Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, businesses are struggling to keep up with sales and turnover targets. Take your business online and go one step further than your competitors! Don’t be like Ashok, #BeLikeBinod!
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‘The baseline forecast envisions a 5.2 percent contraction in global GDP in 2020, using market exchange rate weights—the deepest global recession in 6 decades.’
‘The pandemic is expected to plunge most countries into recession in 2020, with per capita income contracting in the largest fraction of countries globally since 1870.’
The above excerpts are from a report on The World Bank’s website. The Covid-19 pandemic has hit the world economy hard. Around the world startups, small-medium scale businesses as well as big businesses are shutting down and crumbling under the pressure of the global pandemic. In plain words, for many businesses the challenge for now is survival rather than growth.
A question arises here: How to sustain a business during the Covid-19 pandemic?
Sustenance and survival depends upon a number of things. Because of this situation due to Covid-19, you will have to get a number of things absolutely right. The goal right now should be to do enough to exist for now but work hard on branding in order to build a catapult launch pad for your growth and development in the future.
Then again, how to sustain a business? Here I have listed out some things that I think one should be doing during the pandemic to help sustain now and further grow a business in the future:
Take your Business Online
We have heard in numerous places, ”Take your business online, it will yield great benefits!” So, does integrating or even switching to an online marketplace actually help grow and sustain your business? Definitely YES! We are currently hit by a worldwide pandemic and no one knows when or if things will get back to normal. People are confined to their homes most of the times. Almost everyone is online most of the times. In this situation when direct dealings and shop visiting is not possible, an online store will benefit you very much. From clothes to cakes, electrical supplies to websites you can sell anything online and it will definitely help you sustain and bolster your business during the pandemic.
Focus on Branding
During hard times, only those who are tough come out swinging! This is your opportunity to focus on your branding and reach. Conduct giveaways if possible, engage people with your content, do things that will make the people remember your brand, try and be unique in your approach. This might not seem very important right now, but in the long run it will help you heaps. So, focus on your branding during these times and reap the benefits later on!
The most vital part of online businesses is creating proper engagements. You need people to interact with the things you post and share. To accomplish this, make sure you post relevant and trending content so that people get stimulated by your posts. Be quick to catch trends!
The days when people used to stay in front of their TV screens when free are long behind us. The internet is the new global platform where people pass their time. We should definitely use this to our advantage. Advertise your product and services online via social media platforms, search engines etc. The more people see your brand, the better for your sales and branding purpose. Is it costly? Not at all! The cost of online advertising is meagre in comparison to print and other forms of advertising. Along with that you get to target the audience according to their age, interest, demographics and other parameters as such which is not possible with traditional approach to advertisements. This is how to sustain a business.
Perseverance is key!
Last but not the least, one must show perseverance in their work. As mentioned above, economies are crumbling all around the world. It is definitely tough to sustain and grow your business during these touch times. Regardless of the present results and sales, you must continue your hard work and dedication so that when finally all this mess clears, you will have a great launch pad to continue your business.
How to sustain a business is a challenge and dealing with setbacks is a major part of running a business. This is a setback. How you come out of this all depends on you! Good Luck!
Day 53 of the nationwide lockdown today when I am writing this and as of now, the duration of this pandemic can only be guessed. It could be months before it is safe to return to our pre-Corona lifestyles. Personally for me, it has been quite an experience adjusting to this life in lockdown. Everything from work, learning, communication has been online and without much social interaction, things can get quite monotonous and it might affect our mood, behavior and mental health.
HOW AM I COPING WITH THE LOCKDOWN?
As soon as I realized that this lockdown could last a very long time (that was a week into the lockdown), I decided on some things to help adjust with this unfortunate situation. These were what I decided was required:
• Acceptance was first in line. I accepted that the fact that we are in a perishable situation and staying home is what must be done in order to control the spreading of the virus. It can extend to an indefinite period of time.
• After that I needed a routine. How to get along with my day? As I am working from home, it was perhaps easier for me to deal with being locked down as work keeps your mind off other things. Working at Cellapp Innovations and SmartPalika, it is amazing to see how efficiently things get done even while working from home! If you are not working, you could think of things to do like learning to play a new instrument or watching all the best rated movies in IMDB or anything else. It does not have to be a compulsion, just make a flexible routine but meet your targets, get things done!
