By: Elena Stewart
By now, almost half a year since it first reared its ugly head and several months into the restrictions that followed, COVID-19 has undoubtedly overstayed its welcome. However, the world is still a long way from being out of the woods, and as a small business owner, you can’t breathe easy just yet. Rather, it’s still critical to work extra hard in keeping your business going at present — while at the same time, also starting to make plans for the new normal that’s upon us. Here are some of the best ways to help you do exactly that.
Tap the Right Resources
With the negative effects of COVID-19 on the economy and, by extension, your small business, it can be easy to feel like fish out of water. However, rather than focusing on what seems to be a hopeless situation, concentrate, instead, on finding ways to extricate your small business out of it. Luckily, there’s no shortage of resources that can help you on that end, running the gamut from financial aid to much-needed advice and inspiration.
- Leveraging the many small business resources available will undoubtedly help you stay afloat financially at this very uncertain time.
- It’s more than possible to survive during COVID-19 as a small business, so look to those who have successfully done it for inspiration.
- Of course, taking the necessary steps to keep your startup going is crucial, too — not just for your business’ survival, but also for growth.
Take Your Business Online
Because COVID-19 is a highly contagious disease, countless companies — regardless of size — have been forced to look to the online frontier to continue doing business. Needless to say, it will do your small business good to see how you can start or elevate its digital transformation so that you can keep generating revenue — in a social distancing-friendly way, of course.
- As the pandemic raged on, going online has become the most logical way for small businesses to do business.
- Thankfully, there has been no dearth of resources from internet stalwarts like Facebook extending invaluable help to small businesses in creating an online presence.
- Making use of best practices that experienced remote workers swear by will also help you get used to this “new normal” way of working and doing business.
- Work with Launch Collective for all your digital marketing needs.
Tighten Up Your Brick and Mortar
Of course, even with a pandemic and all the uncertainty of what’s coming after — as well as the infinite profit potential of taking your business online — there’s no sense in allowing your brick and mortar business to fall by the wayside. However, with virus transmission concerns continuing to plague the world, you’ll definitely need to prioritize safety as you get ready to reopen for foot traffic to protect you, your employees, and your customers.
- As you get ready to reopen your brick and mortar business, it’s important to first look at how other businesses are getting it done.
- Having a checklist can help as you reopen your business to ensure safety at all times.
- Of course, much of reopening your business will demand constant cleaning and disinfecting measures.
- Making sure that you and your employees are prepared to enforce social distancing rules are crucial, as well.
Indeed, it’s only a matter of time before COVID-19 becomes a distant memory. But for now, you need to keep on keeping on for your small business.
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