If your business is flood-affected

Has your business been flood-affected?

Ours has and it sux balls. We are lucky to be high and dry. We are unlucky with the power and internet for almost a week. It's back on now! Yey! Life is stressful enough without mother nature kicking our arse. No doubt you will be time poor like us. We spend most of our day tending to the needs of our minions, cleaning the old fashioned way, trips to the laundromat and cooking on the BBQ and camp stove. This all takes so much time.

Still, if you run your own business, the show must go on. We work on or in our business when we can. That can sometimes look like a trip to the local Maccas. At least they have power and Wifi. We have put together a list of ways you can communicate to your clients what's going down with your business when you will be back online. We are here to help.

We are here to help

Call them

A good old fashioned phone call. Not to every client, just the ones that will be most impacted. It's the quickest form of communication that allows you to connect directly with your clients. It may seem really freaking obvious but I can see all the introverts wigging out. If you don like to make calls or you have set your business up to not make them, then send a text. We have a few clients that are impossible to get on the phone but will always respond to text. Honestly whatever works between you and your clients.

Call your clients

Social media

If you have Facebook, Instagram, Linkedin, TikTok or any other social platform, post there first. It's quick and easy. You don't need to overthink it. Just cold hard facts are fine. Keep updating. Clients and fans generally want to know how you are going. Add pictures of your current flood situation, clean up, teamwork any human interest stories are great for engagement on your page. Add to your Facebook or Instagram stories, these can be more light-hearted and fun. Now we all know how often people post in times of crisis and your post may get missed. Or your clients might not have social media. Or know you're on there too. That's ok we have a few more tricks up our sleeve.

Update your socials

Email campaigns

When was the last time you sent out an email campaign? Well, dust off that laptop it's time. An email campaign is a great way to slide right into your client's inbox. Keep them informed on what's happening with your business. While you're there, ask them to follow your social media for real-time updates. You could add to your following on Facey! Here are a few things you can do:

Email your clients

Email signature

If you are super, super time poor or just CBF creating social media posts and sending out email campaigns, then this is for you! Add a line of text in your email signature. Make it stand out by using a bold font or bright colour. That way every time you send an email or reply to one, there is a note there explaining your limited hours or delays in work.

Email signature flood-affected business

Website

A banner on your website or e-commerce store is a great way to let your clients know there are disruptions to your services. You can take it further by:

How to let your clients know your business is flood-affected

Update your Google Business Page

This is one of the best and we recommend you all do it. Head to your Google My Business page and update any hours. Write an update to let anyone who finds you via Google maps that your services are limited. It's easy to do. Head to your Google My Business profile and edit your deets there.

Let us help you grow

We hope this has helped you come up with some ideas on how to get your message out there. They may all seem pretty freaking obvious but there are a few little tricks in there to help your business grow in a shitty time. If you are on socials and you are posting updates make sure you tag us we are @misfitbranding across all social media. We will share your post on our stories and hopefully gain you some more followers.

How to let your clients know your business is flood-affected

12 Days of Inappropriate Christmas Gifts for 2021

Each year we make a list of the 12 most Inappropriate Christmas Gifts. It started off as a joke, then it got more serious. Especially since COVID. So we are making it an official thing. We list all the companies and the gift we love this year. It supports our local economy and we love helping others. So here it goes!

1) The Inappropriate Gift Co

Cooked Aussies Card GameThe funny rude card game all Aussies will love. If you like cards against humanity you will love this.

The fully sickest Australian card game for you and your mates to play during an arvo barbie while having a cold one. Made by Aussies for Aussies

2) Ken Oath

Aside from their cheeky take on some Aussie slang and beach-street culture clothing, we love that you can join the M8 club and get a personalised shirt or singlet.
Christmas Order cut off is 9th of December. These tees take quite a bit of time to set up!


Aside from their cheeky take on some Aussie slang and beach-street culture clothing, we love that you can join the M8 club and get a personalised shirt or singlet.
Also these guys are supporters of The Black Dog Institute just like us!


Bonza!

3) Charm Offensive

In particular their shirt 'See you next Tuesday' You either know exactly what that means or you have NFI.

We love all their product, so check out their online store.

4) CU in the NT

Reversible Bucket hats. We actually have one of their trucker caps. They are very good quality and we are seeing more of their merch in Qld.

CU in the NT is the independent underground campaign designed to promote travel awareness to the unique Northern Territory as an ideal travel destination for the young or young at heart.

5) Nat's what I reckon

Our favourite sweary, anti-jar-sauce warrior is back . . . Death To Jar Sauce features 25 rad recipes illustrated by Sydney artists Bunkwaa, Glenno, Warrick McMiles and Onnie O'Leary.

6) CBFitwear

Managed by fellow legend, Tracy.

Wanna know what CBF stands for? Can you guess? I have a few shirts from here, No BS zone is my fav!

7) Uncle Reco

We all have at least 1 inappropriate uncle (I don’t mean that in a sleazy way). These guys have some awesome Aussie apparel. This year we are loving the VB Christmas Baubles.

8) Farkew emporium

This lady turns out some of the best. Classy AF. Who doesn’t need to Clam the fuck down this year?

Order now if you want for Christmas because she's packing her bags and heading to Queensland!

9) Glitter Bomb your Enimies

We give you 'Eat a Bag of Dicks' by the folks at Glitter Bomb your Enimies.

Hands down my favourite saying this year to people that give me the shits. Now I don't have to say it! I can send it to them!

A tasty prank, that will leave a lasting impression.

10) Dan Murphys

Yes that loveable liquor store made the cut. Lets face it, most people will be heading there anyway this time of year.

This year they have Gingle Bells gin filled baubles are so colourful and fun one set will not be enough! Each bauble is infused with unique botanicals in small batches to create something very special.

6 unique, colourful and all natural gin baubles threaded with a silver ribbon.

11) Love Layla Australia

Hilarious, cheeky and rude Greetings Cards that will definitely provide laughs all round!

This year we went with its a bad season for Gingers. I have a few Ginger ninjas I’ll give this to.

12) Mad plant ladies

Check out the range of punny pots. Our personal favourites Thirsty AF and Please don’t die.

They have an online store or if you are impatient like us, they are at various markets in Ipswich, Eagleby and Springfield.

What a list! We had a heap of fun putting it together. Not just for us, but for you and the Aussie retailers. It's been a rough few years for them. Well except for Dan Murphy's. They probably tripled their profits!

Recap of our 12 Days of inappropriate Christmas

Want to feature in 12 Days of Inappropriate Christmas Gifts?

Or do you have a business you would like to nominate? Or have you purchased something from an Aussie company you think should be added? We are all ears!