“If everyone makes this change or these critical changes and sacrifices now, we will rally together as one nation and we will defeat the virus and we’re going to have a big celebration all together,’’ Trump said in a press conference on March 16, 2020.
The changes which President Trump was referring to are the new guidelines that were put out by the Oval Office. For the time being, those guidelines are being given as recommendations, not as mandates. Time may change that, so it’s crucial to stay informed of what they are so you can get yourself and your business prepared.
Coronavirus guidelines from the Executive Office include:
- Limiting social gatherings to no more than 10 people
- Having kids take classes from home if possible
- Staying away from eating in restaurants;
order delivery or use pickup options where possible
- Keeping unnecessary shopping and social visits to a minimum
- In affected areas, shutting down schools, bars, restaurants, food courts, gyms, and other places where large groups congregate
- Avoiding unnecessary travel
- And, of course, practicing good hygiene
Needless to say, this is causing immense stress for certain businesses and even entire industries (such as airlines, hotels, movie theaters, and more). But for other businesses, the coronavirus outbreak may present opportunities to introduce creative solutions that meet the needs of customers who are cooped up at home. If you fall into the second category of businesses, you may still be pressed for cash when it comes to actually putting those new ideas into action.
In these stressful times, don’t feel pressured to take the first financing offer that comes your way. Become can present you with several funding options that you can compare before choosing.