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Do The Principles Of Value Still Work?

For business owners the Covid-19 pandemic has been a time of extremes. There hasn’t been a ‘normal’ and we aren’t going to be working ‘normally’ for some time to come. Those extremes have been very close to me, sometimes through the members of my peer group or via business contacts. I have seen: a business […]

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Have You Created A Post-Covid Business Plan?

Cast your mind back to January. You probably had a shiny new business plan that was going to see your business grow and prosper throughout 2020. I’m always saying that business plans should be re-visited on a regular basis but never did I expect the kind of re-visiting and re-inventing of businesses that we’ve seen […]

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8 Ways To Re-Invent Yourself In A Crisis – 8. Leverage Virtual Groups

Over the last few months, business owners have been forced to re-invent their business in one way or another.  In my last few articles I’ve talked about some of the re-inventions I’ve seen. I’m currently working with a business that has downsized its office, moved online for its office processing and become more efficient in […]

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8 Ways To Re-Invent Yourself In A Crisis 7. – Invest In Yourself

Business owners are being forced to re-invent their business in one way or another. I work with an auditor / consultant who has converted their site audits to remote audits using technology to cover all aspects of an audit. Another client that provides energy consulting services has seen the benefit of staff being located across […]

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8 Ways To Re-Invent Yourself In A Crisis – 6. Narrow The Hourglass

Business owners are being forced to re-invent their business in one way or another as the pandemic continues to impact our lives. Adjustments have had to be made to the way we all operate.  I work with a training business that has pivoted from having all face-to-face training cancelled to selling online training. Even working […]

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8 Ways To Re-Invent Yourself In A Crisis – 5. Leverage Social Networks

As we move into week 10 since the ‘lockdown’ restrictions were implemented, many business owners are still trying to figure out a way of working to ensure their business keeps running. As I’ve outlined in my last few blogs, I’ve seen some great ways that businesses have re-invented themselves. But for some businesses it’s not […]

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8 Ways To Re-Invent Yourself In A Crisis – 3. Strategically Prune

Business owners are being forced to re-invent their business in one way or another. Some markets such as business exhibitions have stopped, whilst others like IT support and employment law are super busy. I work with a business that supplies into the art gallery and exhibition sector and its sales suddenly stopped as events were […]

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8 Ways To Re-Invent Yourself In A Crisis – 2. Look For Opportunities

These unprecedented times have forced business owners to re-invent their business in one way or another. You’ve probably seen how some food shops have started delivery services or created lockdown products – packages of specific products to help us get through the lockdown. I live in Ossett, near Wakefield and two local examples stand out […]

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8 Ways To Re-Invent Yourself In A Crisis – 1. Do One Thing

Business owners are being forced to re-invent their business in one way or another. A few examples I have been involved in include: A training business pivoting from face-to-face workshops to online workshops; An IT business accelerating its use of remote access software to monitor and control their customers’ technology; An auditor switching to remote […]

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