During an event of the Young Chamber Network this week, members met to discuss best practices of how certain businesses managed to find the opportunity within COVID and turn the challenges that were brought with it into a success.
Welcoming guests, Perit David Xuereb said that COVID was certainly a challenging time for all, but it also offered businesses an opportunity to think outside of the box and seriously reconsider all that they had been doing for years.
The event featured contributions from three businesses who managed to turn the COVID crisis into an opportunity.
Ian Casolani from Belaire Property said that real estate sector was hard hit by the COVID crisis. He said that one of the greatest challenges was seeing that his agents remained motivated, as a solid line of communication was key to maintain healthy relations between tenants and landlords.
Jo Caruana from writemeanything, spoke about how COVID meant that her revenue streams dried up over a weekend and together with her team, she got creative and dedicated the time to examine her business plan as well as dedicate time for training and growth.
Sebastian Rippard from Bolt spoke about how the company managed to successfully pivot in a short period of time from being a transporter of persons to a food delivery company. He spoke about the challenges of shifting focus from one mode of operation to a new one, in a brief period of time.
Networking drinks, offered by the host of the event Madliena Lodge, followed.