Gather contracts for situation assessment in the pandemic

Return to Pandemic Playbook main page Please send suggestions to improve this playbook to pandemic@umbrex.com   Create a vendor file and compile the following information on each: Vendor name Synopsis of contract (what is it for) Key Contacts & information (phone and email) for any issues or renegotiations Contract Start and End date Contract Term Contract […]

Prepare to file for bankruptcy during the pandemic

Return to Pandemic Playbook main page Bankruptcy may be a legal tool for an individual or business in distress when other alternatives have been exhausted, such as restructuring, out-of-court negotiations with landlords and lenders, and preserving or obtaining cash through government programs. For some small businesses planning to shut down, bankruptcy is not needed. Instead, they […]

Australia resources for small business in the pandemic

Return to Pandemic Playbook main page Please send suggestions to improve this playbook to: pandemic@umbrex.com RESOURCES Official Australian government page – support for sole traders   Contributor: Valentina Fomenko

Protect revenue and explore alternate sources of revenue

Return to Pandemic Playbook main page   When planning on ways to protect revenue and explore alternate sources of revenue, set your priorities: What Can You Do? Brainstorm specific concrete actions largely within YOUR control; get a real list; try to avoid “hope & a prayer” What Would It Accomplish? For each action above, consider its […]

Communicate during the pandemic

Return to Pandemic Playbook main page   WHAT TO COMMUNICATE Identify who the key constituents/ segments are that you need to communicate with – these could be suppliers, partners, retailers, customers, members, subscribers, employees and shareholders Focus and tailor the message based on what matters to them. Address what’s on the top of people’s minds. Be […]

Safety of employees during the pandemic

Return to Pandemic Playbook main page Employee safety is of paramount importance.  Most workspaces should aim to allow remote working where possible.  Where it is not possible, safety procedures are essential.  Prevent cross-contamination by keeping a sanitation protocol in work areas. Areas of safety should include: Refresh/strengthen cleaning and disinfection procedures. Refresh or create employee screening procedures. […]

Protect data during the pandemic

Return to Pandemic Playbook main page Please send suggestions to improve this playbook to pandemic@umbrex.com Cybercrime is usually on the rise at times of crisis, such as COVID-19. This is the time to remind employees on data security protocols – e.g., be vigilant for phishing attempts, malware, access controls, etc. DATA RETENTION REQUIREMENTS Record-keeping requirements – […]