Managing Your Business During Uncertain Times


During uncertain times it is extra stressful being a business owner. Whether it is a natural disaster or a world-wide health concern like the Coronavirus (COVID-19), it can be easy to get overwhelmed. You have family to think about, not to mention clients, employees and keeping your business afloat. This can make uncertain times feel even more overwhelming.

We all recently have had to face the reality of the Coronavirus and how that impacts our businesses and daily lives. How do you keep your family, clients and employees safe and not lose your business? That was the question all of us had to face while the status of the virus changed day by day. For us, we had learn the best way to work from home but keep our team environment. It wasn’t easy and it required some ingenuity, but we were able to find a system that worked for us.

We know that you have had to deal with some of the same struggles and learning experiences too. It isn’t easy to find those solutions in the midst of chaos. So, what do you do during these times? Most of the time it requires some more flexibility on your part, which isn’t always easy. Whether it is allowing customers to access your products online, serving your customers curbside or having your employees work remotely it doesn’t mean that your business is ready to face the challenges these solutions introduce. Things like having a website setup for online purchasing, sufficient phone lines to be able to take more phone orders and having laptops for your staff to take home are just some of the tasks you must tackle. The last thing on your mind is paying your sales tax and making sure you process your employee’s payroll on time.

We are proud to help our clients during these stressful times. We provide all our accounting services remotely with no need to be in the office. This allows you to be able to focus on taking care of your family, employees and customers. Being able to alleviate some of this stress is what Devine Consulting is here for.

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Jennifer Devine

I'm an experienced finance professional with more than 20 years of experience. I've held several Controller positions throughout my career, most notably with an internationally respected commercial real estate investment, management, and brokerage firm. In this role, I was responsible for all aspects of accounting across the company's many operational divisions - including internet services, real estate development, property management, and brokerage services. As our company operated in multiple countries and currencies, it was essential to me that all financial reports were accurate and compliant.