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4 Ways to Keep Your Business Connected During Quarantine

4 Ways to Keep Your Business Connected During Quarantine

In light of the major disruptions on normal business functions caused by the Coronavirus pandemic, you may be wondering how to overcome the obstacles presented as a quarantined business owner. Using the tools of modern technology, there are many viable ways to counter this issue.

Technology has grown to be more accessible and easier to use in the last few decades, so if proper measures are taken, you will be able to sustain the same value of performance in your business. Communication, social media, safety, and work incentives are four decisive areas you may want to focus on while running your business during the quarantine period.

Safety First

One of the first concerns regarding the protection of your business during the current events is to acknowledge your clients and let them know that you are aware of their safety. Protecting everyone from the potential harm of this pandemic should be among your biggest priorities. Likewise, you should be willing to make convenient arrangements for your clients in such a way that they will have some sort of method to reach you for business inquiries.

You must also make your clients, as well as your employees cognizant of the current legal restrictions such as the enforcement of social distancing, wearing a mask, and other hygienic practices. This can be promoted through your social media platform.

Communication

Communication between your employees and other associated parties is the foundation for successfully managing a remote business, and there are many ways to keep in touch with your employees such as using a free online video conferencing service to hold meetings with your clients and colleagues. This will inevitably solve the problem of communication so long as all parties agree to the scheduled time.

Social Media

It is important to maintain a consistent flow of client traffic regardless of the circumstances at hand, so one of the most effective ways to attract clients is through the utilization of social media. If you have not already, you may want to consider building a social media profile on platforms such as Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter to help your business achieve a high standard of productivity. You may want to even organize a designated team to administer the social media accounts and reassure clients that you are still willing to work with them despite the current situation.

Work Incentives

The last way to stay connected in your business is to understand the psychological impact of quarantine restrictions and offer incentives to keep your employees motivated. In many cases, employees tend to become heedless of their responsibilities when pressures of the work environment are removed. As a result, productivity will likely decrease and so will the quality of their work.

Because of this fact, it is necessary to keep your employees enthusiastic about keeping up with their duties, so it might be wise to offer some sort of tangible reward, or perhaps host an online social event that is completely unrelated to work. This would allow them to build personal relationships with coworkers that will be advantageous during work hours and will enable them to perform tasks at a standard that is much higher than usual.

It is critical to keep in mind that your business is not the only business being affected by the current pandemic and many people have preferred to temporarily shut down their business due to the high negative risks involved. The reality is that there is no need to go to such extremes. Technology has provided an alternative solution that can facilitate normal business functions at a virtual level, so do not deem your business as a failure by any means. Be sure to take appropriate precautions for your well-being before you think about your business and be developing a future logistical plan so when the quarantine period comes to an end you can quickly jumpstart your business and continue to thrive.


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by Jennifer James // Jennifer graduated from Chapel Hill with a degree in Journalism. She enjoys spending time on the beach, travelling to new parts of the world, or finding new outdoor excursions with her new husband.

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