What should be the action plan for startups in the post-pandemic era?

A crisis could mean doom for budding startups. The startups that had been growing before the pandemic were caught between a rock and a hard place. While big businesses had a cushion to absorb the shock, smaller enterprises just perished. However, not all were doomed to such a fate. Some startups evolved to make themselves useful in the time of the pandemic. The big question that remains is what startups could do to remain relevant and stay in function in the post-pandemic era?

Internalize the new way

You may be nostalgic about the pre-pandemic era but there is no point clinging on to the past. The world has changed and so should you. Online is the way to be. Not only is it safer but also cost-effective. Conducting meetings online and conveying messages through portals is the way to be. Not only does it ensure protection but also helps you save on operational costs.

Make a presence online

Websites and apps are the way to reach customers at this time. Make sure you get them for your company. Don’t try to save up here! Spend for a website that isn’t just visually appealing but seamless. Customers tire out easily and there’s nothing worse than a bad app or website at a time when patience has already wearied out. Invest in a good user interface and user experience!

Don’t forget your customers

Companies often disregard the importance of a customer after the purchase is over or the service delivered. Remember, if you’re going to build long-term customers, then they matter even after you’ve got your money. Building relationships online can be tricky but with honest responses, quick actions, and prompt deliveries, it is possible.

Create a connection

Connections have never seemed as important as in the time of the pandemic. The pandemic has given birth to an era of cooperation and connection. Only a company that can bond emotionally with the customer will be able to thrive.

Make sure to be relevant

The virus may take some time to exit our lives completely but in the meanwhile, if you’re planning to get into business, make sure it is useful for a post-pandemic world.

Bend a little

Don’t restrict yourself to traditional modes of doing business. It’s a new world, so find a new way. Being stubborn about your way of doing business will only result in your loss. React to situations, find solutions, and ACT!

Be environmentally ethical

We’ve all seen what a crisis looks like. An environmentally unethical company will lead to another global crisis eventually. It is important to engage in sustainable and eco-friendly practices to ward off the wrath of nature.

If you’re getting into business, good luck to you! Times may be tough, but so are you!

 

 

 

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Vidhi Punamiya, Content and Brand Strategist.

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