4 Ways COVID Will Change Your Business

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The pandemic that the world has been dealing with for the past year has brought some businesses to their knees. Other businesses have thrived in the light of the move to the online world. COVID-19 has made the unemployment rates rise, and business leaders everywhere are waiting with bated breath to see how the pandemic will affect them going forward. There are big questions hovering over when the pandemic ends and how businesses will manage, and pivoting existing business activity is important.

 

Businesses reopening around the world are changing, and whether that’s in the form of hiring deep cleaning companies that will use Commercial Disinfection using Clo2 to keep your business virus-free or it’s in ensuring that businesses are still able to grow after the pandemic. There are so many ways that your business will change, and below, we’ve put together a list of four ways that COVID will change your business.

  • Moving Supply Chains Regional. There are a lot of companies that will depend on distant supplies, and plenty of businesses have been unable to maintain their operations as a result. Businesses will find that they need to move their supply chains to a local area so that your operations can be maintained. This may mean that you seek out the right production companies closer to home to protect against any future issues and disruptions.
  • Remote Working. Yes, businesses and their employees are sick of working from home, but it’s one of the best ways that businesses are going to be able to continue. Shifting those who are willing to permanent remote working opportunities will ensure that the community spread of COVID is minimized and it will save business money. You may be spending a lot of cash on your premises, but if you have remote staff, you no longer need such a large office anymore. Remote employees save your business money, and you will find it permanently changed when you invest in your remote workers.
  • Increasing Deliveries. Most businesses have started to work on offering delivery services, and it’s not limited to food and drinks companies, either. Door to door services are going to be able to continue as long as social distancing rules are respected, and there are always opportunities for the right businesses to do well with increasing their delivery offerings.
  • Contactless Shopping. Many businesses that are offering retail services are going to do better when they offer contactless shopping. Eliminating contact as much as possible is going to help a business to keep going after COVID, and a big part of this is in automation of doors and offering contactless payments. It’s necessary right now to be as careful as possible, and contactless behavior in the workplace is going to enable that to happen.

 

COVID has changed the way the world is working, and this shift is going to take time to get used to. However, all businesses are going to be able to adjust if they pay attention to what they’re doing.

 

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Adam Tanton

Adam is a partner in B2BNN with over 15 years experience in the enterprise technology field.