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How To Keep Your Business Alive

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How To Keep Your Business Alive

Regardless of the market you’re in, it can be difficult to keep your business alive and growing. Especially at the moment when there is a lot of uncertainty in the world because of the coronavirus.

At the moment the market is slowing down, and it can seem like there may not be a light at the end of the tunnel. If you’re thinking about selling your business at the moment, there are a lot of alternatives to selling your business that you should consider first.

There certainly is a light at the end of the tunnel and this time will pass. The market will return to normal and you will be able to continue your business as you were before.

For today though, let’s talk through a couple of options so you can keep your business alive as during this time period.

Alternatives To Selling Your Business

Right now, with the United States economy slowing down, you would be selling from a place of weakness (more than likely). If you are a small company, this would also be a time when a larger company would be able to buy your company for far less than what it may actually be worth. If you are able to stay open in some capacity, it may be better to try and do so- as long as you can keep your employees and your customers safe.

Below are a few points that could potentially help your business at the moment.

1)   Be Adaptable

While your business probably offers a very specific kind of service, now is a time when you may have to change what that service is to remain relevant (especially if your state has extremely strict rules on what it takes for a business to be considered “essential”)

One perfect example of a company being adaptable to fit with the times is a brewery that has begun to make hand sanitizers instead of beer. With the brewing process, this company was able to take an alcoholic component and change it into something that is in high demand and short supply at the moment.

If you have available vehicles, advertise that you can do delivery meals or groceries. If you’re a restaurant, do take out meals and delivery. If you are still struggling to gain a customer base with that, offer a senior discount. Also offer free delivery.

While it certainly isn’t easy at the moment, try and think of innovative ways to keep a cash flow entering your business’ bank account.

2)   Cut Out The Extra

Now is a time when you need to take a hard look at your business and decide what the extra tools are that you are paying for, yet you don’t really need. What software or technology could your company get by without for the next couple of months? Cutting out continuous costs will help your company during this time period in the long run, even if some of those costs are minor in comparison to your business’ overall profit.

Following these few tips could serve as an alternative to selling your business during this difficult time. For more tips contact W. Alexander Group.

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