Indian startups have had to endure a very damaging slowdown in business thanks to the Coronavirus. In fact, for many startups, the Coronavirus could very well spell doom. So, in that light, it becomes essential for not just entrepreneurs but their workers as well to keep things moving during the Coronavirus lockdown. Here is a shortlist of all the things that you can do during the lockdown to keep your business and career ambitions going:
5 Steps to Continue Growth for Indian Startups During Coronavirus Lockdown
1. Define Urgent Actions
The first thing that every entrepreneur needs to do during the coronavirus lockdown is plan immediate action steps. As companies try to find alternative means of continuing business, you will need to ensure that you do not lose business. Clients will naturally move towards those who can fulfill their needs if you cannot. So, you need to decide what you can do and how you can ensure they will stick with you until the Coronavirus lockdown is lifted.
2. Conceptualize the Broader Picture
As an entrepreneur, you should always looking at a broad picture in your industry. Now that the lockdown has suspended regular commerce, you will need to do this more than ever before. Things will not be the same, even after the lockdown is ended. Experts predict that 2020 will be slow to recover from this economic slowdown. So, you must conceptualize what the market will work and how you can operate in it.
3. Plan Recovery Path
Once you have conceptualized the path your business or career is going to take, it is time to make the recovery process tangible. It means creating the typeset by which you will be operating over the rest of 2020 and beyond. It will demand research and study in which your employees or partners continue with other business processes. In all cases, you will need to anticipate the socio-political and cultural developments which you will face after the Coronavirus lockdown is done.
4. Explore Business Alternatives
While you are conducting market research, it would be a good idea to consider business alternatives. It is a wise move to plan for any future pandemics or event which affect the economy at large. If you can recognize them, then you can prepare for them as well. Look into technologies that allow for non-contact based operations. It will not be possible everywhere, but using VoIP tech can be of great use in keeping business processes going.
5. Capitalize on Opportunities
The Coronavirus lockdown has affected many business domains adversely. However, some areas are thriving in this environment. These can be peripheral to your business process, and if so, you should consider capitalizing on the situation. It will allow you to recover more promptly when the market turns around.
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How Should You Spend Your Coronavirus Lockdown Time in India?
Business never stops, and the coronavirus lockdown is just a hiccup. In all probability, things will be back to normal in a few weeks. However, you will need to cover for the lost business and planning the best way. Follow the steps above to do so for your business or career and minimize your professional inertia!
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