If you run a business in or around Portland then you’ll know how important it is to be part of the local business community. It’s been a hard time for a lot of businesses, their owners and the teams who help to keep things running. Without the help, support and experience of a combined network, some companies have had to call it a day and to, regrettably, close their doors. For those that have been fortunate enough to stay afloat and to survive, for the most part, they can thank the loyalty and trust of their customers, associates and, the Internet;
Trust of the unknown
As with respect, trust is normally something that is gained over time, so, especially with so much at stake there had to be a huge element of, ‘trusting the unknown’, they had to have faith. Fortunately, when it came to getting the relevant help with their IT migration and support, they were able to have a much clearer idea of exactly how the transition would work and what their future would look like in terms of the results of their decisions.
As you’d expect, these people had to invest time and money into employing an IT support provider that understood their position and were able to react with urgency and diligence that the project required. However, it was much less of a ‘punt’ thanks to the benefit of online blogs, testimonials, feedback and local business community support which helped them to make a quick, well-informed decision of who to use. If your business has not made a full online transition, then you’ve performed nothing short of a miracle, surely it would be interesting though to see what your business looks like in fully online trading mode?
You’d be hard pushed to find anyone that has experienced the same struggles that many companies have faced over the last 2 or so years since the first ‘outbreaks’ of C-19. Naturally, there are people who have taken the whole situation more seriously and others, who have paid it no mind, however, for the majority, fear and worry, along with lockdowns and restrictions have severely affected people’s daily movements, their insurance policies and, how they behave.
The answer seems to be online
For the most part, the businesses that have thrived and actually become more successful than they were before the proverbial hit the fan had to make some swift corporate decisions in the area of online marketing and online shopping. Change is inevitable, it’s one of those things in life that you can count on, however, when a curve ball comes out of left field, from nowhere, it really is fight or flight time.
The ‘winners’ in this whole situation are those that were able to adopt and to drive their business in a new fully adopted direction of online operations, almost overnight. If anybody ever suggested that they make such a move, so radically, they probably would have deemed the idea as Ludacris, as if risk was a thing of the past. There was no time for the usual processes of proper planning or testing via trial and error, things had to change, and quickly but, they did it.