An Autumn Analysis
15 October 2021 |
As you may have seen on our recent social media posts, we are preparing for our 3rd annual Annual Conference on the 23rd November (2:00PM – 6:00PM, GMT). Make sure to register now and join my team and an exciting line-up of guest speakers who will share their thoughts on fundraising and finance in 2021 and onwards! Link is at the end of this article.
During the planning of this event, I reflected on the nature of business, how things have changed so quickly, how they are continuing to change as I type and will continue to do so rapidly in the coming years. I began to reflect how insightful this year has been yet I still feel distraught with the world still in disarray due to Covid-19…. and as for the UK in particular – petrol shortages and fierce climate protests continue to keep the nation on its edge.
On a lighter note, an interesting fact I discovered recently is that UK job vacancies are at record high while wages have started to pick up.  It goes to show that even in the worst of times you can rely on two things: innovation and determination. UK growth was up by 5.5% amid higher NHS spending and exports rose after shrinking by 1.4% in the first three months of the year!  Meanwhile, the UK social impact investment market reached a record £6.4 billion in 2021  There is a feeling that the cloud that has gripped our world so tightly is slowly and finally starting to evaporate, international markets have also seen significant increases so one question I propose is: When is it time to say things are back to “normal”? Or what could be called the “new-normal”?
Are you a business owner struggling to adjust to the new requirements brought upon by Covid? Are you a student still learning in university? Are you just someone who is scrolling and seeking golden opportunities that could help you grow? Not just as a business-person, but as an individual. I created Funding Focus with many aims, one of the most important being to level the uneven playing field between men, women and other under-represented groups. Today, we as a team at Funding Focus look to build a diverse community of entrepreneurs who can not only share their experiences in the fundraising world but also anything else.
“If a company can transition from simply delivering a product to building a community, it can unlock extraordinary competitive advantage and both create and support a superior business model”
– Harvard Business Review 
Click the link here to register for our 3rd Annual Conference now! The first 25 people to register will receive a free copy of my Amazon #1 best-seller, Add Then Multiply; How small businesses can think like big businesses and achieve exponential growth
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We hope to see you at our conference!