When COVID-19 came around, our country had to do many things in order to protect people. Many companies were made to shut down so that the virus wouldn’t spread so quickly. Since this happened, many businesses didn’t do very well and they are now trying to get back to normal; others made innovative changes such as offering Takeaway afternoon tea. They are adapting and have high hopes that they will be able to make up for lost time and increase their profits.
We wanted to know how the businesses were affected by the pandemic. In this article, we will look at how the business was affected. Was it closed permanently or temporarily from the pandemic? Secondly, we want to know how it affected their financial situation and what they did about it. Thirdly, we want to know what they see for the future and if they think that they can get back to normal in a short period of time.
Closures of Businesses
Many businesses had to close temporarily. In the sample of businesses that we looked at, 41% of them were closed temporarily and only a small amount closed permanently. During this time, the business owners were put under extreme stress because they didn’t know what they were going to be able to do or if they were going to survive the pandemic as it continued to rage on. Now, that it’s getting back to normal, many more business owners have a lot of hope that will keep them looking forward to the future and feel that they can make up for the losses that they incurred during the height of the pandemic.
The Adverse Financial Impact
During the height of the pandemic and the shutdowns, businesses had to let go of some of their workers or give them fewer hours. For many of them, their financial situations were dire and they were not sure what they were going to do at the time or in the future. They took advantage of any of the help that the government was providing for them and still some of them were not sure if they could make it through or not. Tough times were coupled with a lot of stress for many business owners.
What About the Future?
Many of the businesses have hope that they can get back to normal soon and make up for lost time. They are glad to see that many of their workers have come back to them and remain loyal to them as well as their customers. Many of them are offering specials and discounts to get their customer base to return to them and stay with them. Making the most out of what they have is what they are planning to do in order to have a good future in line for themselves.
The pandemic took its toll on many people in adverse ways. Since it started, there have been lots of sickness and death. The businesses that were affected in an adverse way are trying to recuperate from one of the worst years that they ever had. They are still in good spirits and they know that they can overcome the tough times if they continue on with the persistence that they always had in the past. These are strong people that know that they can get through the tough times if they look forward to the future with a good attitude. It makes a difference to them to see their workers and customers returning to them in the hopes for a great success now and in the future.