Opportunities in Adversity: Tough times make brilliant businesses

Read our latest report to find out how innovators can convert potential setbacks into stepping stones toward greater achievements.

What's included in the report?

With case studies from Tandem, Forest, Muc-Off and Samudra Oceans who all found opportunities in tough times, the report shows how adapting to changes, making smart pivots, and spotting opportunities in difficult situations can lead to greater business success.

Our report explores how we can learn from business failure

  • Building potential in tough times
    Explore how adversity not only tests but also builds business acumen, teaching vital lessons that pave the way to sustainable success
      • Embracing economic challenges: a blueprint for entrepreneurs
        The entrepreneurial path is fraught with uncertainties—each economic downturn and market disruption presents unique challenges as well as hidden opportunities
        • Unearthing opportunity-driven founders
          These leaders use their past setbacks as a launchpad for their current ventures, innovatively rising to meet and shape the demands of the new economic landscape

        Complete the form to download the report

        Did you know?


        of business owners view the current recession as an opportunity


        of UK business owners think that British entrepreneurship is about to boom


        of companies incorporated during the global financial crisis are still active today.

        Working with Charles Stanley

        As an entrepreneur, we know your business is your life’s work, and Charles Stanley has been committed to helping businesses thrive for over 200 years.

        By listening to your needs, we can better steward your wealth so it can support your personal circumstances and ambitions, and the needs of your family and business.

        More insights

        Why resilience is the first step to financial success
        By Rob Morgan
        Spokesperson & Chief Analyst
        07 Jun 2024 | 6 min read
        Seven ways to know if your business idea has legs
        By Aaron Gibbs
        Personal Finance Commentator
        04 Apr 2024 | 6 min read
        Venture Capital Trusts – what are they and how do they benefit investors and business owners?
        By Aaron Gibbs
        Personal Finance Commentator
        03 Apr 2024 | 6 min read
        How do entrepreneurs fund their business?
        By Aaron Gibbs
        Personal Finance Commentator
        28 Feb 2024 | 3 min read

        Complete the form to download the report