Are you worried about the impact the Coronavirus is having on your business?
We are finding ourselves in extraordinary times with businesses facing new and challenging situations; either coping with sudden excess demand for goods and services or temporary closure and low demand, not to mention the associated staffing issues, sickness, care responsibilities and remote working… The pandemic is impacting the economy and what you do about it now will determine who will succeed and come out the other end in a much better position. If you are feeling a little overwhelmed by the rapid economic changes and the impact it is having on your business, we can help.
We know many local businesses are in turmoil as a result of the COVID-19 crisis and do not know what to do for the best. The environment we’re operating in is changing daily – and so are the consequences for your business. Whilst demand for some goods and services shrinks, the need for others emerges but one thing is certain, ignoring it and hoping it will go away, is not an option. Now is the time to get some clarity for your business. We believe it is critical to support as many businesses as possible and so we are offering free of charge coaching calls to help you get some clearer thinking on the most pressing matters in your business or indeed any general advice on what to do next to get through this. You can book a free thirty minute coaching call by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org or ringing 07795 046345 or clicking below.
As a skilled Business Coach with corporate experience in reacting to economical pressures in testing market conditions, I understand the stresses you face as a business owner especially in these exceptionally uncertain times. This is a genuine offer of support to our business community – no strings – simply help for you!
We are also providing a number of FREE webinars for any business owner looking for advice on action they can take NOW.
During the webinar, we will:
- coach you step by step through crisis survival planning
- explain what you can be doing now to cope with the impact it is having on your business
- advise you on what action you can take now to set you apart from your competitors when the market starts to improve
- offer valuable insight into how you can become resilient, proactive and adaptable.
There are no strings or sales pitches attached just sound business advice. Please share with other business owners who are keen to survive the current challenges. Book your free place now.
Other free useful advice can be found on the following pages:
An up to date list of all the financial support available
There have been many announcements, almost daily, which can be confusing so we have put together a summary below of financial support your business may be eligible for and details on how to apply. We continue to update this page as any new information becomes available. This information is provided in detail but we have also attached a much simpler checklist you can use to make sure you don’t miss out on any of the recently implemented government measures.
Actions you should be taking in your business right now to ensure survival
We have been contacted by many businesses owners and clients worried about the economic impact on their business. We share with you some of the steps you are advised to take so that your business can prepare for, and survive, the current economic crisis.
How to apply for the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CIBLS)
Full details have been released regarding how to apply for the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS). Find out if you are eligible, details on how to apply and the answers to the Frequently Asked Questions.
General Business Advice in times of Crisis
Detailed business help sheets covering essential topics are listed below. Click on the link for access to download each one:
- Business Pivot Checklist
- Information on Furlough Leave
- Digital Marketing Tools and Tips
- A Pandemic Business Checklist
- Crisis communication Tip Sheet
- 11 ways to Double your Customer Base in 4 Weeks
- Work Fewer Hours
- Make Your Business Resilient to Economic Downswings
If your business has been forced to close or you are on reduced hours, now is an excellent time to improve your Business Education. Please join us for a series of free training videos led by Brad Sugars, the Founder and Chairman of ActionCOACH, the world’s largest business coaching company. To access the 10-day 5-hour video training program, please register below.
I am regularly asked to recommend books to clients that will help them overcome their business challenges. I have put together a brief recommended reading list for business owners and budding entrepreneurs that can be accessed below.
We believe it is critical to support each other and work together to get through this and want to do our bit to support the local business community. To your continued success and good health,
“Successful people do what unsuccessful people are not willing to do. Don’t wish it were easier; wish you were better.” Jim Rohn, Entrepreneur, author and motivational speaker.
Having a coach means you:
Have a fellow, experienced business owner who is at your level to brainstorm with; somebody who understands the psychological challenges you face as a business owner.
Work with someone who isn’t blinded by the industry norms and can give a true outside perspective.
Are accountable to a pro-active mentor who will make sure you work ‘on’ the business not just ‘in’ it
Have access to your coach’s practical knowledge in relation to the development of strategies to improve all areas of your business.
Have the benefit of using the ActionCOACH systems; that is 26 years of ActionCOACH success stories with clients just like you; finding out what works and what doesn’t through coaching and mentoring tens of thousands of business owners in 88 countries worldwide; your coach has access to the knowledge and experience of every other coach in the 1,100 offices worldwide to call upon; and you have access to the most refined, powerful and proven business growth system in the world, for your own business.
Have someone who will keep you motivated to achieve your goals and what you want to achieve with your business.
Using these tools, John helps businesses like yours grow and become more profitable, so you can enjoy the lifestyle you deserve. And it works! John will help you to:
Increase your turnover, margin and profits
Turn marketing into an investment rather than an expense
Recruit, motivate and retain a winning team of employees
Put systems in place that provide consistent results
Find more time for family, friends and other interests
Take your business to the next level by taking Action. What are the results you want to achieve? Start to make things happen by booking a free consultation with John now!Book a free consultation
In 6 months, our turnover had increased by 33%. Working with John has completely transformed our business.
Whilst he has enabled us to analyse and take steps to really drive the business, the impact has not just been on the business. We now have time to step back and evaluate our personal goals too.
Take the plunge – it is the best thing that has happened to us and we’d recommend it to anyone!Luke Drewery and Pete Hewes, Owners, Know Media
Working with ActionCOACH has turned me from being ‘someone who owns a coffee shop’ into an ‘Award winning business owner’.Nic Till, Owner, Riverhead Coffee
John helped me to see that through implementing systems and procedures and getting the right team behind me, I can confidently work on my business instead of in it.
Before working with John, my business lacked direction and goals. With John’s advice and support, we have smashed our targets and now have aspirational goals in place.Simon Jeffrey, MD, Techie Monkey Computer Recycling Ltd
We have a future and financial security now!
When John first engaged with me, I backed off but quickly learned that he knew what he was talking about and made sense. He holds me to account and sets me weekly challenges which then impacts on the business. He has made me want to develop myself personally and this has impacted both the business and my life. He is a really great guy and working with him has surpassed all expectations.Thomas Perks, Director, Ground Support Services Ltd
"My first workshop with John inspired me to think bigger, and think about what could be. Talking through my business progress with John made me realise I was doing better than I thought, giving me the confidence to apply for the Hull & Humber Chamber of Commerce New Business Award 2019, of which I was thrilled to be a finalist. I am now taking part in the 90 day planning workshops which have been helping me develop as a business and plan the future growth of Hats & Tiaras."Isabel Wallis, Business Owner, Hats & Tiaras
"The importance of setting goalsNicky Thomas, MD, The Growth Community
Thank you so much for your support with planning. I thoroughly enjoyed it and found it incredibly useful. Getting a few goals down in that level of detail feels really empowering and a lot more real now! I will definitely be recommending this session to my members."
"Working with John and ActionCOACH has been a great learning experience, helping to improve our business systems, strategy and management. John always knows the right questions to ask in order to help you get the best out of yourself. He's got a great way of looking at problems and working with you to help you find the right solution. He pushes you to think bigger and further than you might otherwise do alone."Liam O'Leary, MD, Laser Red
"I've attended both the face to face and on-line 90 day planning sessions and both have their advantages. At the recent on-line session we had a small group and were able to bounce ideas off each other. It made me think about my business and how I can grow it rather than just surviving through this difficult time. It changed my way of thinking and my biggest learning was about the 5 ways numbers and what a difference an increase of just 10% can make to a business."Pippa Mell, Owner, Diamond Office Support