In my lifetime, I have been fortunate to work with lots and lots of businesses.
For more than twenty (20) years I worked as a management consultant in regional and business development where I ran customised planning and growth workshops for businesses, large and small.
I helped businesses of all shapes, sizes and types to grow and respond to opportunities and challenges. I helped with planning, projects and people. To make stuff happen.
I loved every minute of this work, but, by far, my greatest love has been to build my own businesses and property projects.
Over the last few years I have built my own real estate business, from scratch, I have created a commercial laundry and cleaning business and most recently a tour business.
You could even say, that over my business career, that I have been most successful in building businesses during a crisis.
Every time the shit has hit the fan, for me personally, I have made a pivot and started a new business or expanded an existing one.
When I look back over my career, it has been during the toughest times, that my best business ideas happened:
The most important thing about my business journey is that all of these businesses (and others) have been created when times were tough and I had no money. I only had my skills, my resourcefulness and my tenacity.
And, the funny thing is, there has been a shit load of learning about business during tough times. You might like to have a look at this little book I wrote '8 Ways to Start or Grow your Dream Business During a Crisis - Even if you have no Money'.
Either way, if you are thinking about growing, or starting, your business in tough times, I would love to chat.
Give me a shout out if I can help you find your way.