7 Challenges your Business could face in 2023

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9th Jan 2023

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Mollie Pinnington

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It is the beginning of a new year and although 2022 was challenging, it is time for your business to ensure you are ready for all the issues the year could throw at you. From inflation to meeting customer expectations it is best to be aware of what you could be facing this year.

Inflation and recession

In 2023, the UK economy will continue to struggle with inflation and recession. Businesses are going to have to develop strategies that ensure sustainability to survive these tough conditions. Companies need to find ways to reduce costs while still providing quality services and products. This can be done through increased efficiency, investing in innovation and exploring new technologies or markets.

Businesses should also consider leveraging their existing resources by turning them into assets and developing asset management systems. This enables companies to better control costs while maintaining their competitive advantage. Additionally, businesses must remain flexible so they can adapt quickly to changing market conditions.

Ultimately, companies need a resilient business model that allows them to remain profitable during uncertain times. By understanding potential risks and taking proactive measures, businesses can be better prepared for the challenges of 2023 and beyond.


Cost of living crisis

The cost of living crisis has made 2022 difficult for many businesses. In 2023, these challenges will continue as inflation remains high and consumer spending activity is likely to remain low. Businesses must develop strategies to ensure sustainability during these tough times. This includes reducing costs, becoming more efficient, leveraging existing assets and remaining flexible to adapt quickly to changing market conditions.

By taking proactive measures now and developing a resilient business model, businesses can be ready for the challenges ahead and stay profitable during uncertain times.


Energy Prices

At the beginning of 2022, global energy prices skyrocketed as a result of Russia’s attack on Ukraine. To make matters worse, the UK is facing numerous challenges with regards to energy security for the coming year of 2023.

Despite discussions about developing alternate forms of energy and pursuing greener practices, the costly endeavour ultimately has put a strain on both consumers and businesses. Furthermore, negotiations between the UK and other countries regarding extraction rights have left the government looking for ways to obtain rather than produce its own energy source. This means that energy prices are unlikely to be going down any time soon.

To make sure you are on top of your energy bills this year you should be comparing prices and suppliers as early as you can. If you would like help with your energy bills today please contact us here or get a quote now.


Supply chain

Businesses are struggling more and more with supply chain issues of late, and this is only predicted to continue in 2023. Covid-19 has caused massive disruption to businesses around the world due to travel restrictions, while labour shortages have also been problematic as companies struggle to fill production roles. To make matters worse, the recent Russian invasion of Ukraine could completely change the geopolitical landscape, leading to further supply chain issues for those doing business with Eastern Europe.

This your business could potentially find it difficult to get supplies this year. With this, your business should start to consider where they could shop with more local suppliers. Your business should also ensure contingency plans are in place in case of supplier failures, this could include having a network of suppliers to fall back on.


Attracting new talent

As the working world has shifted due to the pandemic, businesses are struggling to acquire the crucial talent and skills needed for their workforce. This has posed a challenge since many individuals prefer remote or hybrid roles now, which can leave companies short-staffed.

Another factor is early retirement; a rising number of seasoned professionals have chosen to slow down or retire altogether in, further decreasing the overall numbers in the job market. Businesses must adapt to this situation by offering attractive roles as well employer-supported perks that would keep skilled employees on board and attract responsible personnel. Your business could also consider offering remote or hybrid working to reach a wider community of people and attract those who prefer in this way.


Customer expectations

2023 is going to be a critical year for businesses to stay competitive, as the cost of living crisis becomes more severe. Managing customer expectations will be one of the major issues, as businesses must adjust and refine their services to meet customers' demands and provide a level of product quality that exceeds their expectations. This can include offering discounts and other incentives, providing excellent customer service, keeping up with new trends in technology, and introducing innovative products before competitors do; the options are ample and varied.

However, meeting or exceeding customer expectations goes beyond simply providing an item or service; businesses must create better relationships with customers by taking into account their feedback and needs. Doing so won't only improve customer loyalty but also bring long-term benefits to businesses in terms of increased profits, growth opportunities and brand visibility.



Climate change is a major issue that many businesses will face this year. Companies must focus on how to best protect their customers as well as their competitive standing, bottom line and sustainability strategies.

As consumers become more aware of the impacts of climate change and potential risks to our environment, they will support companies that strive to be sustainable and eco-friendly. To stay ahead, businesses should think ahead and make sure they are staying up-to-date with the latest sustainable practices.

Make sure you’re taking a proactive approach by being transparent with your customers about your sustainability initiatives or offering eco-friendly products and services. With attention given to these issues, companies can ensure that they’re better equipped to take on the challenges of climate change.

If you haven't already started to measure and reduce carbon emissions, this should be something your business considers for 2023. At Resolve Net Zero we have a range of services that will reduce your carbon emissions and your overall energy consumption. This not only improves competitive standing but also your overall bottom line. With new sustainable technology such as voltage optimisers, you could be saving up to 19% on your energy bills straight away.

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