It’s Time To Get Your Business Online During COVID-19
By Matthew Barnes on March 25, 2020
It’s been a rough couple of weeks for the majority of us as the world is trying to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic. You’ve seen the news, and heard the reports of entire countries on official lockdown status. According to mainstream media, COVID-19 cases are on the rise, with hospitals getting filled to capacity in certain parts of the world.
Businesses are facing mandatory closures to help stop the spread of the virus. It’s an uncertain time for most people, and even more uncertain for small, medium, and large businesses.
Working from home isn’t a possibility for many companies, they need to stay open if they want to stay in business.
But it’s hard because self-quarantine means helping to stop the spread of the virus, which also means little to no cash flow.
Cash is the lifeblood of your business, and without it, you won’t survive.
So how are businesses going to cope? Larger corporations will have enough cash to weather through most of the storm, but many small to medium-sized companies might not have that luxury, and some operations are going out of business.
But that doesn’t have to be the case for you during these challenging times.
In fact, It shouldn’t be.
The companies that are experiencing financial gains besides grocery stores and pharmacies are those that are online.
More specifically, e-Commerce and other digital businesses.
Still, surprisingly in Canada, most small businesses don’t have a website. It amazes me that as the majority of the world adopts a digital lifestyle, more companies aren’t positioning themselves in front of their customers.
Don’t let that be you. No matter how big or small your company is, you need a website.
You don’t have to sell online products to benefit from the Internet.
Have a construction company, data analytics firm, appliance store, repair shop?
You need a way for your customers to see your products and services, and book an appointment.
Since our government shut down non-essential businesses, many of you heeded the warning and closed up shop.
If you don’t have a website, you need to start working on it now, so that your customers can book you, for once this is all over.
Or, you might have an essential service to where your products are needed.
Think about it. If everyone is self-isolating, more than likely, they are on the computer, or their cell phones even more.
Delivery services become more in demand, and online shopping comes into a narrow focus.
Companies like Amazon, Shopify, ETSY, aren’t struggling, nor are the third-party sellers who make use of their platforms.
The best thing you can do is to get your website up and running during this slow period. Make the most of this situation, and get ahead of your competition while they are worried about keeping the lights on.
We are here to help you. At TechMalak, we are a small group of talented professionals with years of experience with websites. You can rest assured you’re in great hands, and your every need will be taken care of.