The effects of the coronavirus have hit small businesses more painfully. Governments have placed restrictions on business activity and public mobility. Plunging small business revenues are taking their toll on jobs and small business viability. Let’s hope that containment strategies will make this a short-term crisis, and we can all get back to business “as usual.”
Until that time arrives, I’ve put together resources for small business owners. This page, which will be updated frequently if not daily, includes advice from business experts, important information from key government agencies (like the Center for Disease Control – CDC, SBA, IRS/U.S. Treasury and DOL), resources from our trusted allies, and coronavirus response legislation – the CARES Act – which has been signed into law.
There is massive uncertainty regarding the full impact of the coronavirus and how long economic activity will be on lockdown, but we know small businesses are resilient and innovative.
Business owners can play a key role in encouraging calm by communicating with employees and customers about what they are doing to ensure products and services are being delivered in a well-thought-out and hygienic manner, and what owners are doing in their own “small” way to contain the virus’s spread and keep workers healthy and safe. The cumulative actions of millions of small businesses can have a massive impact on helping the virus to pass.
Reprinted with Permission from - SBE Council by - Karen Kerrigan