Small Business and Non-Profit Resources During COVID-19

Interactive Media Consulting, LLC has moved to completely remote work. We are here to help small businesses and non-profits, whether current clients or not, through this unprecedented time.

How Are You Doing?

It has been two weeks since moving into our home offices and it looks like we may be here for a while.  We all get out for a walk during the day – making sure to practice social distancing. I don’t really like that phrase – I want to say we should maintain “physical distance.” We need to remain socially connected to our friends, families, and co-workers.  Here at IMC, that means video chat at least once per week and ongoing chats in our project management system. We have shared pictures of pets “helping” us – and a few have joined our weekly status meetings.

We also believe it is important to support the community during this time. In the Moeller household, we are taking advantage of takeout specials from local restaurants and keeping tabs on non-profits looking for support we can provide. Check out https://saratoga.org for a list of participating restaurants and non-profits.  We have also figured out how to take weekly gatherings online, whether it is playing cards with friends online or a video chat.

We hope everyone is staying smart, staying safe, and most importantly, staying healthy.

IMC is Open

As we navigate these uncharted waters, Interactive Media Consulting, LLC, staff started working remotely, on Tuesday, March 17, 2020, maintaining our regular office hours of 8am to 5pm. We are a small team by design, but protecting each other and our immediate contacts is important to us.

While working remotely, we have the same level of access to all the files, tools, and systems as we do from our office.

Our desk phones work at home as well, so just call our regular line (518.587.5107) to reach us. As always, you can email us.

No Fee Services for Small Business and Non-profits

Consultations are Always Free

If you need help setting up a PayPal, Stripe, or some other account to collect funds online, please let us know.

If you need some code quickly added to your website, send it over. We are waiving fees for quick things we can do to help during this time.

If you would like online chat added to your WordPress website, we can also help with that.

Strategies for Small Business and Non-profits

With so many changes happening so fast, there are some things you can do to help your business or non-profit.  This is a quick list and we will be updating it regularly.

Small Business

Non-Profits

  • Update your website and social media with any changes to your operating schedule or contact information
  • Tell patrons what you need
    • How does your organization’s operation need to change to deal with the changing environment?
    • What does your organization need to keep running and supporting its constituents?
  • Accept donations online
  • Add online chat function to your website, which can be done with free plugins like WP Live Chat,and then monitor it during your business day
  • Keep your social media updated. Stay positive, situationally aware, and appropriate for whatever the news of the day is
    • Review your scheduled social media posts to make sure you are not advertising an event that cannot happen due to restrictions in place
  • Review any scheduled email blasts to make sure they are still appropriate