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Welcome to the Green Giant blog where we'll be sharing our insights and advice to help your business grow. 
 
Your business is going to encounter change. Fact. No matter how well you plan things, your business will undergo changes, for better or for worse. As your business evolves, it will grow, lose people, gain new personalities, expand across new countries, and face hardships along the way. 
The only constant in life is change, so if you run a business or are starting a new one, you need to be prepared for it. 
 
 
 
If you run a small business, you will always be looking to cut costs somewhere. Within the first five years of a small business’ existence, many fail, while the ones who succeed often barely turn a profit. These are hard times for small business owners who struggle to make ends meet. If you know exactly what we’re talking about, then read on to find out how your small changes can add up to a big difference in expenditure. 
 
 
 
 
As a company grows, the company director needs to devolve a number of their roles and responsibilities. 
 
When the business is bigger, there is more that needs to be done, and if as a company director you tried to carry on doing it all, you would quickly find your daily tasks piling up and end up being unproductive. 
 
When it is your baby, so to speak, it can be hard to relinquish some of what you are doing, as a company expands completely separate teams may be required as the work becomes more varied. 
 
 
 
 
 
At the start of the global pandemic, many organisations were thrown in at the deep end, with a lot of businesses having their workforce suddenly working remotely. Whilst there are some businesses that will have had some experience with this, for many it was unchartered territory. Business owners who now had to accommodate all of their remote working employees brought with it some challenges particularly around communication. 
 
 
 
 
We are living in a world where it has become so easy to connect with each other socially and within a business, but are we using it as effectively as we could? 
 
When it comes to working remotely in the current economic climate, is your business prepared? 
 
 
 
 
 
I previously wrote an article on my website and LinkedIn entitled ‘Be surprised at what you do‘. This article details what you or your business does in terms of daily processes that are completed without thinking. 
 
Another area that has come up when speaking with many businesses is that a number of assumptions are made about how things are run within their company. 
 
 
 
 
Many organisations and people within those organisations try to find the solution before they know the root of the problem. 
 
Before any solution can be found, understanding what the problems are is key to getting the right resolution that fixes that problem and brings efficiencies over the longer term. 
 
While it can be tempting to jump ahead, you really need to get to the root of the issue if your business is to flourish. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The events of COVID-19 have certainly forced a lot of businesses to adapt to a remote-working lifestyle, and for many, that posed quite the challenge. 
 
However, it’s an event that has questioned many things, including the role of the IT Director or CIO within a company. 
 
This is a role that needs to change and adapt in order to cope with situations like a pandemic and the range of long-term global, economic, and organisational issues that these individuals are facing in said roles. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Coronavirus pandemic has caused businesses everywhere to pause and take a break from the days of business as usual. One significant change is that many more employees are working from home. You’ve also likely made modifications and adjustments to your processes and operations, which makes sense due to the shift in policies and restrictions put on companies. 
 
While you may be in a new routine and used to the new normal, you must consider how you’ll act and react once this is all over and the world is unpaused. There will be a lot of work to do, and you must be prepared to juggle these demands and meet the needs of your employees and customers. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The past weeks have been a challenging experience for businesses. In these unprecedented circumstances, even the most seasoned of Many-Hatted Directors (MHD) will be understandably perplexed about what the future holds for their business. 
 
While the future may seem uncertain, the gradual process of unpausing the world has begun. This means that businesses are starting to reopen their doors. In this article, we will examine the steps that your business needs to begin making in readiness for reopening. Returning to ‘normal’ won’t be an option for a long time even after the world has unpaused completely. Instead, your business will need to navigate its way through the ‘new normal’ while facing the challenges that this brings. 
 
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