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Lockdown tasks checklist for your business

Updated: May 18, 2020

While we are all on lockdown with no clue when it will be lifted, it gives us the perfect opportunity to do some of those tasks that keep getting put to the bottom of the pile but also be active in making sure our business is ready to hit the ground running as soon as the lockdown rules are lifted.


Here are your top tips of tasks to help keep your business going during the lockdown.



1. Keep safe, wash your hand, keep safe social distance, don’t go out unless you absolutely must.


Visit https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/full-guidance-on-staying-at-home-and-away-from-others/full-guidance-on-staying-at-home-and-away-from-others


2. Create your Business Plan- There are free templates available online e.g. princes trust


Visit https://www.princes-trust.org.uk//help-for-young-people/tools-resources/business-tools/business-plans

or https://www.lawdepot.co.uk/contracts/business-plan/





3. Attend a mastermind with like-minded people




There are a number of these available for free from business schools online.  NRLA hosts webinars for advice on current guidelines for landlords even if you are not a member. https://landlords.org.uk/




4. Attend networking conferences online.


Your Network is your Net Worth.If like most people you normally find it hard to fit these into your schedule, now yu have plenty of time.Look on EventBrite for what is on for your area. Zoom etc. has become so popular now for this sort of thing. 



5. Read a book.





Visit https://www.blinkist.com/magazine/posts/most-ceos-read-60-books-per-year




6. Set aside time to brainstorm ways to improve your business strategy and think of new ways to fund your projects.


The Wealthy Gardner by John Soforic calls this your “Impact Hour”.We should really be having at least one impact hour every single day.  You’ll be glad you set aside the time to just get into your own mind in a positive way and let yourself be creative.

7.  Get in touch with your local Estate Agents.  (Or whoever else is key to your business)


Let them know you are still open for business and ready as soon as the gates open.  Some might be doing virtual viewings.  Become allies with them.Keep an eye out for our checklist on building rapport over the phone.





8. Come up with a new lead generation strategy or a lead magnet.


Think about what is the next big way to grow your business and bring those clients through the door.



9.  Get in touch with your power team and get their professional advice on opportunities at the moment .


e.g. your mortgage broker can tell your which lenders are lending at the moment.  If you do not have a power team, interview for one so you are ready.


e.g. your mortgage broker can tell your which lenders are lending at the moment.  If you do not have a power team, interview for one so you are ready.






10. Check your credit rating.


Experian and ClearScore give you your credit report for free. They also give you recommendations of what you can do to improve your score.


Visit https://www.experian.co.uk/ or https://www.clearscore.com/


11. Build up your brand's social media presence. 


You could organise your social media management calendar.  Use this to connect with investors, potential JV partners and clients and expand your reach.


12. Create or Update your website.


There arefree website builder tools available like Wix or Google sites (if you have google suite)