Can your business survive the Coronavirus outbreak?

Countless business owners are gripped with the fear of losing their business and worries about meeting their commitments due to the Corona Virus Pandemic.

 

What you need to remember is that there is always something that you can do and some business sectors and industries.
Can your business become an online business and can your products be sold online?

 

Consider this:

  • No rental payments for brick and mortar spaces in shopping centers.
  • Delivery directly to the customer.
  • Quick and easy to find products in an online catalogue
  • The whole world can now purchase from you.
  • Your business is open 24/7.
  • You can target a specific area where you want to market a specific product. E.g. Stellenbosch moms who drive Rage rovers and fly-fish. (You get what I mean)
  • You can even target a specific age group.
  • Are you seeing the opportunities yet?

 

The internet enables mom and pop shops, small businesses, in fact anyone selling products to help you save your business during these uncertain times.

Even if you don’t sell products, you can sell your services online.
Psychologists can counsel via video conferencing and get payment via the internet.
If your business relies on consulting, the same applies.

The point is, you can still run your business and more importantly – your business can be FOUND online.

No-one is going to the mall or the shops on the corner – they are all looking online.

And to see just how much potential there is, take a look at these statistics for South Africa.

Still think you don’t need to have a website?
Just consider the 100’s of businesses in your area that are doing exactly the same as you do, also have websites…

Consider this:

  • 31.18 million active internet users (Statista, 2019).
  • South Africa has 54 % internet penetration
  • South Africans access the internet for personal reasons on any device: every day (65%), at least once per week (22%), at least once per month (8%) and less than once per month (4%) (We Are Social, 2018).
  • 47% of South African internet users searched online for a product or service to buy in the past 30 days (We Are Social, 2018)

The internet enables mom and pop shops, small businesses, in fact anyone selling products to help you save your business during these uncertain times.

Even if you don’t sell products, you can sell your services online.
Psychologists can counsel via video conferencing and get payment via the internet.
If your business relies on consulting, the same applies.

The point is, you can still run your business and more importantly – your business can be FOUND online.

No-one is going to the mall or the shops on the corner – they are all looking online.

As an example:
So let’s say somebody needs your services or product when they search on Google, will your website come up or will you even be on page 1 of the search results?
The businesses that come up on page 1 will more than likely get that business.

And even if your website comes up on page 1, what is the first impression that is created? Is it professional enough looking that your potential customer wants to do business with you?

  • 94% of visitors stopped trusting websites with degraded web design (Mytechlogy, 2017).
  • 94% of negative website feedback was design related (Sweor, 2018).
  • 57% of users say they won’t recommend a business with a poorly designed mobile site. (Impact, 2019).

During the Corona Virus more people than ever will search for things online, simply because they are scared to go out and will have more available time.

Business over the internet will boom, simply because it is the safest, cheapest and easiest way to do business.

 

Your business is probably much quieter now, so you have the time on hand to look at the future of your business and prepare for the better times ahead.
Now is the time to assess your online presence and make sure you get a share of the online business that will be generated in the months and years to come.

Black Rooster Studios is offering a 30-minute online consultation where we can discuss your online presence and provide guidance as to how you can make improvements to help you stay ahead of the competition.

 

Contact us today to book a free assessment of your website, what have you got to lose?

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