How is your business adapting?
Innovation Connect Business are adapting brilliantly to the current situation.
Here are a few examples of how our businesses are adapting and changing to the current situation.
SKORE is offering more online workshops and helping people with their process mapping on-line.
Support on the Sport is helping people set up virtual offices with Microsoft Teams and also are able to provide laptops and hardware to those who are home working.
Imali Windsor from Support on the Spot says “As a team, we’ve ensured that we are making the most of the systems we already have in place (such as Microsoft Teams and Zoom) to ensure that we remain fully functional. We’ve really seen our team flourish as we’ve all pulled together to ensure we continue to offer the highest service to our clients.”
Here are a few tips to help at this time
Communication is key
Keep talking to your customers and letting them know how things are. Try to remain upbeat in your communications but be realistic and pragmatic. We are all in this together and all of our lives will be affected in one way or another.
Be creative in your delivery
Is your business one that can adapt in the current circumstances. If you usually offer services face to face, can you adjust this? If you run classes, can you move these online? Can you provide one-to-one support, advice or guidance via video calls instead of in person? There are some great examples of businesses adapting to survive and thrive in these challenging times.
There are lots of different places offering support to businesses at the moment.
Portsmouth City Council Business Helpline has taken over 700 calls for help and paid out over £20 million in grants.
“Chamber of Solutions” is a zoom conference for the businesses based in Hampshire from Ross Macnally and the Hampshire Chamber of Commerce team. It was attended by over 90 businesses last week asking a range of really good questions. Each week the conference has a specific theme, but other questions can also be asked.
Job Retention Scheme
Videos about the Governments Job Retention scheme can be found on their YouTube channel
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