Our health and economy have been greatly affected by Coronavirus. Though the news may make us feel differently, the world hasn’t come to a standstill yet.
Though many businesses are struggling, others are thriving. How are they thriving? The trick seems to be the same always.
Take a moment, look at the market, and figure out what you have to offer. Sometimes, the difference is as simple as just appearing more prepared for the circumstances than your competitor.
Here are several companies allocating their resources to help medical workers and families at home during the Coronavirus outbreak.
World-Renowned Companies Respond to Pandemic Demands
Major car makers Ford, GM, and Tesla are alleviating the shortage amid the pandemic by making ventilators and other vital equipment for the medical community.
The world’s biggest fashion brands and institutions are contributing to the battle against the coronavirus in big ways as well. Balenciaga, Gucci, and Yves Saint Laurent, to name a few, are manufacturing face masks and medical overalls as well as providing financial donations to support COVID-19 research.
The Body Shop, while its shops are closed for the meantime, are dropping off care packages to local hospitals, shelters, and senior citizens communities in North America and in the UK.
Small Businesses Lend a Helping Hand During COVID-19
Local businesses, in Utah, for example, are also doing what they can to help people cope with the negative side effects of the pandemic. Five Wives Vodka is making hand sanitizers and donating profits to the Food and Beverage industry.
These may be temporary solutions, but the payoff would probably be significant in the long run.
Fundraising During the Pandemic
Crisis often presents its own opportunity. Having the right solution for the market’s needs can still lead to success. Olive, an automation tool for healthcare administration, has raised $51 million so far.
Fundraising for products such as eBikes, indoor farms, and portable power on Indiegogo have long surpassed their goals in a matter of minutes.
Stories of financial distress are common, but there are still opportunities. That’s what makes having a well-designed investor deck that stands out is more important than ever.
Ideas, products, services, are all still getting funded. You just need to Plenty of people are still looking to the future, investing now while other people are stepping back. Don’t think it’s too late to make your plans happen. Just make sure you’re creating a business plan that reflects the needs of the future, not the past.
Mental Health Check
Apart from a healthy body, you’ll need a healthy mind during these times.
Here are several ways to keep your mental health in check during quarantine:
- Stay close to your normal routine; or
- Start a new quarantine ritual
- Talk to a health professional via telehealth if your anxiety becomes unmanageable
- Stop over-researching about the pandemic
You may be bringing work home with you, but it’s still important to maintain a healthy work-life balance. Otherwise, you’d be putting yourself at risk of burnout. Yes, even when you’re working from home.
When you were going to work, there was a clear distinction of your work and personal life. Now that you’re working from home you can end up working more hours than you’re supposed to.
Those who feel the lack of control over their schedules are at most risk of burning out.
SlideGenius Helps Move Your Business Forward
Things are hard but they’re not hopeless. If you are trying to get your business off the ground or trying to grow your sales when times are tough, SlideGenius can help.
At SlideGenius, we have built our business helping people in your position. We can help you to catch the eye of potential investors by creating a more dynamic presentation or by creating sales assets that communicate your value in an engaging way.
Don’t give up just because the world feels challenging. Reach out to get a free quote and start growing your business.