10 Things These Business Owners Learned in 2020 (And How It Will Help Propel Them in 2021)
2020 has been a terrible year for everyone in business ,especially those small business owners, the self employed and entrepreneurs. So I reached out to listeners and viewers and asked them a simple question, “What was the most important thing they’ve learned in 2020 and how will it help them in 2021?”
I go through some of the answers and give a genuine slant on each answer helping them and you get the business you’re hard work truly deserves. Here are the contributors details…
Paul Horne @Goldfish Designs www.coolgoldfishdesigns.co.uk
Lexi Black @Glade Digital www.gladedigital.com
Lawrence Laidlow @Funerals By Design www.funeralsbydesign.co.uk
Steven Mather, Solictor @Steven Mather www.stevenmather.co.uk
Paul Fisher, Entrepreneur www.rioddrivingschool.co.uk
Hannah Rose @Complete Rose Events www.completeroseevents.co.uk
Nicky Harris @The Driving Academy www.thedrivingacademy.org
Laurence Childs @Jalepeno Business Solutions www.jalapeno.is
Chances are, if you follow business news at all (and we assume you do if you’re reading this platform!) you will have heard a lot about Brewdog in the last couple of weeks.
Without rehashing the whole situation, here’s an executive summary: dozens of former employees signed an open letter accusing the craft beer firm and its co-founder James Watt of fostering a “culture of fear.” Ex-staff members claim they were bullied, treated like objects, and that the company’s culture was “toxic.” You can read more in this excellent piece by Kalyeena Makortoff and Rob Davies for The Guardian. But following this sage got me thinking: what is this “culture” thing we hear so much about, why does it matter, and how does it pertain to small business owners?
Yesterday, 14th June, the Prime Minister confirmed that the current lockdown restrictions (with some small exceptions) will be extended through until at least the 19th July. This is unlikely to be welcome news to many people. Most of us were looking forward to returning to full normality next week, and now have to wait a little longer. So what now for the self employed and small business owners?