éireann!), the UK (Her Majesty's Passport Offices!) and across Europe. Flexitime is here to stay he says, and it'll only get more 'flexi'. Ciaran's 'hire in a heartbeat'? Spotify founder Daniel Ek. Ciaran wants to be the Spotify of flextime, Flexify.