Every business needs to make investments to thrive. You can’t start out with absolutely nothing and sell absolutely nothing. No – you need to make sure that you invest in product design, product development and manufacturing to create products to sell to the consumer market. You need to invest in market research to ensure that your ideas will sell when brought to life. You need to invest in marketing to ensure people know that your products exist and to create desire around them. You need to invest in branding so that people associate your company with the products you’re providing and to develop connections based around brand loyalty. Now, every business needs to invest in different areas at different times. But the coronavirus and Covid-19 pandemic of this year may have completely changed your priorities and you may now need to invest in things you hadn’t planned or foreseen. Here are a few common investments that people are making during the pandemic to keep their businesses afloat!
PPE stands for “personal protective equipment”. It used to be a term that we associated with people working in construction sites and other areas. If you asked someone to list off PPE at the start of this year, they would list items like steel toe cap boots, high vis jackets, helmets and more. Of course, all of these things still count as PPE. But right now, PPE will conjure up thoughts of face masks, face visors and face shields that help to prevent the spread of Covid-19. Personal protective equipment is something that all of your staff should be provided with. First, it will help to protect your staff. You don’t want outbreaks in your workplace, which could result in your workforce being isolated and quarantined for two weeks. Secondly, it will protect your customers, helping them to feel comfortable and confident in buying from you.
A Company CarIf you don’t have any company cars yet, now is the time to invest in them. Investing in a company car gives you or your employees a means of getting from one place to another safely and without the need to come into contact with strangers on public transport. This can reduce cases within your workforce that can result in lapses in productivity. Make sure the car comes with a warranty, or you can easily access spare parts for repairs. You can find out more here on this subject.
You can’t buy too much hand sanitizer nowadays. This is something that your staff and your customers should have easy access to when they enter your commercial premises. It will help to minimize the spread of the virus and doesn’t cost too much – especially if you buy in bulk!
These are just a few investments that you’ll notice the vast majority of businesses making during the current pandemic. Each item or asset is extremely beneficial and can hold a lot of value to your business. So, why not invest now?