Re-opening Your Small Business Amidst COVID-19
As the states begin to re-open for business, it’s never been more important to be smart and safe with your opening procedures. Although many people are still working from home, small businesses have begun to open their doors back up to the public. Many states have put into place specific guidelines for these businesses to re-open but making sure you are going above and beyond those guidelines will help keep you, your business, and your customers safe.
Maybe online business, curbside pickups, and deliveries have been helping keep your business open during the pandemic, but now that the steps to re-open have begun, it might be time to look at opening those doors again as well. Your number one goal is to have the proper cleanliness and precautionary protective gear ready and on hand. Not only is this on the forefront of your mind, it will be for your customers too.
Social distancing is going to be the new norm for the foreseeable future, which means you will likely have to limit how many people will be allowed in your place of business. The floor plan of your business may have to be revamped to allocate for social distancing, and to help people find their items quicker. This may mean moving display cases, desks, and workspaces.
Having cleaning wipes, disinfectants, masks, and gloves ready for your employees and even for your customers will help keep any spread of COVID-19 down to a minimum. Cleaning workstations, desks, pens, card readers, and doors after each customer will also ensure that you are doing your part in helping keep the virus at bay. Supply masks and hand sanitizer for your customers to use while visiting your business, and most importantly, try to stay positive. Although these are uncertain times, we have learned many things about each other, and keeping one another safe while still conducting business can be a reachable goal.