How Can Small Businesses Cultivate Resilience During the COVID-19 Crisis?

How Can Small Businesses Cultivate Resilience During the COVID-19 Crisis?

The resilience of small businesses with limited assets has been tested during the pandemic. Here are six ways to stay resilient during this prolonged downturn.

First, develop resilient leadership and a collaborative organizational culture.

Ming-Yi Wu, Research Consultant 

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted organizations of different sizes across industries and countries. Specifically, the resilience of small businesses with limited assets and cash reserves has been tested. Significant changes have happened during a short period of time. Physical restrictions, economic recessions, and lockdowns all contribute to the most difficult situation that small businesses are facing right now. Many small business owners feel that they started 2021 with uncertainty and are fighting to survive…

Village submerged by red water after flood hits batik factory

“The red flood is due to the batik dye, which has been hit by the flood,” Dimas Arga Yudha told Reuters news agency. “It will disappear when it mixes with rain after a while.”

An Indonesian village has been inundated by blood-red water after flooding hit a local batik factory. The crimson dye was released through the street of Jenggot in central Java on Saturday. The area, south of the city of Pekalongan, is famed for its traditional wax and dye batik textiles.

Thousands of social media users shared images of the coloured water washing through the village. A local relief official confirmed they were genuine. Rivers in in Pekalongan have previously changed colour due to the dyes used in making batik designs, with bright green waters flooding another village last month, according to Reuters.

Indonesia is frequently hit by flooding, with at least 43 people killed following a storm that hit the capital Jakarta earlier this year…

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