DEMOCRATIC Labour Party (DLP) spokesperson for business Ryan Walters said while there is excitement about businesses reopening in Barbados, small business owners must put stringent measures in place to ensure that they and their customers are protected.

The business executive cautioned that without a unified approach it will prove very difficult to get small businesses up and running soon.

“In essence, each small business sub-sector needs to work collectively with the health authorities and government to define a set of protocols that will achieve a successful phased reopening.”

Taking a closer look at the beauty industry, the DLP spokesperson said, “For service driven businesses such as barbers, hair dressers, nail technicians, beauticians etc, the use of appointments should take priority.

The ability to manage customer visits to your businesses will ensure the safety of both clients and staff and will also increase customer confidence in supporting your business.”

Offering a list of areas that can assist these small businesses at this time, Walters said a mandatory appointment via online or manual process should be implemented.


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