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Working virtually: all the cool kids are doing it

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So you’re confined to the house…what now?

With all the craziness that is Corona Virus, people who have traveled abroad are being forced to self-isolate. Now, I don’t want to talk about what is quickly becoming a word associated with a lot of uncertainty… But I do want to talk about some of its indirect effects. In the last week I’ve received a stack of emails from companies telling me about their response to the virus. And it’s not that they’re wrong to tell me about their response to the virus, but all the attention to it is a bit overwhelming.

What does this mean for small businesses?

Each small business is going to face different challenges dependent on the nature of their business. I believe it’s going to be really difficult to preempt how businesses are going to be impacted in the next six to twelve months.

What can you do when things are slow?

There are still so many ways you can progress your business, even if you’re stuck working from home due to isolation, or just have a lot of time on your hands. Here are some suggestions on how to be productive:

  1. Clean up your download folder. A stack of unnecessary clutter likes to lurk in this folder. AND…you might find some gems that you’d forgotten about.
  2. File the paperwork that’s been sitting on your desk. If you’re a procrastinator, schedule the time to do this.
  3. Develop some processes for business tasks you do regularly. This will put you in a good position when business becomes busier.

Working virtually – a practical solution

Just two days ago I received an email from AON notifying me that the majority of their staff will now be working virtually. Since then, many other businesses are taking the same approach. Minimising contact is an important part of our country’s strategy to slow the roll of the Corona Virus. Enter stage right…virtual administration.

Need some professional help?

If you’ve been putting off engaging some help to get on top of your admin or to start or finish a project, now might be your perfect opportunity. In this age of incredible technology, working virtually is so easy! Although I love seeing my clients face to face and sitting with them in their offices, I’m not stranger to working virtually. In fact, over the last six years I have worked with many clients I may only see once a month or even less frequently. We talk on the phone, we email, we share documents and we video chat. There is really nothing that can’t be accomplished.

So, if you’re keen to kick start a project, wrap up a job or get your filing system up to date, I can help you. Whilst we kick goals we can also ensure we are nailing #socialdistancing.

Find out more about my services and contact me if you’re ready to make the most of your isolation.

Stay safe, Bonnie.

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