Doing Business During COVID-19: 10 Tips

By Soko Directory Team / Published January 25, 2022 | 12:11 pm




KEY POINTS

The recent Coronavirus pandemic has left the business world in absolute chaos. This situation we had found ourselves in left many managers not knowing exactly where to start when it came to updating their business models to suit this new situation.


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KEY TAKEAWAYS


Supporting other businesses, especially small businesses, in this period; is a great idea. Who knows, maybe they will even show you the same support that you show them too.


The recent Coronavirus pandemic has left the business world in absolute chaos. This situation we had found ourselves in left many managers not knowing exactly where to start when it came to updating their business models to suit this new situation. These were new and interesting times that no one really predicted or expected to hit with such brutal force.

The below ten tips in all sorts of relevant areas for businesses during this period will hopefully give your business the leg up it needs to be successful in this new world.

1: Wash Your Hands, Constantly

This is something that is being pumped into our systems by every government agency, doctor, nurse, councilman, and other authority figures in our lives. As Coronavirus varies in how long it can stay transmissible on different surfaces, the best way to avoid any unknown transmissions is to keep yourself as health-conscious and vigilant as humanly possible.

Though it is not possible to literally carry a sink and soap around with you, try to do it before you go into work, before touching anything which is transferred to or touched by customers, as well as other sensible health practices. Stay vigilant and keep your business safe.

2: Regularly Disinfect Surfaces

Similarly, to the aforementioned about personal hygiene, it is important to keep your workspaces clean and hygienic for a few different reasons. First of all, you need to make sure your business is safe for its customers. You want your customers to be able to trust that your business is safe and do everything it can to keep them safe.

“Also, it will keep you and your employees safe! Your business will not be able to operate in the same manner if there is an outbreak of COVID. So, as mentioned before, it is important to stay vigilant in this area,” says Zara Paul, a business blogger at PaperFellows and Essayroo.

3: Social Distancing Rules!

Though this is a difficult one to get into our heads, it might just be the most important. Everyone loves a good hug, and a handshake seems like a respectful way to greet an authority figure. However, the most loving thing you can do for people right now gives loads of space.

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If your employees can work from home, do this; otherwise, make sure there is always 2 meters of space between people at work.

4: Online Meetings

As mentioned in point number three, if your employees can work from home, try this out. In as many ways as is humanly possible, try to transition everything online. Board meetings, interviews, client meetings; anything that can possibly be transferred over to online meeting places such as Zoom, should be.  You cannot catch COVID through your computer.

5: Keep your Online Presence Up to Date

Even before the coronavirus pandemic, people were beginning to spend more time online shopping than shopping in person, more time getting their ideas and influences online, and simply more time on the internet than ever before.

Businesses’ attention to their online presence has become one of the most important keys to business success. Keeping your online presence up to date is an ingredient that businesses cannot afford to miss out on during this time in the world.

6: Online Shopping & E-Commerce Options

Online shopping has skyrocketed over recent years, and even more so during the pandemic. As people are beginning to leave their houses less, online shopping is becoming some of the only shopping that is physically possible anyway. It is crucial to not only provide only shopping for your customers but also to make your online shopping experience captivating and enjoyable for the consumer.

7: Shipping & Delivery Offers

“Similarly, to the two aforementioned offers, online presence is super important. However, people are beginning to want more and more convenience for their online shopping processes,” explains Tim Wilson, a writer at BoomEssays and OXEssays.

People are a lot less likely to buy something if they have to go pick it up, rather than getting it delivered straight to their front door. If you have the resources, offering international delivery and shipping is a great way of pulling in extra revenue and expanding your business’s customer base.

8: Try to Stay Positive

Though it is crucial to be prepared and take care when we are dealing with business during a pandemic, it is important to make sure that you do not promote an atmosphere of fear. Fear is no one’s friend and certainly is not helpful for businesses during this period. Try to stay positive!

9: Support Other Businesses

Think about how pressured you feel, and how stressful this situation is both personally and professionally. That is how every single business owner, manager, employee, and other professional is feeling at this very moment. Supporting other businesses, especially small businesses, in this period; is a great idea. Who knows, maybe they will even show you the same support that you show them too.

10: Be Kind

This situation is not easy for anyone, and we are all struggling right now. It can sometimes be hard, but it is important to remember to be graceful and kind in this situation. It is so important to remember that people are all going through the same crazy pandemic right now, and we are all in this together. So try your best to be kind.


Emily Henry is an online learning and development writer for Essay Services and Academic Writing Service. She enjoys writing about relevant business and management topics for State Of Writing.




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