Most of us fire-fight on a daily basis. We face distractions from multiple directions and basically have no time to surface from that activity to see what else may require our attention.
Any plans that we had for our day can be dashed by new emergencies leaving us frustrated by lack of progress.
In the face of these realities we still need to make time for clients that will need our help.
One group that will be needy in the coming months are businesses that have staff on the furlough scheme (CJRS). From 1 August, until the scheme is closed 31 October, they may have to make critical decisions about staffing levels and for some whether there is a future for their business.
Which is why identifying those clients and offering support in the coming weeks will be appreciated.
It is doubtful that any person reading this post will have lived long enough to have witnessed disruption to business activity at the present scale. Unemployment will probably exceed the peak of the 1980’s and the full extent of the coming downturn may even exceed the excesses of the great depression of the 1930’s.
This is a key moment. Any support that we can offer clients in the coming weeks will shape our own prospects. Identify the clients you feel may be at risk, call them, and help them make the changes needed to survive these challenging times.