This year hasn’t exactly gone to plan. For so many people it has been tough. Lockdowns happened, people had to work from home and close their businesses and life as we knew it has changed for the foreseeable future. However, people are trying to get back to some sort of normality, and because of that businesses are trying to establish themselves. However, have you got things in place and a plan of action? Here are some of the things to think about to help you get back to business after covid.
Did you diversify your business?
With everything that happened it is understandable that many businesses couldn’t function normally, and so you either shut down or tried to continue in a different way. For a lot of businesses, that meant diversifying how they did things and looking at different avenues and for the majority of them, it has worked out. You may now have found that you have entered into a different market, can offer alternative ways for customers to connect and do business with you. So why stop now? Make sure you continue with the changes that worked as well as trying to go back to old methods.
Health and safety is more important than ever
Now that things are returning to normal, you may need to start thinking about your health and safety, especially if you have people working for you or you need to think about customers entering your business premises. It might be worth checking your public liability insurance to see if you need to add anything to cover the latest world developments. You also need to factor in social distancing, face masks and other guidelines so that people in your workplace feel safe and customers feel at ease.
Flexible working options
Let’s face it, many of us might not have thought it was possible to work from home as much as we have had to do these last few months, and so is it worth keeping things flexible? When it comes to staff it might be better and safer to keep people working from home to avoid face to face meetings. It can also give you flexibility in your working life. Many have said that the work and home life balance can often be the hardest thing to grasp, and so offering more flexible options now that you have seen it works could help you all feel happier in your day to day lives.
Have plans for the future
Finally, it may seem like you can’t plan much right now but that doesn’t mean you should stop thinking about what the future has in store for your business. Goals may now have changed, you may have different ideas thanks to lockdown and doing things a little differently. Now is the time to make some goals so that you have a plan and can work towards them. Life will move on, and things will resume to normality on the daily, so don’t let your business fall behind and make those goals happen.
Let’s hope these suggestions help you get back to business after covid.