eBSI Export Academy and our COVID-19 Corona Virus Response
eBSI Export Academy and our COVID-19 Corona Virus Response
In this unsettling time for everyone in the world as the spread of the Corona Virus COVID-19 manifests itself as the most serious health security threat in over 100 years we want to first of all express our heartfelt condolences to those who have lost and are yet to lose loved ones during this crisis.
We also want to express our deepest gratitude to all the front line workers involved in both combatting the disease in the medical profession but also those who continue to make life as close to normal as possible by keeping the lights on, collecting our refuse, policing our streets, maintaining our public transport, ensuring the continuance of our supply chains and those keeping the shelves stocked and serving nervous customers in food and retail around the world.
Remember the SME's
It is estimated that the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic could be up to $3 trillion before we see normality restored. The hardest hit have been SME's around the world who have seen their business disappear overnight and many most likely are with limited financial reserves to survive the time needed to restore normality to the markets. Its not the airlines and apples of the world that are going to see their futures imperilled it will be mom and pop Small and Medium Sized Enterprises that will need consumer support in this time of crisis.
eBSI Export Academy's Response
While we are an SME with limited resources we want to do our bit to help in what we can to meet this global challenge.
New Blog : Corona Virus - COVID-19 Monitor
We have a broad network of contacts and a trusted reputation that we can use to help in disseminating accurate information about the Corona Virus. Therefore we have launched a new blog - the Corona Virus - COVID-19 Monitor which will provide the best information and analysis on this pandemic in search of lessons we can learn to avoid future pandemics.
Help Ban the Wildlife Food Trade
We invite you to support the Avaaz petition to ban the wildlife food trade in China which has been the source of these zoonotic diseases. You can find the petition here: https://secure.avaaz.org/campaign/en/coronavirus_31/ if you know of any other campaigns to ban the wild animal food trade which caused this pandemic let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will include it in our Blog.
World Health Organisation Emergency Response Fund
We are all affected by the growing COVID-19 pandemic. It's an unprecedented health challenge and we know people and organisations everywhere want to help. The World Health Organisation is leading and coordinating the global effort, supporting countries to prevent, detect, and respond to the pandemic.
The greatest need right now is to help ensure all countries are prepared, especially those with the weakest health systems. Donations support WHO’s work to track and understand the spread of the virus; to ensure patients get the care they need and frontline workers get essential supplies and information; and to accelerate efforts to develop vaccines, tests, and treatments.
Visit https://www.covid19responsefund.org/ to support this global effort.
Full, Accurate and Reliable Information about Covid-19
You can also obtain all the latest ACCURATE AND INFORMED information about the pandemic and its spread and how to avoid contagion at the WHO Official Website at https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019
Lendwithcare.org supports MicroEntrepreneurs in 12 countries
eBSI Export Academy's CEO, Thomas Smith, is an Ambassador for Lendwithcare.org which already has 245 loans that have been approved and are seeking funding through the Lendwithcare website. We manage a fund for those who would prefer not to create an account and manage micro loans themselves here at https://www.ebsi.ie/products/lendwithcare-org-fund please help if you can.
50-80% Price Reduction on all our courses
We have reduced the prices of all our courses for the duration of this pandemic by 50% to 80%. We have done this for two reasons, firstly to make our online courses as accessible to as many as possible to keep learning minds active during this crisis and also we ask you to support us to ensure we can continue to maintain our employees in Ireland, Slovenia, Nigeria and the Philippines who all have young families and need the income provided by your patronage. Courses of particular relevance during this crisis include:
- Telework and Telecommuting
- Business Succession Planning
- Crisis Management
- Customer Support
- Employee Termination Processes
- Media and Public Relations
- Time Management
- Health and Wellness at Work
- Improving Mindfulness
- Improving Self-Awareness
- Increasing Your Happiness
- Managing Personal Finances
- Managing Workplace Anxiety
- Safety in the Workplace
- Stress Management
- Universal Safety Practices
- Work-Life Balance
Besides the above series which may be appropriate for COVID-19 situations of over 220 two-hour courses more on topics of trade, our award winning trade finance, exporting, logistics & SCM, digital marketing, Microsoft Office and soft skills that you can find on our website available for immediate start from just 10 euro each. Your support will be greatly appreciated!
Practical Advice for all
Please, we ask all our readers, friends, colleagues and visitors to stay safe and to heed the advice of health authorities so that we can all contribute to the solution of this global pandemic.
Remember the following advice which reflects global best practice (right click to open in new window in full size):
The key objective now is to help flatten the curve so that the number of cases in each country does not overwhelm the health systems there. This can be done by practicing proper social distancing and hand hygiene. You can learn more in our blog post on tips for the individual.