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Learning from Business Leaders

As owners, managers and employees of our local businesses adjust to COVID-19, many are learning tips, tricks and best practices as they go. In an effort to contribute to other businesses, some have written the helpful articles below! Check back as more are posted, or click below to join our Facebook group: Braving COVID - Business Discussion Forum.
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Remote Workforce Technology Options

Written by GDC IT Solutions

We, as a community, are experiencing unprecedented times in our personal and business lives. Together, we are receiving government recommendations and mandates that we need to incorporate into how we do business during this time. Continuing operation under a mandated lock-down is uncharted territory for many businesses.

At GDC, we have implemented several technologies that have allowed our staff to remain productive and virtually accessible during this time. We felt it would be useful to share these ideas with you, the business community, as you tackle ways to maintain business operations.

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Coping with Covid: Patriot Federal Credit Union

Listen in to Jordan Nace's latest interview with John Kilduff as he talks about Patriot Federal Credit Union's business plans and customer service during Covid-19.

Tax Credit: Keeping Employees on Payroll

Written by Tina Pittman, CPA and owner of Your Accountant.

To help businesses retain employees and keep them employed during the COVID-19 crisis, Congress has provided a refundable employer retention credit available to all qualifying employers regardless of size, including tax-exempt organizations.

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Mixed Messages

Written by Jocelyn Melton, CEO of Baxter Group Inc.

News, emails, texts, family, friends, . . . messages about the Coronavirus coming from sources across the board.  Some are accurate, some are far from accurate.  As business owners we are fighting through the multiple  changes to the SBA disaster loan program website, the Governors’ orders, constant changes in our project plans. Who is there to help our employees through the fear, chaos, and uncertainty of these times?

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Power Hour: Creating a Marketing Framework

Power Hour is a one-hour educational session hosted by a Chamber member.

Amy Horn with AdTaxi discusses marketing strategies during the COVID-19 Crisis. You'll learn quick steps and long term strategies for marketing during the crisis. Click below.

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Power Hour: Navigating Through A Crisis

Power Hour is a one-hour educational session hosted by a Chamber member.

Randy Wilson with Reel PD discusses the best ways to handle a crisis. How we deal with these events like Covid-19 are keys to our growth in many ways.

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Employment Strategies during COVID-19

Written by GDC IT Solutions

As the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues, employers are confronting novel challenges.  We are juggling the health and safety of our employees with an unpredictable economic landscape and the changing business needs of our customer base.  And even though we are in the midst of a global pandemic, we still have to navigate the complex world of federal, state, and local employment laws.

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If you are sick, or feel sick, please contact your healthcare provider and follow their instructions.

For the most updated information, please review the following sources:

CDC details on COVID-19

Representative Rob Kauffman

Representative Paul Schemel

Congressman John Joyce

 

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