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How to steer your business through a downturn

Is the country you're based in going through a downturn? The Library & Information Service has a range of resources to help you steer your business through difficult economic times.

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  • Online articles
  • Useful links
  • Further resources
  • Articles and books from the Library

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Featured article

Survive and flourish

How do firms survive recessions, and even flourish? The author examines the research to determine how firms should prepare for a downturn, and what they should do when one hits.

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Featured article

Central intelligence

How one business reduced costs and increased revenue during the 2008 recession.

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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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Many of Covid's biggest retail winners don't sell online

Low-priced retailers are thriving, even with limited e-commerce offerings or none at all.

Survival guide

Six tips to help soon-to-be graduates develop their careers from experts who got their own degrees during the Great Recession. Their advice includes focusing on your wellbeing, researching employers and tailoring your applications, improving your professional skills, and saving for emergencies.

Marketing in a recession the one fundamental question

Article states that the biggest question to answer is how do we build trust? 5 pointers for building trust and confidence through your marketing are shared by the author.

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Useful links

Managing in difficult times
ACAS guidance on managing your workforce during a recession.

Further resources

See the following pages from the Library & Information Service for a selection of online books, articles, guides and useful links:

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