Four tips to maintain business efficiency during the COVID-19 pandemic

  Published: 18th May 2020

Businesses across the globe are having to adapt rapidly to entirely different working circumstances in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. We are all facing an unprecedented challenge, one that will greatly impact a significant (if not all) businesses worldwide.


There will be many aspects and issues that each and every business will need to tackle over the coming weeks and months, not least ensuring that you are continuing to work efficiently (even if you aren’t able to work in your usual environment). Below we will take a look at just some ways that you can maintain efficient working practices during this pandemic.


Make sure your team is able to work remotely

First and foremost, you must ensure that each member of your team is able to work remotely effectively. This means that they should be able to call clients, have the appropriate equipment, access to data and files and, most importantly, that they know who to speak to if they come across any issues whilst working remotely.


Maintain timely invoicing

Invoicing is one of the most crucial components to the efficient running of a business at any time, but particularly under current circumstances it is vital that you continue with your usual invoicing schedule. This will ensure that you are able to keep on top of your accounts, and aren’t left with a mountain of invoicing (and a significant hit on your cash flow) once normal working practices recommence.


Ensure your service delivery is streamlined

Now more than ever, the quality of the product or service you provide your customers will be of the utmost importance. Streamlining this delivery to make it as efficient as possible is the best way to keep your customers happy. No tool does this better than a CRM system. Here you can keep track of prospective, current and previous customers with detailed information on each.


Keep up to date with your HMRC requirements

Now is not the time to become lax with your responsibilities when it comes to the HMRC. When we all eventually return to normality, having an accurate record of PAYE, VAT, NI and CIS deductions will help you greatly in the long run (if you are able to). That being said, the Government has enabled certain support procedures to help businesses and their VAT requirements during this time, you can find out more about this on the GOV.UK website here.


Are you looking for support with your administrative duties so that you can focus on your core business? Contact the team at Zodeq today for more information on how our 360 service could help.