While we are definitely in uncharted territory, there are no precedents or best practices so far. Cash flow, perishable items, employee decisions all are at the forefront of your minds. We have reached our to SCORE for help with resources specifically for you. The following list of resources will hopefully help you navigate a little easier.
Covid19 The National Restaurant Association lists links to the SBA site on which information about disaster loans can be found. It also has a list of continuity measures: https://restaurant. org/Articles/News/Best- practices-for-business- continuity (some of which are obsolete at this point but others that may be useful).
disaster-assistance/ coronavirus-covid-19?utm_ medium=email&utm_source= govdelivery The best Small Business Administration site to keep checking for information on disaster loans.
fbmta.com/members/ViewMailing. aspx?MailingID=45097256046&_X= 1QvCF3KQAEso0 This link is an example of a major restaurant chain advising customers that carryout and delivery offerings remain available.
illinois/across-il/ coronavirus-help-illinois- workers-during-outbreak- shutdown This is one of the best “one stop” source to help prepare their workers in the event of layoffs or worse. In particular there is a loan application from the Bartender Emergency Assistance Program: https://www. usbgfoundation.org/beap.
search/site/cash%20flow% 20shortage Articles and webinars on SCORE website on “cash flow shortages”.