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PANDEMIC PLAYBOOK

Umbrex has established a Pandemic Task Force which is providing pro bono coaching to owners of small businesses and directors of non-profits affected by COVID-19.

See coverage of our efforts in The Wall Street Journal and on 1010WINS.

Volunteers on the Umbrex Pandemic Task Force are available to coach owners and managers of small businesses and non-profits.

VOLUNTEER to serve as an advisor

REQUEST SUPPORT for your organization

 

UMBREX SMALL BUSINESS PANDEMIC CHECKLIST:

Umbrex Pandemic Checklist for Small Business (Download PDF)

Umbrex Pandemic Checklist for Small Business (Download Excel)

 

KEY RESOURCES

Upcoming online events and seminars on coronavirus relevant to small business owners

Federal loans:  The federal government offers two programs. One is the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and the other is the SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL).

View a legal summary explaining key provisions of the CARES act

 

PLAYBOOK CONTENTS:

  • STEP ONE: ASSESS
  • STEP TWO: PLAN
  • STEP THREE: COMMUNICATE
    • Create a stakeholder list for communications
    • Prepare communications: what to say and when
    • Communicate regularly and track
  • STEP FOUR: IMPLEMENT
  • STEP FIVE: OPERATE
    • Ensure employees have access and tools to work from home
    • Establish guidelines for the new way of working
    • Restructure any on-site work to comply with the latest CDC guidance
  • If unable to avoid insolvency
    • Communicate with landlord, lenders, employees, customers, accountant, suppliers
    • Sell any inventory, equipment, or other assets that retains value
    • Negotiate payments to settle debts / seek waiver on claims against personal assets
    • Backup and protect company data
    • If required, prepare to file for bankruptcy

Please send suggestions to improve this playbook to pandemic@umbrex.com

INDUSTRY-SPECIFIC RESOURCES

NOT FOR PROFIT RESOURCES

COUNTRY-SPECIFIC RESOURCES FOR ORGANIZATIONS OUTSIDE THE U.S.:

 

GENERAL RESOURCES:

THANKS TO THE CONTRIBUTORS:

Michael Casaburi

Rakesh Chaudhary

Jeff Christiansen

Nick Elliott

Valentina Fomenko

Gennadiy Goldenshteyn

Surbhee Grover

Julie Gupta

Tom Kendall

Drew Kerr

Christoph Knoess

André M. König

Jayanth Krishnan

Ilene Leff

Jay Martin

Lilly Liu Minkove

Steve Mollen

Vik Muktavaram

Elizabeth Quezada, PhD

Nick Palmer

Goce Petrov

Xenia Razinski

Deepak Shenoy

Cassandra Solomon

Rodney Speering

Annette Stanley

Suhrid Swaminarayan

Celine Teoh

Angela Thompson

David Weinberger

Mike Wittenstein

Project Leads: Will Bachman and Margarita Soto