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      Hear it from the CEOs: How to Rebuild Post Covid-19

      Ron Oliveira of Revolut

      Ron Oliveira of Revolut

      Don’t wait for more clarity, or until COVID is over or some other event to transpire or end. Try things in this new environment, experiment in small doses, be flexible and willing to adapt. There is nothing wrong with making...

      Robin Throckmorton of strategic HR inc

      Robin Throckmorton of strategic HR inc

      Businesses will need to focus on how they will re-recruit their employees to ensure all employees will come back and will stay with you in the long-term. The biggest key to all of this is communication.

      Rifino Valentine of Valentine Distilling Co

      Rifino Valentine of Valentine Distilling Co

      I would encourage others to find a pivot that makes sense and to dive in, casting fears to the side. We pivoted to producing hand sanitizer, because we wanted to help support front line workers. Then it became a need...

      Ridvan Tatargil of Eastern Accents

      Ridvan Tatargil of Eastern Accents

      Don’t be satisfied with “going back to normal.” The lockdown has been disruptive for everyone, but it is also an opportunity to rethink and look critically at the way we do things. If there’s something about your business (or any...

      Michael C. Morey of Bluebird Network

      Michael C. Morey of Bluebird Network

      So many have had to close businesses and are out of work. Keep your head up. America was founded on entrepreneurial spirit, getting knocked down and getting back up. Immigrants leaving their countries to come here to build. Don’t lose...

      Lisa Partridge of XYPRO Technology Corporation

      Lisa Partridge of XYPRO Technology Corporation

      Everything that happens is ultimately my responsibility. Period. However, one cannot and should not do it all alone. No one person has all the answers and think of all the perspectives to consider when making decisions.

      Jeffery T. D. Wallace of LeadersUp

      Jeffery T. D. Wallace of LeadersUp

      I would encourage others to embrace the reality that COVID-19 has been the great equalizer. There’s a realization that we are much more fragile than we think we are. The reality is that everyone needs to commit to rebuilding America...

      Eric Wagner of Converge Ventures

      Eric Wagner of Converge Ventures

      Turn off the news! Use the time to rekindle connections with your immediate family. Watch the science and the numbers, and know your enemy. We have predicate viruses in H1N1 and SARS. Wear the mask! It’s better to be safe...

      Casey Welch of Tallo

      Casey Welch of Tallo

      The technology is already out there to solve many of our problems, and it’s up to us to connect the pieces, and bring the right tool to the right opportunity at the right moment. “Necessity is the mother of invention,”...

      Cameron Smith of Chicago’s Bennett Day School

      Cameron Smith of Chicago’s Bennett Day School

      Don’t wait. Don’t be paralyzed. Do as much scenario planning as you can. I have to say, having a plan, even though it is so detailed with so many different decision tree points and scenarios to consider, feels much better...

      Brian Wilson of Pair

      Brian Wilson of Pair

      I think leaders and owners need to be planning on two horizons: the near term with the recession as the backdrop but keeping an eye on the long view. You can’t lose sight of new opportunities on the other side...

      Ashira Gobrin of Wave

      Ashira Gobrin of Wave

      When we leave our comfort zone where we feel safe and in control, it will take courage. We feel fear and the fear dictates our space. We doubt ourselves, our abilities and we avoid what is before us.

      Alphonso J. Cheponis of Straightline Consulting Group

      Alphonso J. Cheponis of Straightline Consulting Group

      For many, this is a great time to shift and recalibrate. Really find out how your wired and seek a job or role that speaks to your strengths and not your history. For companies, now is the time to figure...

      Adrian Ho of Zeus Jones

      Adrian Ho of Zeus Jones

      For every challenge, there is always at least one solution that aligns doing the right thing with business success. It’s almost certainly the most beautiful and elegant solution as well. You feel it when you uncover it. This principle gets...

      Steve Clayton of Soundskilz

      Steve Clayton of Soundskilz

      Educate yourself. Don’t just get your information from one source. Listen and watch a variety of sources on topics that you have questions on. We are smart people. With most of us having some sort of common sense. Think for...

      Sean Bisceglia of Curion

      Sean Bisceglia of Curion

      We need to stay calm, nothing positive ever comes from panic. We also need to be realistic. There’s no silver bullet that’s going to fix the economy and bring us back to where we were — we all have to...

      Mike Bidwell of Neighborly

      Mike Bidwell of Neighborly

      Consumer preferences will be permanently altered. Some things will not go back to the way they were pre-COVID-19. We must anticipate what those preferences and apprehensions will be. While navigating the acute demands of our current situation, we are preparing...

      Justin B. Wineburgh of Alkemy X

      Justin B. Wineburgh of Alkemy X

      For business leaders, I feel now is the time to take advantage of the new virtual communication tools that we’re all adapting to and make sure that everyone is given a voice and an understanding of their unique values.

      Jotham Stein, Attorney

      Jotham Stein, Attorney

      For entrepreneurs negotiating financings for their start-ups or for founders or management teams negotiating to sell their companies, make doubly sure to protect yourselves because the leverage pendulum may have swung to the investor-side and acquirer-side of the equation.

      Joe Heitzeberg of Crowd Cow

      Joe Heitzeberg of Crowd Cow

      Change is always happening, and it is happening faster now. So it’s even more important than ever to spend time adapting to change to better serve customers and to discover emerging opportunities. The business must change, but the mission shouldn’t...

      Dr. Geoffrey Mount Varner of Split-second Decisions

      Dr. Geoffrey Mount Varner of Split-second Decisions

      We make about 35,000 decisions every day. Most of them are mundane and do not amount to much — what color shoes? What to wear? What to eat? etc. But about 1–2 percent of those decisions are life changing and/or...

      David Kopp of Healthline Media

      David Kopp of Healthline Media

      ...We’ll see some movement out of crowded urban areas into suburbia — both because of health concerns but more permanently because we’ve learned how effective remote working can be in so many jobs and industries. We’ll also likely see some...

      Darrin Daniel of The Alliance for Coffee Excellence

      Darrin Daniel of The Alliance for Coffee Excellence

      There’s got to be some silver lining when something this devastating happens, but it just might not seem possible. I would encourage those who need help to ask for that help without fear of being judged. We are at a...

      Blake Waltrip of the a2 Milk Company

      Blake Waltrip of the a2 Milk Company

      Be open to change, more than ever. Communicate your vision, make sure your teams buy in, and execute as flawlessly as possible. Remain agile stop what isn’t working and double down on what is.

      Ali Ardakani of Novateur Ventures

      Ali Ardakani of Novateur Ventures

      Adaptation is the key to success. Seek opportunities during the Covid-19 times to advance your healthcare innovation. This is something that nature does well, and that we should learn from: rapid development to new information and the integration of that...

      Sean Knapp of Ascend.io

      Sean Knapp of Ascend.io

      A majority of us are working from home and as a result, our time is more flexible. But is this actually the case? There’s an argument to be made that because we’re at home all the time, we’re also working...

      Sam Hodges of Vouch Insurance

      Sam Hodges of Vouch Insurance

      I truly believe that a silver lining of this whole crisis is an opportunity for entrepreneurs to rethink how their business functions no matter how well-established or scaled.

      Mike Ettling of Unit4

      Mike Ettling of Unit4

      As we start to recover from the pandemic, companies must take the right precautions, and support people to continue working from home if they want. We have to look at workplace environments and take lessons from this time. Hygiene habits...

      Michael Pink of MAP Real Estate

      Michael Pink of MAP Real Estate

      Think before you spend. Always consider that what you want or need might be available to buy from a company or professional whose approach to business is doing business, doing good. Consume that product or service to satisfy a personal...

