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Using BizX on Your Road to Reopening

May 29, 2020 | Written by Chris Haddawy

shutterstock_1725938995Government officials will soon be easing Shelter in Place restrictions.   Now what?  SAVE YOUR CASH!! Now more than ever, BizX is the tool you need to help re-emerge into the new post Shelter in Place world.

The COVID-19 pandemic has tested the strength and resiliency of business owners like no other event in the century.  At no time, has the economy had to, simultaneously, deal with both a health and economic disaster?  As entrepreneurs, we have all had to learn how to embrace change like never before and pivot at lightening speed.  The team at BizX is both motivated and inspired by the brave and challenging steps BizX members have taken to both prepare their business to survive Shelter in Place and pivot toward new and innovative ideas to prepare for what will certainly be an altered new business landscape.

Things are likely to be different after the mandatory shutdowns and restrictions on businesses are lifted. The expectation is that we will ease back into the new normal.  Think of it as slowly turning up a dimmer switch vs flipping on a light switch. There may be crowd limits and social distancing practices that continue long after businesses are allowed to reopen. This is the time to think about how you might need to change your business or shift your focus to address the changes that are likely to occur in the wake of COVID-19.


Is your workplace clean, I mean really clean?   The CDC has released guidance for cleaning and disinfecting public spaces, workplaces, businesses, etc.  They recommend that you should maintain routine cleaning and disinfection procedures after reopening to reduce potential for exposure.


Did you know you can hire a cleaning service on BizX to give your space a deep cleansing and then schedule regular weekly cleanings. What other areas can BizX be used to save cash as the lights of your business slowly brighten? Will you need any sort of face masks to keep your employees and customer protected? How’s the quality of the air in your work environment?  Do you need an HVAC company to install high efficiency air filters and/or increase the ventilation? 

Physical Premises & Cleaning:

  • PPE
  • Cleaning Service
  • Cleaning Supplies
  • HVAC

How will people know you are back and ready to serve?  BizX has a wide variety of marketing and advertising options to get the word out! 

Advertising & Marketing:

  • SEO providers
  • Web Development
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Radio advertising
  • Out of Home media

Are all your printed materials up to date?  Have new offers, altered hours, etc., created the need for printingto update your marketing materials. Will changes in your business necessitate any updated signage?  Do you have any temporary changes for which a banner may be more appropriate?  How about floor graphics to ensure that your customers stay a healthy distance apart?  BizX has many sign companies who can assist with all these needs.

Printing & Signage

As Grand Re-Opening may not be in the cards for a while but how about catering or restaurant take-out for a “together again” celebration for the staff. Reward your staff for all that they have been thru over the last several months with BizX dollars deposited into their own BizX perks account or with a gift card or gift certificate to a fun local spot. We have many options for employee incentives.

Employee Incentives:

  • Gift Cards
  • Perks
  • Catering
  • Restaurants Accepting BizX

Will you need to renegotiate your lease?  Hire a real estate attorney on BizX to help with the negotiation. Or maybe you need an accountant to help you with taxes or loans. The BizX community is made up of top notch legal and account services:

Legal & Accounting

As we all emerge into the new post-COVID business world, companies will be racing to grab market share, but many will be doing so with limited cash resources.  Your BizX membership has given you a competitive advantage as you can pay for many aspects of your rebuild with BizX dollars rather than cash. 

With BizX, you have a different option, you have a collaborative community, an economy, a concrete value. The BizX staff is excited to help you thrive.  We’re all in this together and we will all emerge stronger together. 

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