All businesses are hurting in one way or another during the shutdown of the pandemic, but there are some silver linings revealed now that the dust is settling.

How Bad Was It?

COVID is likely far from its final curtain call, no matter how we’re getting used to social distancing and/or not being the office. If you own a restaurant you were likely dealt a crushing blow, not many survived. On the other hand, if you were in marketing or an insurance agent you’re busier than you’ve ever been.

So, what is the good news?

Silver Linings

What medium to large companies have now seen is that their employees are more productive working from home than they are in the office. Apparently, that watercooler is bad for the company’s productivity. Working from home is going to be a major player going forward.

There’s a lot of talent out there to hire. Granted, most of the unemployed are in hospitality and food service, but there are a lot of other workers that are higher up in the food chain. There is beaucoup talent sitting there waiting for you to snap them up. Go get ‘em.

The air is clean and the wildlife is reclaiming the land. While the wildlife thing is going to come to a clash sooner or later, the air is crispy clean and breathable. The best thing that ever happen to air in the last hundred years is COVID-19. Hopefully, the work from home thing will stay strong and the air will stay clean.

Licking Our Wounds

Business will be back as soon as people are moving around outside the home again. So, it’s important that no matter how bad it seems, know it will improve on its own. Focus on what you can do to make it better. Pick up talented unemployed people, repurpose empty offices or rent them out to entrepreneurs, and keep applying for those stimulus grants. We’ll get through this and somehow be better for it.