If you’re not feeling the pinch, or indeed the punch, of a sudden economic downturn, then you should probably count your business as one of the fortunate ones, any event industry suppliers that aren’t feeling it yet have probably already hit the buffers and gone out of business.
In 2008 the overheated and undercapitalised US housing market collapsed, taking a leading investment bank with it, and the crisis toppled over into the world economy. World governments, fearing a complete collapse of the financial system, pumped hundreds of billions of pounds into the banks to keep them afloat, and prevent a spiral into deflation, unemployment and a decline in global consumption.
So you're trying to run your business from home. You might have the luxury of a VPN and a company network, so you can access all your emails and tools via the usual interface. Others amongst you may have to start organising and processing your work in an entirely new way, built around digital collaboration and management. We've summarised the tools we use in a handy factsheet - as a small but busy agency, we've refined our working processes around these tools to automate and assist the management of all our projects and jobs.