Many small businesses are being jolted into a new direction of doing business. Sometimes for the first time ever people are working from home. Forced to make critical changes just to keep afloat, and it seems like we can’t keep anything under control. So many of us are feeling the same, not knowing where our next client is coming from or when the next customer is going to walk in the door. We don’t know if we’ll be able to pay our employees or contractors. There are a lot of unknowns and a lot of uncertainty that we are all facing.
That’s why it’s extremely crucial for us as small business owners to focus on what we can control because that’s how we will survive and even thrive during these times. Coronavirus is just this X issue. But as small business owners we know that there are other times and other things that can put us into displacement and uncertainty.
In this guide I want to share the top tools, tutorials, WordPress and personal resources that can help you adapt to these changes help you streamline your processes and ultimately grow your business.
Get Ready to Work
Everyone’s situation is going to be different. You could be in a corporate environment and now working from home. Or you could be a small business owner trying to figure out what to do next. While this situation is temporary, it’s important to find ways to make the most of your new work environment and put in some work to help make the best possible decisions for you and your business (and more importantly family).
Keep Setting Your Alarm
This one probably seems like a no-brainer but it’s important to keep setting an alarm. Starting your morning off the same way you would as if you went into the office. Doing this helps you keep productive and on your typical schedule. This is a simple way to keep you in the same routine you would have if you were going into the office. If you haven’t been keeping a calendar before, now is a great time to own your time.
By setting your alarm every morning and holding to it it helps you to keep running through the same schedule you had when you would go into the office. It just means that you get to spend a few more minutes in the morning with your family or you could use that time to commute to do a workout or read a book, or even do a crossword puzzle. The truth is all successful entrepreneurs work to keep a routine and it all starts in the morning. So, set your alarm and be ready to start your day.
Get Office Dressed
Getting dressed for your day helps set the tone for where your mind is functioning. Wearing pajamas or “comfy” clothes puts your mind in a relaxed state. Getting dressed as if you were going to an office is an easy way to trick your mind into being in “office mode.” While you’re
This article was written by AJ Morris and originally published on WordPress News and Updates from iThemes – iThemes.