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Adapting Your Business to the New COVID-19 Environment

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San Diego County Board Supervisor Nathan Fletcher and the San Diego & Imperial Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network, with funding by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and the California Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (Go-Biz.), have partnered to educate, communicate, and assist San Diego County small business owners with navigating requirements related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Assistance includes free online training (live and recorded) and free one-on-one business advising.

“The SBDC is a vital partner for small businesses in San Diego,” Fletcher said. “This new, complimentary  online resource will assist business owners adapting to the new way of operating during the COVID-19 pandemic.”

Important Resources

General Training to Adapt Your Business

To operate your business in the COVID-19 environment, the County of San Diego has created a Safe Reopening Plan template to guide you through the required safety procedures for reopening. Each business opening in this environment must complete the Safe Reopening Plan, implement the safety plan, and post the plan at the entrance of your business. If a business cannot fully meet the standards in the template, they may provide their plan to the county for approval.

San Diego County tiers change. As always, check coronavirus-sd.com for the latest updates, recommendations, and regulations.

Working on a safe reopening plan during COVID-19 fro the Small Business Development Center
Safe Reopen Plan
How to Complete Your Safe Reopen Plan

On-Demand Recording

Cyber Security during COVID-19 from the Small Business Development Center
Cybersecurity Reopening
Protecting Your Online Business and Assets in Our New Environment of COVID-19

On-Demand Recording

Cybersecurity Awareness – A Guide to Doing Business Remotely

On-Demand Recording

Human Resources and the Policies you need to reopen during COVID-19 from the Small Business Development Center
Human Resources Reopening
HR Policies You Need in Order to Reopen

On-Demand Recording

Marketing tactics during COVID-19 from the Small Business Development Center
Marketing & Sales Reopening
2020 Instagram Strategy – Covering COVID-19

On-Demand Recording

Government Contracting Series: Establishing a Foundation for Success (Module 1)

On-Demand Recording

Industry-Specific Guidance for Adapting Your Business

Child Care Reopening Plan from the Small Business Development Center
Childcare Reopening
Guidelines for In-Home Child Care Business

English: Facebook Live | On-Demand Recording
Espanol: Grabacion Bajo Demanda

Food Service Reopening Plans from the Small Business Development Center
Food Services Reopening
Guidelines for Restaurants

English: On-Demand Recording
Arabic: Live Webinar
Adapting Checklist

Retail Reopening from the Small Business Development Center
Retail Reopening
Guidelines for Retail Stores

English: On-Demand Recording
Adapting Checklist

Barber Shop Reopening Plans from the Small Business Development Center
Salons & Barbers Reopening
Reopening Hair Salons & Barber Shops

English: Live Webinar

Fitness center reopening from the San Diego and Imperial Small Business Development (SBDC) Network
Fitness Centers
Guidelines for Fitness Centers

Coming Soon

Office Building reopening from the San Diego and Imperial Small Business Development (SBDC) Network
Office Buildings
Guidelines for Office Buildings

Coming Soon

The SBDC is here to provides one-on-one advising and workshops for industry-specific as well as general needs.

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