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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
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  • 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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Survive and thrive

In a recession most companies go bankrupt, go private, or get acquired. How do the remaining minority survive, and even flourish? The author examines the research to determine how firms should prepare for an economic downturn, and what they should do when one hits.

Good times and bad: The trauma of the financial crisis needs to be remembered even as new threats become a growing concern.

The article focuses on the risk management by the financial services industry in the United States. The industry faces various challenges that include non-financial risks like cybersecurity, model, third-party and also economic risks. Many companies now have a risk committee of the board with primary responsibility for risk oversight

Central intelligence

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

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Useful links

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

Further resources

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