There is no doubt that the effects of the horrific start to 2020 have been hitting everyone pretty hard financially. Many people have been left unemployed which has made taking care of general costs like housing and food pretty difficult, especially due to the country’s poor welfare payment system. Because of the personal economic struggles that people are facing, they are less inclined to purchase unnecessary items and so many businesses are starting to feel the toll. Though all businesses are feeling the strain of the economic crisis that the country is currently facing, nobody is suffering more than smaller businesses, and here is why.

 

Government funding

The government has not completely ignored the struggles that businesses have started to face and so have begun to offer grants to businesses to ensure their survival during these difficult times. This may sound like a useful gesture, however, they haven’t been very thoughtful when giving out these grants. They have ironically given these grants to bigger businesses, such as Mcdonalds, that don’t even really need the support right now due to their ability to still offer their services to the public. Smaller businesses already don’t have the influx of cash that a lot of bigger businesses have, so without that government financial aid, they are basically just surviving out of their slowly dwindling savings.

 

No contact procedure

You also have to take into account that a lot of small businesses aren’t just retail businesses, but are businesses that offer a service. However, due to the current social distancing measures that are in place, lots of small businesses that offer a physical service are not able to operate. A good example of a business like this is a hairdresser that needs to make physical contact in order to complete the service.

 

There are also a large number of small businesses that require entry into the home in order to operate. So for example, pest control businesses such as yalepest depend on completing home surveys in order to complete their jobs. However, rules that exclude people from entering households make this a difficult task. Because of this, lots of businesses such as pest control, plumbers and decorators are really taking a hit and are even ending operations indefinitely.

 

Niche Businesses

Most of the businesses that we would consider to be ‘small businesses’ are usually labeled as so due to their niche appeal. These businesses already trade with a smaller amount of people due to their lack of necessity. An example of a business like this would be something a little odder like ‘Organic Home Fragrances’ or other businesses along those lines. Businesses like this are really being hit as their already quite small client list is being damaged by the economic issues that people are facing.

 

However, there has been more social outreach to save businesses that are a little quirkier, in order to maintain the character that they bring to certain communities.

 

Lack of postage opportunities

A lot of bigger businesses have simply decided to move a lot of their product sales online in order to keep their business afloat. This is an excellent idea for those that are able to do this but have however become a major issue for smaller businesses that can’t do so. Because people are trying to avoid leaving the house unnecessarily for safety purposes, the use of online shopping has only increased. Because of this, businesses that don’t operate online are being forgotten about. These businesses are usually the smaller local shops that simply don’t have the finances or resources to do so. These businesses are really struggling and so it may be worth considering giving them a little more support.

 

It is in our basic human nature to embellish, and this is especially true with our resumes. Be it with a phony love of horse riding or a fake love of socializing; and in the current employment climate, there is a feeling that you need to lie to put yourself ahead of the competition. This employment competition has led to a dramatic increase in people putting larger and larger lies in their resumes. This is where people have started to cross the line by lying about experience or qualifications, which is an extremely dangerous habit that will get you into trouble. This passage will aim to convince you to stick to honesty and explain why it truly is the best policy.

 

You Will get Found out

Businesses are getting wiser and wiser to your tricks and if you lie on your resume, I am sorry to say that you will get found out. Think about it, if you tell a company that you have a great ability in software management, but you can barely get past python, then they are obviously going to be able to tell that you are lying, and let me tell you, you will not be employed for a second longer. Companies have even started investing in artificial background checks, like the ones offered at https://medium.com/@marco.pargo/employment-background-check-fcra-compliance-artificial-intelligence-c2d01fcd3eed. so if you think you can beat a million-dollar AI background check then be my guest, but chances are you will get caught out.

 

Lying Will Stop Your Career Progression

This one is quite simple; how can you expect to improve yourself if you lie on your resume. Companies now offer their employees skill and qualification training, and if said company thinks you already have the skills and qualifications why would they invest in your training. Honesty allows for a company to know exactly where you are at, and how they should best invest in your future.

 

A Clear Conscience

Do you know how unsatisfying lying truly is, you will be sat in a job that you know you do not deserve. If you stick to your principles and remain honest then you will happily know that you were the best man or woman for the job and got the nod for no other reason apart from your ability. You will remain satisfied knowing your hard work and perseverance led you to this point. Which leads nicely into my final point.

 

A Sense of Achievement

Finally, you will know what it feels like to work for something and truly achieve it. You will receive such a confidence boost knowing it was you alone that did it. This feeling of accomplishment will put you in the right step for the rest of your life, giving you the understanding that if you put your mind towards anything you can do it, and that you are your own biggest asset.

 

I hope that this passage has convinced you that honesty is key. Not only is it highly likely that you will be discovered, but if you aren’t you will be living an inauthentic life, and who wants that.