Small Business Resilience

Texas businesses are no strangers to natural disasters. Small business owners have weathered hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, wildfires, and more. These disasters are short events, although they may be followed by lengthy recovery periods. The COVID-19 pandemic is different in many ways. This event is global, and the duration is longer and unknown. Many economists are predicting a recession, the duration of which will be affected by the longevity of the pandemic. These resources are designed to help small businesses cultivate resilience throughout the pandemic and recession.

The Evolving Economic Situation –  9/25/2020 (next release mid-November)
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Simple Steps for Small Business Cybersecurity – EAG-060 Cybersecurity tips for small businesses

Small Business Resilience through Recession – EAG-065 Focusing on people, products, and processes to emerge stronger from economic downturns.

Building Up Your Online Presence – EAG-066 Tips on  building or enhancing your website or social media presence.

Paycheck Protection Program Slides D6 4/30/2020

Partial List of Rural Funders          Rural Funding Basics Slides

Other AgriLife Resources:
Business Retention & Expansion  (Craig Carpenter)
Translating Data or Survey Results into SMART Goals (Carpenter and Dudensing, EAG-047)
Federal Relief: An Overview for Local Governments

Other Resources:
University of MN Tips for Small Town Stores: Curbside Pickup and Delivery Model
University of Minnesota Rural Grocery Store Emergency Kits
University of Minnesota Two Week Menu Kit (useful for customers)

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