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10 Must-Reads for Small Business Owners

There are a number of great online resources tailored to small businesses. We've compiled 10 articles to help independent brands and retailers weather this storm.

MR Magazine 

What Retailers Should Do in These Uncertain Times

MR Magazine expert Steve Pruitt answers a reader’s question on how to handle a downturn in retail sales due to the Coronavirus.  

The Boutique Hub

How to Prepare Your Boutique for COVID-19 Coronavirus and Its Impact on Business

The Boutique Hub shares practical solutions to potential situations that retailers may face, if they haven’t already, in this thorough article and podcast (which is updated daily).

CNBC 

Facebook Announces $100 Million Dollar Program for Small Businesses Impacted by Coronavirus

The Social Network is offering support to small businesses through financial grants and ad credits.

New York Times 

We All Need Small Businesses. Don’t Let Them Die.

This New York Times writer explains the importance of small businesses from an economic standpoint.

New York Times

Anna Wintour and Tom Ford are Creating a Fashion Rescue Fund

The New York Times details the relaunch of the CFDA’s A Common Thread initiative.

FAIRE

 Immediate Steps for Local Retailers During COVID-19

FAIRE shares key learnings from their survey of over 20,000 independent retailers, as well as actionable steps stores can take right now.

Business of Fashion 

A Quick Guide to Financial Support for Small Businesses

Business of Fashion outlines financial support small businesses can access in the United States, United Kingdom, France, and Italy.  

Fast Company 

3 Things Startups Can Do to Survive the Economic Fallout of COVID-19

Fast Company shares specific advice for startups on navigating the Coronavirus pandemic.

Business of Fashion

What to Do About Rent

Business of Fashion shares advice for retailers on rent negotiations, state aid, and more.

Harvard Business Review 

Ensure That Customer Relationships Outlast Coronavirus

How businesses can maintain customer relationships even if their doors are temporarily “closed.”

In addition to these resources, click here to watch our recent webinar on demand: "Small Business Survival Guide: How to Navigate Uncharted Waters During COVID-19" 

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