• I decided to follow a daily workout routine (I don’t really exercise)! As our movements halt, no sports, no going out for activities, we must at least stretch our body once a day. Just to condition the body.
• As I went on thinking about ways to cope with the lockdown, I decided to focus on the positive things that is happening due to this lockdown. Personally for me, I thought of things like: Spending quality time with family. Healthy homemade food every day. Watching sunsets. Working from your bed (not advisable). Learning new skills (I cut my dad’s hair). You could have your own experiences, but we must always try and look forward with optimism and positivity.
• I decided to take at least 15 minutes every day to meditate. Does wonders, trust me!
After all, we must make the most out of what we are dealt with in life!
SO, IS IT WORKING? AM I REAPING THE BENEFITS?
I would say that I am doing very well. In terms of my mental health and well-being, I feel fresh and I look forward to each day with hope, optimism and positivity. The things I do every day have made it easier for me to adjust and mold into this lockdown.
Professionally, I am proud to be able to contribute in helping develop, distribute and implement a Covid-19 Management System to use for local governments of Nepal, free of cost. You can check our work timeline HERE.
It is a difficult time for all of us. Just remember that in a crisis, the winners come out swinging! Stay safe!
In order to fight the worldwide #COVID19 pandemic, our team at Cellapp Innovations has been working tirelessly since the very beginning in collaboration with SmartPalika and Rakshya. We hope our technological expertise and past experiences with Disaster Response will certainly assist in this mission of #CombatCovid.
After an initiation by SmartPalika, a few of us representing #COVID19 Projects from Ministries and other independent initiations discussed on how we could play an exemplary role in streamlining #CrisisManagement via Technology. We held a video conference using the Team Collab App.
We would like to learn your suggestions on this.
It goes without saying, we were so excited to learn that all of us are very much willing and looking for ways to contribute in this unfortunate time of crisis. There are the major points we concluded:
- Learning more on the possibilities of Integrated #CovidResponse Systems with Standard Data Sharing, Security, etc. We talked about Synergy. Such systems are really helpful and may be most necessary if the situation goes worst. (Hopefully, this does not happen)
- Looking at the initiations of Federal and Local Level Governments, we see lack of co-ordination, proper roadmap and the zeal to bring about best results. We discussed on the possibilities of being a platform of Initiators who can guide/suggest/transfer technology to the Governments in order to Streamline #CovidRespose Activities.
- We talked about how in future (post COVID-19) we together can give a guidance to Local Governments regarding acquisition duplication, scattered systems, etc.
Further development will be updated as it unfolds!
We are overwhelmed by the response we have been receiving and pledge to do our part to overcome these tough times. You can check our work in Disaster response in the past by clicking HERE and all about our initiations for COVID-19 Response system HERE.
The Corona virus has spread around the world like wildfire and claimed the lives of so many people in a short span of time. Governments all over the world have either imposed a lockdown or advised their citizens to stay at home. Economies are crumbling and there is a deep sense of impending doom in the general atmosphere. Is this the end of the world?
CERTAINLY NOT! Among all this chaos, here at Cellapp Innovations, we are looking for ways to combat against this pandemic in the best way we know: by making meaningful and impact generating tools that can be used in our hack corona mission. We believe it is our responsibility as human beings to respond to any crisis that befalls upon us. During any crisis, we believe in following these steps in order to respond to it: Assess, Engage, Plan, Act and Communicate.
As soon as the pandemic started to hit, we held brainstorming sessions and came up with many ideas on how we could help minimize the impact. Among the ideas that came up, we have tried and integrated those that we felt were essential and helpful. Apart from many campaigns in social media with MYTHBUSTERS, information about Covid-19 and such, Cellapp Innovations in collaboration with SmartPalika has been able to develop some benchmark tools to help hack Corona.
As many false rumours is circulating all over the internet about Corona virus, we felt that there must be a source for authenticated information. Our first step was integrating a Corona Information Module in all official SmartPalika mobile apps of respected local governments. This module contains authentic information gathered from sources such as WHO. The module has the following features :
2. Precautions to be taken
3. Myths VS Reality
4. Self-examination feature
Even though it was a great start, we are always looking to do bigger and better things. Hack Corona then led us into another dimension and we started to work towards building a complete disaster response system with full-fledged Quarantine Management along with Live tracking facilities. After a lot of hard work from our development team, we have come up with the complete system.
