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Back to Work: ONE STEP AT A TIME

Information. Resources. Support.             

We're here to walk you through, help you adapt...and reSTART. We'll provide tips to consider and resources that help you NOW

 
 

Quick Start

Looking for a place to start? These Quick Start references can help you and your small business get back to the basics!

 

  • Human Resources

     

      

     

    • IRS allows employers to claim tax credit for paying furloughed employees' health premiums (HR Dive) >>Read More

     

     

    • Do Your Employees Need to Wear Masks? (SHRM Article May 5, 2020)  >>Read Article

     

    • What is an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) & How Does It Work? Answers to all the questions you may have >>Read Here
  • Marketing

    • A Smarter Approach to Your COVID Marketing Strategy (Webinar) - May 27, 2020 | Time: 1-2 PM

    With COVID 19 creating roadblocks for your business, you don’t have time to waste on online marketing tasks that aren’t going to get your business where you want it to go. In this session presented by Digital Marketing Expert Jenna Shaffer, you’ll find out where to focus your efforts, what to communicate, and how to do it so you're not wasting time and more importantly, communicating the right message to your audience when it matters the most. >>Learn More or Register

     

    • SBDC Ask the Expert: Marketing Your Business Through the COVID-19 Experience - June 4, 2020  |  12-1 PM

    Major topics include: 

    • Revisiting Your Brand - Time You Never Had Before COVID
    • DON'T Stop Marketing
    • Reassuring Customers of Safety in the "New Normal"
    • >>Learn More or Register Here

     

    • A Simple Recipe for Social Media Success (Webinar) - June 24, 2020 | Time: 1-2 PM

    Social media can be overwhelming and often feels like you’re just spinning your wheels.  In a time of such uncertainty, it’s important to know where to be, how to be engaging, and how to get results - all with a limited amount of time and resources. In this webinar, Digital Marketing Expert Jenna Shaffer will provide a recipe for social media that saves time and gets results to grow your business. >>Learn More or Register Here

     

     

    • 5 Things Brick-and-mortars Should Be Doing to Succeed Right Now (May 19, 2020) >>Read Here

    "You can either wait until things resume to something resembling normality—or innovate, react, and adapt. Here are some helpful ways to do just that."

     

     

    • Marketing in Challenging Times (April 28, 2020 - Youngstown SCORE)
    • "...no matter the situation or circumstance, if your business is open, albeit in a diminished capacity, you have to stay connected to your customers." >>Read Article

     

  • Finance and Accounting

     

    • Financial Resources

      Business Tune-Up PDF

       

      The Mahoning Valley Economic Development Corporation (MVEDC) is a leader in developing employment opportunities through business creation, expansion and retention in collaboration with other regional organizations. They do this through Small business lending to achieve the economic and social well-being of Mahoning Valley region.

       

       

       

      • Top 7 Ways to Manage a Cash Flow Crunch-Part 2 (Ohio SBDC) >>View Video

       

       

      For a limited time only - Open to Ohio businesses that are current Home Savings Bank loan or deposit customers in good standing

       

       reStart with Huntington Bank

       Salem Financial Institutions PDF 

       

       

    • From the Accountant - things to consider

      • IRS allows employers to claim tax credit for paying furloughed employees' health premiums (HR Dive) >>Read More

       

       

      • Employee Retention Credits vs. the Paycheck Protection Program (April 24, 2020 - Intuit)

      For some business owners, the Employee Retention Credit might be what they need. >>Read Article

       

        

     

  • Food Service

     

    • Surviving COVID-19: Comeback Plan Webinar Series - Five-part webinar series on how independent restaurants can prepare to Comeback Stronger from this pandemic. Each session of this series will focus on strategies, resources and best practices for executing your Comeback Plan. (Recordings of individual webinars) 
      • Session 1: Preparing a Comeback Business Plan for your Restaurant (Apr. 23) >>View Recording
      • Session 2: Health, Safety & Dining Room Management (Apr. 28) >>View Recording
      • Session 3: Adapting Your Concept to the New Guest Experience (Apr. 30) >>View Recording
      • Session 4: Restaurant Marketing in the New Normal (May 5) >>View Recording
      • Session 5: Crunching the Numbers with Sales Forecasting and Budgets (May 7) >>View Recording

     

     

     

     

    • COVID-19 Reopening Guidance: A Guide for the Restaurant Industry (National Restaurant Association) >>Download PDF 

     

  • Retail

     

    • Operation Open Doors Checklist for Retailers (National Retail Federation and Seyfarth) >>View PDF

    This checklist represents guidance from members and subject matter experts, and is intended to highlight key topics to consider as retailers seek to re-open operations. It's available to the public for a limited time.