      Mathieu Stevenson of Snagajob

      Mathieu Stevenson of Snagajob

      In adversity lies opportunity. As I’ve told our organization and investors over the last eight weeks, the adversity we’ve faced has created new opportunities. For example, we’ve seen more traction in several sectors over the last eight weeks than we’d...

      Dr. John Serri of EyeQue

      Dr. John Serri of EyeQue

      I would encourage others to make an effort to understand what’s happening and be prepared to adapt. Reduced business travel and the success of work from home are positive things. If they worked well for you during COVID, they would...

      Chris Hirst of Havas Creative

      Chris Hirst of Havas Creative

      Leadership is the journey that you go on to get there. Define your start and end point, identify what you need to do to get there and then act. Change can only happen if we act so don’t be afraid...

      Timothy Flacke of Commonwealth

      Timothy Flacke of Commonwealth

      My goal is to lead with empathy, and assume the good intent of others. This makes it possible to find common ground, and makes understanding and even persuasion possible.

      Robert Kinsler of District Fray Magazine

      Robert Kinsler of District Fray Magazine

      I certainly think it will change our behavior, but probably not in the ways we expect. You can’t go through an experience like this and not be changed in some way. How it will play out, which fundamentals will stay...

      Rich Waldron of Tray.io

      Rich Waldron of Tray.io

      I encourage companies to get as efficient as possible, and consider streamlining processes with automation. Since the economy may not improve for some time, companies may have to do more with less for the foreseeable future.

      Michael Papay of Waggl

      Michael Papay of Waggl

      The organization needs to respect the needs of its people, and the people need to respect the needs of the organization. Unfortunately, there are still instances in the workplace and our larger society in which respect is not valued.

      Michael McAlhany of UNITS

      Michael McAlhany of UNITS

      Exercise optimism and positivity at all times.

      Mandy Fransz of Make the Leap Digital

      Mandy Fransz of Make the Leap Digital

      Remote work is no longer the future of work — it is now. Leverage this opportunity to digitally transform your team or organization so you can build a happier and more productive workforce in the long term. Here are four...

      Kim Hawkins of EventsWholesale.com

      Kim Hawkins of EventsWholesale.com

      I would encourage other business owners to focus on the things that you can do to make business better during the pandemic and after the pandemic is over, rather than focusing on what is out of your control.

      Julie Smolyansky of Lifeway Foods

      Julie Smolyansky of Lifeway Foods

      Trust the process. Trust that the universe has your back. Trust that things are happening not to you, but for you. Every situation is an opportunity. Even mistakes are opportunities to learn. And try to enjoy the journey. Entrepreneurship will...

      John Lauer of Zipwhip

      John Lauer of Zipwhip

      I think one of the positive things to come out of this pandemic is how businesses are focusing on communicating with customers. Many businesses had to unfortunately shut down or drastically adjust their way of interacting with customers, forcing them...

      John Estrada of RiseWell

      John Estrada of RiseWell

      There are always things businesses could be doing to build a stronger company. These could be small things like website edits that could eventually have a large impact. I would encourage others to prepare for what could happen.

      Jodi, Lori, and Kari Caden of Belly Bandit

      Jodi, Lori, and Kari Caden of Belly Bandit

      The biggest challenge for us is what many people are facing, not being able to spend time with our parents. We are a very close-knit family; Sunday night dinners are our tradition, and our parents are always in and out...

      Jeramy Ragsdale of Thrive Senior Living

      Jeramy Ragsdale of Thrive Senior Living

      Regarding the ups and downs of being an entrepreneur, it’s crucial that your identity is not fully tied to your work. You’ll eat, sleep, and breathe the business. You’ll celebrate wins and grieve losses, but the business cannot define your...

      Hussein Ahmed of Oxygen

      Hussein Ahmed of Oxygen

      I would say two things. First, understand what the future of work means for you, both the opportunities and the challenges. Second, get involved, make your voice heard, and join the conversation. By doing these two things, you will be...

      Gunjan Sinha of MetricStream

      Gunjan Sinha of MetricStream

      As an entrepreneur, I am strongly guided by the power of serendipity or, in other words, finding something beautiful without looking for it. So, even in the darkest moments of the business, I can look for the good and it...

      Greg Brown of Reflektive

      Greg Brown of Reflektive

      I’d encourage you to listen to your customers, specifically their pain points and what they are solving for. From there, take a consultative approach and offer counsel.

      Graham Mills of techspert.io

      Graham Mills of techspert.io

      Never stop pivoting has become a company mantra and guiding principle. It keeps us on our toes and helps us all to ensure we maintain the awareness, agility, and responsiveness to adapt our business to new conditions.

      Evan Dash of StoreBound

      Evan Dash of StoreBound

      Truthfully, take “expert” advice with a grain of salt. There is no playbook for these times and business leaders need to step-up more than ever. I always recommend being honest with yourself, always. Ensure that what you are building is...

      Erica Valcourt of MOON Ultra Light

      Erica Valcourt of MOON Ultra Light

      I would encourage others to study their market and find creative ways to survive in a post-Covid 19 world. It will be tough but being creative and innovative while staying true to your brand will allow consumers to continue to...

      Deepak Kumar of Adaptiva

      Deepak Kumar of Adaptiva

      Many businesses need to rethink their core value proposition and how they deliver that value. Some value propositions may not lend themselves to long-term success anymore. As sad as it is, if companies are not set up for this strange...

      David Schmidt of LifeWave

      David Schmidt of LifeWave

      Love. Persevere. Be strong. Focus on solutions. Focus on positives. At the end of each day, say a prayer of thanks for everything that you have, and be grateful. There are people who are in worse situations than yours.

      Christy McGlothlin of Home Rule

      Christy McGlothlin of Home Rule

      I would encourage others to not shrink back, but to serve those in your community. Use this as a productive time to assess and grow.

      Christal Bemont of Talend

      Christal Bemont of Talend

      Be sensitive and aware of what’s happening in the world every single day. For my employees, it’s about making sure people are associating the value that we bring with our customer-first approach. It also includes being sensitive to how customer...

      Albert Berger of Confirm BioSciences

      Albert Berger of Confirm BioSciences

      I hope this experience teaches us all to respect the awesome power of nature more and try to live more in harmony with nature than opposed to it. We are learning just how vulnerable we can be as a species...

      Richard Thorpe of Gocycle

      Richard Thorpe of Gocycle

      When things get tough, you know you are still progressing, becoming smarter and wiser. Pitfalls and tough times provide context and reflection and are all necessary and essential parts of becoming a master of your life craft.

      Jeff O’Hara of PRA Business Events

      Jeff O’Hara of PRA Business Events

      Don’t sit still! Do not presume everything will take care of itself independent of action by you. Keep thinking and driving new ideas, look for new revenue, new ways to improve your business and new ways to present yourself and...

      Connie Chesner of Armored

      Connie Chesner of Armored

      Everyone’s world is built on relationships and they are being tested in new ways during the pandemic. It’s easy to become hyper-focused on the immediate and for weeks to feel like months as we all process and adjust. The truth...

      Chris Miles of Miles Technologies

      Chris Miles of Miles Technologies

      We experienced a setback and had to adapt. I believe in doubling down. It keeps people gainfully employed. It builds your market share. I had to be a contrarian and face my fears of not knowing what was going to...

      Brian Doubles of Synchrony

      Brian Doubles of Synchrony

      Our country is facing two crises all at once. The corona virus pandemic is taking the lives of far too many — and is driving people further into poverty and attacking our way of life.

