We understand the challenging decisions ahead as you consider when and how to reopen your business and are here to provide the tools, resources and support to help you.

 The flowcharts and resources that follow are designed to help you navigate the continuing and ever-changing business climate. We hope you will use this step-by-step guide to reflect on the current state of your business and create a plan for recovery, reinvention and reopening.

Please continue to reach out with questions.

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COVID-19 Recovery Roadmap

The Master Flowchart below is designed to be a strategic framework to help you navigate this new, ever-changing business climate. There are a series of “Action Items” that ultimately lead to decision nodes about your business in addition to “things to consider” as you revisit your business model marketing plan, budget and financials.

We suggest that you START with this advisor-guided tour of the flowcharts and process, and then complete the Business Assessment.

Recovery Plan - Master

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Step 1: Assess: Current State of Your Business

Step 2: Create your Assumptions by diving deeper into three main components: 

1. Financials 2. Safety 3. Messaging & Marketing

Now is the time to start reimagining the future of your business, and to begin to strategize a path forward. These components are interrelated and should be considered in concert as you move forward. As you work through this process, we are available to advise and provide guidance. 

VtSBDC was here with you before, we are here now and we will be here with you into the future.  

Use the buttons below to navigate between the three main components of recovery. On each individual page, you will find guidance on how to follow the flowchart and additional resources.