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WJR Business Beat with Jeff Sloan: Best Practices for Keeping Businesses and Employees Safe During COVID-19 (Episode 145)

As business owners, we are faced with the daunting challenge of keeping our staff and customers safe during this crisis. To help us understand how to do just that, John Ezzo, president and CEO of New Image Building Services, offers us his valuable insight and guidance.

Tune in to today’s WJR Business Beat to hear John’s expert tips!

“So, with those things combined, the physical social distancing, the touchpoint cleaning, the readily-accessible disinfection materials, and most importantly, the access control, is providing a safe environment for the folks to return to the office and be productive.”

– John Ezzo

Tune in to News/Talk 760 AM WJR weekday mornings at 7:11 a.m. for the WJR Business Beat. Listeners outside of the Detroit area can listen live HERE.

Are you an entrepreneur with a great story to share? If so, contact us at editor@startupnation.com and we’ll feature you on an upcoming segment of the WJR Business Beat!

WJR Business Beat Transcript

Good morning.

As business owners, we are faced with the daunting challenge of keeping our staff and customers safe during this crisis. To help us understand how to do just that, our good friend, John Ezzo, president and CEO of New Image Building Services, offered us valuable insight and guidance into how to do just that.

John, keeping our offices clean in the past might’ve been about appearances, but today it’s really about health and safety. And given that providing a safe environment is a weakest link equation, can you break down for us some of the best practices that we need to deploy?

Good question, Jeff. Best practices are, the first line of defense is good access control. Lots of our clients are using like an app on the phone for people to answer health screening questions and travel questions and so forth, and then get the green light cleared for entrance. When they enter the building, they have their temperature taken, of course, depending on their systems so that the client always knows who’s in the building, what time they came in, what time they left.

And then second of all is a comprehensive program of disinfection. Touch points, your door entrances, the coffee machines, reception desk.

Another good best practice is providing stations throughout the buildings where people can obtain disinfectant wipes or a spray bottle of disinfectant and disposable wipes to clean their work surface that they want to, or their phone or their computer keyboard, their mouse.

In addition to that, most of our clients are having us go through and do a deep clean and disinfection of the workstations once or twice per week.

So, with those things combined, the physical social distancing, the touchpoint cleaning, the readily-accessible disinfection materials, and most importantly, the access control, is providing a safe environment for the folks to return to the office and be productive.

Great advice. John Ezzo, president and CEO of New Image Building Services. Thank you, John.

I’m Jeff Sloan, founder and CEO of StartupNation.com, and that’s today’s Business Beat on the Great Voice of the Great Lakes, WJR.

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WJR Business Beat with Jeff Sloan: Social Media Endorsements Drive Small Business Sales (Episode 144)

Have you ever wondered if that recommendation you made on social media really helps a business out? Well, now there’s proof that indeed it does.

New data from American Express shows that on average, social media endorsements of small businesses generate about 23 percent of their revenues, or approximately $ 197 billion a year across the small business horizon. The majority of small business owners (78 percent) report that positive shout outs on social media are a significant driver of business.

Tune in to this morning’s WJR Business Beat to learn more from Jeff!

Eighty eight percent of shoppers want to be intentional about supporting local stores during the COVID-19 pandemic, with 42 percent of us reporting that we’ve supported a small business on social media by making a simple recommendation.”

– Jeff Sloan

Tune in to News/Talk 760 AM WJR weekday mornings at 7:11 a.m. for the WJR Business Beat. Listeners outside of the Detroit area can listen live HERE.

Are you an entrepreneur with a great story to share? If so, contact us at editor@startupnation.com and we’ll feature you on an upcoming segment of the WJR Business Beat!

WJR Business Beat Transcript

Good morning, Kevin.

We are all pulling for our favorite local stores to survive this horrible crisis we’re in, and you know what? There is something you can do to help them out.

Ever wondered if that recommendation you made on social media really helps a business out? Well, now there’s proof that indeed it does.

In fact, new research proves that those online shout outs on social media sites like Facebook and Instagram, for example, result in sales. And, of course, that means much needed additional cash flowing into those cash-starved businesses.

In fact, new data from American Express shows that on average, social media endorsements of small businesses generate about 23 percent of their revenues, or approximately $ 197 billion a year across the small business horizon.

Beyond data, anecdotally, as much as 78 percent of small business owners report that positive shout outs on social media are a significant driver of business for them.

You see, the impact of micro influencing, being an ambassador for a business you love has grown in importance and impact, because consumers are growing weary of big production paid commercials.

It’s now proven that influencer marketing, especially in a local community where neighbors trust their neighbors much more than they do an ad, have become more powerful in driving sales, especially in our current climate, when authenticity means much more than sizzle and flash.

The cool thing? Because we care about our local communities, we care about our local businesses. Eighty eight percent of shoppers want to be intentional about supporting local stores during the COVID-19 pandemic, with 42 percent of us reporting that we’ve supported a small business on social media by making a simple recommendation.

So, listen, let’s keep doing it. Let’s do whatever we can to help our local business owners get through this crisis. One simple way to do it? Take a moment to be proactive about creating a shout out for a local business you love on a social media platform.

And you know what? Just because you do, you just might see them start to thrive again on Main Street sometime next year. Now that is what I call a worthy payoff in exchange for a simple act of neighborly kindness.

I’m Jeff Sloan, founder and CEO of StartupNation.com, and that’s today’s Business Beat on the Great Voice of the Great Lakes, WJR.

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