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What can businesses do to progress during the COVID-19 Crisis?

What can businesses do to progress during the COVID-19 Crisis?

What are the opportunities available to all businesses, large or small, to take advantage of enforced downtime during this global crisis.



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Facilitator: Richard Shakespeare

Andrew Bridgen - MP
Chris Hobson - Director of Policy and External Affairs at East Midlands Chamber
Steve Megson - MD of Quiet Storm and Founder of Love Business
Jon Smart - Editor of Love Business News


How can businesses use this time to to re-assess, re-tool, and get ready to reboot!


Within this edit Topics covered are:

  • There has never been a time like this, and every business in the UK has been impacted in some way, shape or form
  • Now is the time for businesses to map their processes and optimise how things work
  • Develop and document training plans, maintenance routines and Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s)
  • Then use any quiet time experienced to up-skill their people, products and services to create a tangible positive difference to your proposition
  • Engage with their local community, how can businesses focus their knowledge or resources to help their wider community
  • Communication needs to balanced with selling, so the tone of messaging is essential to build and strengthen connections


“Use your time productively. If there is nothing you can do at the moment to trade, then use your time to optimise your business.”

Steve Megson, Love Business Founder


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East Midland Chamber Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire

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East Midland Chamber

Helping your business grow – the Chamber connects you to funding, skills, new people, expert help and provides a platform where you and your business can flourish.

Connecting you and your business – the Chamber helps you access hundreds of opportunities to meet and connect with businesses in the East Midlands every year.

Providing access to skills – the Chamber can provide you with expert analysis of your current situation, connect you with fully- or partially-subsidised training or even introduce you to new talent.

Reaching and influencing the right person – the Chamber is an authoritative body which has the status and mandate to ensure your voice is heard by the right people.

International expertise – the Chamber’s award-winning International Trade team can help enable businesses at all stages of the export journey - from start-ups to multinationals - to be successful in overseas markets.


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COVID-19 Business Support Hub

These are challenging times for business and although our ethos is to only shout about good news, we've created COVID-19 Business Support Hub on the Love Business the website to support you with expert tips, advice and ideas from your fellow businesses to help you get through this COVID-19 crisis. 

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