At Swyft Filings, we’re working to help businesses navigate through this challenging and unusual time. Amid COVID-19, many small businesses are facing obstacles, and maybe even a few opportunities, for which there was no way to fully prepare for. We’ve created this resource guide to provide you with answers and guidance, from tips for remote workers to new business ideas requiring little to no startup costs, regardless of whether your typical operations are returning back to normal or if you’re in quarantine for the foreseeable future.
The novel coronavirus has meant very different things for different industries. Understanding how COVID-19 is impacting your industries specifically will help give you the tools to make informed decisions moving forward.
Industry trends throughout Q1 2020
Notable industries affected in March
In the past couple of months, businesses have been looking to new and modified relief programs to help those who’ve had to temporarily cease operations, as well as those who’ve taken financial hits even if remaining partially open.
Federal small business loans and relief programs
Economic injury disaster loan
EIDL emergency advance
State and local small business resources
What the SBA paycheck protection program offers small businesses
How your business can utilize it
How to apply
As states begin to reopen their economies, businesses are having to decide if they’re ready to open their doors again or if they’ll continue to stay closed or offer limited services. When you do reopen, there are certain safety standards and protocols that will help ensure the safety of your employees and customers.
Cleaning and sanitation guidelines
How to maintain social distancing
Supporting the safety of employees
Employee infection preparedness
With large swaths of the country now working remotely for the first time, businesses have to be cognizant of maintaining productivity and engaging employees.
Advice for productivity
Maintaining relationships with coworkers
Creating a new routine
Ramping up communication
Modifying typical engagement activities
Since late February and mid-March, many businesses have experienced drastic reductions in profits, requiring owners to pivot and reduce costs where possible. The following resources contain advice from experts to manage through this season.
Continuing to serve your customers
Pivoting business operations
How to maintain transparency with employees and customers
Obtaining new business
Tactics for flexibility
Building and optimizing a website
Engaging customers through creative content
Revamping your website
Creating a business plan
Acquiring new skills
It may seem counterintuitive to start a business when so many are closing. Yet, depending on the business, this may be an ideal time to get started. Learn more here:
Reduced startup costs for products, marketing, and more
Access to low-interest loans
Helping to stimulate economic recovery
Crystalizing your idea
Choosing a business structure
Examples of businesses with low startup costs
Resources for getting started
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However, if you signed up for the Swyft Filings Registered Agent Service, you will be charged its initial fee three days after you place your order. From then on, you will be charged according to the terms of your subscription until you change your registered agent with the state or dissolve your company. If you change your agent or dissolve your company on your own, let us know so we can discontinue billing.
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