Coronavirus really is the talk of the town. The best way to describe how its antics have impacted upon business is change. Many employers are now working from home for the first time; many are no longer working at all. No matter how you have been impacted, we have listed a variety of ways that you can continue to grow your business in the current climate.
The importance of technology and utilising online platforms is being realised now more than ever. This also means that some learning opportunities are now accessible online, which are usually only offered in a face-to-face format. It is important that decision makers take advantage of the opportunity to upskill both themselves and their employees whilst working from home. Remember, soft skills are just as important as hard skills and are often overlooked. This might be the time to change that.
I can guarantee that there are processes in your business that haven’t been updated since dinosaurs roamed the Earth. Take advantage of the time you may now have and look for opportunities to improve.
Additionally, it can be predicted that the current climate will significantly change the way we work, with many now working from home. It is important to update what ‘normality’ will look like for your business and your employees on the other side of COVID-19.
‘A pivot is a change in strategy, without a change in vision’ – Eric Ries. Look into opportunities to either expand your offering, update it, or change your offering completely. For example, YouTuber, Joe Wicks has pivoted to provide home-based workouts for children and seniors to keep people active whilst isolating. From this, he has seen 1.4million new subscribers in three weeks. Continue to adapt to change and align your offering with the current climate.
So often people are spending time working in their business and not on their business. Use the time that you may now have to do the latter. Processes taking too long? Streamline them. Not happy with the service from one of your providers? Find a better alternative. Take your plans off the back burner and get stuck in.
So there you have it: our top tips on growing your business in isolation. If I.T. changes are on the cards, we are only too happy to take it off your plate and support you in achieving your mission.