What is your game changer?
Don’t rush back. But do come back to the office, business. And don’t stay long in a pub or restaurant. The messages are still not clear as Coronavirus restrictions are re-introduced across large parts of the country. It maybe another six months or even longer but the country will emerge from this pandemic. In these circumstances it is even more important to focus on the areas which we can influence and not spend undue energy on things we can’t change. New ideas will emerge from this crisis. Real changes in the paradigms we have used to view the world. What will be your game changer?
During the Covid19 crisis, the Red Potato business has had to “pivot”. We’ve had to change our offer to business owners. We are now looking much more at how we can engage with businesses and local authorities to look at quickly putting together collaborative projects that will have an immediate impact on the local economy.
We are working with the hospitality and leisure sector. Before Covid19, the reality behind the smiling barista in your local independent coffee shop or restaurant was difficult. COVID19 has major new “headwinds” that make trading difficult. The sad reality is that the High Street will loose some of those businesses, because the business owners can’t afford to run a loss making business indefinitely. One of the lessons we have learnt is that the virus is no protector of livelihoods and won’t be disappearing in the next few months.
Faced with this challenge, hospitality and leisure – and many other sectors of the economy have had to change or go out of business. If there is some good news to come out, it is that new business models will emerge. The response to the virus will stimulate new business models. We will be forced to innovate to survive. If this is the context for the business for the next few years, what will be your game-changer business solution.