The Entrepreneurs

Surviving a crisis

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18 March 2020

Episode 440

30 minutes

Around the world and across all businesses, we are living in difficult times. Business leaders are trying to answer a long list of pressing questions. How will our firm secure revenue to keep the lights on? How can we be nimble and reactive to the needs of our customers and clients, while also finding opportunities for growth? And will some of this uncertainty just become our new reality? We asked a few founders for advice.

18 March 2020

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Sylvain Labs

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Alain Sylvain is founder and CEO of strategy and design consultancy Sylvain Labs. The Certified B company works with a wide range of firms, including Google, BlackRock, General Motors and Patagonia.

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Rapha

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Simon Mottram is founder and CEO of Rapha, a marquee label in cycling kit. As well as the development and distribution of kit for its online business, Rapha has 22 retail spaces around the globe and sponsors two professional teams.

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Soeder

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Hanna Åkerström is founder of Soeder, a Zürich-based company that makes clothing, homeware, soap and personal-care items. Based on client demand, they recently started producing a natural aloe hand sanitiser.

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