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For Business Owners Preparing to Reopen

We’ve gathered common topics to consider as business owners look toward reopening their operations. What do various industry experts recommend to be successful?

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Reopening California's Economy: where we're at & what's next

The Los Angeles Times published a piece on updated reopening guidance from Gov. Newsom and where California currently stands.

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Local Resource Guide: Food, Non-Profit Funding, Personal Expenses, Mental Health & More

The Resilience Fund is designed to serve small businesses within the Truckee Tahoe Airport District with brick-and-mortar locations. Find resources for other, non-business needs, here.

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Renegotiating Commercial Rent

Sierra Business Council takes a more in-depth look at what small business owners should be doing to renegotiate their existing commercial rent leases.

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For Business Owners: What will Re-Opening Look Like?

As business owners begin planning to reopen, measures like social distancing, personal protective equipment for employees, additional training and virus/antibody testing will need to be worked into operating procedures.

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Announcing the Resilience Fund - Sierra, Community-Sourced Investments for Local Business Owners

Introducing the newest small business assistance platform for Truckee - North Lake Tahoe businesses forced to close due to COVID-19. We don't know yet how much money will be needed to save our communities. The team has already raised funds to be dispersed locally, with a goal of raising $5 million to improve 400 area businesses.

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For Business Owners: Where to Start?

Where does one even begin to adapt their business model after COVID-19 closures and how is it possible to plan for the future during such uncertainty? Vice president of business innovation at Sierra Business Council’s Sierra Small Business Development Center, Kristin York, discusses the how-to of business planning during Coronavirus.

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For Business Owners: How to Plan for Best-Worst Case Future Scenarios

First Round founding partner, Josh Kopelman, urges businesses to imagine the different future scenarios for the country, for the economy and for your company. How does your company survive the crisis and thrive in the future? This blog discusses creating a framework to plan.

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A Deeper Look at Federal Relief Programs & Small Business Needs

Howard Schultz's article on medium.com dives into federal relief efforts in response to COVID-19 and the unpleasant reality business owners, particularly in the restaurant industry, are facing.

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Truckee Yoga Collective Acts Quickly, Sees Immediate Support from Students

In the yoga industry, social distancing couldn’t be further from the standard business model. Truckee Yoga Collective has always prioritized its membership, so once Coronavirus hit they quickly adapted to offer their students the same in-studio experience from their own homes.

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Pacos Truckee Supports Locals by Offering Pickup-Delivery Service

With orders to stay at home, Pacos mountain bike and Nordic ski shop in Truckee created a pickup-delivery service model to repair equipment and provide the tools that the community would soon need to help stay happy, healthy and to get some safe time outside.

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Truckee Tavern & Grill, ROCO COMO – Navigating Three Businesses Amid COVID-19

With three separate businesses to run out of two different buildings, restaurateurs and longtime friends Chris St. Martin and Ryan Dierks couldn’t be in a less conventional situation amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Centering, Reorganizing and Taking Care of Clients Virtually at Sacred Salon

The beauty industry has been disrupted by social distancing and immediate closures. How Sacred Salon owner, Christina Bowers, worked to manage her expectations, delegate work and focus on wellbeing to better serve the community.

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Tips for Renegotiating Rent

How to start difficult conversations with landlords and property management companies and be sure you're asking the right questions.

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Approaching Business Planning Amid COVID-19

Experts from First Round Review strongly urge business owners not to delay; assess and plan for the future of your business now.

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Pivoting Business Strategy Daily at Coffeebar

Greg Buchheister shares valuable insight on collaboration, communication and creativity – qualities scrappy business owners need in the fight to stay afloat during Coronavirus.

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Alpenglow Gets Creative & Leans on Their Customers

Brendan Madigan, owner of Alpenglow Sports in Tahoe City, says that once the crisis struck he analyzed their cash flow and knew he needed to do something innovative to generate enough money to pay his staff and his bills.

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SBA Funding Options

In addition to traditional SBA funding programs, the CARES Act established several new temporary programs to address the COVID-19 outbreak.

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