The year 2020 sure is off to a crazy start! Talk about the Roaring 20’s! Am I right?! The coronavirus (COVID-19) has affected every business around the world in one way or another. I am sure that as a Service Professionals you are doing the best you can to stay informed and keep your business running. Here are five things every Service Professionals should know during the coronavirus pandemic.
- Encourage sick employees to stay at home: I know that your work has not stopped during this time, but if anyone has symptoms such as a fever, cough, or shortness of breath, they should be instructed to stay home. Employees might be reluctant to do this because they do not want to take a pay cut; however, if you create an open line of communication to them about your sick leave policies, it can save lives.
2. Cross train employees to perform essential functions: This is a great way to help prepare your company to continue to function if more employees get sick or have to stay home. Come up with a plan to counteract the number of people that can physically be at a job site. One way to help with this is downloading the Easy Bids App to start to bid on jobs from home.
3. Establish policies and practices to assist with social distancing: Being in this business you definitely need a certain number of people to get the job done. However, during this time, take a look at how many people are needed on a job site at one time to help with social distancing. As you cannot be in more than one place at one time, think about assigning managers to each job site that can help implement regulations.
4. Small business? This small business loan may be the one for you: It’s called the PPP or Paycheck Protection Program. This is an incentive to keep employees on payroll, as well as help with rent, mortgage, interest, or utilities. HERE is the link for more information! LINK this: https://www.sba.gov/funding-programs/loans/coronavirus-relief-options/paycheck-protect ion-program-ppp
5. Lean on Technology: As a Service Professionals I am sure you would prefer to shake your client’s hand and address your team in person, but during this time it is okay to send an email or text updates instead. A great way that you can help grow your business and contract work during this pandemic is to start to plan for when the economy opens up again. You can do that by downloading the Easy Bids App and start connecting with potential clients all from your phone!
We will get through the coronavirus pandemic together! Let’s get informed and stay connected
Click HERE for more information from the CDC website specifically for businesses.