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  • Covid-19 Survival Tips & Lessons from the Small Business Community

Covid-19 Survival Tips & Lessons from the Small Business Community

If you do a search on the topic “small businesses and the coronavirus pandemic,” you’ll find there are hundreds of thousands of articles, images and videos sharing stories, providing encouragement, offering lessons learned, and supplying turnaround strategies for the small business community. Each one provides a different perspective and different nuggets of valuable advice
We, at Aepiphanni Business Consulting, not only own a small business — our entire client base are small business owners that we help become extraordinary leaders and companies. With that in mind, we would like to share our unique insight of experiencing the coronavirus pandemic on two fronts: inside our own business and how we supported our clients through their Covid-19 pandemic challenges.
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  • The Impact of Small and Medium-sized Businesses

An Economic Force – The Impact of Small and Medium-sized Businesses

In 2019, the U.S. Small Business Administration recorded a total of 30.7 million small businesses in the United States. This translates to small businesses making up 99.9% of American businesses. On the other hand, medium-sized businesses are making their own economic impact. The Government of Canada found that 21,926 of all Canadian companies (or 1.9% of Canadian firms) were medium-sized businesses.

While many may have their attention on Fortune 500 companies, these statistics prove that SMEs (Small to Mid-size Enterprises) help drive the economy of any nation forward. But what are the exact contributions of small and medium-sized enterprises? In this article, we list three specific impacts and how SMEs became an economic force to be reckoned with.

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You Are Your Business’ Most Valuable Asset

Most people believe that the why behind the business is one of the key factors that moves everything forward. This means one thing—that you are the biggest asset of your business, and the reason goes beyond the fact that you are the founder. Rather, it is because you intimately know the motive behind your business, why it aims to solve customers’ problems in the first place, and how its positively impacts your community as well.

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  • Post-COVID HR Management Strategy

Post-COVID HR Management Strategy: How to Empower Employees

As society faces both the pandemic and the forthcoming recession, challenges in how companies manage their employees have risen and it is transforming the workplace. HR executives are expected to adapt fast, especially when employee productivity is at stake.

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  • Creating a Post-Pandemic Business Continuity Plan

Creating a Post-Pandemic Business Continuity Plan

From a declining economy to a rising unemployment rate, the Coronavirus pandemic has made a major impact on all industries. This change left businesses with no choice but to either adapt or close down. In fact, a survey conducted by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC) shows that business leaders expect their company to recover only three months after the virus recedes.

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Leadership Styles and Toilet Paper

One of the most amusing aspects of the Covid-19 shutdown has been the consistent scarcity of toilet paper. In the 50+ years I’ve been alive, I can’t ever remember the shelves in the paper aisle at the grocery store standing bare week after week for months, and the dairy section having limited stock on a regular basis. The outcry from the pandemic certainly spanned the spectrum of emotional responses, and leadership styles quickly became apparent as well.

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