Staying Afloat During the Pandemic

It’s no secret that the COVID-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc on countless small businesses. If your business has yet to re-open, or you are finding it difficult to stay afloat, it’s essential to figure out how you can push forward.

Hopefully, the information and advice below can help you get back on track so that your business can survive and continue to grow.


Figuring Out Finances

Let’s start with the engine that powers your business: money.

  • Assess how the pandemic has impacted your cash flow, sales, and profits.
  • Then, think of adjustments you can make to put your business in a better financial position, such as cutting expenses and/or adding revenue.
  • And look into the wealth of financial assistance programs, such as non-government grants and government loans that can help to keep you afloat as you regain your footing.

Afloat During the Pandemic

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Making Moves Online

Companies of all shapes and sizes were already doing more and more things online, but the pandemic has exponentially increased the need for such efforts.

  • Make sure you have a quality website that represents your company well and provides users with an engaging experience.
  • Up your social media marketing efforts to connect with your audience.
  • Whether it means selling items you already offer or finding new, trendy items to sell, open an e-commerce store to create some extra cash flow.
  • Make it even easier for customers to buy from you by developing a mobile app.
  • If possible, allow employees to work remotely, and make sure everyone is equipped to communicate and collaborate effectively.

Creating a Space at Home

Whether you have a large team of employees or it’s just you, remote work may be able to benefit your situation now and in the future. However, in order to do it successfully, you will need a comfortable place at home for working.

  • Pick a location for your home office that will help you stay focused and productive.
  • Make sure your office has adequate insulation, ventilation, and flooring, especially if you’re converting a garage or basement.
  • Position your primary workstation where natural light can flow in through the windows.
  • Make sure you get all the equipment you need to work productively.
  • And of course, you will need a daily routine that helps you actually get stuff done!

For small business owners, now is a time for making adjustments. Sit down with your budget to come up with ways you can improve your situation, and take advantage of everything the web can offer you.

Also, make sure you have a dedicated area at home for working remotely.

While there are plenty of other steps you can take to keep your small business healthy during the pandemic, starting with these will put you in a better position to succeed.

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