As we anticipate the announcement of the first easing of Covid-19 lockdown restrictions this weekend, many businesses can begin to look forward to starting the process of resuming their operations.
But with social distancing likely to be the norm for the foreseeable future, changes to the way we do business seem inevitable.
And although staying apart socially is going to be vital in the coming months, pulling closer together as a business community is going to be key to our recovery.
Whether you’re a long-established business or a new start-up, the next few months are going to throw some challenges at all of us.
Rosebank Media launched at the start of this year, just in time to be caught up in a global crisis. The future may be uncertain for all of us, but there are things we can all do ensure the region bounces back in the months and years ahead.
Build your network
Getting to know more people in the local business community is something useful we can all be doing now and as things develop in the coming months. Now’s a great time to make a conscious effort to expand your network and build connections that form the basis of future collaborations.
It won’t always be possible, but look out for opportunities to spend locally. Supporting local businesses, both in your personal and work spending, will be a great way of helping our region’s business community. And the more local businesses you support, the more opportunities you have to expand your network. Bonus!
Look out for each other
Building a strong business community is about more than the bottom line – it’s about thinking about a bigger picture that encourages everyone to thrive. So think about how you can help your contacts by referring business to them when you can – that’s a favour that’s likely to be repaid.