17 Fantastic Offers to Help Your Business Adapt in a Changing World
You don’t need me to tell you that things are a little bit up in the air at the moment. Due to the spread of Covid-19, wherever you are I’m sure you are experiencing changes in the way you are having to live your day to day lives or are aware that big change is around the corner. Because of this, if you are a business owner you are probably taking action to adapt the way you run your business so that you aren’t having to travel or work with people face to face.
There are businesses out there trying to make this easier for you by creating discounts or developing new services to support you. I have done some research and reached out to fellow business owners and have put together a list of 17 businesses that are doing just that. Below is an outline of their fantastic offers. Some of these offerings won’t be for everyone but hopefully there will be something useful in here for you and this post might inspire you to do your own research to see what else you can find out there that will support your business in times of change.
This is very relevant right now but it’s also sensible business practice to have contingency plans in place at any time. You never know when you might have an accident or you have to support a family member which means you have to work from home. So take the opportunity to start developing your back up plans now and see if these services could help. Even if the offers have passed by the time you read this post, even at their full price these businesses are worth taking a look at!
Tools, Platforms and Services to Get Your Business Online (or to up your online game)
These are very practical, but fabulous services to help you get online or improve what you already have.
Loom, the screen and video recording software company is where the idea for this blog post started. We use Loom and received an email from them this week about how they will be supporting businesses and educational establishments to continue to function during during the spread of Covid-19. They have stated that until 1st July they will:
- Remove the recording limit on their free plan so it is now unlimited.
- Cut the price of Loom Pro in half. It was $10/month and is now $5/month.
- Extend all trials of Loom Pro from 14 to 30 days and they have made Loom Pro free for education.
You can see full details of their offers here.
Yes, this is us! We have decided to give a 50% discount on all of our website and membership site plans until at least the end of April. This may change dependent on how things are looking by then and we will keep you posted. We believe that to have a successful business you need to have a professional looking and beautifully functioning website. This is even more important if more of your business is going to be done online. We also believe you should have full ownership and control of your website which is why included in our plans is access to all of our tutorials and support from us to give you the knowledge and confidence you need to keep your business running smoothly online.
One of the most important things to create a good online presence or to improve it, is to use stunning, eye-catching images. Kristen Manning is a Wellness Coach who has created The Wellness Stock Market where you can find beautiful stock photos perfect for if your business is wellness related. She has reduced her membership by 40% so that you can get unlimited photos for just $15 per month. She also has a generous freebie of 15 stock images for personal or business use so you can get off the ground initially with some fabulous photos without spending a penny.
Take a look at what she has on offer here.
Vicki has created a free bundle of social media posts to help you communicate with your audience about how you will work with them virtually and remotely. She has created this because she thinks using social media is an important way for us to communicate with our clients or potential clients. With so much going on at the moment this bundle takes away the job of having to think too much about what you’re going to put on social media and how you are going to style it!
You can get the bundle here.
If you haven’t heard of My VIP Card we did a whole blog post about it last week. In short it’s a discount card with over 4,000 discounts available to card holders. Maddy is about to launch an offer where you can get the card for three months for just £5 and as a business owner you can advertise on the My VIP Card website for free!
Keep an eye on the My VIP Card website for the offer.
Business and Mindset Coaching to Support You in a New Way of Working
So, you know that you need to start working in a virtual way and up your online presence and you have got some of the resources to help with this but you don’t really know how to go about it. In this section we have included offers from people who are on hand to give you the support and guidance you need.
Chrissy is a marketing expert who has created an online training program called Simplified for Business. It takes you step by step into the world of online marketing to make your business stand out online. Chrissy is giving a huge 97% discount so the course is only $27.
You can check out everything the course includes and sign up here.
Lisa is a business coach who specialises in passive income and right now that is what we need! She runs a program called Fabulous Foundations which usually runs for 10 months but in this current climate she has realised there are going to be business owners who are having to pivot the way they run their business very quickly. Because of this she has created Fabulous Foundations Lite which is a 10 day program at half the usual price but is still so comprehensive covering all of the business activities you should be doing to have a successful online business that generates a passive income.
Check out all the details of Lisa’s program here.
Chelle works with women to stop their self-limiting beliefs and create the business of their dreams. Chelle is straight talking and she says herself that she swears a lot, so before you visit her website, you have been warned! 🙂 She is aware that money mindset plays a massive roll in the success of our business and right now women everywhere will be relying on their business more that ever. So with that in mind she has reduced her Inner Rich B*tch coaching programme from £199 to just £99.
