The Directors’ Centre, the specialists in helping entrepreneurial businesses grow significantly and sustainably, has opened an office in London – why?
Because there’s nothing tougher than running a small business in a recession (except perhaps running a large one!), and nowhere tougher than in London.
And strangely, now is the most difficult time for owner-managed businesses that have weathered the storm.
Having got through the Survival stage – now comes the even harder “Thrival” stage.
Business confidence is returning – maybe two steps forward, one step back, but it’s returning.
If your business is still here, then congratulations! Now, what are the lessons learned and how do you make the most of the next business cycle? Do you invest? Take on staff, seek out new markets, or spend on marketing? If so when? And, how much risk is involved?