Whilst not ignoring the challenges that we are all going to be facing as business owners over the next few months, I would like to focus on the positives.
During October, I have supported small businesses growing in numbers as they move into the export market, Sole Traders launching new products and having productive conversations with decision-makers who now have the time to chat. I have worked with Coaches and Independent Consultants with full diaries in delivering virtual advice and guidance. I have spoken with and supported projects for independent recruiters who have not furloughed any staff during this period and are actively recruiting for additional staff members. And mapping for executive search firms is very much back on the table!
So yes, it's going to be tough, but I will be taking the positives wherever I can.