It’s terrible for you to close your
business because of government lockdown orders. Almost all non-essential
businesses were ordered to close. Even if you can continue moving operations
online, the potential income isn’t the same as your regular operations. Now
that the government is beginning to ease on the restrictions, you might start
seeing a light at the end of the tunnel. You can get back to your regular
operations, and increase potential profits.
Before you get too excited, you need
to understand what that there are health and safety guidelines that have to be
followed. Some local governments are not strict in the enforcement
of these guidelines. Business owners are given the choice on how to strictly
enforce the rules. The best thing to do is follow these guidelines are until
changes are advised.
Your business might be forced to
Some businesses that did things their
way ended up in trouble. For instance, bars that didn’t force customers to wear
mask or socially distance spread the virus, and ordered closure. Others decided
that they will just close to prevent the virus from spreading further. If you
don’t follow these guidelines, your business could be at risk for much longer.
Add to that the damage to your company’s name. Being labeled a hotspot could
harm your reputation.
Think about the safety of your customers
You might anger those who don’t like
mask or socially distance, but it’s the right thing to do. You would rather
earn their ire than put your customers at risk. Even if you lose potential
profits, it’s okay. You would rather take a short-term hit than suffer in the
long run. You also don’t want to feel guilty because you didn’t do your share
to keep everyone safe. You might not win back your customers’ trust after
helping spread the disease.
Coordinate with the government
Rules change all the time, and the current
policies might soon relax. You have to cooperate with the government to get
guidance on what to do. You should also keep yourself abreast with the updates
relevant to this virus so you can make appropriate decisions. You should also
cooperate if a government agency comes over and checks your establishment.
It’s not permanent
It might seem challenging to proceed with
your business under this environment, but you have to realize that
everything is temporary. Things will soon turn around and you can operate as
you normally would. Until then, you have to abide by these rules and tell your
customers to do the same. Besides, you’re not the only one suffering from this
crisis. If you can still run your company, you’re lucky. Even your employees
are lucky that they can keep their jobs. Many businesses have already closed
and could no longer operate due to the lack of income over the past
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