Assisting Other Businesses During the COVID-19 Lockdown

Keep your shop in business by providing your services to those that still need your assistance.

There are many businesses and even non-profits operating during this lockdown period. Many need products from our industry such as signage, electrical labeling, name tags, engraved urns, and even recognition products. Some of these groups may already be customers. If not, you still may want to reach out to them. Your customers may be confused as to if you are open, what hours you’re operating, and how to reach you. Let them know about production times as well.

What organizations may need your assistance? Here are several:

  • Medical businesses, especially senior care
  • Government, including your local cities and municipalities’ military, police, fire, and emergency medical transportation
  • Construction, electrical, and plumbing (especially those working on commercial and military projects)
  • Businesses working on emergency medical expansion projects
  • Many, if not most, manufacturers remaining open, and suppliers to many industries
  • The food industry, including restaurants
  • Energy companies such as gas stations and their suppliers
  • Auto repair facilities
  • Mortuaries

You can make a list of those in your market area, reach out to them, and let them know you are here to help them. Make sure they know how to reach you and check your messages often. Also make sure to update your website, Yelp, and all the other online directories.

Bob Hagel

Bob Hagel and his wife Dana offered a full line of personalized products using laser engraving, sandcarving, and full-color UV direct print on products for nearly 20 years. The pair sold their 17-year-business Eagle’s Mark Awards & Signs in September 2020. Bob remains an expert in the awards, recognition, and signage industries while he enjoys retirement.

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