'Unprecedented' has become remarkably popular with commentators. This is true for businesses too. Many are facing huge challenges, including household names, and stalwarts of the UK economy. Ho…
We have not seen anything like this before
'Unprecedented' has become remarkably popular with commentators. This is true for businesses too. Many are facing huge challenges, including household names, and stalwarts of the UK economy. However, most remarkable is how so many are adapting to working within a lock-down. Dealing with customers, particularly consumers is extremely trying, but for many other companies, home or distance working have been embraced in ways even the most ardent advocates could only have dreamt of just a few weeks ago.
The government is committed to supporting all businesses, and is backing UK Plc with vast under-writings, of wages, grants, loans and other schemes. The obvious question is 'How will this be paid for?'
That is where we can all do our part.
Stay at home - Protect the NHS - Save lives
Of course, we all need to stay home and follow the advice - safety first! But we should not sit back. Now is our chance to think about how WE can keep UK Plc working. How can we continue to trade? How can we continue to earn? How can we continue to prepare to pay back these sums the government has provided at this time of crisis.
At Corpdata, we know that many in the B2B space are still working. It's not the same, that is for certain, but commerce continues. Indeed, some see possibilities.
"In the middle of difficulty, lies opportunity"
So observed Albert Einstein. And he has a point. Despite the challenges, some companies are actively looking to find new customers, to help clients, to solve problems when other less versatile organisations are struggling to do so. And as they capture those slices of their markets, as they build their customer base, they also lay down the basis for their profits. It will be those profits that eventually pay back the debts we are all now running up.
Do your bit
Our doctors, nurses, carers, pharmacists, food retailers and all the other key workers continue to selflessly do their duty. We also have our responsibilities. We must keep the lights on, we must strive to ensure transactions continue, we must keep the wheels of industry turning.
If you are able to keep providing your goods and services, we can help you find companies to sell them to.
Reaching out to potential customers, in an isolated marketplace
Posted on 01/04/2020 at 10:00By Corpdata
The Coronavirus (Covid 19) has really put a spanner in the works with regards to how we go about our daily business, both in our personal and professional lives. We’re all unsettled about what’s happ…
Pandemic - It’s getting quiet out there
The Coronavirus (Covid 19) has really put a spanner in the works with regards to how we go about our daily business, both in our personal and professional lives. We’re all unsettled about what’s happening in our communities, both economically and socially.
In a business context, we’re having to adapt to digital meetings as opposed to face to face. Events and exhibitions are cancelled and we’re not even able to go in to the office. No one is certain how long this situation will continue. But one thing is for sure – we’re all in this together.
It’s incredibly important to remain sensitive at this time, but it’s also vital for businesses to persevere with lead generation, where possible. The need for a healthy pipeline will be more important than ever, once this has passed.
Contact, without the contact
Your prospects will more than likely be working from home in the upcoming weeks/months but they will still have access to their email and most direct dials, will be redirected to a mobile number.
There is a real opportunity to start new conversations. It’s very likely that your prospects will have more time in their diaries and will be much more able and willing to engage with you than usual.
Have a think about how you could create timely campaign’s, around relevant topics such as;
Health and well-being, or;
Working from home/flexible working
In this unprecedented situation, the good thing about direct marketing, is that it provides a useful ‘non-contact’ route to reaching out to new customers.
Keeping your sales team productive
By providing targeted, accurate and up to date business contact information, we can help to keep your sales team productive and find new leads in this extremely difficult climate.
It’s imperative to maximise the potential of virtual technology, such as Skype and get those sales diaries filled with digital meetings.
In the meantime, here are "Corpdata’s Top 5 tips for working from home..."
1. Stick to your usual routine
Set your alarm and get out of bed. Follow your usual routine, as you would when going in to the office. Just skip the commute!
2. Find a space where you won’t be distracted
Leave the washing up and the laundry. Don’t be tempted to tune in to Netflix. However, Netflix may come in handy if the kids are off school too... Good luck with that!
3. Take regular breaks
Aim to take a short break, every 90 minutes or so. No screens. Get up and move away from your work space.
4. Go outside on your lunch break
Just as when you’re working form the office, a change of scenery is good for your sanity. A simple brisk walk can make a huge difference to your perspective and productivity.
5. Avoid total isolation
Stay connected with your colleagues. Use email, Skype, FaceTime etc. They’ll be missing you too!
We’re here to help
If you’d like more information, or would like to discuss a specific campaign, get in touch.
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Corpdata wishes you the very best in this difficult time.