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Reopening & Recovery Checklist for Small Businesses
Small businesses in every region of New York State have begun their reopening journey. You now face a landscape that is very different than the old way of doing business. Navigating that path requires knowing what questions to ask.

The New York SBDC suggests the questions below. They are meant to help you make critical decisions regarding your business. Start at the beginning and work your way through.

Deciding Whether to Reopen
  1. Personal Assessment
  2. Initial Business Assessment
  3. Cash Flow Assessment
  4. Financial Future Assessment
  5. Reopening Assessment

Developing a Plan
  1. Reopening Plan
  2. Staffing
  3. Supply Chain
  4. Inventory
  5. Pricing

Planning for the Future
  1. Marketing & Communications
  2. Recordkeeping
  3. Technology
  4. New Ideas for Moving Forward
  5. What If?

Industries Opening

  1. Is Your Business Allowed to Reopen?
  2. New York Forward - Phase 2 Industries
  3. New York Forward - Phase 3 Industries
  4. New York Forward - Phase 4 Industries

Within each section, links to additional resources are provided.

At any point in this process, reach out to your nearest New York SBDC office to schedule a free, one-on-one counseling session with a business advisor. Each center is equipped to meet with you virtually (phone or web conferencing) to assist with your questions.

We offer confidential, no-cost technical assistance to help create a strategy specific to your business needs, and your local SBDC has community contacts, specialized expertise, and resources that will strengthen your efforts.

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