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Small businesses are ready
hand wrapped up with a tape measureHave you had to Shed the Weight?

     These last few months have been trying and challenging for small businesses in ways they have never seen before. It has been a time for leaning up and shedding any burdensome weight to ensure survival through the Coronavirus pandemic.  Difficult decisions have had to been made to ensure having a strong COVID comeback. Business owners have had to lay off valuable staff, suffer enormous losses, and to let go of much anticipated projects. 
     However, this phase is temporary: it will pass!  Small businesses like yours are resilient and more than ready to get back in the game. SBA loans are being distributed and companies are getting ready to start building muscles again. Just remember to always keep your eyes on the finish line! 
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Small Business Outlook
Olympic swimmer suspended over her kitchen counter exercising swimmingRunning a Small Business is Hard Work...Are you thinking like an Olympian?
Although the environment for small businesses has drastically changed and businesses have very little control over what is happening, the one thing that small businesses can have control over is their outlook!

Sharron Davies, a former Olympic swimmer,  has a resilient outlook and is finding creative ways to keep building muscle.  It is time to think like an Olympian!  Find creative ways to keep building and strengthening your business and think like an Olympian!

Better Office is here to help. Take our COVID Quiz to find out what areas of your business you can strengthen.
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COVID Comeback
In light of COVID-19, for small businesses the question remains, who will cross the finish line?  Cyclists racing to the finish line.
Are you thinking like an Olympian? 
4 Things Every Small Business Should be Doing to Cross the Finish Line.
  • Think like an Olympian - Take on a resilient outlook:  “I will succeed!” 
  • Shed the Weight - To run a race well, you must eliminate any excess baggage that is weighing you down. 
  • Change Lanes – Be willing and open to change. 
Take our COVID Quiz and see what kind of shape you're in.
An athlete spends the majority of their time developing and strengthening their bodies in order to ensure a well ran race, the same is true for small businesses who want to stay in the race. The condition of your business will determine the kind of resilience your company will have in the wake of this difficult race.  
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Securing SBA Loans
3 Things Small Businesses Should be Doing To Secure a Loan through the SBA Funding Program  
Caution Cleaning in Progress signage tipped over on the groundSmall businesses are seriously suffering from the impacts that the Coronavirus outbreak is having on our economy. The disruption in commerce has placed small businesses in a position they have never been before.   There is no knowing just how long this will last and when things will return to normal or what the new normal will be.  In the mean while, there are 3 things every small business should be doing to enhance their ability to secure a small business loan through the SBA.

Clean Up Your Books - your bookkeeping and accounting need to be up to date in order to meet application requirements. Don't let your books get dusty! We can help, take our "MessTest."

Connect with a Small, LOCAL Lender - small businesses need to maintain business relationships with their smaller, local banks.  You will get better service and attention for your needs.

Complete as Many Applications as You Can - your odds of getting a small business loan increases with each application.  Fill out as many as you can and see if one hits. 

This is a time to build up and strengthen your business so you can have a strong COVID COMEBACK!
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