You might feel overwhelmed and helpless when you hear the latest news about the coronavirus and how it’s affecting people in your community, around the nation and in other countries. How can you and other young entrepreneurs help during the coronavirus quarantine?

Check out three great ways to use your business to help others during this time.

  1. Go online to encourage and help during the coronavirus quarantine.

Think about how your business already helps people in your community.  What type of service or product does your business provide?  Does your business educate, inspire or entertain others? Or does your business help people grow personally or professionally? For example, some tutors who used to offer their services in person are now providing online tutoring for students to continue helping during the coronavirus pandemic.

You can also show your creativity online.

Many people feel stuck at home, and are looking for ways to keep themselves and their families entertained. Use this time to reach out and talk with your audience or customers if you have a blog, YouTube channel or podcast.

Musicians, painters and other creative artists can share their talents with online audiences on YouTube or use YouTube videos to teach others how to sing, play an instrument, paint, or develop similar creative talents.

  1. Offer discounts or freebies to help your community during the coronavirus pandemic.

Take time to think about what resources do you have that can help others. Do you have money, expertise or equipment that you can share with other people and/or other organizations?

For example, some of your customers and clients might have a tighter budget due to businesses closing. Consider offering one of your services or products at a special discount price.

You can offer a service or product for free or offer a free trial period such as for a few weeks, a month, or for a few months.

  1. Raise money to help charities during the coronavirus pandemic.

Many entrepreneurs are also making donations to their favorite charities, especially to organizations that support essential workers (restaurants, grocery stores, hospitals, etc.), or support people who are struggling financially.

Another idea is to use your service, product or content to raise money to help others in the community. This is a great choice if your business is doing well, but you don’t have any extra money to make a donation.

Offer a special sale for one of your services. Let your customers and clients know that the money made from this sale will be donated to a specific charity or organization.

Takeaway Points for Helping During the Coronavirus Pandemic

You don’t need to have lots of money or a cure for the coronavirus to help your customers and your community during this difficult time. You can share your talents and knowledge to help during the coronavirus quarantine.

  • Share your business online to help your current customers and possibly gain new customers and clients.
  • Consider offering a discount or letting people try one of your products or services for free.
  • Donate money to charities. Short on money? Try offering a special sale to customers and donate that sale’s proceeds to a charity or similar organization.

We’re all in this together. Let’s use this time to help and encourage each other.

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