The new “business as usual” is anything but, and adjusting to all the change is stressful for small business owners. As of October, 2020, more than 75% of small businesses say the pandemic has had a negative effect on them. And, one in seven Americans say work and the economy is making them stressed.
That’s why it’s important to your health — and the vitality of your business — that you find ways to recharge and support your well-being. After all, more than ever, you need sharp problem-solving skills and creativity to succeed.
Use these tips to stay fresh, adjust to the changing business landscape and protect your important business assets — it’s important for you and your company.
Take a break
More than three-quarters of adults report physical and emotional problems due to stress right now. While you may have a very full plate, finding some work-life balance will be good for you and will make you a more effective entrepreneur.
As hard as it is, find ways to recharge, including:
Embrace online operations
When you feel like your business is up to date with how shoppers want to buy, you may feel some relief that you’re doing everything possible to bring in business and meet current market needs. This, in turn, will support a sense of overall well-being.
That’s why if you haven’t moved your selling, servicing or other aspects of your business online, now’s the time.
A robust online presence can help your business in several ways:
Support your team
Ensuring the health and productivity of your most important asset — your team — is a key success factor in the new normal. Since small business owners typically work closely with employees, knowing you’re providing for team well-being will make you feel better, too.
Take steps to support your team in keeping a positive state of mind and good physical health. Also, look for ways to train team members and provide other information your team needs to adjust to operation changes.
Here’s how you can support your team:
It's easier than ever to get bogged down in day to day stresses, but taking the time to take care of your employees and yourself will pay dividends in the long run.
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