Planning for the unforeseen!

During these unusual times we have all realised that we cannot plan for every eventuality, but we can help by being prepared. How we react to sudden events is our choice and our decision. Situations can come out of the blue just like Covid-19 did, but unexpected events can take many forms – a technology shift in your market, an unsolicited offer to buy the company or something more personal like divorce, […]

Adopting a purpose-driven strategy

Understanding a business’s purpose just became more important. Here’s why.  In a recent Ipsos poll of over 21000 people across 28 countries, 86% of respondents said they want to see the world change to become a fairer and more sustainable place.   Talking about the new normal has become fashionable. Yet, how many businesses can genuinely claim they want […]

Exit strategy

Stand out amongst your peers, have an Exit Strategy in place

An exit strategy doesn’t necessarily mean you are looking to leave or sell your business. It can be this, but it can also act as a contingency plan. Having an exit strategy can keep your business moving, providing an income and keeping it viable in the unforeseeable event of the business owner not being able to manage it for a period of time, or even permanently.   With this in mind, the largest generation category of SME […]

Contingency plan

A quick guide to contingency plans

Business gurus always say that every business requires a contingency plan that anticipates all life’s little uncertainties. All too often, the listener nods sagely, partly out of boredom, partly because he does not really know what the term ‘contingency plan’ means – ‘just another piece of Management-Speak, if you ask me….’ And if such advice is being properly followed by […]

Business recovery observations for SMEs

As 2020 proceeds, the Covid-19 Pandemic has created totally new climates in which businesses must operate. In order to trade successfully and make a strong recovery, these need to be clearly understood by business owners if they are going to lead their businesses into better times.   Our observations so far Within this blog, we take a closer look at these changes and their impact on SMEs – based on observations with CMC clients across various sectors. […]

Are you having a good pandemic?

The question isn’t as daft as it sounds. We’ve all heard about the industries that are having great difficulties (like Leisure and Entertainment), but ask the same question to the big supermarket chains and you will get a very different answer! And those supermarkets which geared up quickly to meet the huge surge in online […]