Advice from Independent We Stand

Four things for small businesses to know during a pandemic.

BY HBSDealer Staff

Independent We Stand, an non-profit organization dedicated to the interests of small businesses, has advice for navigating the uncharted territory of a pandemic.

“Decisions like whether to stay open, how many employees to schedule and, above all else, how to protect customers don’t come easy—and they could make or break a fragile business,” reads a March 17 blog post from the organization.

Independent We Stand pointed to the following resources.

  • The Center for Disease Control’s Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers resource.
  • The U.S. Small Business Administration’s “Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program.”
  • The small business community itself. “Peers may have creative solutions that can make the storm easier to weather,” reads the blog.
  • #SmallBizStrong. A hashtag source for sharing via social media. Graphics for messaging are available for free at

“During this time of chaos, small businesses have an opportunity to make their voices heard,” the blog reads.

Read the blog in its entirety here.





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