      Adam Povlitz of Anago Cleaning Systems

      Adam Povlitz of Anago Cleaning Systems

      My family is my support system, and I am theirs. We protect each other, we support each other, and like everything else in life, we faced this pandemic together. My family is strong, and we put faith before fear. It...

      Abdallah Mouneimne of Dubai Investment Properties

      Abdallah Mouneimne of Dubai Investment Properties

      I would really like every company to take time to analyze and assess their performance during the pandemic period and take up what works and what does not, accordingly adopting change without hesitation. I think this will be done first...

      Tracy Hansen of ProGlove

      Tracy Hansen of ProGlove

      Stay positive. That’s my number one principle. There are always ups and downs. There are bad days, when projects slip, customers are upset, shipments are delayed. There are good days, when everything is humming, and people are coming together delivering...

      Tony Ulwick of Strategyn

      Tony Ulwick of Strategyn

      Any crisis shakes up your comfort zone. For the first month, I slept no more than two to three hours every night trying to think about what changes have occurred and how to best adapt. I deployed a “plan for...

      Tony Montero of Hai Hospitality

      Tony Montero of Hai Hospitality

      Listen to the fears and understand the concerns. It is ok to be anxious and nervous. We are in a very trying time, and we are all anxious and nervous at times about the outcome of this pandemic. But we...

      Sloan F. Dean III of Remington Hotels

      Sloan F. Dean III of Remington Hotels

      Ask, what can I learn from this? This pandemic is a PhD in survival business strategy and tactics. The strongest steel is forged in the hottest fire. Make sure you are seeing the positive because this too shall pass at...

      Scott Tannen of Boll & Branch

      Scott Tannen of Boll & Branch

      Other employers need to embrace the positive impact that balance can and does have on their employees. Time off is critical and not everyone needs to be in the office every day, just so you can watch them work. COVID...

      Roy Lamphier of Excelerate America

      Roy Lamphier of Excelerate America

      First and foremost: Challenge your own assumptions. Seek out people different from you. You don’t have to agree, but you need to test your thinking. Beware of panaceas or group think.

      Nick Brucker of Sparq Designs

      Nick Brucker of Sparq Designs

      Be genuine and don’t burn bridges. Your reputation is a currency and it can be very difficult to gain the trust of others back if they are jaded. Intention is important and it guides a lot of what I do...

      Mikkoh Chen of Trusted Health

      Mikkoh Chen of Trusted Health

      The new normal will be an environment where people will unrelentingly ask the question “why” — Why do I need this? Why spend the money here? Why will this matter to me in 20 years? My hypothesis is that society...

      Matt McConnell of Intradiem

      Matt McConnell of Intradiem

      When we come out on the other side of COVID-19, businesses will be looking for ways to recoup lost revenues and be profitable in the new market landscape. A great way to achieve this is by relying on technology that...

      Kyle Armbrester of Signify Health

      Kyle Armbrester of Signify Health

      We’ve got to go about this in a coordinated fashion as a group of individuals that are trying to make a positive impact. We’re not going to get everything right. We’re going to make mistakes and patience is a virtue...

      Jon Lensing of Apollo

      Jon Lensing of Apollo

      Your business is only as good as the foundation it is built on. And as a CEO, that foundation is a team that you have brought together. In order to effectively rebuild and grow, I want to make sure that...

      Jeff Vierling of Tailwind Nutrition

      Jeff Vierling of Tailwind Nutrition

      The pandemic is a big stress test for businesses and business models. Listen carefully to what it’s telling you. What strengths and positives have emerged? Can you extend those or find a way to monetize something you’ve done well? Be...

      Jason Bingham of Trane Technologies

      Jason Bingham of Trane Technologies

      Speed of trust. Amazing things can happen at a very rapid pace when a team has a strong level of trust. And trust is most tested in the challenging times. Which means, leadership is most tested in the challenging times....

      Grier Allen of BoomTown

      Grier Allen of BoomTown

      Don’t have unrealistic expectations for yourself! We are all balancing much more than normal during this time and we need to set expectations accordingly. Make sure to carve out the time to check in on family and friends, but be...

      Gary Lipkowitz of Vyond

      Gary Lipkowitz of Vyond

      We can expect people to also be germophobes to some degree as the health and safety of our colleagues will be prioritized now more than ever. Beyond that, I’d rather steer clear of grand proclamations. I’ve seen headlines about “the...

      Fatema Hamdani of Kraus Hamdani Aerospace

      Fatema Hamdani of Kraus Hamdani Aerospace

      One thing is for sure. We need new ways of working. This is a moment to recognize what wasn’t working, and replacing the models, and conventional ways of doing things that were not serving us. Working from home is a...

      Dr. Ivan Misner of BNI

      Dr. Ivan Misner of BNI

      Businesses need to network effectively to generate revenue. As typical in-person networking is not feasible right now in our current climate, activate your virtual network. Your contacts need to clearly understand your business, the problems you solve and your target...

      Dorothy Gibbons of The Rose

      Dorothy Gibbons of The Rose

      We are in a new world and no one has a map yet, we’re making one together. We have to be willing to say ‘goodbye’ to the old way of being and ‘hello’ to the new, but not without pause....

      Deborah Calmeyer of ROAR AFRICA

      Deborah Calmeyer of ROAR AFRICA

      I hope it will make us more considerate, more sensitive, more aware. Perhaps we will learn a new rhythm, something a little slower that has us taking the time to observe and absorb and not waste. I hope we will...

      Chao He of Swenson He

      Chao He of Swenson He

      There is an uncertainty if we will even go back to an office in the future or stay remote permanently. That uncertainty is something we are struggling with and being in the services business, it takes on more weight because...

      Brian Underwood of Prüvit

      Brian Underwood of Prüvit

      “Anticipation” is the key, but I think there is going to be massive opportunities once the pandemic ends. There are going to be new businesses emerge that fill the gaps that the pandemic has exposed. Home-based businesses will continue to...

      Bill Callahan of OHIAS

      Bill Callahan of OHIAS

      Whether we like it or not, many of us have a lot more time to think about things we couldn’t before, like time to think about life’s big picture and how we could make all our lives and our world...

      Bethany Hollars of BrickSeek.com

      Bethany Hollars of BrickSeek.com

      A shift towards remote work not only makes sense financially for a company, but it also places them in a good position to be able to pivot quickly to “Plan B” if another national pandemic or other such disaster were...

      Amir Mostafavi of South Block

      Amir Mostafavi of South Block

      Life as we know it is not over… in fact, if you frame it currently, it’s just starting. For myself, my team, and my family, I’ve been trying to focus on the hopes and the silver lining associated with all...

      AJ Richichi of SENTIO

      AJ Richichi of SENTIO

      COVID-19’s impact will be long-term and profound. If I had to pick just one behavior change, I would predict that companies and individuals will become more frugal. It’s easier to justify excess in bear markets with historic rebounds than bear...

      Mike Zani of The Predictive Index

      Mike Zani of The Predictive Index

      I also think there will be an opportunity for acquisition. Companies who remain aggressive during this time, and who have the financial capabilities to do so, will be able to buy competitors and technology that wasn’t previously available. People always...

      Megan Ruan of Gold Rush

      Megan Ruan of Gold Rush

      This pandemic is undoubtedly going to create lasting change in our day-to-day lives. It already has. We’ve seen a slew of companies, starting with Twitter, declare work from home a permanent option for their employees. Tech was the first to...

      Mat Ishbia of United Wholesale Mortgage

      Mat Ishbia of United Wholesale Mortgage

      Nothing is permanent. I don’t believe there will be anything permanently changed other than people’s awareness. Events that happen in people’s lives change the way they think about things but things will go back to normal. You will see people...

