Whilst it will not be business as usual over the coming months there will be a need to re-focus back on to the main aspects of running a business. The impact of COVID-19 on the way we run our business will be with us for some time. How we market the businesses, finance the business and manage cashflow, manage and develop our workforce, innovate, and provide leadership will no doubt change – maybe for a matter of months, maybe permanently.
Building on the experience we have in delivering our AIM for GOLD Business Growth Programme we have revisited the content of the workshops that we run. A 3-hour interactive workshop has been condensed to less than one hour, and the growth focus has been replaced with a ‘building resilience’ focus. However, the delivery team remain the same – experienced in-house professionals with a wealth of business support experience. Alongside colleagues from local businesses who built their businesses, overcame challenges, sometimes failed, but always bounced back.
So, over the coming months we will run a programme of webinars revisiting the approach to marketing, finance, workforce development, innovation and leadership in light of COVID-19. Remember you are not alone, we are all in this together, and we will bounce back together. To support this, our webinars will have a facility to allow you to ask any questions on-line as we go along, if we can answer them there and then we will, we will also encourage ideas, views and comments and solutions from the other businesses participating. If we cannot help there and then we will follow up with an off-line call to you. Every week we will run two themed webinars with the first two Webinars on the 26th and 27th May, 2020. The link to register interest can be found below.
To support the webinars, we have produced a series of workbooks revisiting the approach to marketing, finance, workforce development, innovation and leadership in light of COVID-19. These summarise the key points in the webinar, provide some top tips and can be used to apply the learning to your business.