When Boris Johnson, the UK Prime Minister shutdown bars, restaurants and clubs, it became very clear that Coronavirus is going to change everything.
How are businesses going to Staying Afloat?
We want to start a conversation. It’s about sharing ideas, sharing what works and what doesn’t work. Can we see this crisis as an opportunity to build a stronger business?
Lockdown has begun, Jon is struggling to know what to do first. The first week is in his words “a scramble”.
Also on the show, Nikki Scrivener, who leads a PR firm with offices around the world and Tareq Moustafa, owner of Seen, a boutique optician based in Manchester. They talk about the beginning of ‘lockdown’ and how they coped, changing their business on-the-fly to keep going.
We talk about Furloughing staff, closing up premises, getting used to working from home and diversifying business models to maintain some cashflow.
Nikki Scrivener is the co-founder of www.fourthday.co.uk
Tareq Moustafa is the founder of www.seen.co.uk
Staying Afloat is a podcast from Jist Studios