      Larry Rideout of Gibson Sotheby’s International Realty

      Larry Rideout of Gibson Sotheby’s International Realty

      We must always have a long-term vision and not be swayed by short-term circumstances. Our industry will always have business models that are innovative. If your plan is working, there is no need to change course, but to make the...

      Kevin Wilson of Buzz Franchise Brands

      Kevin Wilson of Buzz Franchise Brands

      I have always believed that whatever situation you may find yourself in, “It’s never as good as it seems and/or it’s never as bad as it seems.” This doesn’t mean that I don’t get excited and celebrate when we achieve...

      Jennifer Hargreaves of Tellent

      Jennifer Hargreaves of Tellent

      Life as we have known it has changed. I don’t think it is a bad thing. People are resilient and we will adapt to whatever the new normal ends up being like. Some, no doubt, will adapt faster than others....

      Hilmarie Hutchison of Matrix Public Relations Dubai

      Hilmarie Hutchison of Matrix Public Relations Dubai

      My first move will be to examine what we do, how we do it, and why we do what we do. I will want to challenge the ‘normal’, so to speak, and find a way to reinvent ourselves as a...

      Dee Burrowes of The Mindset Strategist

      Dee Burrowes of The Mindset Strategist

      Dealing with changes is inevitable in this journey called life. At some point, there will be challenges both personally and professionally in varying degrees of setbacks. I believe in order to pull through having resilience is the name of the...

      Zack Leonard of Gembah

      Zack Leonard of Gembah

      If you are not struggling, find ways to hire people that will make your business grow. There are a ton of talented people looking for jobs right now. Take advantage of that and bring on your next A Team player....

      Kathleen Chan of Benchwork

      Kathleen Chan of Benchwork

      Really double down on your business understand what value you’re bringing to your customers and if your customer base is still looking for the service or product you’re selling. This pandemic turned industries upside down and it’s important to approach...

      Dr. Samant Virk of MediSprout

      Dr. Samant Virk of MediSprout

      It ain’t how hard you hit; it’s about how hard you can get hit, and keep moving forward. How much you can take, and keep moving forward. That’s how winning is done.

      Carolyn Morgan of Precisioneffect

      Carolyn Morgan of Precisioneffect

      I do think this is a time for self-reflection and I encourage people to take it. Don’t return to unhappiness, fight for what makes you smile. In the coming months, anyone can rewrite their future, so I encourage people to...

      Brooke Lively of Cathedral Capital

      Brooke Lively of Cathedral Capital

      Anybody who is online is seeing a huge increase in their business. People are stuck at home and looking for ways to entertain themselves and find variety in their lock down life. I don’t believe this is going to end...

      Vicki L. Benjamin of Karner Blue Capital

      Vicki L. Benjamin of Karner Blue Capital

      Virtually every industry will be touched by COVID as companies are forced to develop new ways of operating in a post-COVID environment. Anecdotal evidence suggests that forward-looking CEOs are seizing this period of disruption to accelerate corporate restructuring plans that...

      Sian Rowlands of RETOLD

      Sian Rowlands of RETOLD

      One of the silver linings to this terrible pandemic has been that people have ‘slowed down’. The ‘busy for busy sake’ mentality seems to have become a thing of the past. This has given way to more mindfulness — which...

      Michael Debenham of Zee Sprout

      Michael Debenham of Zee Sprout

      This pandemic has really given a huge opportunity for us on the franchiser side to build up trust and demonstrate our leadership with our franchisees. We’ve been in close communication with our franchisees and have continued guiding them with our...

      John Jonas of OnlineJobs.ph

      John Jonas of OnlineJobs.ph

      My advice to others would be to explore new ways to contribute to society and the “new normal.” If you’ve been waiting to build that eCommerce store, go for it. If you have a great idea for a service or...

      Jasmine Crowe of Goodr

      Jasmine Crowe of Goodr

      As life is adjusting to the new normal, there are so many opportunities to rethink the way we do things. I think we’ll see the delivery economy continue to boom. Right now, companies like Doordash and Instacart are thriving because...

      Aled Miles of Sauce Labs

      Aled Miles of Sauce Labs

      As a great CEO I served under would remind me: “Good leaders manage for the short or the long. Great leaders manage for both.”

      William Kornegay of WIRL

      William Kornegay of WIRL

      I think this is a great time to re-evaluate our businesses to make sure that we’re solving problems that are relevant and tangible to the modern market. There’s a high demand for WIRL, and there’s no indication that the wellness...

      Tiffany Rafii of UpSpring PR

      Tiffany Rafii of UpSpring PR

      My biggest piece of advice is to protect your core client base and continue to over serve them. Look for innovative ways to adjust the services you provide and the way that you support them. In times where business development...

      Lana Hout and Adrianna Smith of First Choice Business Brokers

      Lana Hout and Adrianna Smith of First Choice Business Brokers

      We would encourage others to examine their businesses and look for areas of weakness. Weaknesses could be having customer or supplier concentration, or only one sales channel. Figuring out how to generate sales in a different way has been a...

      Kelly Ehlers of The Evoke Agency

      Kelly Ehlers of The Evoke Agency

      From a personal standpoint, I hope the pace at which we were all previously declaring our state of “busy” changes. I’m enjoying the more calculated, focused time working with a dose of increased family time. The “busy” mentality was getting...

      Jay Dettling of Ansira

      Jay Dettling of Ansira

      For other client services companies, I would encourage them to listen to clients and be a steady and connected partner. I always want our clients to think of us first when they have something that arises or there is something...

      Jason Middleton of Silver Air

      Jason Middleton of Silver Air

      I would encourage everyone to look for opportunity everywhere. You can stress about where you’re at, but there’s a lot of opportunity. You have to be open to it. Our industry is one thing, but there are so many opportunities...

      Eeva Raita of Futurice

      Eeva Raita of Futurice

      I believe no matter the challenge, being there for — and with — your people is the only way to solve problems. That doesn’t mean avoiding difficult decisions or not thinking about the numbers, but rather believing that happier people...

      Anthony Magaraci of Trinity Packaging Supply

      Anthony Magaraci of Trinity Packaging Supply

      As we’ve seen across all industries, I think this pandemic will pave the road for many new innovations. Instead of going “back” to normal, we will move forward with better and more sustainable systems and operations in place. For Trinity...

      Laurel Mintz of Elevate My Brand

      Laurel Mintz of Elevate My Brand

      Our vision is to be the top diverse digital and experiential agency bringing new and emerging brands to life. Our purpose in doing so is to create more visibility and profitability for those brands so that they can do more...

      Howard Sublett of Scrum Alliance

      Howard Sublett of Scrum Alliance

      “It doesn’t matter what you want to be, as long as what you are is a man of integrity, a man of honor.”

      Chris Genge of 1st on the List Promotion

      Chris Genge of 1st on the List Promotion

      Don’t wait until the pandemic is over. As a business owner you need to act quickly, yet strategically. Marketing is an essential component of every successful organization and should not be underestimated. Speak with your marketing team and encourage open...

      Britt Canady of Tough Mudder Bootcamp

      Britt Canady of Tough Mudder Bootcamp

      It can be quite difficult to ease someone’s mind without diminishing the real risks. Uncertainty, fear, and loneliness are scary aspects of this pandemic. The first thing anyone can do is simply talk to or video call their loved ones....

      Amy Voloshin of Printfresh

      Amy Voloshin of Printfresh

      I encourage other businesses to be open that by selling more online and direct to your customer to embrace diversity and inclusion in their product offerings, sizing, and brand imagery. Businesses need to be held more accountable to featuring POC...

