As members of the community, small & large business owners alike are experiencing challenges caused by COVID-19. While many were forced to close their doors for good, some are reopening, while others are curtailing operations or opening with limited operations.
Regardless, there are still many methods being used by companies to not only survive, but grow and prosper! These unprecedented and evolving times have created new standards for conducting business which are expected to continue even when the pandemic subsides.
Uncertain times require creative, out-side-of-the-box thinking to adjust business models to succeed in a constantly changing environment.
The following are a number of methods used by businesses of all sizes to remain open and adapt to the new normal of "remote & digital online business practices":
1. Working remotely with digital operations:
While many businesses were deemed “non-essential” and forced to close or curtail operations; many used the opportunity to move staff to remote work from the safety of their home.
Depending on the type of business and industry, the ability for staff to work remotely may require some of the following tools: