Working With Focus Five

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I work with businesses in Surrey, Hampshire, Berkshire and further afield, partnering with you to provide independent, practical business advice and business support to move you forward in the direction you want. You know your business better than anyone else. Day-to-day, it runs like clockwork. Well, most of the time… But, every so often, a problem or an opportunity crops up that you need to spend some time considering, away from the day-to-day distractions. The problem could be poor customer …

Delivering Business in a New Way during Lockdown

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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 …

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 …