  • Local Cleaning Supplies and PPE

    Some local resources for PPE and/or sanitizing supplies

     

    Offering office and cleaning supplies. >>Download List and Pricing

     

    • Sport Connection  |  2789 E. State Street, Ste. 5, Salem  |  330-337-7006

    Sport Connection is making two kinds of face masks. The first is a pleated, 3-ply, filtered, washable and re-usable mask in several colors. The second is a custom mask with full color imprints. These are also washable, 3-ply and filtered.

     

    • Damon Chemical  |  12435 Rockhill Ave. NE, Alliance  | Pete Rega  |  330-446-0166  |  www.damonq.com

    Cleaning supplies and disinfectants

     

    • Penn Care  |  1317 North Road, Niles  |  Jeramey May, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  | 330-544-0777  | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    Ambulance supply company offering Personal Protective Equipment

     

    Ohio Manufacturers Retooling and Repurposing to Create PPE - Share and purchase personal protective equipment created through the ingenuity of Ohio manufacturers who have answered the call to help

     

If you need help, the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) can connect you with business developers and subject matter experts. SCORE can match you with a business mentor to walk you through questions or next steps. Both are free services.

  • SBDC at Kent State University at Tuscarawas (covers the Salem area regularly through partnership with the SOD Center)
    • Contact: Steve Schillig, Director | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | 330-308-7479
  • SCORE Canton | canton.score.org | 330-224-3280
  • SCORE Youngstown | youngstown.score.org | 330-941-2948
  • SOD Center, Inc | sodcenter.com | 330-337-7669

 

Still need a PPP Loan? MVEDC is still processing PPP Loans >>Apply Here

The Mahoning Valley Economic Development Corporation (MVEDC) is a leader in developing employment opportunities through business creation, expansion and retention in collaboration with other regional organizations. They do this through Small business lending to achieve the economic and social well-being of Mahoning Valley region.

 
 

Knowledge Base Articles & Documents

  • Download & Print Resources with Tips & How Tos

    • Reopening Safely: Helpful Tips for Small Business Owners (Main Street America)

    General tip sheet for small business owners to help you through the reopening process, offering a starting point as you enter the first phase of recovery efforts. >>View PDF

     

    • Recovery Readiness: A How-To Guide For Reopening Your Workplace (Cushman & Wakefield)

    This guide outlines some of the best thinking practices and protocols as we all prepare to get back to work. >>View PDF

     

    • CDC: Guidance for Cleaning and Disinfecting (9 page PDF) >>View PDF
  • Online References and Key Insights

    • SBA Eases PPP Loan Penalty Threats Against Borrowers (May 13, 2020 - Harrington, Hoppe & Mitchell)

    Some recipients of federal Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans have been concerned about potential penalties. New guidance today from the U.S. Small Business Administration clears up some of that concern, HHM lawyer SHAWNA L'ITALIEN writes. >>Read Article

     

    • Will Businesses Get Immunity From Coronavirus Lawsuits? (May 12, 2020 - SHRM.org)

    As more businesses make plans to reopen, lawmakers are split on whether to hold employers responsible for shielding workers from COVID-19. Some lawmakers want to protect employers from coronavirus-related lawsuits, but others are concerned such protection would lead to employers not taking proper steps to safeguard workers. >>Read Article

     

    • 3 Tips for Properly Pivoting Your Business Model (May 7, 2020 - SCORE)

    If your small business is ready to pivot its business model during this unprecedented time, here’s what you need to note before getting started. >>Read Article

     

    • Marketing in Challenging Times (April 28, 2020 - Youngstown SCORE)
    • "...no matter the situation or circumstance, if your business is open, albeit in a diminished capacity, you have to stay connected to your customers." >>Read Article

     

    • Employee Retention Credits vs. the Paycheck Protection Program (April 24, 2020 - Intuit)

    For some business owners, the Employee Retention Credit might be what they need. >>Read Article

     

