Recent global events have shown that the business world is now moving in a different direction. Nationalism and populism are gaining momentum. International trade is being affected by changes in trade deals, tax regulations and laws, and some businesses’ aspirations are shifting from globalisation to localisation. 

Advances in technology are having a dramatic effect on the way we work and the way we live, altering the expectations of both consumers and workers. Artificial intelligence, robotics, the Internet of Things and big data are infiltrating and embedding themselves within our businesses. 

The political, financial and economic uncertainty will have a large and lasting effect on the middle market, and provide many businesses with unforeseen issues and challenges. However, at RSM these challenges translate to opportunities. Here, RSM’s expert contributors will offer their ideas and insight, proposing new perspectives as to how your business can not only survive these turbulent conditions, but thrive in them.