Few businesses have been left unscathed by the novel coronavirus pandemic. Unfortunately, some have been mortally wounded. Some may be living on life support thanks to financial help from the government, but their long-term survival is in doubt. That may not be inevitable, however, particularly for businesses that are proactive.

Business advisors are instructing companies to be resilient and nimble to come out on top. What does that mean for your business? Having deep pockets is one form of resilience. It gives you the ability to endure a sustained revenue drought while still keeping employees on board and your vendors, your landlord and other creditors on good terms.

But resilience is also a state of mind: that is, being able to have faith in the future, think and act creatively under duress to make a better future possible.

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