      Wendy O’Donovan Phillips of Big Buzz

      Wendy O’Donovan Phillips of Big Buzz

      Let go and let God. I have it tattooed on my right wrist. Never before now have I been surer of my powerlessness. When I stay surrendered, the answers come. And from that place, I can do the next right...

      Victoria Repa of BetterMe

      Victoria Repa of BetterMe

      The attitude towards mental health will change. In self-isolation, people will naturally turn to their inner state. This will also affect our relationships, and I predict people will become more selective with regards to who they are letting into their...

      Victoria Lamberth of ZenFi Networks

      Victoria Lamberth of ZenFi Networks

      Nothing I’ve done in my life can live up to the unbelievable courage millions of Americans are showing in the face of this pandemic. From the staggering number of people out of jobs, to the healthcare workers on the frontlines,...

      Steven Bronson of Interlink Electronics

      Steven Bronson of Interlink Electronics

      A challenge we are all facing right now, as a nation, is a lack of unity and leadership. We are at a time in our country where we really need it. People need to be coming together for the greater...

      Paul Sellew of Little Leaf Farms

      Paul Sellew of Little Leaf Farms

      One of the things that has not been talked about much is how important it is to maintain your health so that your body can fight off not only COVID-19 but also other infectious diseases. Clearly, this virus has particularly...

      Patrick Fingles of Leap

      Patrick Fingles of Leap

      Most leaders assume they must have a complete plan prior to sharing with people. I disagree with this notion. Sometimes the plan is: ”We don’t have a plan yet, but we are working on one. In the meantime, we wanted...

      Monica Eaton-Cardone of Chargebacks911

      Monica Eaton-Cardone of Chargebacks911

      I think eCommerce and digital sales channels are going to see a significant bump as a result of the COVID-19 crisis. People are already more cognizant of avoiding unnecessary contact. Buying options like online ordering, in-store pickup are already seeing...

      Michael Sbrocchi of Speedy Transport

      Michael Sbrocchi of Speedy Transport

      I hope that people realize how important their health is and not take it for granted — mentally and physically. I think we will become more grateful for being able to be around the people we love. Face to face...

      Marne Martin of IFS Service Management

      Marne Martin of IFS Service Management

      Digital transformation is getting a closer look by many customers and businesses we are engaged with. The current state of the economy added with operational lockdown has given executives time to pause and evaluate where to repoint resources, as well...

      Kirk Myers of Dogpound

      Kirk Myers of Dogpound

      People will hopefully be more grateful for the “simple” things in life that were taken for granted up to a few months ago — such as a visit to family, a coffee with a friend, walk on a busy city...

      Jim Estill of Danby Appliances

      Jim Estill of Danby Appliances

      Someone once explained “conditions” to me. A condition is something that just is. Like the exchange rate or which party is in power. What we can do is figure out what our response is to these conditions. I am big...

      Fred Goff of Jobcase

      Fred Goff of Jobcase

      The post-COVID economy will present a huge opportunity for us to choose which type of future we wish to build. Future-of-work trends will accelerate. Employers will have to choose whether to leverage automation to displace jobs wholly, or to replace...

      Dr. Ed Buckley III of Peerfit

      Dr. Ed Buckley III of Peerfit

      COVID-19 did not create new trends; it rapidly accelerated existing ones. How were we not being this conscientious about cleanliness and shared space (which ultimately spreads germs) before this?! The experiences people have felt while sheltering in place brought about...

      Cindy DiBiasi of 3D Communications

      Cindy DiBiasi of 3D Communications

      We are seeing an evolution — if not a revolution — in how Pharma, Biotech, Medical Devices, and Technology are cooperating. I think we will see a jump-start in many of these areas — from vaccines and new treatments for...

      Charlie Harding of Let’s Roam

      Charlie Harding of Let’s Roam

      I think that the Post-Covid economy will allow for more companies to expand on their existing services and product lines. A lot of CEOs have had to adapt to an entirely new niche they might have not been comfortable entering....

      Amy Marcoot of Marcoot Jersey Creamery

      Amy Marcoot of Marcoot Jersey Creamery

      I think it will create, at least for a time, a culture of people being more cautious and careful. I also think people have had to be less spontaneous. Right now, we’re all just looking forward to having experiences with...

      Alesha Brown & Fruition Publishing Concierge Services

      Alesha Brown & Fruition Publishing Concierge Services

      All things are possible. I believe that all things are possible and that I am capable of achieving whatever I set my mind to. This belief does not mean that no hard work or challenges are involved, but I use...

      Yvonne Wassenaar of Puppet

      Yvonne Wassenaar of Puppet

      Remote work is here to stay: Initially, businesses have had to find more ways to work remotely. Post COVID-19 they will recognize that being able to work remotely is not only a good business continuity capability for the company, but...

      Rick Stollmeyer of Mindbody

      Rick Stollmeyer of Mindbody

      I think people will take better care of themselves across all dimensions of wellness — not just physical. Other channels of wellness like mental, emotional and spiritual will continue to skyrocket.

      Ray Zinn of Micrel

      Ray Zinn of Micrel

      Always focus on profitability and make cash king no matter if times are tough or flush. Don’t be in a hurry to expand even during better financial times. Run a lean organization that focuses on frugality and making do.

      Katie Hunt of Proof to Product

      Katie Hunt of Proof to Product

      While it’s never fun to make mistakes — especially costly ones — I do think that each of these “failures” are extremely valuable teaching lessons for any business owners out there. Each “mistake” I’ve made in my business has taught...

      Jessi Honard and Marie Parks of North Star Messaging + Strategy

      Jessi Honard and Marie Parks of North Star Messaging + Strategy

      Even after the COVID pandemic has passed, we anticipate an increase in caution around how we work and live. We are each responsible for our own health, and for practicing protective measures that can keep ourselves and those around us...

      Jeremy Jackson of Shift Lab

      Jeremy Jackson of Shift Lab

      Surround yourself with talented people and trust them. Between resourcing, cash flow, performance goals, office logistics, tax deadlines, receivables, and business development, there is plenty to try to keep your head around as a business owner. In the early days,...

      Jean Hamon of Hivebrite

      Jean Hamon of Hivebrite

      It will probably sound obvious, but I’d simply encourage people to make sure they have a solid plan for what to do if such an event were to happen again in the future. This can translate into raising more cash...

      Harry Hedaya of Send it By Text

      Harry Hedaya of Send it By Text

      In business, you always have to be willing to embrace change and use change to your benefit instead of your downfall. Now is not the time to bury your head in the sand and pretend things will work themselves out....

      Conor Smith of Cella

      Conor Smith of Cella

      This story remains to be written, and we may not know the answer for years to come. The pace that this pandemic moves and the related information streams are swift. I’d hope the lessons of simplicity, valuing time with our...

      Amy McDonald of Altwell

      Amy McDonald of Altwell

      The single most important thing our business can do as we emerge from this is to really take the time to listen to consumer needs. I mean really listen. Get in touch with them directly and hear what they are...

      Sanjeev Agrawal of LeanTaaS

      Sanjeev Agrawal of LeanTaaS

      “Woe is me” is not a great strategy. Get up, do something, keep moving, and keep looking out for opportunities even in the messiness of the reality surrounding you.

      Vikas Agarwal of Kaya

      Vikas Agarwal of Kaya

      We will no longer live a life of excesses. The definition of ‘necessary’ will change. There will be a rediscovered sense of equality in this unequal world, like everyone, no matter how rich and powerful, is as vulnerable.

