Our latest research and insights: Strategy

Act now to recover: getting your working capital management fit for the future

Act now to recover: getting your working capital management fit for the future

With such great uncertainty prevailing about the future and pressure created by low business activity, companies in many industries are at risk of running into cash issues. This means it’s important to gain transparency on your liquidity forecast to spot problems early on, implement a cash culture throughout the business to preserve cash, and identify potential levers to improve the situation in the medium to long term. Managing your working capital properly will enable you not only to preserve value, but to actually create it longer term.

Act now to recover: getting your operations fit for the future

Act now to recover: getting your operations fit for the future

The Covid-19 crisis has taken businesses into unexplored territory. On the one hand there’s been unprecedented uncertainty as to the further course of the pandemic and the recovery of the economy. On the other hand there have never been richer and more varied sources of capital available to businesses seeking to finance change. In this post I argue why, if your company isn’t currently struggling for survival, this is a great time to take action –an opportunity to review the lessons learned from Covid-19 and make your operations stronger, more resilient and more likely to succeed, whatever the future may bring.

Act now to recover: know your financial restructuring options and manage your stakeholders

Act now to recover: know your financial restructuring options and manage your stakeholders

Despite the options available to help Swiss businesses weather the initial COVID-19 storm and signs that the economy isn’t doing as badly as expected, companies shouldn’t be lulled into a false sense of security. Now’s the time to address any financing issues intelligently and proactively to assure the immediate survival of your business. But it’s also the time to think about how you need to transform to remain profitable and financially viable in the long term.

Act now to recover: a gentle wake-up call to rethink your strategy

Act now to recover: a gentle wake-up call to rethink your strategy

The COVID-19 crisis has been a wake-up call for many businesses – not just those that have struggled the hardest. For many other companies that have weathered the storm fairly well or have even prospered, the events of the last few months may have thrown into relief strategic shortcomings that need to be addressed with or without the crisis. In this post I argue that the wake-up call in Switzerland has been relatively gentle. Smart operators will be seizing the opportunity to fast-forward to future scenarios and get their business strategically ship-shape for crises to come – crises that might not be so kind.