The coronavirus outbreak is still going on and we can’t do anything about it but to wait for the vaccines being developed and for our government to mitigate the risks of spreading the virus throughout the country. According to the recent update, there are now 6 confirmed cases of coronavirus in the country and this is affecting not only people but also the economy. If you have businesses located in the areas where there are confirmed cases of the virus, you are definitely pressured by the news. So, if you are looking for ways to manage your enterprise amidst the outbreak, here are some of the recommendations I have for you.
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I know it’s hard to choose between running your business or closing it down due to the recent virus outbreak. If you will look at the bigger picture, it’s easier to close your business temporarily than expose yourself, your business premise, and your employees to the virus. The cost is bigger if you will push through with the idea of running your enterprise like a normal day, especially if you are located in the areas where a possible transmission can happen. Closing your business even for a day is a lot of sacrifices already. But, if you really want to save yourself from paying larger expenses in the future, you should be aware of the possible risks.
If you don’t want to stop your operation, then it’s better to develop effective strategies to mitigate the risks you could get from the virus outbreak. Some of the common developments in local businesses today are putting an area within the business premise dedicated to sanitation, implementing work from home, and operating in limited days or hours in a week. You can do this too without hurting your sales. If you have a team committed to strategy implementation, it’s time to start brainstorming with them.
It doesn’t hurt to continue your marketing tactics as a business. If you have social media accounts, you can still promote your business online. Don’t stop your marketing campaigns but don’t forget to inform your clients, prospective customers, and the audience about the outbreak. You can definitely use your connections online to promote your business and at the same time, remind everyone to be cautious when traveling locally. In this way, your audience is aware that your business is considering the current happenings in your environment.