What a struggle many of us are in. A tremendous amount of businesses across the world are suffering from the scare of the coronavirus, that has customers staying indoors. In this blog, I’m going to share some recommendations to overcome this down-time with productivity.
In the comments, feel welcome to share any resources that have helped or inspired you during this crisis.
A message from Sami
Hi everyone, thank you for taking the time to read this message that I’m sending to my network, and all businesses like yours. I’m very passionate about the Food & Beverage/Hospitality industry, but particularly small businesses as a whole. Brick and Mortar’s are taking a huge hit and I feel that too!
While consumers are scared to leave their homes in fear of catching the virus, it’s leaving everyone with low foot traffic, and scared for the future, but I’m encouraging you to look at it from a different lens. Think about all the times you needed to get tasks or projects done, but couldn’t because you were overloaded with running your operations?
Now you can. Now is the time to get productive and shift your focus, utilize this time to stay positive, and get creative projects done with your team or outsourcing to professionals. If I can help you in anyway, message me as soon as possible to get a conversation going.
What else can you do if your customers are staying home? Get digital. You don’t need your customers for increasing your internal productivity, or crossing off your to-do list, right? So let’s think of some areas you can focus on.
By no means is this an exhausted list, but below are some areas that we can help you with, or recommend send to your internal team if you have one:
Focus on updating or revamping your website
Create a social media content calendar
finish, fine-tune, or create your 2020 marketing plan
Hire a photographer to capture your product photography, team culture, brand shots, etc.
Create videos about your brand to share with your followers
Work on your print collateral, or social media graphics
Bring in a strategist to conduct a brand (or marketing) strategy session
Work on your product menu, online ordering system, or inventory
Create an email marketing campaign
Need help with any of these? Send us a message to get a conversation about your needs. We’ll write you back with no strings attached, and within 24 hours.
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