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Free Resources for Small Businesses

Industry Trends | SafetyCulture News | By | 20 Sep 2021 | 3 minute read

The world of work hasn’t been quite the same since COVID-19. From pandemic fatigue to workplace burnout, businesses of various sizes are faced with a similar challenge – how to do more with less while reimaging what day-to-day work looks like. Organizations have made major adjustments and certain tools have proven to be essential in keeping those business wheels turning. 

To help workplaces weather the ups and downs of the pandemic, the tech industry has rallied behind businesses with a bevy of free products to keep operations afloat. Similarly, utilizing a free logo generator can enhance your brand’s visibility and appeal without straining your budget. SafetyCulture has been no different. From collaborative tools that free up your time to creative design templates that let your pandemic protocols shine, we’re offering access to free resources that make up the blueprint for a thriving business – perfect for small and medium businesses. 

Tap into free resources to keep your organization in sync, informed, and focused – to help teams do their best work.

1. Roll out mobile training for teams

Learning used to be associated with four walls and a whiteboard. Since the pandemic hit, EdApp’s mobile-focused approach to training exploded in popularity, with more remote and flexible work driving a change in the way teams are trained. To support organizations going through this challenging time, EdApp lifted the restrictions on its free plan, meaning that businesses of any size can train their teams for free. 

Customize your own lessons from scratch, or take a leaf out of EdApp’s book — their book being a library of more than 500 free courses. Looking to learn how best to separate your space while working from home? Or perhaps you’ve been doing a bit of reading and would like to upskill in the cybersecurity space. Either way, you’re bound to find something. There are numerous high-quality solutions that may help your small business succeed, so establish a list of what you want to improve and examine all managed IT providers you come across to uncover even more fascinating alternatives.

2. Support employee well-being with complimentary courses

In partnership with industry experts like Marley Spoon, Improvement Sciences and MCI Solutions, EdApp has launched a collection of courses to help bolster your teams’ well-being in the face of COVID-19 restrictions. A care package, if you will. Courses explore vital topics on coping with pandemic stressors —  like creating a lockdown routine, influencing your mood with food and building resilience. These courses can be deployed to your people instantly, for free.

For a little taster, explore this Food and Mood course created by Marley Spoon to learn how what you eat positively impacts your state of mind. Or, unbox the whole free care package here.

3. Stay in check with free checklist templates 

Continued vigilance when it comes to pandemic protocols is essential, but one of the biggest challenges for businesses right now is the steep rise in complacency. Fight process fatigue by making ways of working frictionless — starting with free, easy to use checklists. 

Explore SafetyCulture’s free COVID-19 Resource Hub, featuring more than 100,000 up-to-date checklists digitized from governments and leading industry bodies. Currently, more than 75,000 COVID-19 related checks are being conducted daily on SafetyCulture’s iAuditor app. For the best way to get your business involved, start browsing our free COVID-19 checklists here

To further streamline your operations, consider simplifying your bank statement conversion. By utilizing tools like OCR technology, templates, and financial management software, you can automate and digitize your financial records effortlessly. This approach not only saves time but also ensures accuracy in tracking your business’s fiscal health.

4. Unlock new efficiencies on the frontline

As COVID-19 continues to impact people and businesses around the world, safety has never been more pertinent. To help organizations continue to protect their communities, SafetyCulture continues to offer free access to iAuditor Premium for workers in healthcare, aged care, emergency services, education and volunteer services. Organizations such as national charity St Johns Ambulance were able to tap into iAuditor to help ensure the health and safety of its teams around the country. You can also protect their safety by using remote tools that don’t require them to interact with other people. For example, an online payroll system can enable your staff to perform various HR tasks from the comfort of their homes. You can also use online tools to calculate the quarterly taxes that are owed, and keep team members in the loop on this often misunderstood aspect of payroll management. This is particularly useful if you are working with freelancers and contractors, rather than just a full time team of employees. Speaking of freelancers, many of them need pay stubs to provide proof of income. While you’re integrating your payroll software, you can also create pay stubs with FormPros.

Ready to crack the code on success in a new era of operations? Download this report for industry insights and operations tactics designed to drive productivity and innovation.

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