At DreamCatcher, we’ve fully embraced high-fives in the air, as well as the “Namaste” greeting and the Martial Arts “wrapping fist” salute with a slight bow (image above).
While retailers are facing sanitizer and alcohol shortages, our neighborhood corner store’s shelves had plenty of supplies!
Communicating with stakeholders.
Yes, this also applies to micro businesses! Be sure to keep everyone informed and updated during the outbreak.
- Post visible Health & Safety policies and measures you are taking.
- Distribute periodic communications on your website, by email and/or on social media.
- When handling complaints, make sure your team knows how to: Listen, respond, offer solutions, go beyond, and learn.
- Google Business recommends updating your information and posting any changes, such as your business hours.
Preparing for the financial impact.
If you built an emergency fund over time, congratulations! Otherwise, be proactive and start making smart financial choices now. Also, it’s unlikely that most small business – restaurants, shops, and so on – carry insurance to cover unexpected major events. Should you consider it in the near future, ask your insurance agent to provide you with
Government Emergency Preparedness.
Yep! We found that New York, San Francisco and Seattle are working on a financial ‘package of actions’ that provides relief for small businesses impacted. The possibilities include tax deferrals, stabilization funds, and utility payment relief, among others.
If you suspect you have been exposed...
First, call your medical provider if you are showing
In Miami-Dade: Call the Florida Department of Health at 305-324-2400.
In Broward: Call the Florida Department of Health at 954-467-4700.
For questions about COVID-19 in Florida, call the Florida Department of Health at 1-866-779-6121.
What we know about the 2019 novel coronavirus
by The University of Chicago Medicine:
“Most people will feel pretty miserable for a week and get better on their own. Some people won’t get as sick, but it’s still important not to be out and about, so as not to spread the disease. A minority of patients will get worse instead of better.
Hoping this blog is helpful in your decision-making. If you offer helpful services and tools for the small business community, we want to hear from you! Email Mari Naranjo at hello@dreamcatcherMKT.com or Simon Coulson at scoulson@dreamcatcherMKT.com. Thank you!