Coronavirus Small Business Warriors

Chris Michael Harris, Executive Producer

6/16/2020

As business coaches, the first thing that we’re seeing the challenges that a lot of people are facing, especially nowadays, when we’re all going through a pandemic.

So many businesses are trying to adapt. It’s one thing to go through a challenge on your own. It’s different when other people are going through the same thing as you at the same time.

Government officials have recently advised businesses, especially those in the food industry, to start accepting dine-in customers, but the groups shouldn’t be more than 10. You have to maintain social distancing.

The hardest part is making your employees feel secure in some way. It is weird, but at the end of the day, you’re thankful that your business is still viable right now.

It’s never going to be the same as it was. There’s a new normal that will define itself over the next period. You have to strike a balance between your physical establishment (if you have one) and then your new working setup, which is now at home.

You have to think about strategies that will create a cohesive company-wide synergetic situation so you and your team members can maximize what you can do.

Don’t get hung up on making the right decision because there are no right decisions right now. Nobody knows what will happen in the next few weeks or months. It might get better, or it might get worse. Just decide what you think and feel is the best at the moment.

Part of leadership is making top unpopular decisions, and no one will be thrilled with the output of this thought process. We need a set of rules by which we’re going to make these cuts that we can defend, and we feel as good about as possible.

It would help if you keep yourself in tip-top shape, physically, mentally, and spiritually. I know the current events can be draining, and anxiety quickly creeps up on you. You have to be mindful of the information you’re consuming. Take a break from social media if you need to.

The critical thing is knowing what do you and your business need to do forward. And this is something that I think made people more aware than ever.

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