The COVID-19 Quarantine Management / Live Tracking System has the following features:
- Basic Information (Symptoms, Precautions, Myths VS Reality)
- Quarantine Management
- Isolation/Self Isolation Management
- Assessment/Self Assessment
- Medical History and Case Reviews
- Live Tracking
- Contact Tracing
- Relief Management
- Inventory Management
- Volunteer Management
- Municipal Connect
Powered by Rakshya, we are providing this system to all 753 Local Governments of Nepal FREE OF COST! In times of crisis, we are here to help you with whatever we can offer. To see a timeline of how we worked , click HERE!
If you want to contribute in any way in our fight against Corona, please click HERE and learn more!
Do you ever wish to have an assistant that is fully reliable and available 24/7? Has work schedule made your day hectic? Well, here we have a perfect sales assistant for you which is called “CiBOT”
Basically, a web bot, an internet bot or a marketing bot is a software that runs automated tasks over the internet. These bots perform tasks that are basic, structural and repetitive. Most available web bots are designed to respond to only queries of a limited type of inquiry. But a perfect marketing bot as an assistant who helps you 24/7 with many tasks with your website and social media is a dream for anyone. Well, to all who are seeking, you have your answer right here – CiBot!
What is CiBot?
CiBot is an AI bot of cellApp innovations that helps to bring a revolutionary change in how responses and inquiries are handled. It provides customers with a highly interactive and humanified version of auto-responders powered by AI. It provides interactive information to clients on basis of subject of conversation and inquiry ( Keyword specific answers ). CiBot is an assistant that is embedded to the website and your social media channels which will provide great assistance to areas such as inquiry response and customer relations.
The difference between other bots and CiBot
Many of you must be thinking,” How is CiBot different from other bots available in the market?” These features make CiBot the standout product of this category and range:
- Powered by Artificial Intelligence
- Embedded to website and social media channels
- Auto Query Handling
- Interactive with clients and answers as a Human
- Can also be integrated into Facebook Messenger
- Related Questions section with Categories
- Never misses a client inquiry and generates more subscriber
YOUR BUSINESS NEEDS the CiBot! That is the call of the hour and we are here to provide it to you. If you already have a website but are looking for better inquiry handling and responses, it can also be integrated into existing websites as well! Don’t keep your customers waiting for a response, make them feel welcome and keep them immersed and involved with your very own CiBot!
Details of CiBot Components
Google Business Group Kathmandu hosted the “Google Biz Fest and Biz Start 2019” event on 28th December, 2019 at the premises of D.A.V School, Jawalakhel. The event was focused on providing a platform for startups to conduct interactions to give them an exposure and to exhibit their prowess in their respective fields.
CellApp Innovations was one of the many participating entities of the event. As an incubator having created, deployed and exited 7 startups till date, the purpose of CellApp Innovations was a little different from the other participating startups. We were looking to garner ideas and seeking collaborating partnerships in order to facilitate our upcoming startups and projects. CellApp Innovations also conducted an ‘On the Spot’ interview session for people looking for job placements in the field of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning.
The involvement and response from the participating crowd and other startups was overwhelming and encouraging as it is helping create a startup ecosystem in Nepal similar to the vision CellApp possesses. The interaction was significant so as to see how startups are going about their business in the context of Nepal. It is evident that a well versed startup atmosphere is slowly beginning to come into existence in our country and here at CellApp we believe we are doing our part in grooming and mentoring startups. The message that CellApp Innovations are always ready to assist and mentor any startup ideas that are worthwhile and innovative was conveyed to all participants with ideas who are looking to build a startup.
SmartPalika, one of the biggest startups by CellApp Innovations was also one of the participating startups in the event and claimed widespread plaudits from people visiting the event. SmartPalika is an integrated digital e-governance framework that has disrupted over 27 local governments till date and counting. The fact that SmartPalika was critically acclaimed and liked by so many people in the event instilled a sense of immense pride and fueled us to do even better in the coming future.
Overall, it was a very productive event where entrepreneurs from varied background and stories were gathered under the same room to share their products and stories alike. CellApp Innovations Team really enjoyed the event and learned about many new things happening around. We look forward to participating other similar events and gaining more knowledge and exposure.