How Your Business Can Survive Covid-19

The Covid-19 pandemic has had an unprecedented impact on small businesses across the United States. The federal government has already passed multiple pieces of legislation attempting to help, and businesses have all kinds of new concerns with health, safety, technology, compliance, and more.

So what does your business need to do to survive the crisis? That was the subject of a webcast I recently participated in, the new April edition of One More Customer, hosted by Fran Tarkenton. We talked about:

  • Financial relief options,
  • Current federal legislation, and
  • Practices for supporting your business through hard times.

The key thing for every business owner to remember is this basic 4-step plan:

  1. Prepare Your Workforce
  2. Prepare Your Workspace
  3. Actively Manage Your Workspace
  4. Stay Nimble and Alert

I’ve also put together this set of resources to help you and your business!

General Guidance

GoSmallBiz Small Business COVID-19 Resource Center

Coronavirus Task Force

U.S. Treasury CARES Act

SBA Guidance

IRS Guidance

Specific Guidance

CDC Guidance

OSHA Guidance – News and Updates

OSHA Guidance – Preparing Workplaces

Employer Paid Leave Requirements (FFCRA)

Unemployment Insurance Relief

State by State Unemployment Guidance

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Guidance

Rick Gossett

About Rick Gossett

Rick Gossett has been COO of Tarkenton Companies for more than 20 years and is an expert in business operations, responsible for business software development, unique partnerships, business educational content, consulting, and more. Rick was the originator of Tarkenton Companies’ consulting services and, initially, personally answered every question. Before joining Tarkenton Companies, Rick owned and operated a private practice as a CPA. Prior to that, he was a Senior Manager at Pannell Kerr Foster in tax and audit, as well as Principal in Ernst & Young’s small business advisory group.