    • How to Prepare to Reopen Your Business After COVID-19 (April 24, 2020 - Intuit)
      • 3 ways to embrace e-commerce
      • 3 ways to build a backup plan for your business
      • 3 tips to help you reopen

    >>Read Article

  • Quick Reference Tools

    • Quick Tip Poster from DOL: How much paid leave can employees take under FFCRA? >>View PDF

     

    • OSHA Poster: 10 Steps All Workplaces Can Take to Reduce Risk of Exposure to Coronavirus >>View PDF

     

    • CDC: Cleaning & Disinfecting Decision Tool (2 page flow chart) >>View PDF 

     

    • High Risk Populations FAQs COVID-19 (Ohio Dept of Health) >>View PDF

     

    • CARES Act Forbearance Fact Sheet for Mortgagees and Servicers of FHA, VA, or USDA Loans >>View PDF

  • Webinars to help you reStart

    • A Smarter Approach to Your COVID Marketing Strategy - May 27 >

      A Smarter Approach to Your COVID Marketing Strategy - May 27, 2020 | Time: 1-2 PM

      With COVID 19 creating roadblocks for your business, you don’t have time to waste on online marketing tasks that aren’t going to get your business where you want it to go. In this session presented by Digital Marketing Expert Jenna Shaffer, you’ll find out where to focus your efforts, what to communicate, and how to do it so you're not wasting time and more importantly, communicating the right message to your audience when it matters the most.

      >>Learn More or Register Here

    • Ask the Expert: Marketing Your Business Through the COVID-19 Experience - June 4 >

      SBDC Ask the Expert: Marketing Your Business Through the COVID-19 Experience - June 4, 2020  |  12-1 PM

      Major topics include: 

      • Revisiting Your Brand - Time You Never Had Before COVID
      • DON'T Stop Marketing
      • Reassuring Customers of Safety in the "New Normal"

      >>Learn More or Register Here

    • Protecting Your Business From Fraud - June 18 >

      Protecting Your Business From Fraud - June 18, 2020 | Time: 1-2 PM

      Are you familiar with the basic principles of assessing fraud risks for your small business? This webinar, presented by Deluxe Chief Brand Officer Amanda Brinkman and U.S. Bank Financial Services Veteran Morris Jackson II, will cover smart tips for auditing your business finances as well as ways to monitor for potential risks to keep your business safe from fraud.

      >>Learn More or Register Here

    • A Simple Recipe for Social Media Success - June 24 >

      A Simple Recipe for Social Media Success - June 24, 2020 | Time: 1-2 PM

      Social media can be overwhelming and often feels like you’re just spinning your wheels.  In a time of such uncertainty, it’s important to know where to be, how to be engaging, and how to get results - all with a limited amount of time and resources. In this webinar, Digital Marketing Expert Jenna Shaffer will provide a recipe for social media that saves time and gets results to grow your business.

      >>Learn More or Register Here

    • From Survive to Thrive: Critical Information Business Owners Should Know for Navigating the COVID-19 Crisis (Recorded) >

      From Survive to Thrive:  Critical Information Business Owners Should Know for Navigating the COVID-19 Crisis - Recorded May 20, 2020

      In this webinar HBK CPAs and Associates, we will discuss a road map to help businesses survive, maintain, recover, and thrive, including helpful hints and tools that business owners should know.

      Watch Here >>

    • Essential PR Tools and Tactics (Recorded) >

      Essential PR Tools and Tactics- Elevate the visibility of your business while being sheltered in place - Recorded May 14, 2020

      Promoting your business during the coronavirus outbreak presents unique opportunities. Now more than ever, the steps you take to promote your company, its work and products plays an essential role in ensuring its relevance and survival. 

      Watch Here >>

    • Road to Recovery: Strategies for Business Owners (Recorded) >

      Road to Recovery: Strategies for Business Owners - May 14, 2020 | 2-3 PM

      With the economic forecast uncertain, it can be difficult to plan and strategize. But there are steps business owners can take right now that could not only preserve, but strengthen their business for the future.

      Register Here >>

    • The 4 Key Things Businesses Should Be Focused on Right NOW (Recorded) >

      The 4 Key Things Businesses Should Be Focused on Right Now — Recorded May 12, 2020
      These are unprecedented times for business owners. The goal right now should be all about how we come out the other side of this crisis a smarter, stronger and more prepared business than we were before. This webinar will focus on the four areas of your business you should be focused on right now, to successfully traverse through these turbulent times.

