5 TIPS FOR SAFELY REOPENING YOUR BUSINESS
We are sharing tips & resources collected from our 3rd Virtual Town Hall (watch the full conversation HERE) to help guide you as you prepare to reopen your business.
- REOPEN WITH A PLAN –
Many city and county governments in the Kansas City region have outlined important info for your business about reopening. You may want to consider a variety of ways for customers to shop or experience your business including in-person & online options. Consider keeping curbside pickup, delivery, or other options that you have maintained during this time.
Not sure where to start? Check out the guidelines from KCMO.gov
2. TRAIN WITH YOUR STAFF –
Make sure your staff feels confident and comfortable with your reopening plan. Consider hosting a training session with your staff prior to reopening to walk through all safety protocols.
Need assistance with training? HearttoHeart.org is offering staff training sessions.
3. REVIEW & EVALUATE EXPENSES –
Review your business expenses and evaluate areas you can save. This is a great time to review all financials and determine what products/services to focus on based on sales performance. You may need to invest in other areas, such as masks for staff or additional cleaning supplies.
4. COMMUNICATE WITH YOUR CUSTOMERS –
It’s more important than ever to communicate your reopening info with your customers to keep them informed on how to support your business and to feel confident in doing so. From sharing a dedicated reopening email to frequent social media updates, be transparent and clear on your plans.
5. STAY INFORMED & BE FLEXIBLE –
Stay informed of guidelines as they evolve and be open to making changes. We will be reviewing updates released from the Kansas City government, along with CDC on a regular basis. You can also look to KC Source Link as a great resource to stay informed on how to operate your business during this time. Stay connected with other Waldo businesses within our private Facebook Group to continue the conversation – search Waldo Area Business Association or request to be added via email (firstname.lastname@example.org).