To find out more have a look here.
We are often being told that video is one of the best ways to connect with potential clients or current clients, especially if you can’t meet with them in person. The thought of doing this is very worrying for some people and I know from chatting to fellow business owners that one of their big concerns is how they will look on video, especially as it can hang around for a long time. Christina is aware of this too and her virtual styling service is a fantastic way for you to work with someone who can help you feel great about how you look and more confident to take the plunge into using video and conducting virtual meetings. She is offering a 15% discount on any of her services if you use the code JW15.
This one is for anyone who has a product based business. Camille is a business coach who has created a free guide called “How your product-based business can survive the coronavirus and then thrive”, with 11 business tips to help you to continue to make sales, gain new customers, clear overstock and plan ahead. Any free help at this time is amazing and it’s worth browsing her website once you are there because she has a couple of other useful free resources as well.
Click here to download her guide.
Sharon is a business coach, brand messaging strategist and storyteller who created the Success Story Academy to help business owners use their story to create a more profitable and sustainable business. Many of us know that using our story is a powerful marketing tool but we aren’t confident about how to go about it. Sharon has reduced the price of the Success Story Academy from £396 for the year to £95 to support businesses during this time. To get this great deal use the code SS95YEAR.
You can find out more and sign up here.
For many working from home might be a completely new situation and it might be hard for you to get used to. There can be many more distractions when you’re working from home and you might find it hard to create space so that you can focus. Laura offers to support you through this whether you need someone to keep you accountable so you don’t get distracted or you need help with ways to get organised. She can do this through a video session to help get you on track.
Find out more about her Virtual Organising Partner service here.
Now, event planning might seem like a strange one to have in this blog post when we are all waiting to be told to limit contact with others, if we aren’t already. But, the time will come when we can mingle again! When that time comes some businesses would probably benefit from having a relaunch or a celebration to thank clients for their commitment. Some of you may already have events pencilled in the calendar for the future anyway. So, while you’re possibly a bit quieter why not start the planning process for those events? Allie’s service is all done via a survey and calls so you can work with her easily without having to meet and is only $99.
To find out more about how it works have a look here.
Health and Wellbeing
If we can’t get to the gym, go for a swim and in some places even get out for a walk it could have a big detrimental impact on our physical and mental health. Both are very important especially when medical practitioners are saying that one of the best things we can do to prepare for Covid-19 is to stay as healthy as possible. To help us stay active, Lindsay is offering 21 days of online fitness classes for only $21 dollars. You will have access to over 25 classes each week delivered by qualified instructors. This variety means you’re bound to find something you like so that you have fun with it too. If you’re not in the US you will have to work out which time zone works best for you but as we all have different preferences for the time of day we work out it’s worth seeing what will work for you.
Click here to get active!
Cat has developed the “Get Real & Be Happy” series which is entirely free and intended to support people through this difficult time and maintain connection during self isolation. It is entirely on Zoom live workshops for 60 minutes per week and it will be a group practice so you get to meet other like-minded people. Anyone who takes part in this series will also receive a 20% discount from Cat for any of her other programs that you feel might benefit you.
To be part of the “Get Real & Be Happy” workshops join Cat’s email list here.
Another thing it would be very easy to slip into when we are stuck at home is unhealthy eating habits, whether this is comfort eating or grazing because we are bored and out of our usual routine. Saralyn has created the Aligned Eating Guide to help cultivate mindful eating practices for only $9.99.
You can get it here.
When times are uncertain or challenging, a bit of inspiration can go a long way. Tiffany has written her story, “Brave Enough Now: An Inspirational Story of Self-Discovery, Survival and Hope” to help the reader see that they can live their best life even in the toughest of times. She has lowered the price of the ebook to just $2.49.
You can buy it here.
My Final Thought
I find running a business amazing about 80% of the time. Even after 10 years of running a business I love hearing the wonderful feedback we get from clients and seeing their excited social media posts as they launch their websites. I appreciate the freedom to be creative and run with my ideas. I enjoy meeting other business owners and getting excited about collaborations. And I enjoy the flexibility that running a businesses brings so that I can balance family life and my health with work. But the other 20% of the time is filled with absolutely normal feelings of worry or stress or being overwhelmed. I think that over the next couple of months the percentages might change for all of us but the more we can talk to each other, support each other and be kind to each other, the easier it will be for everyone.
We have not tried and tested all of these services and can not be held responsible for their quality or for how well they will suit you and your business. We have done our research and we recommend that you do the same before you buy.