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Due to the current crisis caused by the Corona pandemic, SEC’s main project activity of sending senior experts abroad to support our clients in the partner countries has come to a standstill. However, the project’s main goal of supporting SME and institutions with expert consultancy can continue to be achieved through alternative ways. SEC is therefore developing ways of consulting assignments through digital instruments. It must be noted that a digital consultancy cannot in any way replace the traditional SEC assignment, which often is very technical and hands-on and its success lays in the entrepreneur to entrepreneur relationship, that can only truly be established by being on site. But these extraordinary circumstances call not only for alternative ways of consultancy, but many clients’ needs have also shifted due to this crisis. Expertise in business, management, finance, law and human resources will be more demanded. A company that was looking to diversify its product in order to grow, six months ago, might now be in need of support of a different nature.
In the light of not knowing how the pandemic will develop in Switzerland and its partner countries around the globe, SEC is therefore screening the needs of its clients, checking the possibilities of our experts and developing a concept accordingly.