ALL our lives have been turned upside down with COVID-19 – what does this mean for our businesses, and what can I do to adapt to the current changes?
It’s frightening times for us all, but I thought to share with you a little insight into what I am doing at Deckled Edge to keep positive and productive, and try to get through this as much as is possible.
It is so important to keep in touch…
Take time to be kind now more than ever. Keep communicating, posting and liking on your socials. Its so easy to be caught in a period of shock, scrolling endlessly on social media and not engaging. Its important to be active like before Corona, just within a much smaller area of confinement.
I am lost without routine, so it is so important for me to create a new daily life dotted with routine to help me get things done, and to look back and see how productive I’ve been. For me it will be creating new designs, and keeping in touch with you all. Plus keeping my children on a structured path so they don’t have days and days in their pj’s and lose sight of all purpose…
After spending so much effort in building up our businesses and having a brand presence, its so very important to keep this going in these challenging times we all are facing. Its is so important to keep visible, even with our shops closed, and warehouses too, and all trade has ceased. Our businesses represent us and they give us purpose, and soon will bring an income again. Make a plan, show up online, do more, and keep yourself and your business ticking over, even if you need to re-post past images and products.
Furthermore, I would like to offer all of my customers with current open and overdue invoices, to extend their payment dates to add another 60 days onto those invoices. I will contact you all individually. I would like to thank you all for your kind support to date, and I hope it continues for years to come.
Please do stay in touch, email, or keep informed of how I am keeping things ticking along via Instagram and Facebook/Twitter.
If you have any questions at all, or would like to chat, don’t hesitate to contact me.
If you are planning ahead, I am able to take any pre-orders for all of my collections, including Christmas. With a post Covid-19 delivery date which we can set for over the next few months or so. Stay well and I look forward to seeing you all ‘on the other side’ at a trade event very soon.
All the very best, Janna x
My newest hand-drawn illustration: NEW HOME featuring common garden Blue Tits nesting.
Available as a greetings card in a few weeks time. (Item code: E17)
Hope you like it!