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Post-Pandemic Checklist: A Human Resource Guide to Normalization of Business Operations
Michael Maggiotto, Jr. and Matthew Pope at BEST Human Capital & Advisory Group
As we look at re-opening businesses and charting a path towards normalizing operations post- pandemic, how can companies accomplish driving their organizations back to profitability while at the same time minimize or eliminate the risk of violating employment laws?
Tip Top Talent: Topgrade Your People for Post-Pandemic Success
Todd Downing, Managing Partner at BEST Human Capital & Advisory Group
As the economy restarts, now is an excellent opportunity to strengthen your company's talent and your career.
Resources for Greenhouse Growers, Florists & Retailers
Heidi Lindberg, Jeremy Jubenville, W. Garrett Owen, Roberto Lopez, Erik Runkle & Bridget Behe
There are many resources for both wholesale and garden retails on methods to hold crops and implement social distancing at garden centers.
Does Google Know If You're Open for Mother's Day?
Kate Penn, Society of American Florists
SAF has learned that some floral industry businesses have been marked "temporarily closed" on their Google Business Profile pages.
The Importance of a 13-Week Cash Flow Forecast
Tom McInerney, Founder, M4 Advisors LLC
The key components of a cash flow forecast.
Payroll Protection Refunding Rules
Mark E. Battersby
The new funding bill sets aside $30 billion of the additional PPP funds for loans to be made by federally insured lenders with assets between $10 billion and $50 billion.
A First Look at Coronavirus Survival
Mark E. Battersby
Businesses, large and small, will benefit from the many newly-created programs.
A Checklist of Ideas for Retail
Clay Johnson, Ball Seed
These are just some of my own thoughts through my experience in retail. Trying to look at this from a customer’s perspective from when they enter the parking lot all the way through until they leave the parking lot.
New OSHA Enforcement Guidance on Respiratory Protection
FNGLA
The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued “Enforcement Guidance for Respiratory Protection and the N95 Shortage Due to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Pandemic” to OSHA regional administrators and state plan designees.
Paycheck Protection Program: Small Business Loan Guarantee & Forgiveness
Ben Bolusky, FNGLA
The Paycheck Protection Program’s application period opened last Friday, April 3.
COVID-19 Resources for You
Jennifer Zurko
For one convenient place to find information and resources on COVID-19, we’ve listed the ones we know of right here.
Coronavirus Best Management Practices for the Green Industry
Thomas Ford, Penn State University Extension Educator
The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has impacted Americans and our world partners significantly.
Coronavirus Resources For Pro Retailers
Bill McCurry
A listing of resources especially for retailers from McCurry & Associates.
Marketing Munchies from Dr. Bridget Behe
Dr. Bridget Behe; Contributing: Jessica DeGraaf & Meghan Owens
Many of you are familiar with the work of Dr. Bridget Behe of Michigan State University. We had the chance to catch up with Dr. Behe to ask her for some ideas that IGCs can implement over the coming weeks.
Open Letter: COVID-19 Response
Sid Raisch
This is packed with current insights I hope will be useful and helpful to you.
Retail Strategies for Responding to COVID-19
Jennifer Polanz
We contacted experts in the retail garden center industry to ask for their thoughts on how to handle certain aspects of retail during these uncertain times. Here are responses from Sid Raisch, Bill McCurry and Sam Kirkland.
Communications Strategies & Tips During Challenging Times
Pen & Petal
Communication, always key for successful businesses, now is as essential as agriculture itself. A few tips as you’re crafting your message and strategy.
Paycheck Protection Program FAQs for Small Businesses
U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship
You can apply for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) at any lending institution that is approved to participate in the program through the existing U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) 7(a) lending program and additional lenders approved by the Department of Treasury.
COVID Stimulus Primer: Understanding the Relief Packages
Katie Butler, Society of American Florists
A $2 trillion COVID stimulus package is now law—and it includes targeted relief for small businesses, and specific mention of relief for “specialty crops” in agriculture.
3 Tips for Talking to Your Team Amidst COVID-19
Mary Westbrook, Society of American Florists
During a recent webinar, human resources consultant Glenna Hecht shared these tips for leading your team in the coming weeks.
Summary of CARES Act and Small Business Relief Provisions
Jennifer Zurko
Some background and information on the CARES Act and some practical advice that might assist you getting government assistance for your business.