As businesses of all shapes and sizes seek ways to navigate operations during COVID-19, one thing remains clear: You are not alone.
During this uncertain time, Team Volusia is here to help businesses in the Greater Daytona Region quickly and efficiently find the resources they need—from helpful information to essential funding—through initiatives such as VolusiaBusinessResources.com. The website, a joint project by Team Volusia Economic Development Corporation, Volusia County Economic Development, CEO Business Alliance, CareerSource Flagler & Volusia, America’s SBDC Florida, and SCORE Volusia & Flagler, is available and ready to be used by business looking for key information amidst an ever-changing news climate.
Below, take a look at five helpful tips for navigating COVID-19 with the help of VolusiaBusinessResources.com and other tech tools.
Keep track of questions
If you are an employer, you likely have many questions about doing business during COVID-19—and your employees do, too. Field these questions and keep a running checklist of areas you are wondering about—anything from your clearance to operate, to temporary funding opportunities for your workforce—and reference your FAQs as you browse the VolusiaBusinessResources.com page. Topics are clearly divided by federal, state, county and local resources, so you can easily find the exact answers you are looking for.
Know your business
If your business considered essential? Use our online resource to find helpful information that defines what services are deemed essential or not; then, use this information to help understand when your business is able to resume and what opportunities are available to you during this time.
Communication is key
While COVID-19 is changing much of how we do business, communication is one area that does not have to be impeded. Consider using additional tools for team communication, such as video conferencing or group messaging apps, to keep your team in-the-know as you learn about available resources, make operational changes or begin to resume business per Florida’s phased reopening guidelines.
Stay tuned to new updates
News on COVID-19 is constantly evolving, including the ways it affects Greater Daytona Region industries. This is why VolusiaBusinessResources.com is a real-time resource, with information being added and updated regularly to deliver the most accurate information possible. In addition to following your go-to news outlets and social media updates, feel free to check this online resource regularly for business-specific information on funding, reopening and much more.
Follow best practices and balance essential work with online tools
Depending on your industry, you may still be working as an essential business. For those operating in the areas of construction or manufacturing, for example—two industries that thrive in the Greater Daytona Region—in-person work may still continue, but there are ways to reduce it for safety purposes. Construction firms and contractors may choose to use video conferencing to host consultations with clients, for example; essential professional services firms might also opt to shift business communications online in lieu of traditional office meetings.
For questions about your business and COVID-19, or simply planning your company’s future move to Florida, Team Volusia is here to help. As the leading authority on economic development in Volusia County and the Greater Daytona Region, we are equipped and excited to assist your firm with investors’ information, site selection and much more.