      Watch Here >>

 
 

State and Federal Resources

  • Ohio SBDC "Progress, Not Panic 2020" Video Series>>Go To Site

 

To help get equipment in the hands of those who need it. It’s primarily designed for smaller purchases of PPE from retooled or repurposed manufacturers.

 

 

  • Guidance for Premise Plumbing Water Service Restoration (Ohio EPA/Department of Health) >>View/Print Guidance

When buildings and homes are vacated, the stagnation of potable water within the premise plumbing can lead to water quality deterioration that may be associated with public health risks. This guidance offers considerations for water service restoration to minimize risks associated with water quality degradation related to stagnant water.

 

 

Manufacturing Resources

 

  • Responsible Restart Ohio - Manufacturing, Distribution and Construction >>View PDF

Mandatory and recommended best practices to help you plan and prepare.

 

  • 6 Steps to Handle Supply Chain Disruption (MIT Sloan School of Management) >>Read More

Events like the COVID-19 pandemic upend global supply chains and leave companies scrambling. From internal decisions to how to work with suppliers and customers, here’s what to do now.

 

  • Brass Tacks: Practical Things to Think and Do >>View Page

Manufacturers are pragmatists at heart. This list is compiled through hundreds of conversations across the country of what we have heard is important to help manufacturers stay strong and figure out next steps. 

 

  • Manufacturing Reintegration Policy Examples >>View PDF

MAGNET, Ohio MEP, and the Ohio Manufacturers' Association have prepared a full template set with examples of how other companies are handling new coronavirus safety considerations.

 

  •  Manufacturing Works - COVID-19 Resources for Businesses >>Go To Site

 

Webinar Recordings

 

Upcoming Manufacturing-focus Webinars

  • Recovery Post COVID-19: Part 1/4 - May 12 >

    Recovery Post COVID-19: Part 1/4 - Tuesday, May 12, 2020 | Time: 12 - 1 PM

    The manufacturing sector has been working nonstop to produce PPE, for the state and to keep up operations. What happens after it's "business as usual?" Does "business as usual" exist after this crisis? This is the first in a four part series on Business After COVID-19. Featuring the following discussions:

     

    Restarting Operations after COVID-19: A checklist for reopening and operating in a post-COVID environment– Bass Khoury, Director Operations Excellence Practice, MAGNET

     

    CAK – Pandemic Impacts & Next Steps- Renato Camacho, President & CEO, Akron-Canton Airport

     

    Attendance is free and open to the public.

    Register Here >>

  • Recovery Post COVID-19: Part 2/4 - May 26 >

    Recovery Post COVID-19: Part 2/4 - Tuesday, May 26, 2020 | Time: 12- 1 PM EST

    Part 2 of 4 in our series on Business After COVID-19. Featuring the following discussions:

     

    How the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation is meeting the challenge to provide continued services for both employers and injured workers during COVID-19– Mark Clendenin, Strategic Projects, OhioBWC.

     

    Developing Your Programs to Maintain OSHA Compliance– Kelly Baker, Director of General Industries, Safety Controls Technology, Inc. (SCT)

     

    Attendance is free and open to the public.

    Register Here >> 

  • Recovery Post COVID-19: Part 3/4 - June 9 >

    Recovery Post COVID-19: Part 3/4 - Tuesday, June 9, 2020 | Time: 12 - 1 PM EST

    Part 3 of 4 in our series on Business After COVID-19. Featuring the following discussion:

     

    Smart and Responsible B2B Sales and Marketing in a COVID-19 World: Tips and Suggestions for Ramping Up Your Business Development Activities– Mike Schilling, Director - Strategy, Marketing & Sales Practice, MAGNET

     

    Attendance is free and open to the public.

    Register Here >>

  • Recover Post COVID-19: Part 4/4 - June 23 >

    Recovery Post COVID-19: Part 4/4 - Tuesday, June 23, 2020 | Time: 12 - 1 PM EST

    This is the final installment in our series on Business After COVID-19. Featuring the following discussion:

     

    Machine Monitoring & Uptime (IIOT) Installation: Assessment, hardware & software, bundled consulting, results & ROI– Joe Work, Sr. Growth & Innovation Advisor, MAGNET

     

    Attendance is free and open to the public.

    Register Here >>

 
 
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