Whether you run a hotel, fitness center, hospital, or dry cleaner, you have an important decision to make. How are you going to respond to the current economic downturn? While the effects are hitting different sectors in varying ways, every business owner has been impacted by the global pandemic. Here are the three options open to businesses. Which one is right for you?
- Growth – Take the economic downturn as a chance to prepare your business for the next upswing. For example, a hotel may want to remodel while awaiting the general public to return to travel. A fitness center can take advantage of the opportunity to update the locker room area. And a hospital can prepare to welcome back patients who have been holding off on nonessential care. You may also try to pivot to find ways to attract new customers during the downturn.
- Wait and see – This is the approach that most businesses seem to take. They continue on with ordinary business activities and hope for the best. Some businesses will make it. Others won’t. Either way, the wait and see approach won’t allow you to capitalize on any future upturn in the economy.
- Retract – Some businesses choose to close stores or shut down their company entirely. If you’re a small business owner, this is more understandable, and there is no shame in losing your business to an unexpected global pandemic. Just be sure that you are not stepping aside prematurely. Could you use this opportunity instead to prepare for the future?
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