Business Choices - New Directions
Think about your business now - what it can support and survive at, and what should be scrapped, at least for now.
Your business may be suffering now, so re-evaluate it. What part of your business can you kick-start and make productive now? What are people looking for these days? Can you tune your business to meet these needs? Promote the things that are in need and demand now, more heavily.
Concentrate on businesses that are now in demand - computers, media, phones, insurance, health, safety, national pride, sick resources, online options - and the staples of what are needed for everyday life and business. These will remain businesses which will continue to make money. People need to depend on certain ideals, products, and services.
There will be more competition for affordable travel services and certain types of entertainment - as people are beginning to travel more now. Can you realistically compete with established businesses? Think of businesses which will survive, and ones you should shelve for now. This may not a good time for expensive luxuries. People are getting back to the basics and affordability, although new strides in technology are always intriguing and sought after, like the latest smart phone, programmable appliances, and more now.
There are many services that are still needed and are succeeding. If there are any support services you can offer - such as grief counseling, making patriotic symbols, giving hope, strength, and courage in these times - these support type of offerings should do well. If you know of types of entertainment that are local, those can be promoted, as well - people still need fun and diversions in bad times.
If you offer safety and protection, cell phones, filtering units, people and pet food, health and beauty supplies, and the like, you should concentrate on those. People always depend on these through all types of times. If these offer residual income, all the better.
Right now there are many people being laid off and probably looking for opportunities, especially the possibility of working at home and spending more time with the family, walking the kids to the bus, and picking them up again - having more precious time with those who mean so much. If new people are coming to the Internet scene, they will need more of the tools and tips to help them promote and learn to be web-savvy. These tools and services should do well, also, if they are truly of value and deliver as promised.
Think about the products and services you have available to offer and figure out the reasons people will want them now. If you cannot figure out why anyone would want to buy into it now, put it aside and don't waste any effort on it. If you can find an "angle" that will make it of value in these times, then use that and go promote it.
Think about your direction and plan your business focus accordingly. Shift it as needed for the times. And don't give up - times are tough for everyone right now - you can still figure out how to make things work if you sit back, re-evaluate, and re-focus.