Overnight, businesses have transformed from thriving to dying. For its staff and owners, it’s heartbreaking.
As I write this, it’s the eve of my 41st birthday. I’d like to consider my digital and branding agency to be thriving. Truth be told, before COVID-19 came to being, we were worried for our future…to continue to be relevant, thriving and ever changing. With this week upon us, oddly enough, I have a sense of peace about it all, but an acute worry for everyone else.
I call Kingston home. I have for the last 16 years. Our business is located in downtown Kingston, but we also have our newest location in Nepean, Ontario, which helps us to support our growing client-base in the Ottawa region.
In just 6 days, more than 500,000 people applied for employment insurance. I’ve talked to friends, clients and economic development offices in Eastern Ontario. Business owners in tears, employees losing their jobs; restaurants and retailers swiftly shutting down. Don’t get me wrong, I’m still pretty worried about the future of my business as well, but to hear the stories of others…I’m far more worried about others who are impacted greatly!
My Offer to Our Local Businesses
For Kingston, Ottawa, Leeds and Grenville, Frontenac and Lennox & Addington County businesses, I know that in order to survive, you need to come up with a fast game plan to transform your business. I know online is the new reality.
As a seasoned marketer and digital guy, I want to do my best to answer any questions you may have about what to do and where to go next. It could be product or service related, or could be questions related to the myriad of methods you may need to explore to determine how your business might transform into the digital space…and on a shoe-string budget.
I’ll do my best to answer any questions you have or try to find someone who may have better answer than I. No charge, no sell on my side…nothing! I have a skillset that I believe can help and I want to share that with local businesses in and around Kingston and the National Capital Region.
To keep it confidential, please feel free to email me directly. I’ll aim to get back to you no later than 24 hours.
I’m rooting for everyone to get through this!
1dea Design + Media Inc.