I originally created this page as a free resource page for any resource I mentioned after being interviewed by Mike Woods at FMG Marketing on April 12, 2020.
Listen and/or download the podcast, here. to the podcast, here. to the podcast, here.
This page will continue to grow as I’m sent or see good resources to help business owners continue to walk through the affects of the COVID-19 virus has on their business.
Additionally, I’m offering a Business Growth Hot to business owners move forward and get accountability when you need it.
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Steps to Grief
When Elisabeth Kubler-Ross created the concept of the “steps of grief” she came up with 5 steps. Since then, 1 or 2 additional steps have been added.
5 Stages of Grief plus one more. The author of this site offers a video and free weekly pop-up chat on this subject. David Kessler added “meaning” to the steps https://grief.com/the-five-stages-of-grief/
7 Steps of Grief adds “engaging life” or as I call it “acting now”. I think we go through this step, then go backwards, move forwards again, etc. http://www.journey-through-grief.com/7-stages-of-grief.html
Care Act 2020
Explained with commentary of the authors https://www.cbpp.org/research/economy/cares-act-includes-essential-measures-to-respond-to-public-health-economic-crises
Estimated taxes and penalties that may be due https://www.marketwatch.com/story/when-are-stimulus-checks-being-sent-out-how-to-keep-tabs-on-yours-2020-04-10
7 ways small businesses can avoid bankruptcy amid the coronavirus outbreak
New: NYS is passing or just passed a law where debt collectors cannot take stimulus checks.
ALWAYS CHECK WITH YOUR OWN TAX ADVISOR regarding tax information. We are NOT tax advisors. This information is being posted as a FYI.
Tip: If you can easily breath through materials, it’s not safe. Add a few folded paper towels to it when you wear it.
Protecting Yourself and Others
Dr. Porter Explains The Power of Quarantine
CDC Ways To Protect Yourself and Others https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/prevention.html
Information About Coronavirus (COVID-19)
- Coronavirus.gov: Information for the public from the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Task Force at the White House
- Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19): The latest public health and safety information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
- What the U.S. Government is Doing: A catalog of all U.S. government activities related to coronavirus. Available in both English and Spanish
Unemployment Insurance — note: I am not a tax advisor, always tell your clients to speak to theirs!
Remind clients it’s taxable by the Feds, as the IRS consider it “salary”. It is also taxable in most (not all) states. Lean what you need to inform clients or friends of clients of the implications. This way they don’t get any surprises when they do taxes in 2021.
STATES – This is the most recent and comprehensive article I found. https://www.kiplinger.com/slideshow/taxes/T055-S001-state-taxes-on-unemployment-benefits/index.html
There is a very good infographic on this NYS page regarding UI Benefits Under CARE. Check your states DOL web page for specifics of what’s happening in your state.
Do Your Part! Be Counted in the Census!
Best yet, it takes less then 5 minutes to complete! Health clinics. Fire departments. Schools. Even roads and highways. The census can shape many different aspects of your communit https://2020census.gov/
Small Business Resources (Loans/Grants)
Information on loans available from the SBA on a first come, first serviced basis https://covid19relief.sba.gov/#/
Paycheck Protection Plan (no more money) https://www.sba.gov/funding-programs/loans/coronavirus-relief-options/paycheck-protection-program-ppp
NYC Business Assistance https://www1.nyc.gov/site/sbs/businesses/covid19-business-outreach.page
Business tools for navigating the crisis
Note that scammers are targeting businesses with loan and grant fraud. Beware of phishing emails and robocalls, and double check any web addresses to make sure that they are associated with the correct government agency.
Bringing Your Business Into the Virtual World
Request the unedited video I created with notes. This was a Q and A session, and as usual the advisors were quiet, and taking notes. I had advisors submit questions which I answered during the call. https://www.elevatingyourbusiness.com/q-and-a-on-going-virtual-with-your-business-during-this-crisis/
9 Ways Advisors Can Easily Meet With Clients or Prospects Virtually (Article)
Includes resources I’ve been using for years (or ones I’ve tested) https://www.elevatingyourbusiness.com/how-advisors-can-easily-meet-with-clients-or-prospects-virtually/
I recently received a note from a new advisor, who was going through all my articles on niching which read: “I am a Financial Advisor – a brand new one! – and I am using your website to try and get started properly! It has been so helpful – I’m closing in on my niche :) Thank you!” Anna Strahs Watts
I speak and do webinars and podcasts for companies and membership organizations on the topic of niching. You can find 33 articles and 4 workbooks on topics relating to niching and the other 7 steps included in my Book More Ideal Clients program. Offer a video on the topic and much more at https://www.elevatingyourbusiness.com/category/profit/ideal-clients/
5 Steps To Nailing Your Niche
Dealing With Burnout
Resources on dealing with pain and banishing burnout. https://www.elevatingyourbusiness.com/what-to-do-when-life-throws-you-a-curveball-that-changes-direction-hourly/
What To Do With Your Time
How To Be More Productive when working at home includes business and life ideas .https://www.elevatingyourbusiness.com/the-gift-of-time-what-to-do-with-it/
Keep productive by joining me in an Integrity Accountability Day (free) . Join for an hour or two, or for the whole day. http://Get (free) help with accountablity while you’re working from home
Free Job Seeker Coaching Resources https://medium.com/@marissam/open-letter-to-job-seekers-about-free-group-career-coaching-fef298ff90ea