Epi~nomics: Forecasting Skills for Small Businesses
Covid-19 Business Management
Shock of the century, small businesses paralysis, economic devastation. Research, modelling, analysis and planning lead to informed action. Twelve strategic postures determine future performance for small businesses. How is your business positioned?
In the shock of the century, the vast majority of small businesses across the world remain paralysed at the devastation caused by Covid19. For months, it seemed there would be no way out of the doldrums and at times it felt as if humanity itself was defeated. But humanity is made of sterner stuff and by harnessing expert insights from academics and professionals globally, UnoMentor created a series of webinars designed to predict how businesses could manage themselves, month by month. The content has now become a full course. The world is now in a situation where the threat has diminished but has not yet passed. Research, analysis and harvesting information from sources not usually of interest to business, has been able to rescue the astute planner. Forecasting is a specialist set of skills which is rare in the small business community. This course takes you through a step by step process which explores ideas, on line quantitative and qualitative data sources, actual industry research and a few assignments, to populate brand new forecasting models designed specifically for small businesses. Be prepared to spend time finding information from recommended sources ; you will find that well sourced information matures in the back of your mind, eventually stimulating positive action. The course concludes by examining 3 extreme business positions, 4 operating environments, and 12 potential postures which a business may occupy. This hour long programme could be completed within a fortnight of evening lectures and basic research. The more you put in, the greater the benefit. You will use the skills acquired for lifetime and never again, allow a seismic crisis to rock the foundation under you. Enjoy the journey!
SKILLS YOU WILL GAIN
- Modelling diverse information within an interpretive framework
- Research knowledge and online skills
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
- Development of a strategic planning framework during a disaster for small business
- Application of strategic lessons to management of business activities