COVID-19, drought, flood, bushfire. Australia has been through a lot in the last 12 months, and with the current Coronavirus situation, we’re not out of the woods yet.
Small businesses in particular are the first to feel the pinch. We pour our heart and soul into our work, and our family’s future is so intrinsically tied to the success of our businesses. Further to that, so many of us feel such a strong bond with our staff, feeling that they, too, are like family and the weight of their livelihood and future rests on our shoulders.
For many businesses affected by natural disasters, or by the current Coronavirus threat, being creative with ways to maintain income is essential. For many of us, we are fortunate to be a part of communities that genuinely care about each other, and ideas are already floating around social media for ways to support our small businesses. Whether it be by buying gift vouchers for services to be used when our world returns to ‘normal’, or purchasing coffee, meals and products ‘take away’, it is certainly possible to maintain our current ways of operating with the support of our community.
For other small businesses, thinking out of the box is more important now than it ever has been before. Taking your business online by creating an ecommerce store is one way that you can maintain, or even increase, your product sales without being affected by the COVID-19 social distancing and quarantining guidelines. Even better, the Shopify platform offers comprehensive documentation to allow you to build and maintain your own online store.
At Empower Digital, we know how much small businesses are hurting and we have pledged to help. With this in mind, we are currently offering a free 30 minute phone consultation to introduce you to the Shopify platform and answer any questions you may have, along with a free trial store setup to allow you to explore the platform for yourself.
So if you’ve been affected by Coronavirus, we understand how hard it is. We know how hard you work. Hang in there, and if you want to try a new avenue online, we’re here to help.