With stay at home orders coming to an end, there’s a lot of planning and preparation in store for small business owners.
Before opening your doors, you may want to make some changes in your day-to-day operations. It’s more important than ever to ensure your employees and customers are healthy and safe.
Update Business Hours and In-Store Regulations
Have you made changes to hours of operation? And how do you plan on enforcing social distancing and sanitation guidelines?
Before giving customers the green light to enter your storefront, it’s recommended to check your local and state guidelines. Next, touch base with your employees to make sure they’re comfortable coming back to work.
You should also ensure your team is trained up on the new rules and regulations so they can help enforce them.
Revisiting your business hours and the regulations you have in place — as well as bringing your staff up to speed — are vital in operating a retail shop nowadays.
Need some tips? Our small business guide can help you bring your store back seamlessly.
Make Changes and Business Upgrades
If you remained open during the stay at home order, what were your pain points? Is there anything that would have made your job as an essential worker a bit easier?
Now’s the time to make some changes and experiment with new opportunities.
Especially when it comes to your point of sale system, were there any features that were lacking? When you’re busier than ever, you want your POS solution to be accurately tracking inventory and doing all other management work for you. That’s the point of running your store with one, right?
Be Patient and Learn Along the Way
At the end of the day, many of us weren’t prepared to navigate a global pandemic.
Be patient with your employees and customers — and yourself. We’re all learning and adjusting to this new normal will take practice.
In the meantime, our industry experts have prepared a guide to help your transition: Managing a Small Business Post-Coronavirus. Be sure to download the guide and get in touch with the POS Nation team at 1-877-727-3548 if you have any questions.