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A client placed a project of mine on hold due to pandemic matters. Poll is created on May 7, 2020 8:43 pm

  
  

What are independents experiencing in the pandemic? Let's get a pulse check. (1 of 2)  


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Quick Pandemic Poll 1 of 2: A client placed a project of mine on hold due to pandemic matters.

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Jim Ranton
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I picked up an executive coaching project from a current client this week.

I am working on an offer to potential clients to assist in the development, implementation of and ongoing management of reopening plans. 

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Bruce Jackson
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Some types of projects have been put on ice.  I have developed a “product” that assists companies in navigating the current choppy waters: a Resilience Plan for the Pandemic Economy. It’s described here: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/resilience-plan-pandemic-economy-bruce-jackson/

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John Williams
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I am in the middle of a potential sale of a client to a foreign based company.  The necessary pandemic restrictions are making the process difficult but it is slowly moving forward.

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Judy Contreras
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It's odd that in the profession of Human Resources you would think companies need this role more than ever due to the pandemic.  I have previously been a believer in having contagious illness policies as part of the employee handbook.  

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J. Kyle Howard
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I was at the product recommendation stage of a project. The last stages were some in-person analysis of data. That's all been put on hold for now. The client stated that this is no longer a priority for her at the moment,

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Mary Paul
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I was just starting a project with a medical manufacturing firm.  I was informed it would be placed on hold until further notice until he pandemic has subsided.

 

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Patrice Nedelec
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Same here, it seems many projects are in need of tenured resources however many stall. Even in the Regulatory/FDA area.

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Randy Hindt
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I had two projects placed on hold. Both were related to acquisition integrations that were placed on hold.  Consulting inquiries are down 80%.

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Dan Thome
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My projects are tied to M&A, either buy or sell side. Hard when no one knows what anything is worth. Let’s hope for a short delay.

Most middle market owners without a board wait too long to react, consistent with their lack of planning in good times.  Short memories of last down cycle. Will it change this time or will they pass this as a one time event?

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