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Reopening Guides, Toolkits, and Strategies for Small Businesses
August 10, 2022
Reopening resources for small businesses
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Massachusetts & Industry Guides:

Reopening Massachusetts
     • Baker-Polito Administration Reopening Advisory Board's Report
Guidance for Industries on the Reopening Massachusetts Plan
     • Additional information on phases of reopening by industry
Safety Standards and Checklists for Industries Reopening (inc. Phase III)
     • Sector-specific protocols and best practices for all businesses reopening phase I, II, and III - Updated 9/22/2020
Reopening Guidelines from HR Insights (Overview)
     • Overview of phased approach with requirements for workplace safety, operations & compliance
► Return to the Workplace Guide For Massachusetts Employers from AIM (Comprehensive Guide)
     • What to put in place to ensure the safety and well-being of employees and customers
► Reopening Retail Safely from Store Operations Council
     • How to maintain safe interactions for employees and customers in a retail environment
► MA Workshare - A Smart Alternative to Layoffs
     • Program to keep employees and avoid extra costs of recruiting and training new workers when business picks up.

Webinars - Toolkits - Other Resources:

Reopening Your Business the Smart Way - Parts 1 and 2 - Recorded Webinars
     • Explores key planning elements with industry-specific breakout reports covering: Salons, Museums, Personal Services, Hotel & Travel, Food & Restaurants, Professional Services, Retail
Reopening Toolkit for Small Business from SCORE
     • Best thinking by mentors on steps to help your business survive and prosper
► Reopening Toolkit for NonProfits from SCORE
     • Best thinking by mentors on steps to help your nonprofit survive and prosper
Path Forward Webinar Series U.S. Chamber of Commerce
     • Conversations with experts on developing a reopening strategy
Lessons From the Pandemic
     • How 3 Cape businesses emerged stronger than ever
Preparing for the Next Normal
     •  Steps for leaders to reopen and reposition their organizations - Planning document from Eide Bailly

SCORE Industry Action Plans:

These Small Business Action Plans can help you manage your business through difficult times, and keep you moving forward.
► For Retail Stores
For Restaurants
► For Child Daycare Services
► For Health Clubs and Fitness Businesses
► For Arts, Entertainment & Culture Businesses
► For Professional Service Businesses
► For Salon, Spa, and Barber Services
► For Pet Care Services
► For Repair & Maintenance Service Businesses
For Manufacturing Businesses
► For Nonprofits

SCORE's Online Support Is Available via Video Conference, Phone, or Email

SCORE has temporarily suspended in-person events until further notice.  However, continued support for your business and reopening plans is fully available, and mentoring can be scheduled by Video Conferencing, Phone, or Email.  Get Help with Your Reopening Strategy - Call SCORE at 508-775-4884 or contact online

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