Beating COVID-19: Tips for Your Insurance, Finances, and Business - May 7, 2020

May 07, 2020
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"Long Beach Beer Lab Could Have Closed; Instead, They Became Essential"


* Thanks to a robust supply chain and some quick thinking, the duo has transformed literally overnight into a bustling enterprise that preps curbside pickup and socially distanced in-store orders of everything from growlers of sour ale to cartons of eggs and bags of rice. And they've been dutifully documenting and detailing the process in real time, down to guidance on customer etiquette, on their myriad social-media pages.


"Running a Business From Home: 30 Tips on How to Succeed"

From The Hartford:

* Almost all business success stories start off small. That means if you have a budding small business idea worth pursuing, you shouldn’t be afraid to begin working from home. In fact, both Amazon and Apple were started in home garages. In addition to this, the Small Business Administration (SBA) found that 50% of all firms in the U.S. are home-based. If that’s not encouragement enough for you to start your small business from home, then keep reading for 30 business tips on achieving success.


"Replacing Lost Revenues for Charities: Ways to Consider Charitable Giving Diversification"

From JDSupra:

* Nonprofit organizations with traditional reliance on event fundraising are now in a position to solicit donors in an alternate manner because of the COVID-19 pandemic. It is an opportune time to launch formal annual and planned giving programs, to the extent they are not in place at your institution. There are particular methods of giving that are more attractive in light of the current low interest rates, historic trends of giving in turbulent times, the SECURE Act and the CARES Act.


"Nationwide Plans to Make Work-From-Home Permanent for Some Offices"

From Think Advisor:

* Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company says having employees work at home in response to the COVID-19 crisis is going so well that it plans to shut down at least five of its traditional brick-and-mortar offices by Nov. 1.

The employees and other workers associated with those offices will shift to working permanently at home, Nationwide announced Thursday.


"Salons And Barbershops Across America Are About To Show How Unnecessary This Lockdown Was"

From TownHall:

* "Essential, non-essential,” Luther said. “That’s ridiculous what has been deemed essential and non-essential because right now the pet groomer next door has been essential this whole time. So pets can get their hair done but someone can’t walk in my salon and get their hair cut? So why is a pet getting essentials?”


* Insisting that salons are still not “safe,” Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins ripped Luther and other like-minded business owners as supposedly “putting their own need to make money ahead of public health.”


* But Luther disagrees: “It’s pretty ridiculous to think that our place would be unsafe. The second part of that is we’re all grown adults. We decide where we want to go and if someone does not want to come in the salon, I respect that decision.”



Here's a short video from Steve on how you can purchase insurance in these changing times....Watch Here