Getting your business back on track during COVID19 is no easy task. Here are a few tips to restart your engines.
The coronavirus pandemic has had a negative impact on small businesses everywhere. Many were forced to shut down with the initial outbreak. The leisure industry was especially hard hit. Nationwide there were 100,000 restaurants and bars that closed their doors, some temporarily, others permanently.
Many businesses, however, in cities across the country have been allowed to reopen, or will in the coming month. Some business owners are having a hard time getting back on their feet. But it’s not all bad news. Several businesses have found ways to adapt to the changing times and even thrive in the light of the current challenges. Bethpage Burger Bar on Long Island, NY, under the guidance of A2Z Restaurant Consulting, opened during the pandemic, yet continues to operate.
Here are some tips to get your business back on track.
Prepare Your Space
Before you welcome your employees back to work and your customers back into your store or office, consider making some upgrades to make everyone feel comfortable and safe.
Improve Remote Team Collaboration
If your employees are working from home, learn how you can improve collaboration among your remote team.
If you need consulting guidance, technology integration, or setup, don’t hesitate to contact us for a free consultation to identify your needs and options.
Adapt Your Business Budget
Whether you run a B2B agency or a retail store, you may have to make some changes to your business budget to accommodate pandemic-related challenges and avoid financial stress.
When considering your budget, be sure to leave money available for marketing. Without it you’re operating in a basement with no sign out front.
“If I was down to my last dollar, I would spend it on public relations!” – Bill Gates
Navigating the pandemic has been a challenge, and it’s not over yet! As you find ways to overcome pandemic-related barriers and keep your business running, try to keep a positive mindset. Take this as an opportunity to re-evaluate your business models, protocols, technology, and workflows. Embrqace innovative new ideas that will keep you moving forward no matter what the future brings.