Re-start: Practical advice and tips for building firms during the Covid-19 crisis
Tuesday, May 19th, 2020
This page is where you will find tips, advice and a series of ‘Action Plans’ on how to get your game face on, prepare for battle, and come back positively from the Covid-19 crisis. We’ll keep adding to the page so keep coming back! You’ll find our summary of the very latest financial support available from the government, on this page here. So take a look below at the five key areas of a building business that we’re covering.
- How to make it on to the homeowner’s shortlist – make sure you stand out
- Business Strategy – planning for the future
- Business Health – think health & safety and contracts – how to stay legal always and during the Covid-19 crisis!
- Marketing – social media and more
- Finances – getting paid, cash flow, profit…
- Other useful resources – links to key websites during the crisis
Here at HBXL we don’t underestimate the task ahead of the building community. Some firms will be able to return to their already full order book and get back on the tools. Some will have to rebuild their business with less work and a reduced crew. Promised jobs won’t materialise. Most will be struggling to make payments with zero income.
But we’ve always been impressed by builders’ determination and resilience as Adrian our founder explains here. So we are going to help with practical suggestions using our combined knowledge and experience, during a time that can be often overwhelming. The HBXL Group has been supporting businesses for 20 years. That support has never been more important than now.
How to make it on to the homeowner’s shortlist
What are you offering that makes you stand out from the competition. What can you say about yourselves that others aren’t? Here are some really valuable tips and ideas.
It’s easy to get caught up in the day-to-day issues, but now’s the time to look at the bigger picture and think about what you ideally want to achieve with your business in the future.
Is your business in good shape? If you’ve been putting off getting on top of all your legal paperwork, aim to crack it over the next few weeks. Don’t risk fines, penalties or worse.
How do potential customers find you? Are you using social media to your advantage? We’ll bring you tips on getting in front of the homeowner.
Let’s face it there’s no business with no funds in the bank. Here are important pointers on getting paid, making money and more.
Other useful resources