The next COVID
Who could have predicted the devastation caused by the COVID pandemic, especially on the SME sector throughout Africa.
Businesses who maintained resilience during the pandemic has one thing in common, they all invested in risk proofing their businesses. Future scenario planning and preparation is not about being a 'Fortune Teller' or being right about risk events that might impact the business negatively. It is being creative and openminded about what can seriously harm the future sustainability of the business and developing plug-n-play strategies to counter the impacts of risk-based events should they occur.
Multiple business failures in the SME sector throughout the ages is as a direct result of not being risk prepared.
Ask yourself the following questions to determine how 'COVID Proof' your business is:
What are your main external business risks? Ask your employees to answer this question.
Which future macroeconomic events will cause your business to fail if you are not prepared?
Do you have a plug-n-play toolbox should future COVID type events occur?
Very few businesses really invest resources upfront to protect themselves and the livelihoods of their employees against every day risk events.
We have developed a risk toolbox which can simplify future business planning for you.
Business stage fit
Small- and Micro Enterprises
Included in Solution
Industry and competitor analysis
We will gather strategic intelligence on the industry you target and the competitive forces your business are exposed to.
Your current business model and strategies will be unpacked to identify possible weaknesses.
Credible risk-based scenarios will be developed to a point of saturation.
Business resilience testing
The idea is to expose your business in a controlled environment to the scenario model developed. In this way we will be able to identify critical weaknesses which require intervention.
An agile project plan will be developed and deployed to address the structural weaknesses identified. Priority will be given to those risks which pose an impending danger to the sustainability of the business.
Engineering & Manufacturing
Infrastructure & Facilities
Medical & Pharmaceutical
Minerals & Mining
Tourism & Hospitality
Transportation & Warehousing
Wholesale & Retail