While planning to post about the current uncertainty we were wondering what vibes we need to convey to whoever is reading our post.
The first week of the quarantine was a struggle because we've been forced and shifted to a situation that was never on our mind or agenda; as a small business we are not capable of risk management its just not one of our resources; as a retail company we concentrate on merchandise and plans of how to sell them. The sudden shake was a huge and has disturbed the plan of 2020.
The second week was a recap of the first week; what have we achieved? what is next? what is the unknown we're facing?
We realized that we need to be more realistic and we need to come up with a new plan for 3-6 months from now and we did.
Things you need to consider as a small business:
Tip: To be able to achieve the below 12 points you need to consider your personal health and then your business health. And by the way when you will ever have a plenty time as what you're having now?
For your personal health:
1- Establish a routine.
2- Get physical exercise; we are on Lose | Gain free programs check their IG out.
3- Stay social even from home! Technology is key just use Skype, Zoom or House Party.
4- Don't mess up your sleep schedule; remember you have a routine and work to do from home.
5- Try to achieve your 10K steps.
6- You are what you eat! have clean food; try.
On your business level; we think you need to accept the idea of not having any profit for this year! Just switch your plans to a survival plan.
1- Be positive and don't complain! everyone is suffering:)
2- Run your 3 months and 6 months scenarios including your OH costs.
3- Develop your staff skills; share things to read and watch and have them discussed later.
4- Be connected with your team ALWAYS.
5- Work on your online sales; it's time to make the best of it.
6- Take online courses to enhance your management and sales skills.
See you soon!