Crisis Management

Who Do I Choose to Be During the COVID-19

The Dutch Tech Ecosystem & COVID-19 – March 20, 2020
This analysis aims to identify the impact of COVID-19 on the Dutch startup ecosystem. The analysis is based on a survey ran through over 445 startup participants (8% of the total startup population) and a material number of investors that provided their input.
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Impact of the Corona Crisis on Startups & Tech

Dealroom – March 25, 2020
See how the Coronavirus crisis is affecting the startups and tech companies in the Dealromm’s presentation available here.

Here’s What the CEE Early Stage VC LAUNCHub Ventures Advises Founders – March 24, 2020
Based in Bulgaria and focused on CEE&SEE regions, LAUNCHub Ventures shares recommendations with its founders. “Stay connected” is one of the first tips on the list: “With a busy schedule, it is easy to forget the power of your community – reach out for help if you need it and talk to fellow founders who are on the same journey as you.” But of course, there are also more particular crisis management measures the team sent out.
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How Companies Can Reshape Results and Plan for a COVID-19 Recovery

EY – March 20, 2020
Since the World Health Organization (WHO) declared COVID-19 a public health emergency of international scale, COVID-19 has become a black swan event, a crisis that has profound implications for companies globally. As companies navigate the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, there are a number of key issues corporate leaders should be thinking about. This report identifies five priorities for global companies to consider, as they grapple with this ongoing and evolving situation.
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Topline Strategic Communications Guidance

Edelman – March 19
As organizations evaluate the potential impact of Coronavirus on business operations and stakeholder trust, this document contains:
(1) general communications considerations for responding to COVID-19; and
(2) a SAMPLE general communication for internal stakeholders about the outbreak
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CEELM Covid-19 Comparative Legal Guide: Contracts in Bulgaria

Gugushev & Partners Law Office – March 19, 2020
The impact that Covid-19 pandemic might have on different types of businesses is a complex mix of various factors coming into play, including the scope and nature of the security measures enforced on a national, regional, and local level, accompanied by socio-economic relief that will be implemented for most vulnerable businesses.
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How the COVID-19 Pandemic is Likely to Change Business Practice

Harvard Business School – March 16, 2020
With COVID-19 cases growing worldwide, business leaders are scrambling to deal with a wide variety of problems, from slumping sales and stalling supply chains to keeping employees healthy and making sure they can continue working. Harvard Business School asked its professors of how the coronavirus pandemic is likely to change how companies do business.
Read here what they said

The 12 Time After Time Proven Ways to Save Your Business During a Crisis

John Durkin
This is the third major public emergency or crisis I have experienced in the past few years. Each is different, with lessons learned from the two earlier crises worth repeating. Forget about the usual income statement metrics of Net Income, EBITDA, Ordinary Income, and Operating Income. Cash flow is the only metric that matters.
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Defending Retail Against the Coronavirus

Bain & Company
At a Glance
– Bain & Company put together an operational checklist to help retailers frame their immediate response to
the COVID-19 pandemic and their medium-term planning for an eventual recovery.
– Key actions include empowering your emergency response team, putting store operations and
online fulfi llment into crisis mode, optimizing supply and logistics, saving cash, communicating
and collaborating.
– The crisis is a defi ning leadership moment for retailers. Above all, the safety of customers and
employees will remain paramount.
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Coronavirus – The Black Swan of 2020

Sequoia Capital – March 3, 2020
Here is a note that Sequoia sent to its founders and CEOs to provide guidance on how to ensure the health of their business while dealing with potential business consequences of the spreading effects of the coronavirus.
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