COVID has made life crazy over the past year, with things changing drastically for everyone. With the introduction of vaccines, a lot of places are starting to transition into some level of what life was like before COVID. But with these transitions, a lot of businesses aren't sure how to go forward. But no worries! We’ve got some tips on how you can easily transition into a post-COVID world.
The first thing you need to do is evaluate. Look at what restrictions and guidelines are still in place in your area and state. This will help you understand what limitations might still affect your business and the transitioning process.
These aren't the only things you need to evaluate. Take a look at what practices and procedures were put into place at your flower shop during COVID. Are there things you want to continue doing? Some that you don't? A little of both? This allows you to see what has been working for your shop and what hasn't and gives you the opportunity to discuss what you want to keep doing going forward.
Once you've evaluated things, the next step is to make a plan. Break it down into different levels based on what works for you and your shop. Decide on certain goals that have to be met before moving into the next part of the plan. This will help you make the transition as smooth as possible.
It's also a good idea to meet with your staff and discuss their thoughts and feelings on how and when things should be done. They can offer insight and different perspectives that you might not have thought of before. Remember that everyone's plan is going to be different and to do what’s best for your shop.
There is no set timeline or deadline for this. And there's not really a set standard of what 'normal' is anymore. Do what's best for you and your shop and have patience. Be kind with yourself and your staff. Take your time and have fun!
Life has been crazy and will still be crazy for a little bit longer, but it's going to be okay! Try the tips above and do what’s best for your flower shop and you'll be fine!