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How to stop the Coronavirus from Affecting your Business

Business

Yelena Petic

In one way or another, the COVID-19  outbreak has impacted us all, and the whole world is feeling the effects of the coronavirus.

It is first and foremost a human tragedy. Many people are suffering directly from the coronavirus by being infected, while others have lost their jobs and are unable to provide for their family and loved ones.

The rapid spread of the coronavirus has put the business world on its head and is now cultching to sustain itself in these very uncertain economic times. Rather than hoping for survival, business owners need to step it up and look for different ways to stop the coronavirus from destroying their businesses. There are actions you can take to supply your employees with effective work, and keep your business running efficiently, all without putting them in harm's way.Being able to have your employees work remotely from home will automatically cancel out any fears they may have. By having your business take the remote route puts employee safety first.

Feeling safe from the potential contact of the coronavirus will put your employees at ease, showing that you as an employer, care about them and their families. 


This raises company morale and will motivate your employees to keep working, while not having to worry about going into the office during this stressful time.

If your company has not yet transitioned into remote work it is much simpler than one may think. The tech available to make remote work easy and accessible is readily available.


Let's look at some of the best apps for remote work that may be great for your team:

Slack
  • Slack is one of the most popular, professional chatting programs. 

 

  • You can create channels for different teams or topics, so every piece of information will have its own place.

 

  • Slack can be integrated with hundreds of apps, among others, the 10to8 online booking system and lots of useful remote working tools.

 

Google Drive
  • Cloud storage is an absolute must-have, not only if you work remotely, but also if you want to streamline productivity. 

 

  • Google Drive allows you to create a folder structure that is easy to use and helps your team members find the assets and files they need.

 

  • You can also decide on who can see what items and what access level they should have, or even share items directly via a link. This will keep private data safe, and simplify the view for everybody on the team.

 

Zoom Video Conferencing
  • You can talk about tasks and projects, and you can do screen shares to show the person sitting on the other end how to do something.

 

  • You can also host webinars or bigger team meetings. Set up invitation-only meetings so that access is limited to those specifically invited to attend

 

  • You can create ‘Zoom Rooms’ which are conference rooms built for team collaboration. This is what really sets Zoom apart from other competitors, that they are making an effort to create a professional space for teams to share ideas.

Fellow
  • Fellow was designed specifically for managers and has all the tools and functionality you need to effectively lead, manage, and inspire your remote team.


  • Create a collaborative meeting with individual team members or a staff meeting with your entire team. Give shout-outs to team members who go above and beyond, and set reminders to keep you on track throughout the day. It's everything you need to manage your remote team—all in one streamlined, easy-to-use app.

Keep your Marketing online, this way your business is still accessible and attainable to everyone. Schools, restaurants and bars are closed and every live event has been cancelled. More and more people are staying in and staying safe, the internet is in full use as never before.

You could be using a digital marketing team to help amp up your brand, the last thing you want to do now is nothing. Having a digital marketing firm in your corner will help your business shine and attract people to your brand.

The pressure for your business to continue to succeed at this time is most likely very high, a reputable digital marketing team will be able to take on the workload you and your staff aren't ready for. 

The digital marketing team can help you transition with these difficult times that we are in and still have yet to come. Having the extra help will alleviate a lot of that stress and pressure.

There are a few things you should do now to take proactive steps to prepare for this, these are some suggestions.

 

 

 

  • Exploring new paid advertising opportunities, including social media ads. Developing more engaging email marketing campaigns using video marketing to stand out in crowded newsfeeds.

 

All in all with this approach, you will keep your business going and your employees calm and employed. You will be able to motivate your employees, keep up productivity and positivity in a time where that idea now seems bleak.