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WORKSHOP: How to Prepare - Restart your Business post Covid-19 Crisis

26th May 2020 | 10:00 - 12:00 ONE-TO-ONE
People & skills
Covid 19

Event description

COVID-19 has hit our business communities hard, with many businesses having to scale back operations or stop them entirely. Much of the government’s current funding and initiatives are centered around short-term ‘crisis management’, this has most definitely been welcomed and needed. However, the likelihood is that the COVID-19 crisis will be relatively short-lived, companies may well see an abrupt end to this ‘crisis funding’ and be expected to resume business as early as mid-Summer, finding themselves switching from ‘crisis’ to ‘operational mode’ almost overnight.As a business owner, you’ll be back in start-up mode, how do you reignite your operation effectively and how do you ensure you use this downtime productively so that you and your business emerge stronger and better equipped to deal with future crises? Join us for this workshop where we will share practical tips and guidance to help you navigate your way through the next few months, use your time productively, apply learning from this crisis so that both you and your business emerge more resilient and focused, and successfully restart your operation when COVID-19 restrictions are lifted. Please note, this workshop will be held on Zoom. The online workshop format gives you the chance to fully participate in group discussion via video, ask questions throughout the session, learn from likeminded business owners, and build connections. Our online workshops work in the same way as our standard events, with a limited number of attendees, and an expert Delivery Partner leading the session, to ensure you’re able to receive personalised support.

What will I learn?

  • How to access the full range of available support if you haven’t already.
  • How to apply learning from this crisis in order to boost business resilience moving forward.
  • How to utilize the COVID-19 downtime productively to critically evaluate your business’ capabilities and importantly, address its limitations and vulnerabilities.
  • How to use this time productively to ensure that you as the business owner and leader emerge stronger and more resilient from this crisis.
  • How to plan your business restart effectively so that you’re able to hit the ground running and capitalize on early opportunities.

Who should attend?

Business owners and Managers.

About the speaker

Andrea Collins

Andrea is an international trade specialist with 22+ years in the industry; a linguist fluent in French and Spanish, Andrea specializes in Export.
Having worked in the Chemicals, IT, and Professional Services sectors, the first 12 years of Andrea’s career were spent predominantly overseas both selling direct and establishing distribution channels for a number of FTSE and Euronext companies including ICI and RightNow.
Recent years saw Andrea exporting her own market research company’s services to Europe and the US. A passionate ambassador of UK micro businesses and SMEs, she launched The Export Department to assist these companies expand their horizons internationally and raise the profile of UK goods and services abroad.
An MBA graduate, Andrea is also a member of the Institute of Export and International Trade.


The Growth Hub University of Gloucestershire Oxstalls Lane Gloucester Gloucestershire GL2 9HW

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The Growth Hub, Gloucester

The Growth Hub is based at the University of Gloucestershire’s Oxstalls Campus in Gloucester. Partnered with both the University and GFirst LEP, The Growth Hub is here to help every Gloucestershire business grow.

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