We understand that going back to work is so vital for millions across the world and the nation. The health, beauty and wellness workforce is no different.
We are passionate about what we do, and we want to support our clients and desire to have financial abundance flowing again.
As thousands of businesses in various locations all over the country start the process of reopening, we have found there are many common things we can do to be prepared.
Familiarize yourself with federal guidelines.
The U.S. federal government has provided the Opening Up America Again Guideline, a three-phased approach based on the advice of public health experts. These steps will help state and local officials when reopening their economies, getting people back to work and continuing to protect American lives.
Follow your state laws, regulations and recommendations.
Through this transition, states’ reopening processes will vary widely.
If you are a licensed service provider, then now more than ever it’s important to follow your state and local laws pertaining to your work. Though the demand might be strong to go back to work, it’s not worth jeopardizing your license and years of hard work. Go here to access your state laws and regulations.
Re-examine your business operations.
For many, business had to stop completely. If that’s you, then you may find that things simply can't operate the same way when reopening.
Take time to review and make any adjustments to the following during your reopening phase.
- Hours of operation
- Location availability
- Booking procedures
- Services offered
- Product/Service pricing
- Cleaning & maintenance procedures
This can be a great opportunity to update your business processes to grow your business long-term.
Create client awareness.
We all want our clients to feel confident that their wellbeing is prioritized.
To reach this goal:
- Have clear booking and rebooking procedures. Professionals will experience clients trickling in, while at other times a rush never seen before may happen. Keep things simple and organized for both you and your clients by preparing your booking and rebooking procedures ahead of time.
- Communicate payment/refund policies. While everyone in some way has been impacted financially from Covid-19, it's important to remind yourself that your expertise and time are still as valuable as they ever were, and appropriate payment is required. Make sure your payment/refund policy and any other terms are available both online and offline. Visit attorney Lisa Fraley’s website for DIY legal templates for your business: https://lisafraley.com/diy-legal-templates/
- Keep clients informed. Use this tool from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce to customize a flyer showing how your business is keeping your customers safe. https://www.uschamber.com/app/covid-19-flyer/
Maintain team dialogue.
Whether you have employees, independent contractors or vendors, it is important you communicate clearly with everyone regarding your reopening process.
As we have all experienced, things can change on a daily basis, so make a practice of providing consistent updates on any things that might change as you set up and progress with reopening procedures.
Keep up with self-care.
Whether you have been hustling to make ends meet, teaching your kids (and some partners) or volunteering and supporting your community during this global event, self care is essential. Take time daily to recognize that you are not alone, ask for help when you need it and consistently take time just for yourself to relax, realine and rejuvenate.
It is our goal at Alternative Balance to support those in the health, beauty and wellness industry and help them prosper through every stage of business.
Need something more specific? Visit our Covid-19 resource page or contact our team today.
Together we will make a difference. Together we thrive!
The Alternative Balance Team