Overall, I tend to be a positive person. I lean towards optimism, sometimes to a fault. During challenging times it can be hard to find the positive or silver lining, but even with all the recent challenges happening in our world, there are many good things occurring every day in the business world. I’m not saying everything is sunshine and roses, but I’m inspired by the creativity and ingenuity being used to keep businesses moving forward. Looking for the positive during hard times!
Many businesses had to temporarily close or move staff to working from home, some had to alter their business processes to continue offering services. How each business handles these situations has been different. Many of the approaches are inspiring.
Creative Ways Business Continues
Curbside pickup – Many restaurants are doing this if they don’t have a drive-thru. It goes beyond picking up your restaurant meal. The popularity of this at grocery stores, the local meat market, clothing shops, and more has skyrocketed.
Delivery – Like curbside pickup, this goes beyond pizza and sandwich deliveries. Do you have a product that could easily be transported and delivered to someone’s door?
Online classes, tours, and events – Is there something you normally do in-person that could be done online? Check out a few examples of businesses doing just this.
Social media – Businesses and organizations are embracing social media. Traffic on social media has soared as people are spending more time at home. Be active on your social media channels, create a social media campaign, and share what your business is doing during this time. People are seeking social interaction online.
Working from home – People transitioned to working from home quickly. Many are meeting via video conferences and making more phone calls than normal instead of in-person visits. You might be seeing social media posts out of people’s home environments instead of offices. People are going with the flow.
How have you adjusted to the changes in interaction lately? Find new ways to connect. We’ve always had remote staff and find ways to connect with each other. I think we all have a new appreciation for our coworkers who work remotely on a more permanent basis. Need help thinking of how you can try something different for your business. We’d love to brainstorm ideas with you!Get started