      Warren Leeds of Dartcor

      Warren Leeds of Dartcor

      I think a lot of what we would consider normal will eventually return. It’s easy when we’re in the middle of a crisis to think things have completely changed. I think of it like a rubber band. Right now it’s...

      Super Bowl Champion Marques Colston

      Super Bowl Champion Marques Colston

      If there are immediate opportunities that your business can leverage, lean into your competitive advantages to maintain authenticity and carve out your own lane. If those immediate opportunities do not exist try to “skate where the puck is headed” and...

      Rob & Andrew Scott of Legends Boxing

      Rob & Andrew Scott of Legends Boxing

      Don’t beat yourself up if you don’t know all of the answers. No one starts out knowing everything, and anyone who says they know everything is lying. Life is a continuous learning process, and you’re a lot more likely to...

      Phantila Phataraprasit & Cailtin Ellen of Sabai

      Phantila Phataraprasit & Cailtin Ellen of Sabai

      I would encourage others to rebuild and grow in an image that makes them feel as though they are a positive change in the world. Bringing beauty to others, highlighting sustainability, and really focusing on buying and creating with intention...

      Morris Panner of Ambra Health

      Morris Panner of Ambra Health

      Post-Covid — we believe that telehealth will be a more important part of how we deliver healthcare. We had already been seeing more and more virtual approaches in our business and think that trend will accelerate. Virtual care is here...

      Moodi Mahmoud of NEXT

      Moodi Mahmoud of NEXT

      First and foremost, I aim to establish the Covid-19 outbreak as a collective reminder for us to maintain a sense of humility, readiness, and service. Constant is never. And we must never forget that everything, literally everything, can change from...

      Liam Martin of Staff.com

      Liam Martin of Staff.com

      Always optimize for survival instead of scale. Businesses that can adapt to new situations (like the one we’re currently in) are much harder to kill than ones who have optimized to scale as the more you scale, the less you...

      Jeff Bell of LegalShield

      Jeff Bell of LegalShield

      Waving, saying ‘Hello’, and random acts of courtesy and kindness are what I pray for. That is a start. As Teddy Roosevelt once said: “We need civic courage, honesty, and steadfast adherence to the immutable laws of righteousness.” Government and...

      JB Kellogg of Madwire

      JB Kellogg of Madwire

      I have no doubt purpose-driven businesses are more successful because they have a deeper meaning behind their work. They understand their “why”. And when you understand the meaning and impact of your work, it gives you the perseverance to push...

      Harrison Fugman of The Naked Market

      Harrison Fugman of The Naked Market

      First and foremost, be laser-focused on setting up operations and business for a new potential norm. Then once you have an element of comfort there — identify the new potential growth drivers for your business that may come out of...

      Former Ohio Congressman Jim Renacci

      Former Ohio Congressman Jim Renacci

      COVID19 will change many ways we go about our normal business forever. But one thing is for certain, how you see this pandemic is always going to be different depending on your own economic situation. If you are a health...

      Christian Giordano of Mancini Duffy

      Christian Giordano of Mancini Duffy

      I think we will value being home more. I have never eaten dinner with my family this much since I became a father many years ago. I think we’ll yearn for more of that priceless quality time Post-COVID.

      Cassy Aite of Hoppier

      Cassy Aite of Hoppier

      There are so many changes that are happening that lead to opportunity. The biggest ones will be related to social gatherings of 10+ people or confined spaces; meetings, concerts, schools, offices, etc. I think it is reasonable to say at...

      Bryan Pate of ElliptiGO

      Bryan Pate of ElliptiGO

      I think once we have widespread and effective vaccinations and people get readjusted to no longer fearing the disease, I think we’ll actually mostly go back to the way things were. I’m optimistic that some of the good things will...

      Brian Hamilton of SmartDollar

      Brian Hamilton of SmartDollar

      If I had to choose a number-one principle, it would be to put people first. If you help enough people, you don’t have to worry about money. We don’t make decisions based on a business model, it is what will...

      Brendon Kensel of PrimaHealth Credit

      Brendon Kensel of PrimaHealth Credit

      I try and focus on the silver linings, whether it’s the extra time you’re getting with your kids, a new appreciation for local businesses or the extraordinary acts of kindness we see almost daily.

      Axel Hefer of Trivago

      Axel Hefer of Trivago

      It is a rare opportunity to be able to reset — leverage this time. Start from a blank sheet of paper and think who you want to be, how can you best serve your customers, what do you need to...

      Oded Shorer & Michal Kabatznik of Milestone Labs

      Oded Shorer & Michal Kabatznik of Milestone Labs

      We truly believe that agility and innovation are the keys to a successful future. Any and all companies can integrate this into their DNA, if it’s not there already, to ensure they thrive in the post-COVID world and are ready...

      Miki Agrawal of Tushy

      Miki Agrawal of Tushy

      While it has been tough to see so many businesses get disrupted, layoffs happening, recession approaching and sickness counts growing (yet showing signs of curve flattening), I do think this pandemic is a massive CALL for positive disruption too. 1)...

      Mike Dalewitz, The Mindful Mentor

      Mike Dalewitz, The Mindful Mentor

      I was a 9/11 Survivor and remember how NYC and Humanity changed for a bit, especially in NYC. NY’ers were strong yet had great compassion and empathy for others. Charitable giving was at a high point. There was a saying...

      Kasey Kaplan of KWK Studio

      Kasey Kaplan of KWK Studio

      I think COVID has given a lot of people time to reassess their values and priorities and there may be a lot of change as a result of this. People are eating at home more, cooking dinners, baking, exercising and...

      Josh Weiner of Solutionreach

      Josh Weiner of Solutionreach

      I think after experiencing the impact of this outbreak, everyone will understand how quickly life can be disrupted, and that we shouldn’t take the freedoms and health we have for granted. I can’t help but think of experiences I’ve put...

      Jonathan Merry of MoneyTransfers.com

      Jonathan Merry of MoneyTransfers.com

      Running your own business is non-stop and no guide book in the world can prepare you for it. It’s like learning to ride a bike in some ways. Once you take those stabilizers off whilst your learning the ropes, it’s...

      Jed Ayres of IGEL

      Jed Ayres of IGEL

      Agility is our new superpower. Don’t be afraid to change and in some cases radically. Some of the best outcomes are born from adversity. Think about the innovations that came between World War I and World War II. In 1914,...

      Jason Patel of Transizion

      Jason Patel of Transizion

      It does us no good to worry about what we cannot control. Worrying is natural, but each of us needs to do our best to play our own role within the community, so that we can ride this storm out...

      Georgette Pascale of Pascale Communications

      Georgette Pascale of Pascale Communications

      Running a business comes with its daily challenges and changes, but I find I work best when I center myself and focus on the good in that day. No matter what has happened, there’s always a positive I can find....

      David Vranicar of FBS Fortified & Ballistic Security

      David Vranicar of FBS Fortified & Ballistic Security

      No one is perfect. We all make mistakes. You can walk into a room and act like you know everything and have the best product — but unless you care — the customer won’t give you a lot of latitude...

      Danielle Cohen-Shohet of GlossGenius

      Danielle Cohen-Shohet of GlossGenius

      Putting customers first is the only way to create long term value in this world as a business. If your organization can truly put customers first, managing the ups and downs becomes a lot easier.

      Chaho Song of Iluna

      Chaho Song of Iluna

      It is truly heartbreaking to see so many people who have lost loved ones due to Covid-19. I have a colleague who lost his business partner due to the virus. But it is very upsetting to see that the media...

