Delivering Business in a New Way during Lockdown

Martin Pattinson Advice, News

Reducing risk in your business to help you mitigate the impact of Coronavirus. So is it possible to continue delivering your product or service when we are in lockdown? For some businesses it will not be possible, but there are plenty of examples of companies adapting to the new status quo, this takes imagination and creative thinking. Examples include: Consider alternative manufacturers which are not affected by the lockdown, maybe look abroad. Distribute your products to a new market, not …

Improving Communications to All

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Reducing risk in your business to help you mitigate the impact of Coronavirus: IMPROVING COMMS TO ALL Often overlooked but critically important, as a business owner you should communicate updates on your business with all your stakeholders during these difficult times. Not hearing from you or receiving the latest updates can be unsettling and lead to a conclusion that not all is well. Putting in place a communications plan would include: Setting and agreeing an agenda on key topics, to …

BEING AS EFFECTIVE AS POSSIBLE:

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Reducing risk in your business to help you mitigate the impact of Coronavirus. BEING AS EFFECTIVE AS POSSIBLE: New ways of working are challenging us all, often in a good way, and many of us may decide to change how we work in the future. Virtual meetings are the new norm. But can we still be as effective and productive as we were before the pandemic, some companies will not but many can adapt. Some areas of focus could be: …

Short Term Tactical Plans During Coronavirus

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(for those businesses able to continue trading).  Every business should have a long term strategic business plan, together with short term tactical plans to help achieve its strategy. Under current extreme stress periods these tactical plans will need to be re-written so as to adapt and to keep your business on-track. Some areas of particular focus should include: Minimising the potential health risk to all employees, customers and service providers (these are obvious should I include) Operate within Government guidelines …

FocusFive: providing SMART business advice

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Launched in May 2019, FocusFive is a new business advisory service for company owners, directors and partners based in the Home Counties and London.

We were formed by Martin Pattinson, who has a passion for helping people to achieve success. With over 35 years of commercial and financial services front office experience spent in the UK, North America and EMEA, Martin has extensive knowledge of running businesses, focussed on developing and implementing growth strategies, leadership, people, relationship management and marketing activities.