Firstly DON’T PANIC
Many small businesses, including myself, are worried about how we can navigate the disruption to business that the Coronavirus is causing and will cause over the next few months. The Government has laid out plans to help us and we need to wait to see what that practically and financially will look like.
In the meantime, we can make some real changes to how we work and try and mitigate our losses. Many businesses can carry on in a virtual environment and we can use this valuable time, afforded to us by social distancing and self-isolation to do some much-needed housekeeping, the stuff you’ve been putting off!
- Clean up your database.
- Plan your marketing for the next 6 months and don’t stop marketing.
- Work on developing and improving your website.
- Increase the number of connections on Linkedin and network.
- Continue to advertise.
- Increase your Social Media output.
- Get involved with On-line training programmes.
Work remotely with your team and stay positive. I’m a great believer in carrying on and have found Zoom to be brilliant in keeping in contact with my clients. It’s easy to use and free at the first point of contact and I’d really encourage you to communicate with your clients and staff in this way.
FOCUS on your business, push your sales and marketing as hard as you can in order to survive and thrive.
We all need to think differently and we’re going to get through this. Stay focussed and stay Safe.
P.S I am just launching a FREE online training programme this week. This is a GREAT TIME TO LEARN ONLINE!
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