FIND LEADS AND CUSTOMERS AHEAD OF TIME:
as many businesses are going to be focusing on the here and now, struggling to maintain normal running operations. this could be your chance to build a new network of prospective customers.
by putting time and efforts to generate leads now will ensure you have a new pool of potential customers to rely on once things have calm down.
ADAPT YOUR SERVICES TO THE CURRENT SITUATION:
in many parts of the world currently, owing to the spread of the corona virus pandemic, the general public are being advised to stay at home and this posses serious difficulties to businesses
so it will be a plus to your business to get creative and brainstorm different ways you can still deliver your product or services.
MARKET YOUR PRODUCT WITH CORONA VIRUS IN MIND:
ask yourself whether your product or service can be of additional use or relevance in the midst of the corona-virus saga and adapt your marketing to reflect it
increased and flexible marketing will also be crucial right now, because many people will be wondering if certain businesses are still operational right now
ENSURE YOUR SERVICES WILL STILL BE RELEVANT AT LATER PHASES:
it is important to consider not only how to survive as a business during the pandemic outbreak, but also to have a strategy in place for what is going to happen afterwards.
Don’t assume that once the threat to public health has passed, things will just go back to the way they had been before the outbreak.
IDENTIFY THE CHALLENGES TO YOUR BUSINESS ON TIME:
In other to strategize effectively and implement all of the above listed points, a good starting place is to write down the challenges your business is facing or might face during and after the outbreak
it is crucial to strategize for different scenarios and take every possibility into account.
PLAN SOLUTIONS WITH SEVERAL SCENARIOS IN MIND:
Once you have a list of your challenges, it’s time to develop several solutions to each
it’s impossible to accurately simulate what is going to happen, so it is better to put the work into preparation and strategizing now than be caught unawares later
USE ALTERNATIVE SOLUTIONS TO MAINTAIN DAILY OPERATIONS:
if it hasn’t done so already, corona virus will disrupt your travel arrangements, communications, staffing and perhaps even supply chain eventually.
Instead of simply cancelling business plans, event and trips, brainstorm creative solutions and alternatives to carry out your daily business routine with little or no stress.
IMPLEMENT TECH UPGRADES TO KEEP COMMUNICATION FLOWING:
With the potential threat of most if not all of your staff working from home during this period at some point, it is important to plan ahead on how to ensure communication will remain as efficient as possible.
possibly, soon enough phone calls and chats are not going to be fast enough for effective communication especially with all the home-life distractions and shortage of staffs in the various network providers offices. consider using online platforms for your planning and communication
personally if you are business owner based in Uyo, creating your account on our social media platform here and inviting your staffs and clients to do same will help provide an easy and secured medium for effective communication with your staffs and clients
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