Try these two quick exercises to excel in the months ahead

Over half-way through 2020 and you may be wondering, ‘what next?’. Your business may be thriving, in a holding pattern or barely surviving. Your answer to ‘what next?’ is in part down to your circumstances but also your mindset, your attitude to risk and your re-assessment of your future goals.

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With lockdown came change – how will you build on the experience?

For some businesses lockdown was an abrupt suspension of activity, some literally ‘shut up shop’ overnight. Others had to adapt operations to continue some level of business with alternative working arrangements. And for the rest, opportunities and sales volumes have grown to unprecedented levels.

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Five positive questions to ask yourself

No business has been untouched by the current coronavirus outbreak and subsequent ‘lockdown’. Whether you have seen a boom in trade as a delivery firm, a dramatic fall in revenue as a service company, or had to remodel your business to enable safe working for your teams, you will have been affected.

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Take a walk in your customers’ shoes. Do they fit?

You’ve no doubt worked very hard to build a successful business that delivers a great product or service. But do you understand your customers’ experience? For many business owners, the answer is no because other business activities have taken priority.

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Strictly business: partnering with another company to drive growth

Even if sequins and Paso Dobles aren’t your thing, there’s no escaping the Strictly Come Dancing partnerships at this time of year.  As business owners, we often think of ourselves as soloists, dancing to our own tune if you like.  But why go it alone when a business partnership can help accelerate business growth?

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