Is COVID-19 Going to Impact Your Business?
We Can Help You Get Through it
Are you ready?
Many of your businesses are now adapting daily business, and making additional preparations. Below I’ve summarized programs to help ease the difficulty of reducing your workforce and other measures to conserve cash, which is critical over the coming months:
SUPPLY CHAIN CONSIDERATIONS
The US is expected to be the next epicentre of Covid-19 spread. The US is in very bad shape to control this and the President is implying that he is willing to consider accepting high loss of life to keep the economy open. If this happens, ANY SUPPLY COMING FROM THE US may be at risk. Please review your US-based supply and monitor your individual situations on a daily basis. However, China is starting to do phased re-opening of their economy and re-opening hospitals to the public. It took less than 2 months of lock-down and isolating people. Strict hygiene measures, quarantining the sick and social isolation/distancing have been the keys. Please LEARN from this and take implementation of these measures in your work locations SERIOUSLY. It is the best way to keep you working!
We all see the COVID-19 case numbers in Canada rising. How bad is bad? Canada appears to be bracing for a worse case scenario of up to 15,000 cases. Although currently very unlikely, what if 4,000 cases hit Alberta? We would have to be adding about 115 new cases a day for the next month - almost double our current rate. Best info is that about 15% will need hospitalization or about 600 beds between greater Edmonton and greater Calgary (300 additional beds per city). In other places, about 20% of those hospitalized go into Intensive care (ICU) - about 120. Back in February, we had 119 excluding special care (burn, cardiac, etc). Also, after a month, a bunch of people will be recovering or recovered. If we are adding less than 115 new cases a day, Albertans should be able to weather this storm. Let's keep doing everything we can do to keep the spread of COVID-19 to a minimum so we don't need a lock-down and can keep working!
Get Ready for your Next Step
Discover hidden power, new direction and speed
We are Alberta’s Business Mechanics
We work with business owners to diagnose your business, tune it and modify it to get you where you want to go next. We help you get a smooth running, powerful and agile business that can accelerate, handle curves in the road and glide over bumps. So where do you want to go next?
° Tune and streamline operations?
° Take a step back from the day-to-day?
° Grow to make room for the future?
Our services are custom-built for small and medium sized family businesses. We are have decades of experience, are affordable, thorough and completely practical.
Maybe things are not running as smoothly as they should or maybe you don't know where to go next. In your gut you know you can't keep working like this forever. You just aren’t sure how to make your next step work.
Your Business is Your Ride
Remember the feeling of your first car? The sense of freedom. The possibilities of going wherever you wanted. Isn't that like the day you opened the doors to your own business? Businesses are a lot like vehicles. They generate power to move you forward, they shift gears in heavy traffic or when you see open road ahead and they need direction to lock in the destination and stay out of the ditch.
And like vehicles, sometimes your business needs an expert to help it run its best.
Pete Baran, Chief Business Mechanic
As a kid, I swept floors and fixed equipment in the family small business. I then went on to hold senior leadership positions in several Fortune 500 and private Canadian companies. Now I work with small business owners to tune up their business and get them running smoothly with increased power and performance.
I’ve been a senior partner, director, regional VP, Chief Operating Officer, board member and CEO, but haven’t forgotten how to roll up my sleeves and get things done. I now consult, coach, speak to groups and provide leadership training to small businesses in Alberta.
I bring over 20 years of experience working with owners and manager, a degree in business from the University of BC, a Six Sigma process design certificate from Villanova University, Financial Statement Analysis from Sauder School of Business, Agile Project Management from Agile One and a certificate in High Performance Leadership from Cornell University. Not your average small business coach!