As entrepreneurs and managers try to understand today’s new realities without the benefit of any previous experiences to reference, mapping the future truly becomes exponentially dynamic. Here at the BDCC, we are seeing this scenario playout with over 300 businesses we are in contact with as they seek assistance in navigating local, regional, state and federal assistance programs.
Decisions to borrow money today in order to survive, only to have to operate a business model not yet written, are playing out all over the country. We encourage business owners to take the time to begin to map out potential business scenarios for the months and year ahead.
As Governor Scott’s Economic Mitigation and Recovery Task Force begins to make recommendations for safely returning workers to the workplace, how will you welcome back employees and customers? What step by step actions do you need to plan for? Here is a sample Return to Work Guidelines document recently shared for a Vermont company planning to open its floors to employees. Here is a recent New York Times article on restaurant reopening filled with useful links and ideas. This Forbes article provides actionable ideas and hope for Main Street retail. Vermont OSHA has created new training materials that cover new COVID-19 safe workplace practices and compliance with state mandates.
We continue to focus on communicating accurate, timely and actionable information to help ensure informed decisions across the region. Last week we focused on hope and resilience, this week we are making time for detailed planning. Please let us know about resources you are finding useful so that we can share that information with others by using this simple form.
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