Header Pandemic

Every single country on this planet is currently affected by the Corona virus pandemic. Not all are affected equally, though. Some are further along in the spread; others have contained their small number of cases. Some have taken severe measures to stop the spread of the disease, while others face […]

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Mitigation is the second phase of the emergency management cycle. In short, mitigation covers protection and preparation. To prepare for crisis and emergencies, organisations have only limited resources. Everything we do, every hour we spend on training, every staff member that’s revisiting emergency plans, is not put into customer satisfaction […]

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Before you start preparing your business for a crisis, you must first understand what risks you are actually exposed to, what the probability is and what an event might mean for you. A risk analysis is very individual, because in addition to the objective risks, which should be relatively similar […]

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One of the privileges of the freelancer is to be able to work from home. At least when I’m not on-site with the client. And who’s on-site with the client at the moment? Not me. And neither are many others who are now (having to) work from home for the […]

Soulskin Fear

As a self-employed, single parent – and as a crisis manager – I am in general quite relaxed when a situation comes to a head or when things get financially tight. It takes a little while before something frightens me. And if it does, I’ve learned to greet fear as […]

Soulskin Corona

It may be an insensitive time to talk about crisis management and prevention for artists and other self-employed people, now that Corona is causing a series of cancelled events, quarantining people, and putting some in real financial straits. But unfortunately people usually only listen when they are already up to […]

Panic Buying

Why do people buy noodles and toilet paper like crazy people? It spreads from country to country: Panic Buying. Last week you could see a lot of pictures of empty supermarket shelves on the internet and small videos were shared of people fighting over toilet paper. Ha ha, funny. But […]

November 25 is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. As female entrepreneurs we may assume that we were immune against being assaulted. After all, we are financially independant, confident and successful women. And indeed, those are features supposed to protect us. Hence, it can be even […]

Life can be a bitch. Bad things happen. And, weirdly, they tend to arrive in bulks. Not only your car breaks down, but the washing machine dies away, too. Not only is he cheating on you, but with your best friend, of all people in the world! Not only do […]