Article written by Bob Green, Business Advisor, Western Sydney Business Centre.

Well! Here we are with another year ahead of us and we stand at the beginning of the road ready to step out again. What does that road look like for you?  Is it leading into a green and bountiful future or down a dusty hot road?

The reality is that the wily virus is still poking its nose in where it doesn’t belong and there will be no vaccination on its way for a while yet.  So, we will have to live with it.  The NSW Government is working hard to keep us all in business and as fully employed as possible, and they are being quite successful.

Those of us who have on-line businesses are probably experiencing an upturn in orders as households adapt to shopping on-line. Those who have retail/service businesses which revolve around walk-in trade are needing to work out how to do business as usual. In the latter instance it is wise, before the year starts to get busy again, to have a look at the processes you have in place and work out how you can make it safe.

Start at the front door, walk around the premises, look at the shop layout and risk points, look at your service and payment processes, work out how you are going to social distance and make any modifications necessary. Once done, make up colourful posters to put on your shopfronts that you are attempting to be a covid19 safe business and ask your customers to support your efforts.

If you need help doing this, go to the Business Connect website, look at the Western Sydney Business Centre advisor bios and book a call back from one of them or call Western Sydney Business Centre direct on 02 4721 5011. I can also help NDIS providers, Bob Green.