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While thinking of ways on how your business can survive the pandemic,
remember that you are in the middle of a global health crisis, and it’s okay if
things aren’t the way they were.

If you’re struggling in these trying times, you’re not alone; Adapting
in the new normal can be challenging, but it’s not an excuse for you to neglect
your mental health. Learn these five ways on how you can keep going amidst the
COVID-19 crisis.

Stick with a routine
that works for you

If your daily routine before the pandemic happened is to spend the
whole day looking after your physical store, then it might have been
challenging for you to remain at home all this time. The internet says so many
ways on how you can stay productive; however, do not be pressured to do so much
like what you used to. Just live every day the way you are comfortable with
while keeping in touch with your family and employees. This will help you
maintain normalcy.

This community quarantine can also serve as your rest from all the
hustle you have made recently, and for your employees as well. While thinking
of ways of how your business will survive, remember that you are in the middle
of a crisis and it’s okay if things aren’t the way they were.

Communicate openly
with your family and your employees

Handling your business problems alone won’t do any good. You have to be
open about the real situation of your venture with your family or with your
employees so they could offer help, too. For them to understand your struggles
and avoid expecting so much from you, you have to let them know your
limitations as a person and businessman.

It is also the right of your employees to know the status of their
employment. Keep them updated if there will be any delay on their salaries or
if you have plans to restructure the business. Aside from business matters,
talk to them about how they have been, and other things that might be affecting
their personal lives.

Ask for help

Remember that it’s okay not to be okay, and it’s alright to ask for
help. If you are having a hard time dealing with your problems emotionally, ask
for professional help online or talk to a family member or a friend that you
can comfortably confide your problems with. You are not a failure if things are
getting harder for you to handle. Remember, there is a pandemic and a crisis.
Do not blame yourself for the things you cannot control.

Also, financial help is always available. If you are thinking of
starting a new opportunity that fits the current business climate, you can
borrow resources from lending companies to fund it. RFC can offer you the best loan deals for your business, with
guaranteed low interest rates.

Take time to reflect
and be positive

Get a daily dose of inspiration from podcasts, books, or online pages
that promote mental well-being or positivity. Being positive doesn’t mean
ignoring the difficulties of the COVID-19 but rather understanding that this
will be over and you will survive it. Spend some time looking back at what you
have accomplished and manifest the things that you want to pursue in the
future. Reflect on other personal things that makes you a human being.

Your employees need some encouragement, too. Help them look at the situation
positively and remind them that together, you can surpass this. On the other
hand, if you have to let them go temporarily or for good, help them understand
that no one wants this to happen and that you are still there to support them
in any way you can. You can also refer them to people or other businesses that
may need their service.

Take one step at a
time

Adapting in the new normal isn’t easy for all businesses. Some might
need to purchase additional supplies to ensure customer safety while others
need to reorganize their business differently to survive. Whatever fits for
your business, you need to do only what you can handle at the moment. Do not
try to put all your energy in one basket.

Some businesses may recover fast, while others don’t. This COVID-19
pandemic is bigger than everyone which means you cannot control anything that
will happen. Appreciate yourself for doing your best.

Being your own boss comes with a huge
responsibility, and we do understand that, sometimes, cash flow can be a little
tight. We also know that, in order to grow, you need to increase inventory or
beef up your capital. RFC supports the Filipino entrepreneur by offering
flexible business loans.

We help your business dreams take flight.

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