SMEs options in lockdown

What are your options during lockdown if you are a SME

Small and medium sized business and early stage startups are running into a dead end in lockdown. Depending on their structure their options are:


Shut and wait


Exit the business

Sale of business or assets

Merge with a competitor

Strategic Partner

Raise Debt


Sequestration (if sole proprietor)

Become a grant-trepreneur

Down size to preserve cash.

Pivot to a new strategy e.g. digital or an adjacent industry

Diversify revenue e.g. sell vouchers

There are lots of options depending on the type of business you are in. What ever you do you need to survive to fight another day. Listen to my free podcast for more detailed information.

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