There can be no way around it, Inc. contributor Brian Hamilton’s April 2020 COVID-19 centered article, “6 Actions to Take in the Next 90 Days to Save Your Business,” isn’t pulling any punches. Hamilton, Founder of the Brian Hamilton Foundation, believes that the next 90-days could be make or break days for business owners looking to navigate the choppy waters of...Read More
In her recent April 20th, 2020 Forbes article, “Three Keys to Engaged, Productive Telework Teams,” author Rajshree Agarwal, who is a professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship, explored how to get the most out of telework. This highly timely article covers some very important territory for many companies dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic. Let’s explore...Read More
Failure is rarely fun. But it is also a key ingredient in success. While failure can be painful, there is no doubting the fact that the lessons that come from failure can be powerful teachers that provide life-long lessons and even life-trajectory altering results. Summed up another way, failure hurts. But on occasion, not failing could hurt more, especially in the...Read More
Small business owners are facing new challenges during this crisis. Communicating with customers requires more focus and depth than ever before. In Mat Zuker’s latest article for Forbes Magazine, he cites Jay Mandel who runs The Collective NYC, a marketing consulting team focusing on a customer’s experience, who underlines the importance of businesses to understand...Read More
The link below update focuses on insurance coverage relevant to an employer. Insurance may play a key role in insulating businesses from labor-related losses, as well as other COVID-19 induced harm. Topics include Workers Compensation, Employment Practices Liability Insurance, Business Interruption Insurance, Directors and Officers Insurance, Key Person, and other types of insurance.
Below is a tool that some Private Equity portfolio companies are using to assess the risk areas in their businesses and develop an action plan to address them. One of the things that many crisis management experts advise, and much of what we learned from the 2008-2012 Great Recession, is that it is critical in times of significant turmoil and uncertainty to:
Understand and actively track what...Read More
The link below will provide an overview from the US Chamber Of Commerce to help guide small business owners through the SBA emergency loan process.
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act allocated $350 billion to help small businesses keep workers employed amid the pandemic and economic downturn. Known as the Paycheck Protection Program, the initiative provides 100%...Read More
The U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) low-interest Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDLs) are now available to small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small aquaculture businesses and private nonprofit organizations affected by the loss of revenue due to the Coronavirus. As of 3.24.20, the below provides details for Economic Injury Disaster Loans- eligibility requirements,...Read More
The COVID-19 crisis has impacted the world in so many profound ways, one of which includes how businesses manage their relationships with their employees. The following FAQ addresses several questions businesses are raising in regard to employment-related issues created by the unprecedented COVID-19 situation such as leave, safety, wages, benefits, taxes, and possible insurance coverage....Read More
Federal Changes- below is an update on items affecting/supporting small businesses as of 3.23.20. Naturally, items are changing rapidly, and we will continue to provide future updates.
SBA Disaster Assistance – Available NOW– get started here.
Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program:
Activated by States “Emergency” declaration- Loan amount up to $2 million – 3.75% business, 2.75%...Read More