COVID-19

HELP & ADVICE FOR OUR NETWORK OF START UPS, SELF EMPLOYED & SMALL BUSINESSES.

We are facing a very difficult time in business. The effects of Covid-19 are out of our control, the only thing we can do is to keep pushing forward in promoting our products and services and pull together in any way we can. Although it is affecting our businesses in different ways we are all in the same boat. Here is some advice to help you: 


ADAPT 

We all need to adapt, lots of us will now be working from home and others will be changing the way their business runs to offer alternative services. Think outside the box, think about your customers and what you can offer right now.  


LEARN NEW SKILLS

Make use of the free online resources available to you, we recommend: 


TRELLO a project management tool.

https://trello.com/guide


CANVA a free design software to create professional social media posts! 

https://about.canva.com/


BUFFER a social media scheduling tool. Save time, create one post and share it across multiple platforms. 

https://buffer.com/


SKYPE Create a Skype account so you can provide video calls / appointments etc

https://www.skype.com/en/


RE-EVALUATE AND CONTINUE YOUR MARKETING

- Check you have a free google my business listing so people can find you if they search

- Keep posting across social media 

- Update your website

- Announce any changes to your services and promote new offers 

- Update your email databases and start sending email newsletters and updates 


SUPPORT EACHOTHER 

If you can recommend another small business to your friends / colleagues / family please do so! Every man for himself is not the way, we need to help and support eachother. Recommend other businesses you know by leaving them a review on their Facebook page or sharing their recent offers and updates.


GET FINANCIAL SUPPORT 

Keep on top of the latest updates from the government and your local authority. Packages and measures have been put in place to support you, find out if you are eligible. 


Click here for business wales: 

https://businesswales.gov.wales/coronavirus-advice


Denbighshire's emergency support for businesses: 

https://www.denbighshire.gov.uk/en/business/business-rates/coronavirus-emergency-support-for-business.aspx


Follow the governments updates here: 

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-to-employers-and-businesses-about-covid-19


GET IN TOUCH WITH US, IF WE CAN HELP YOU IN ANY WAY WE WILL

We are still operating as usual, working from home and providing support with Marketing, Social Media, Graphic Design and Web Development to our clients.  We will keep our prices as competitive and low as possible to help you in this very difficult time. www.merakimarketing.co.uk 


Please email me with your offers and I will share them with my network. 

hello@merakimarketing.co.uk


STAY SAFE, BE POSITIVE AND KEEP GOING. 

Sara ❤️