As California continues the reopening process, many business owners are still looking at unchartered territory. Many companies have not had to rebound from a multiple-month-long closure or reopen in a time of caution and social distancing. There are different things that owners should consider as they open to help ensure that they can get back on a successful track.
First, consider all health guidance and requirements, as you do not want to risk unnecessary exposure for your employees or customers, nor do you want to risk trouble with health agencies. If you can continue remote operations, it is not a bad idea to do so for as long as possible. If you do have customers, ensure everyone wears a mask and avoids close proximity to one another.
If you own a store or business that often relies on foot traffic, it might be time to up your online game. If you expect that your revenue will not be back to where you want it right away, you might need to scale back operations or have a partial workforce for the time being.
The following are some additional steps you might need to take:
- Review any insurance policies to see if you might have coverage for lost income
- Determine what contractual obligations are unfulfilled – either by your company or another party
- Consider revamping your budget and marketing efforts for the remainder of 2020
- Ensure your premises are in working and safe order if they have been closed for some time
Contact a Business Lawyer in Beverly Hills for Assistance
The Law Offices of Jon H. Freis is here to help business owners who need advice or have concerns as they reopen. Call 310.276.1218 or contact us online to speak with a Beverly Hills business attorney today.