Business Resiliency

As developments continue to unfold in response to the spread of COVID-19, we know many small businesses have questions about implications in the workplace and funding options to help bolster their businesses during this difficult time. On this page, we are compiling relevant tips and resources on business resiliency.

Financial planning
National

Brady Martz & Associates

Cash Flow Analysis

We are here to help you in this unprecedented time by providing you the essential understanding to handle the economic impact of these trying times. Please contact any of our following team members to discuss the challenges you are facing. We are ready to assist you.

Audience: Small Business Owners

Staying safe
National

National Safety Council

Health and Safety Resources for Employers from NSC

This space is dedicated to COVID-19 health and safety resources created by the National Safety Council and its partner organizations.

Audience: Small Business Owners

Pivoting your business
National

Worth

Pivoting Your Small Business Model to Survive the COVID-19 Crisis

The world is changing rapidly, but (flexible) planning is still important. Small business owners should be engaging in strategic planning that weighs different business and economic scenarios over the next two weeks, two months and six months. Since this pandemic emerged, it has changed our social and economic world on a daily basis.

Audience: Small Business Owners

Pivoting your business
National

Business.com

Pivoting Your Business in Response to COVID-19

All good pivots start with great questions. There are three business model aspects you should explore when deciding on potential pivots.

  • Value proposition: What value do you deliver with your product or service?
  • Value networks: How do you deliver and monetize your product or service?
  • Target customers: Who receives and benefits from what you provide?

Audience: Small Business Owners, Non-profits

Pivoting your business
National

Pursuit

How Businesses are Pivoting

Don’t hesitate to call everyone you owe money to. Be honest and upfront. Ask your lender for a deferment or your landlord for a temporary hold on lease payments. Call your vendors. Ask them to be more flexible in their payment terms. Don’t carry this burden alone. Be honest with your employees and let them know what you’re going through. Tell them you’re fighting every day and have a plan to get through this.

Audience: Small Business Owners

Financial planning
National

Lendio

Building a Cash Reserve for Your Business

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the importance of saving money for a rainy day. While thousands of small businesses closed permanently in the spring of 2020, the ones that had cash reserves on hand for emergencies fared much better—especially considering the hurdles and delays that came with government aid like the Paycheck Protection Program. It shouldn’t have taken a global pandemic for small businesses to see the value of having a cash reserve, but nonetheless, many owners are now more aware of the importance of financial stability.

Audience: Small Business Owners

Pivoting your business
National

Gannett Co., Inc

Shifting the Business to a New Strategy

Things to consider: Altering the process to deliver your product or service, changing how revenue is generated, developing a new product or product line and targeting different market segments.

Audience: Small Business Owners

Tax and liability
National

Employee Retention Credit: The CARES Act

Tax Credit For Required Leave

This is a refundable tax credit for employers whose businesses were suspended due to a shutdown order or whose gross receipts dropped by more than 50 percent over the same time period last year. The credit is worth 50 percent of payrolls paid between March 13-December 31, 2020, up to a maximum of $10,000.

Audience: Small Business Owners, Employees, Non-profits

Pivoting your business
California

The City of Long Beach

Become a registered vendor

The City utilizes an online registration and bidding system to notify businesses of various bid opportunities, news, and updates. The electronic bidding system provides an easy and accessible way to bid documents. Registered companies will receive customized emails notifying them of specific bids, the ability to search for bids, and download documents.

Audience: Small Business Owners

Selling online
National

eBay

Grow online with eBay

Register for a free eBay business account, and get access to benefits that make growing your business online easier than anywhere else, including:

  • Zero listing fees on up to 200 listings per month.* Pay only when you sell.
  • Powerful selling tools and insights.
  • Access to eBay’s 185 million buyers worldwide.
  • Virtual learning and development opportunities.
  • Real-time advice and inspiration from fellow sellers and eBay staff in eBay Community.


Audience: Small Business Owners, Self-employed, Non-profits

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