Millions of small businesses across North America closed their doors in mid March. Now it looks as if many Main Street stores, salons, restaurants, and service industries will be back in business soon.
Many business owners couldn’t be happier, but will unlocking the front door and turning on the open sign be enough?
Getting Ready To Reopen Now
The key to a successful re-opening, is to plan for it today. Now is the time to check your equipment and make sure everything is in working order. Is your pilot light lit? Have you turned on your POS system to perform any updates or maintenance? Have you contacted key employees you’re planning on bringing back.
Time is our most valuable resource and many business owners are finding that they can make productive use of their unexpected downtime. Use this unexpected pause to make a positive contribution to your company’s future.
- Expand your Payment Acceptance options by adding Contactless Payments
- Invest in a Point of Sale System that tracks all your inventory, provides sales reporting data, all from the comfort of your laptop or mobile device.
- Start contacting your clients today through Instagram, FaceBook, email campaigns, and newsletters, letting them know your doors might be closed but you can fulfill their orders with curbside pickup and online ordering. Offer your regular customers special discounts if they order now, instead of waiting for the doors to open, when you’ll be flooded with customers.
What You Need To Know
Each City and State has its own timelines and recommendations for reopening the economy. The CDC strongly suggests following these best practices.
If your business qualifies for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans, it’s important to know what you chould and shouldn’t use those funds for. Point of Sale equipment and online accounting services, like QuickBooks, can be instrumental in tracking your spending.
International Bancard Is Here To Help
Our dedicated team of sales and customer care professionals are here to answer your questions. Our number one goal is ensuring our customers have the right products and services to help their businesses thrive. We know how important it is to have a great processing partner working with you.