Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all my clients and visitors. Thank you for all your help and support through the last year.
2020 was an interesting and very unexpected year. When I started PlanPotential in late 2019 I had no idea what awaited me in the first year of business. The pandemic meant the vision I had worked on for so long had to change and “pivot”. Innovation has been the word of the year for many entrepreneurs and I am no exception. I have co-founded two other companies and diversified the range of services PlanPotential offers.
As I look back on 2020 now I am proud of what has been achieved. The old quote “No plan survives contact with the enemy” has certainly been true. The key to successful planning however is not how the plan performs when things go well. It is how the plan performs when things go badly. I am confident that we are now in a good position as we head into 2021.
I am aware that it was a far more difficult year for many businesses. It is easier for someone like me to pivot my businesses. If you have a restaurant, bar, shop, hotel, etc., that has been closed by lockdown it is very difficult to pivot. Many have done amazing things to keep their business going but even as we head into 2021 the prospect of a vaccine or other end to the virus remains very far away. So my Christmas and New Year’s wish is this. Support your local business. Buy something in your local store. Gift a voucher for a local hotel. Get a new year’s takeaway from a local restaurant. Support them now and they will survive. We get through this together.
Here’s to a better 2021.