Yes, we’re re-opening, but no, it’s not quite business as usual. Re-opening takes more than just unlocking your doors and letting in your customers: you’re rebuilding your business.
 
Adjusting to the new normal will be demanding on many levels, but I’m here to help with nine to-dos to guide and inspire you through the re-opening process. 
 
We’ll start by looking at four necessary to-dos for behind-the-scenes preparation. These are things you want to start planning and managing before opening your doors. In future posts I’ll share more to-dos to help you get to a successful opening day.
 

#1 Re-Educate and Prepare

  • Know the local rules of the game
  • Use your common sense of course
  • Clean and screen
  • Remember customers want to see and feel before they buy
  • Being flexible will be key to serving your customers

#2  Re-Build Your Team

  • Give them confidence
  • Give them flexible hours and virtual ability to do some tasks
  • Give them community and communication
  • Give them standards and protocols
  • Give them time to ramp up to their usual productivity 
  • Give everyone a fresh start

#3  Re-Run Your Numbers 

  • Every decision right now either makes or costs
  • More often not less often
  • Break even and profit break even
  • Use government money wisely
  • More cash on hand is still suggested

#4 Re-Write Your Plan

  • It was a 90-day game to survive
  • And a 90-day plan to thrive
  • Re-opening is harder than closing 
  • Can’t afford simple mistakes
  • Think negatives as well as positives
  • Get Help…Email me!

If you would like a complimentary coaching session during this pandemic or you have any questions about this blog, please send me an email.

About the author,

As an ActionCOACH Business Coach from Chicago North Shore, I understand that time is your most valuable asset. Now, I can help you recreate your dreams and vision…and accomplish the goals you first set out to achieve with your business. Ultimately, you will experience a better quality of life because of your commitment to invest in yourself with the help of an ActionCOACH Business Coach and personal mentor.

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