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Short- and Long-Term Planning for Your Business During COVID-19
  • 29 June 2020
  • Robin Sawyer

Short- and Long-Term Planning for Your Business During COVID-19

As small businesses continue to reopen and assess the effects of COVID-19 on daily operations, consider where yours fits into this new landscape. Whether you need to rethink your yearly revenue goal, make a pivot or just figure out how to make it through the next month, having a solid business plan can help you navigate the current economic terrain.

The Summer Guide to Small Business Improvements
  • 17 June 2020
  • Kayla Meier

The Summer Guide to Small Business Improvements

As summer arrives and we transition into the new normal, it is time to think about making improvements to your small business during summer. Every small business should consider incorporating a summer improvement mindset into their business plan, especially if you recently reopened your small business or are preparing to welcome customers again. Here are six ways to make improvements.

5 Ways to Safely Reopen Your Small Business
  • 01 June 2020
  • Leo Covey

5 Ways to Safely Reopen Your Small Business

As Americans start to reemerge and reengage with daily life after months of shelter-in-place decrees, small business owners are faced with decisions on how to reopen their businesses safely and successfully. It’s a complicated issue involving the health of your employees, your customers and yourself. Before opening up your business, form a plan that will allow you to operate with these best practices for proper hygiene, sanitizing and social distancing.

How to Prepare Your Business for Disruption
  • 18 May 2020
  • Alex Penfield

How to Prepare Your Business for Disruption

If these past few months have taught us anything, it’s that life—and business—don’t always go as planned, and that being prepared for many types of disruption is important. According to the U.S. Chamber Foundation, research indicates that 43% of small-to-medium businesses fail after a disaster. And while forecasting for every unforeseen interruption is impossible, having a solid “what if” strategy can protect your assets and help keep your business as agile, resilient and disruption-proof as possible.

How Should I Reopen My Business?
  • 11 May 2020
  • Jelani Markus

How Should I Reopen My Business?

As a small business owner, you’ve likely asked yourself what things will look like for you in a post COVID-19 world. In fact, you have probably asked yourself several questions since many of the stay-at-home orders have begun. Will customers be back? Will your employees feel safe when they return to work? Is it really the right time to reopen? If you’re considering flipping that “Closed” sign to read “Open,” you should take a few things into account first.