      Brian Fox of Confirmation

      Brian Fox of Confirmation

      I always tell would-be entrepreneurs that life happens at the same time you’re running your business. You have a family to care for and a business to care for. Hug and love your family, provide leadership at home and work,...

      Bal Krishen of Century Financial

      Bal Krishen of Century Financial

      As with every economic depression or recession, the world is forced to evaluate and choose between needs and wants. The longer these spells last, the more we tend to let go of the good-to-haves. Humans are social by nature and...

      Attila Keskin of DesignScene

      Attila Keskin of DesignScene

      I think empathy and transparency will be qualities that are freshly championed and encouraged throughout the workplace, social media and both our professional and personal lives. And truthfully, I think people overall will be a bit more consciously hygienic now...

      Andrew Woods of Duckpin

      Andrew Woods of Duckpin

      At times, I find myself feeling trapped or paralyzed by all the decision making. But analysis paralysis stifles productivity and growth, so these obstacles need to be faced head-on. It’s not always easy to do, but a decision must be...

      Andrew Gruel of Slapfish Restaurant Group

      Andrew Gruel of Slapfish Restaurant Group

      Nothing lasts forever. We can get so caught up in the moment sometimes — like right now with the pandemic — that we lose sight of the big picture and opportunities in front of us.

      Andres Giraldo of The Skyline Agency

      Andres Giraldo of The Skyline Agency

      Sometimes all it takes is just a simple “I love you” or “Hello”, or using appreciative language, to help change somebody’s mind state. Right now, we need to support all mental health initiatives and make sure we embrace each other...

      Alex Hargrove of NetLaw

      Alex Hargrove of NetLaw

      Don’t stop. Literally. Whatever it is, just keep going. I’m a runner and often take that advice literally. If it’s good news, I run to celebrate and build on the momentum. If it’s bad news, I run to ruminate, rethink,...

      Alexander Cardona of OneShare Health

      Alexander Cardona of OneShare Health

      For anyone who is feeling anxious, I’d remind them of who we are as a country and as a people. We’re fighters — we have always persevered in the face of challenges and adversity. There is no reason we can’t...

      Amber Duncan of Newborn Consulting

      Amber Duncan of Newborn Consulting

      My number one principle that guides me through everything is found in my faith in God. He knows the plans he has for me, plans to prosper me and not to harm me and if I ask him to take...

      Dan Gusz of Lloyd

      Dan Gusz of Lloyd

      The COVID-19 pandemic is likely going to fast-track many trends that would have otherwise played out over decades: a transition to more remote-education, telehealth, creative communication methods, and so much more. Even if when there is a vaccine, these new...

      Event Planner Edward Perotti

      Event Planner Edward Perotti

      Covid has given the event industry a gift. The gift of time — time to reimagine how we bring people together. We’ve been gathering the same way that our grandparents did (we just add more fluff), and maybe it’s time...

      Sudip Saha of Future Market Insights

      Sudip Saha of Future Market Insights

      In the global economy, there is a great deal of interconnectedness, it’s just that sometimes we don’t fully realize it. The success of a hedge fund in New York has ramifications in a local bank in rural India. So, the...

      Jake Sorofman of MetaCX

      Jake Sorofman of MetaCX

      It’s become a cliché to talk about the new normal, but I do think that’s mostly right on. This crisis is a wakeup call for companies who now recognize how vulnerable they are to unpredictable macro changes in demand patterns,...

      Brenda D. Wilkerson of AnitaB.org

      Brenda D. Wilkerson of AnitaB.org

      Farmers and production and distribution company workers have gone unnoticed until this moment, with farmers going bankrupt, food being wasted and more people going hungry. With the level of technology we have today, this problem among many others is maddening....

      Nick Friedman of College HUNKS Hauling Junk & Moving

      Nick Friedman of College HUNKS Hauling Junk & Moving

      I encourage others to stay patient and to remain open-minded. Just as I tell my friends and family, opportunities will present themselves, and success is a product of faith x focus x effort. If people remain faithful, focused, and continue...

      Mario Veraldo of Reinvention Revolution

      Mario Veraldo of Reinvention Revolution

      When the world is focused on their screens, you have to be there. It is challenging to cover every single customer, but investing in visibility is more critical than ever. Every single business that is still standing is now online,...

      Jonathan Barnett of Oxi Fresh Carpet Cleaning

      Jonathan Barnett of Oxi Fresh Carpet Cleaning

      Try to think of the best case and worst case scenarios for your business and build action plans accordingly. If you’re expecting a rush for your services, have a plan ready to rapidly bring on more workers. If you worry...

      Molly George of Kickstand Communications

      Molly George of Kickstand Communications

      This is also a great opportunity for employers to re-evaluate their benefits and the wellbeing of their employees. At Kickstand Communications, we take mental health and wellbeing seriously and have always offered our team generous well-being stipends to be used...

      Helena Lumme of Nothing But Real

      Helena Lumme of Nothing But Real

      A positive outcome may be that as a result of this, people become more open to new ideas. That’s because a situation like this forces us to rethink everything we do. This situation also forces companies and institutions to re-evaluate...

      Valérie Grandury of Odacité

      Valérie Grandury of Odacité

      We turned this pandemic into an opportunity to deepen our conversation to more meaningful subjects that bring us closer together. Taking the time to listen to each other on simple questions like “how are you doing… What makes you happy…...

      Tom Gilman of Biosero

      Tom Gilman of Biosero

      Focus on what you are good at. If what you are good at isn’t relevant anymore, adapt. There is no lack of creativity. Sit and think about it, see that space, focus on it and don’t give up. Enable people...

      Thomas Nieto of Main Squeeze Juice Company

      Thomas Nieto of Main Squeeze Juice Company

      The world has faced pandemics before, the biggest difference now is that we have unlimited information that we’re constantly being bombarded with. While much of this information may be confusing or harmful, a lot of it is helpful and can...

      Sarah Luna of Pure Barre

      Sarah Luna of Pure Barre

      I think that post-COVID, people will want to lead simpler lives. They’ll evaluate what really matters to them, and that will affect how they spend their time and money. They’ll wonder if some activities in their pre-COVID life were really...

      Meryl Kennedy of Kennedy Rice Mill

      Meryl Kennedy of Kennedy Rice Mill

      I am by far not the smartest person at our company, nor the funniest, nor the most educated or most well liked. However, it is my shear perseverance that has kept me moving through some of the hardest trials in...

      Austin Mac Nab of VizyPay

      Austin Mac Nab of VizyPay

      Put a focus on your employees and company culture so that everybody is excited to come back and be around each other again. Make sure to plan for everything in your organization and be as flexible as you can because...

      Anthony Denier of Webull Financial

      Anthony Denier of Webull Financial

      It is my hope that in a post-COVID world, we will have a greater appreciation and understanding of our health. This goes for both people and the government. The health of our whole population and healthcare system affects individuals in...

      Yanyan Ji of ecoATM Gazelle

      Yanyan Ji of ecoATM Gazelle

      This is a pretty crazy time for everyone, but for some strange reason, I am thankful I get to spend all this time with my family. We are home, we are safe, we are healthy. I am grateful for all...

      Shane Menking of Data Foundry

      Shane Menking of Data Foundry

      Things are going to permanently change, but I think it’s harder to predict what those changes are going to be than people think. There is so much we don’t know at this stage. At a minimum, every company now has...

      Mychelle Mollot of Solace

      Mychelle Mollot of Solace

      I would encourage others to take a 1 - 1.5-year view of the COVID economy and to pivot to what they can market and sell now rather than waiting out the storm and hoping it will blow over in a...

