COVID-19 has drastically disrupted operations for the small business community in Atlanta, necessitating a recovery plan. Invest Atlanta is looking to provide financial support for small businesses in Atlanta that have had to cease operations or radically alter operations due to the COVID pandemic. The Resurgence Grant Fund will award eligible businesses up to $40,000, plus a credit of $10,000 of additional technical assistance, to help reimburse costs associated with any business adaptations. You can apply for this business grant here until August 31.
With the massive global response to the current COVID-19 pandemic, it can be difficult for businesses to see their best possible path forward. For the businesses that are still in operation at this point, it’s important to know how your company is going to navigate these troubling and complicated times. What can your company do to help your customers? What services can you provide that will provide relief to the tension that everyone is feeling right now? By now, you’ve certainly seen some companies use the wrong approach to try and reach their customers. Tone-deaf sales pitches will be the first thing that audiences are going to ignore right now. Below, we have some major considerations for companies trying to navigate the coronavirus pandemic.
Working remotely is one of the greatest challenges that a company can face, but it can also be a great opportunity for the company and the employees. As the traditional office space becomes a thing of the past, aided by the recent spread of COVID-19, more businesses are trying to adjust to remote work than ever before. Depending on what industry your company is in, this will either be a seamless transition or a very difficult one. How does a remote team operate? Below, we go into detail on what to expect as your team begins to work from home.
The effects of the coronavirus panic go far beyond the physical worry and anxiety that people are experiencing. While COVID-19 is certainly a potential health hazard looming on the horizon, it’s currently already affecting the workplace. Companies all over the country are trying to think of creative new ways to address the pandemic scare. Multiple events and conferences have already been canceled to prevent a further spread of coronavirus. Companies are already having to backpedal major promotional events, which could result in a massive hit to the companies sponsoring and attending these annual conferences. How can we address the concerns of our employees, while still continuing to operate as usual?