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Reopening Your Business after a Shutdown

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As cities across the U.S. are in the various stages of reopening, many company owners face the challenges of getting back into business. While you might be looking forward to earning revenue again, there are important considerations as you reopen.

Your Employees

If you have employees, you should be especially sensitive to their concerns and fears. Going back to work can be stressful for people who have been isolating to avoid exposure. Take all necessary precautions to protect the health of employees and customers, and ensure you follow all health guidelines. If an employee is not feeling well, do not let them come to work. Also, be sure to comply with all employment laws, including wage and hour laws, anti-discrimination and harassment, family and medical leave, and more.

Your Business Strategy

Let’s be honest – the post-COVID-19 business landscape will be different than pre-pandemic. Many businesses will not be able to relays much  on the foot traffic and other in-person transactions. Now might be the time to grow your online business, adjust marketing strategies, increase takeout sales for restaurants, and more.

Be Realistic About Your Budget

With months out of business, your budget might be suffering. Closely examine your records to see where you can eliminate unnecessary spending for the time being. If you need financial assistance to catch up with rent or other expenses, consider the Small Business Administration (SBA) loan programs, many of which have highly favorable terms.

Contact a Business Lawyer in Walnut Creek for Assistance

The Yudien Law Firm is here to help small businesses as they try to get back on their feet following COVID-19 closures. Our Walnut Creek business attorneys can help address many legal concerns, so please do not hesitate to call 925.472.0600 or contact us online about our services today.

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