The Lonely Entrepreneur: 2020 Survival Guide for Entrepreneurs

The Entrepreneurs Survival Guide is 12 weeks of learning, guidance, resources, and community to help you navigate this uncertain time. Learn actionable tips and strategies from the hands-on experience of The Lonely Entrepreneur CEO, Michael Dermer, who maneuvered his 500+ employee business during the 2008 financial crisis from the brink of failure to big success.

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The Small Business Owner’s Guide to the CARES Act

The programs and initiatives in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act that was just passed by Congress are intended to assist business owners with whatever needs they have right now. This guide provides information about the major programs and initiatives that will soon be available from the Small Business Administration (SBA) to address these needs, as well as some additional tax provisions that are outside the scope of SBA.

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FAQs: Small Business Loans Under the CARES Act

The CARES Act is the US Congress’ more than $2 trillion emergency relief bill that attempts to address the financial uncertainty created by the COVID-19 pandemic. Latham & Watkins LLP provides answers to frequently asked questions about the small business loan-related provisions, including what types of loans are available, who is eligible, what the terms and conditions are, and how to apply.

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US Chamber of Commerce Coronavirus Emergency Loans Small Business Guide and Checklist

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 (PPP), the initiative provides 100% federally guaranteed loans to small businesses. Prepared by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, this guide will help you learn all you need to know about the loans as a small business owner.

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Business Interruption Insurance Information

Almost all businesses carry insurance and for many, business interruption insurance exists within their policy. The detailed information below will outline the basic prem- ise of business interruption insurance and what could generally be considered a claim. You should check with your insurance provider to understand your coverage and what, if any claims you may have.

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Tips for managing in Times of Difficult Uncertainty

This checklist is designed to give guidance to businesses on how they can manage through difficult times. Regardless of the causes, small businesses need to take action when the going gets tough. While there is no single cure all, there are many steps a business owner can take to manage through the difficult times and position the business for future growth. This checklist provides some tips and suggestions.

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Crowdfunding During Coronavirus Guide

Crowdfunding can be an effective means of generating support for small businesses and their employees, as well as for businesses to stay connected to their local community. With this in mind, SBDC wanted to highlight a few new programs targeted to address economic challenges associated with the Coronavirus

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Customizable Flyer for Bussinesses to Assure Customers

This is a customizable flyer with info about what a business is doing to keep customers safe. Best for restraurants and retail

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Paycheck Protection Program FAQs for Small Businesses

FAQs about the paycheck protection program and what small business owners are eligible for and how to apply

Provided by US Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship

Froce Majure Clauses Fact Sheet

Coronavirus has had an impact on the ability of businesses to perform obligations under many different contracts. It is prudent for businesses to review the contracts underlying their commercial relationships impacted by this pandemic. One of the most prevalent contractual clauses that may influence rights, remedies, and obligations of businesses is the force majeure clause.

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Guide to Conquering a Business Crisis

This guide gives checklist items of what small business owners can do to conquer this phase in their business. It focuses on four categories: cash management, pricing and cost containment, marketing, and supply chain management

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SBA Coronavirus Pandemic Disaster Loans Comparison

This is a spreadsheet that compares and contrasts each SBA loan, who is eligible, how to apply, and all the details surrounding the loans.

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Tips for Businesses on Responding to the Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic

Things small business owners should consider and do right now so you’ll be better prepared to survive through the COVID-19 pandemic. These, incidentally, are smart preparations to undertake at any time, so you’re not wasting the effort.

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Small Business Resiliancy Guide

This is a guide to help small business owners identify their problems and goals and how to work through them during a challenging time. This workbook will help Entrepnuers come up with a full emergency plan

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Disaster Recovery Guide for Businesses

It is designed as a working guide that will direct you through the steps as you consider how to proceed post-disaster.

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HR Resources for Employers

A list of all the resources SBDC compiled for employers in relation to HR

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FMLA & Sick Leave Expansion

On March 18, 2020, the COVID-19 Response Act was signed by the President. The recently passed Act includes separate sections that directly affect employers and employees. This document runs through the three COVID-19 Response Act sections that pertain to employers

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The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA or Act) requires certain employers to provide their employees with paid sick leave and expanded family and medical leave for specified reasons related to COVID-19. These provisions will apply from April 1, 2020 through December 31, 2020. This document breaks down those provisions

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SBA Lending Forms

This includes all of the lending forms someone would need for any of the SBA loans

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SBA Disaster Loan Three Step Process

This document provides a graphic that lays out in an easy to underestand way the three steps to applying for the SBA disaster loan

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Supply Chain Disruption Planning Checklist

As the COVID-19 health crisis impacts global supply chains, CIRAS is stressing the importance of having a plan in place prior to disruptions to your supply chain. The following checklist can help your company react to and prepare for disruptions.

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Prepare Your Business for the Unexpected: A Planning Guide

No matter where your business is located around the world, disasters, emergencies, events, and pandemics can cause potential business disruptions. That’s why you need two disaster plans. Your long-term plan helps ensure business continuity and faster recovery. Your short-term plan is what you need in place right before a disaster hits. AT&T created this planning guide to help you prepare for disasters and other events, with checklists for short and long-term business preparations.

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