Having your own business allows you to earn an unlimited income based on your efforts, decisions and the success or failure of the enterprise. And on the other side, you can work for some company where your income may be limited by a salary structure or the evaluation of your work by your superiors. The business in which you are the only boss allows you to make a living while doing something that you like. And working on a job that you love can help keep your stress levels down and strengthen your quality of life through health.
Coronavirus is hitting us hard and one would think that this is not the right time to start thinking about the quality of your new business. But this is wrong. It might be tempting to focus on just staying afloat at this time, putting out the fires as they appear, but it is crucial to plan for the future of your business and be prepared for what will come next.
Be More Professional
You have maybe just started a business or struggling with your old one asking yourself why is everything so slow! Well, the most probable reason for this is that you haven’t made a good first impression on your customers. An unprofessional launch may set you back, or maybe you have been too lazy for proper marketing. This could cost you your business.
What Should You Do?!
You should think about your marketing. That is the first thing you should do. Set up a good-looking website, but not too fancy. It should be professional enough to reflect your business and it should contain all the necessary information customers generally need to know like your contact, business hours, menu of your services, (maybe) prices, etc. You may even need to hire someone to create it for you.
A single-page website is enough.
Hire a Professional Office Cleaner
Hygiene has always been important for businesses and homes alike. A dirty office would leave a bad impression on your clients and partners, not to mention the health risks.
However, cleaning is a difficult and time-consuming task and you probably don’t have time for that kind of stuff. Time means money, doesn’t it!? Well, for starters, hiring someone to clean your windows is always a good idea. Windows are among the first thing that people see in a building. Whether it is commercial window cleaning or high rise window cleaning, having your windows regularly cleaned can make a huge difference.
A clean environment will increase productivity, save time and money for you, make your office space safer for your employees, and a safer work environment helps you maintain a better image of your business.
Create a Professional Email Address
Businesses should not use any commercial email addresses like Yahoo, Google, Hotmail, etc. Get an email address that matches your domain name. This looks much better than some @yahoo.com address.
Work on Your Business’s Social Media Presence and Branding
Your business doesn’t have to be on every single social media platform. Just find out where social media are amongst the most favorite ones of your customers and at least grab the social media handles before anyone else does.
Branding encompasses your whole business. This means online and offline presence. The website that we’ve already mentioned, your business cards, stationary, and retail packaging. And make sure you think about the brand image you want to get across to your customers. Is this business something that should be: happy, youthful, friendly, traditional, modern, straightforward, aggressive, or maybe laid back? This is something you should be thinking about while choosing the name, font, colors, images, and logos that depict the nature of your brand’s identity. And this should be consistent through your online and offline marketing.
Always Follow the Trends
Ask yourself whether your services or products could be of additional use or relevance amid the current crisis. Adapt your marketing accordingly. You can also try to alter your current services or add some new ones for the duration of the outbreak.
Think About the Future
It’s always important to consider not only the present and how to survive as a business during this crisis, but also to have a strategy in place for the things that are going to happen afterward. Don’t just assume that everything is going to happen like it used to be. First of all, you should consider the possibility that people are going to start switching to online or remote solutions. You should plan for the future with several scenarios in mind.