Over the last week there’s been a huge impact on so many businesses that is trickling down to individuals. It’s important for all of us to remember we are all in this together. We all have a choice to panic and look at the lack of funds and toilet paper or we can choose to support each other and come out of this stronger as a community.
Think of how to support your customers in this difficult time -whether it’s sharing useful information or giving people longer to pay your bills. As Simon Sinek says “It’s better that we should all suffer a little, than any of us should have to suffer a lot!”. We are trying to do this with our clients by providing daily updates of information around government programs as well as working with clients that have had to shut down operations to provide options around payment for services.
I’ve been overwhelmed by the response to this from clients -the short messages of thanks I’ve received do so much to brighten my day and help me get through this difficult time myself. Thank you to everyone that is focusing on the greater good during this time. I feel grateful to be in a position to reduce a little bit of stress for clients in this difficult time. During this challenging time It’s important for all CPA’s to remember that we are essentially a helping profession. Now is our time to help!