COVID-19 Resources for AV Integrators

At Wheelhouse Digital, we've worked remotely from home and around the world for years. This resource hub includes our favorite tips, tools, and resources (some our own, some courtesy of others) that we think will be helpful as integration companies adapt to a changing landscape that includes networking at a distance and working more and more from home.

We’ll be keeping this page updated, so check back regularly, and please share with anyone who might find it helpful.

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Communication with Clients & Prospects

COVID Website Messaging

Some variation of the below messaging is working well for many of our clients. Feel free to adapt for your own use:

”{Our Company} is open for business! As designated by the State of {Our State}, we are categorized as an essential business and continue to have field service and installation crews working. We’re operating with a heightened safety protocol due to the current situation. Our top priority is the health of our employees, clients and community. We are taking great precautions with our technicians to ensure that they are healthy, are wearing gloves and masks, and are sanitizing regularly. Please call us during our normal business hours for a quote or to schedule a service call.”

Using the right language
COVID Email Messaging

Get a quick email covering our recommended 2-step action plan for communicating with clients & prospects.

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Virtual Networking & Business Growth

Watch Wheelhouse Digital's step-by-step tutorial for using LinkedIn to network remotely and generate reliable B2B leads

Read our recent article on “How Global Instability Is Changing AV-Related Searches”

5 (Practical) C’s for Leading in a Crisis/Downturn

Creativity, Collaboration & Productivity

For sharing and storing documents and collaborating in real time

Replaces 80% of our email internally

For collaboration, to-do’s, scheduling, brainstorming, and more. Our favorite new tool.

For keeping relationships personal even at a distance. Our tool of choice for all video meetings with clients. 

A free online appointment scheduler. Set your availability and let others choose a time that works for them. See it in action on our Book page. Watch our setup tutorial here.  

A free Chrome plugin that helps you batch work in focused blocks of time. 50 minutes on, 10 minutes off works well for us. 

A free Chrome plugin that lets you get on Facebook for notifications, messages, and more, but keeps you from getting sucked into the news feed. We love this one. 

“Replace new tab page with a personal dashboard featuring to-do, weather, and inspiration.”

Music specifically designed for focus and relaxation. Great for getting work done even when there’s distracting background noise. 

Our free software of choice for designing PDFs, brochures, cover images for social media, and more.

A free tool that lets you easily make how–to, tutorial, or “talking head” videos. Perfect for internal training videos and more.

A free online collaborative whiteboarding platform

Our virtual mailbox of choice. They receive and scan your mail, then you tell them what to do with it (open, scan, recycle, or forward).

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COMMERCIAL INTEGRATOR
  • CI Updates & News

    Includes Coronavirus-related tips for technician safety, weathering the storm as a business, communicating with staff and clients, and more.

COVID Financial Relief Resources

“Facebook is offering $100M in cash grants and ad credits for up to 30,000 eligible small businesses”

INSURANCE CLAIMS

Your business insurance may cover loss of revenue due to current circumstances. Contact your insurance broker to discuss a claim, and be sure to document your losses clearly to get maximum benefit.

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Personal Development

Hundreds of online courses, available for free. Classes cover well-being, computer science, neuroscience, negotiation, law and much more.

“Learn from the best in the world”. Currently has a deal where you can buy one annual membership and get one free to share.

Resources to teach yourself photography, drawing, painting and more, all from home. 

Health & Wellness

Free online workouts you can do at home — run by trainers, hosted on Facebook Live. 

Michigan State University Extension’s free yoga for everyone, hosted on Zoom. 

Meditation app offering free sessions for relaxation, stress relief, and more.

For Families & Kids

For language–learning

A frequently–updated spreadsheet compiling education companies offering free subscriptions due to school closings. 

Free, quality online classes for students on almost every subject. 

Free educational videos, lesson plans, activities and more. 

A frequently–updated spreadsheet compiling resources for enrichment activities for kids while parents are working from home. 

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