The COVID-19 pandemic has placed a huge strain on everyone’s wellbeing. For small business owners across all industries, it’s been a period of sustained uncertainty – uncertainty around finances, uncertainty around rules and restrictions, and ultimately uncertainty around their livelihoods and futures. This might have lead to you feeling worried about the future, both for yourself and for your business.
This report from Simply Business explores the impact the pandemic has had on smaller businesses, including information about the worrying effect it has had on the mental health of those working in smaller organisations. This includes a case study example from the construction industry, which has seen over three quarters (76%) of those polled reporting that the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted their mental wellbeing.
The PDF also includes some advice for smaller businesses on how to support their staff through this difficult time, along with some encouraging statistics which suggest small business owners can be optimistic about the coming years.