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How to take advantage of an economic upturn

Use our range of resources to help your business prepare for, or take advantage of, an economic upturn.

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Featured article

Positioning for the future
Coming out of the recession, businesses need to rethink how they deal with clients and employees. Uses U.S. architectural and engineering examples. 

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Featured report

From survival to sustainability
Guide published by ICAEW in 2011 outlining ideas to help businesses manage and succeed through the upturn and to build for a sustainable future. The issues and questions covered are relevant to businesses of all sizes, listed and non-listed, working across all sectors of the economy.

Online articles

The ICAEW Library & Information Service provides access to a range of articles in full text from leading business, finance and management journals. This resource is available to ICAEW members, ACA students and other entitled users.

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Useful links

From survival to sustainability
Guide published by ICAEW in 2011 outlining ideas to help businesses manage and succeed through the upturn and to build for a sustainable future. The issues and questions covered are relevant to businesses of all sizes, listed and non-listed, working across all sectors of the economy.

ICAEW / Grant Thornton UK business confidence monitor (BCM) 
Quarterly publication providing data on business confidence, financial performance and the challenges to business performance of the credit crunch, recession and recovery.

Enterprise survey report 
Annual survey carried out by ICAEW providing insights into longer term economic trends in business growth, globalisation and the regulatory environment.

Articles and books in the Library collection

Selected articles

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Keep on up 
Economia, No.18. July/August 2013. pp.66-69 
Companies face a number of obstacles to growth after surviving a recession, including securing cashflow and moving to appropriate premises, although the latter problem has in part been resolved by the availability of shorter-term contracts; generally, rental of services is easier and more flexible with the increasing number of third-party providers. Companies have retained skilled labour during the downturn, so should be in a good position to accommodate renewed demand. The article recommends good timing for taking advantage of an upturn and advises against caution.

Written on the wind 
Economia, No.5. June 2012. pp.45-49
Looks at how the medium-sized business Good Energy has achieved success and growth in spite of the prevailing economic circumstances. Observes that the company benefits from increasing investment in renewable energy. Good Energy's group finance director presents his arguments for why he believes medium-sized businesses will prove essential to the UK's economic recovery.

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