An email that I sent to my clients earlier today –
I wanted to reach out and let you know that I am around, I am working and I will continue to carry on working throughout this current unstable and unsure time.
As business owners things are very much up in the air however that doesn’t mean that business needs to stop. We have a number of ways that we can reach our audiences – face to face might not be possible but online courses, online videos, facebook live, emails, phone calls, online group meetings any and all of these things are very popular. So don’t just hunker down and wait for it to blow over take some time to determine whether you can carry on working and serving your customers just by changing how you do things slightly. If you need help with any of these things give me a call I might just be able to help or suggest who can.
Facebook is full of people doing just that already – restaurants offering takeway menus, pubs also offering takeout alcohol. Uni students offering to help pick up and delivery shopping to neighbours. Butchers highlighting the food and supplies that they have – ensuring people know that they are there and they are around. The supermarkets my be struggling to keep the shelves full but there are lots of other choices too. For those with young children home from school there are lots of groups offering teaching help, supplies for arts and crafts too, as well as the all important exercise groups that are switching to bring you your gym online!
If you do happen to have more time on yours hands than usual maybe take this time to do those jobs you love but never quite get around too. If its in the garden or around the house, writing a book or a story, taking photos of the spring scenery, writing letters and catching up (via phone, email or facetime, skype!) with old friends. Of course if that also happens to be a new venture that needs my services – then of course I am yours!
Anyway this email was just to let you know that I am here, if you need me email me or call me – even if its just to touch base with someone.
Stay safe and stay well