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Innovation and Opportunity - Tina Zawila

The economic climate has been changing rapidly in the past month and business's have been adapting their services along with it to continue operating.From online delivery to virtual appointments, Tina takes a moment this week to recognise the entrepreneurial spirit and leadership that is being shown throughout our region.

To say the world is changing, is an understatement. Now, more than ever, we have to be adaptable, flexible and open to change. We have to be innovative and brave, and we have to process information quickly and make difficult decisions. And we are all in this together.


As Chartered Accountants and Business Advisors we are doing our very best to stay up to date and to inform our clients and community. We are offering support, advice and encouragement to many business owners who have had to close or severely reduce their business operations. We are interpreting Government announcements to apply them to unique and individual circumstances. And while there are difficulties and challenges, we are also overwhelmed with the level of resilience and innovation within our community.


So in this blog, rather than focus on the technical aspects of taxation, government stimulus packages and business continuity, I wanted to take a moment to recognise and encourage the entrepreneurial spirit and leadership that is being shown throughout our wonderful region.


Many business owners and their employees have adapted their operations to suit the ‘new normal’ and continue to trade. However, whilst these changes may seem simple, like doing takeaways, home deliveries, or online offerings, they in fact, often take a lot of energy, effort and investment. And finding this energy, effort and investment when you feel like you have had the wind knocked out of you is not easy.


Similarly, there are so many leaders in our community who are making difficult and complex decisions every day during unprecedented times, with no direct prior experience to call upon, and at best, scenario modelling that changes from week to week.


And yet, everyone is playing their part. In fact, many are going above and beyond, finding new and innovative ways of solving problems, creating opportunities and building new business models.


Steve Jobs said “Innovation is the ability to see change as an opportunity – not a threat.”

I’m confident that when the crisis passes, life won’t go back to the way it was, it might actually be better than before. So stay brave and look for the opportunities rather than at the threats. If you need help, advice or support call our professional team at UHY Haines Norton on 4972 1300.

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