      Luba Pashkovskaya of Verv

      Luba Pashkovskaya of Verv

      This health crisis has shown us that there’s so much to be done in healthcare and medicine on a global level. I really hope that the next time humanity faces something like this, we will be much better prepared, informed,...

      Kelly Roach of Kelly Roach International

      Kelly Roach of Kelly Roach International

      I encourage you to live below your means, to have a really good sales system in place and to build your emergency fund. Times like these should serve as a reminder that things can change in the blink of an...

      Kean Graham of MonetizeMore

      Kean Graham of MonetizeMore

      Opportunity Instead of Crisis: Re-position this crisis as an opportunity. That subtle mind shift could be life-changing. Rather than loathing, people can take advantage of this additional free-time to work-out every day, focus on self-improvement content, stop drinking for an...

      Jennifer Kem of Master Brand Institute

      Jennifer Kem of Master Brand Institute

      In order to respond to these challenges, we have instituted check-ins at the beginning of our virtual calls, allowing team members to ask for support when necessary. We also have a therapist on staff and encourage team members to utilize...

      Jeff Zhou of Fig

      Jeff Zhou of Fig

      For our business, my team has been working on a lot of infrastructures over the past few months in preparation for Post-COVID and I’m excited for us to grow on a significantly stronger foundation. I’m personally focused on automating away...

      Janine Manning of Rebecca Page

      Janine Manning of Rebecca Page

      We are experiencing a resurgence of people spending their leisure time involved in creative and ‘productive hobbies’ that can be engaged in without physical contact (in other words, online). The unsustainability of high street fashion will be more of a...

      James Brennan of Liveli

      James Brennan of Liveli

      Exercise. Get outside and move. Take a long walk, do some jumping jacks, go for a run — just make sure you are moving your body every single day. It will not only help make you feel better, but it...

      Erika Nuno of Champion City

      Erika Nuno of Champion City

      Certainly, in unprecedented times as today is when the need to contribute our experience and resources is tenfold. Our response was to touch base with communities we serve, current and past clients, and our overall network to spread the word...

      Andrew Altorfer of CirrusMD

      Andrew Altorfer of CirrusMD

      What’s worked for us is that we’ve tried to be very thoughtful in how we strike balance between our personal and professional lives, trading off so we each have enough time with our kids and to focus on the work...

      Wendy Shafranski of Vero Strength + Conditioning

      Wendy Shafranski of Vero Strength + Conditioning

      Acknowledge the silver linings in all of this — are you spending more time with family? Are you able to cook more? Are you able to focus on self-care? Do you have time to meditate? We may never have this...

      Sam Baker of Farm Flight

      Sam Baker of Farm Flight

      In every dealing I partake in, my number one goal is to make sure that all parties involved benefit from working with us. Whether it be a partner, employee, or client, I want them to look forward to working with...

      Ross W. Albers of Albers & Associates

      Ross W. Albers of Albers & Associates

      The COVID-19 shutdown experience is almost like experiencing massive trauma. I’ve found that it has brought our team closer together. I think our people will look back and say, “Remember COVID-19, and how we grew our business!”

      Robert Brill of BrillMedia

      Robert Brill of BrillMedia

      I’ve seen a change in myself and our family outlook. Things that were small in the “old world” are now big. We’re cooking at home much more, household expenses have lowered, sunsets are sweeter, and family dinner time is more...

      Patrick San Francesco of the Samarpan Foundation

      Patrick San Francesco of the Samarpan Foundation

      It is my firm belief that a prosperous society begins with a healthy society, meaning that of a resilient mental, emotional and physical nature. Therefore, I predict that the emphasis post-Covid will be on health and health related issues. I...

      Paige Arnof-Fenn of Mavens & Moguls

      Paige Arnof-Fenn of Mavens & Moguls

      Communication is key to all of our community, customer and employee engagement. Another pivot because of the lockdown, this is a great time to build your brand through online marketing and social media. Allocate more budget for online activities to...

      John Lincoln of Ignite Visibility

      John Lincoln of Ignite Visibility

      Consumers are going to be much more apt to buy things online, and certain industries are going to explode (online education, medical, entertainment, and gaming, to name a few). And yet, each of the industries that were impacted are going...

      Jeff Garrison of S.J. Collins Enterprises

      Jeff Garrison of S.J. Collins Enterprises

      The Internet has proven to be the big winner of COVID-19. People who never purchased groceries online, like my parents, are now ordering groceries online and finding that it’s an effective tool for them and it’s safer. As more people...

      Isabel Aagaard of LastObject

      Isabel Aagaard of LastObject

      We, like many businesses, have not had many sales during the outbreak and have had to be creative with the way we work. Quite quickly we saw a spike in our like conversions on Facebook, as many people were now...

      Ben Gerster of Joybyte

      Ben Gerster of Joybyte

      Remain positive and focused on what you can control. Running a business can be hard. There are so many variables that are not in your control and some business owners get sidetracked by the distractions of trying to manage the...

      Stefan Georgi of Copy Accelerator

      Stefan Georgi of Copy Accelerator

      It sucks, and it’s annoying to be on lockdown, and it’s scary knowing there’s a disease spreading, and it’s tragic that people are dying. But humans are incredibly resilient. Throughout history, we have risen to daunting challenges and we have...

      Rob Farinella of Blue Sky Agency

      Rob Farinella of Blue Sky Agency

      Cooking and eating dinner together as a family has become a central part of my day again. Sharing stories, memes, and asking questions have led to fun conversations and great memories. Realizing the joy in these moments — moments that...

      Kristy Lewis of Quinn Foods

      Kristy Lewis of Quinn Foods

      There is so much we have learned from Covid-19, and I hope that our society is great enough that we will walk away from this time in history knowing that humanity, as a whole, is good. That we are resilient,...

      Jim Berlin of Logistics Plus

      Jim Berlin of Logistics Plus

      Being an essential business (delivering the goods to support the front-line heroes and to keep the community fed and healthy), we had to rally the gang to keep working, even through difficult and uncertain times. That was the biggest challenge....

      Dr. Terika L. Haynes of Dynamite Travel

      Dr. Terika L. Haynes of Dynamite Travel

      The travel industry has been significantly affected by the global pandemic. A number of weeks early on were especially difficult as I was tasked with canceling many reservations and rebooking travel while also having to homeschool my child. I’ve found...

      David Harouche of Multimedia Plus

      David Harouche of Multimedia Plus

      The one benefit from having been challenged with our youngest son having brain cancer since October is that the anxiety level really couldn’t go any higher from that point. Your perspective on everything changes where the confidence of knowing that...

      Mark Crames of Northern Group

      Mark Crames of Northern Group

      I think many habits will change, starting with handshakes, face to face meetings, significantly less travel, especially internationally. I am not yet sure how we will rebuild our supply chain. And I have no idea if I will ever get...

      Christie Lawler of CJL CONSULTiNG

      Christie Lawler of CJL CONSULTiNG

      I think it already has changed everything. Not because we are wearing masks and gloves and washing our hands until our skin dries out…. But because we all genuinely care about our neighbors, colleagues and communities. I think as a...

      Adrian Rashad Driscoll of Driscoll Entertainment

      Adrian Rashad Driscoll of Driscoll Entertainment

      I would look at this time as a blank canvas to really go for it. Think about what you need right now as a consumer, does your company offer something to make that need a little more endurable? Should your...

      Alyssa Rapp of Surgical Solutions

      Alyssa Rapp of Surgical Solutions

      It is also no secret that entrepreneurs are capable of adapting with lightning speed, pivoting strategies as needed, and frankly doing whatever it takes to survive. For this reason, Covid-19 might provide the greatest opportunity for economic disruption to start-ups...