As things start to get back to the new normal, many employees and business are wondering what is next. A quick look into our crystal ball shows that while it is hard to see what lays around the bend, it’s more important that ever to be prepared for the unexpected.
Many of our clients have had to learn to work from home, ignoring distractions and sharing internet connections along with work space with children that were dealing with distance learning for the first time. While governors told us what businesses and employees were “essential” and “non-essential”.
The truth is that every business and every employee is essential. Every business is essential to those who invested their hard-earned money, the people that work in the business, and the customers that support them. In this new world it is more important than ever to support the local businesses that invest in our community, employ our friends and neighbors, and provide the products and services we have come to rely on.
Many businesses are still suffering the effects of shut down, curfews, and forced reduced capacity. This is exasperated by increased expenses to assure the public that it is safe to return. These expenses include additional cleaning supplies and staff, protective gear, such as gloves and masks, and even erecting safety shields between customers and employees.
While these challenges are unique, this is not the first time the business owners we work with have faced challenges and I am certain it won’t be the last time. For many years we have helped businesses and individuals not just survive challenging times but grow and prosper in spite of them.
Through all these challenges we have been here for our clients and friends, to answer your questions, provide the latest information on government programs, and provide support.