Let's be honest: the financial outlook for the coming year isn't great. But your business will be OK - as long as you act now. It doesn't matter if economists' metrics indicate that technically the economy is not in recession. Whatever they say it's going to feel like one and in the words of the great Willie John McBride, you need to get your retaliation in first. Take the necessary action now and the recession everyone is talking about could actually turn out to be good news for your company; after all there's probably a lot of stuff you have been putting off sorting for ages: your pricing policy, how overdue accounts are handled, whether to drop that product range, sorting out morale levels and resolving team issues.Well now's the time to get all those issues sorted, and this is the book to help you succeed. "Beat the 2008 Recession" contains the best of current thinking on how to survive - and with care, thrive - in the impending global economic downturn. It is entirely practical and there is absolutely no padding, waffle or theory. There are no pictures, stories or case studies. Just 100 per cent turn-this-business-around-now value.
Here are the 17 brilliant ideas you have to implement now to strengthen and build your company's performance. Simply brilliant.
Nicholas Bate runs Strategic Edge Ltd, a consultancy that works extensively with individuals and teams in organisations as diverse as Microsoft, Marks & Spencer, Warwick University Business School, Hudson Global, Intel and the BBC - as well as many non-corporate organisations, even primary schools. Nicholas is the author of Unplugged! (978 1 905940 44 8) and Have it your way (978 1 905940 46 2), both available from Infinite Ideas, JFDI: The definitive guide to realising your dreams (978 1 845 280 21 5) and Being the best: The A-Z of Personal Success (978 1 841125 21 3).