Owners who are planning to reopen their small businesses need to consider three things. These are the implementation of safety and sanitizing procedures, addressing staffing needs and adapting to the new business environment.
Though more cities and states have lifted COVID-19-related restrictions, small businesses still need to comply with health protection guidelines. These include installing sanitizing stations, limiting the number of people at the place of business, providing masks for customers and conducting regular deep cleaning and disinfection.
Small business owners should realize that they may not need the same number of staff as they did before COVID-19. Some of their employees may not be able to return to work due to health-related concerns or child care constraints. Another important issue is adapting to the “new normal.” Small business owners should meet the evolving needs of their customers. This can be done by regularly soliciting feedback from customers and acting on them.