In dealing with the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, we’re staying as up-to-date as possible on the effects of the pandemic on small businesses — both locally and on a national level.

We spoke with renowned small business expert Gene Marks on the “Winning on Main Street” podcast to discuss everything small businesses are facing financially given a the economic downturn caused by the global pandemic. More importantly, we discussed how to adapt to (and combat) economic challenges related to COVID-19.

A Sneak Peek

“I lived through and have vivid memories of the 2009 recession. And what I can tell you now is it is very different from how it was in 2009.

We’re going to have a recession. And it’s going to be bad — it’s bad right now. A lot of small businesses are really being affected. But different than 2009, we do see an end to this. We know this is going to come to an end eventually.”

More of what you can expect to hear:

  • How to access emergency Small Business Administration (SBA) loans
  • Other crisis and emergency financing options, and how to find them
  • Employer expectations for leave and sick time
  • How much cash on hand you need to survive, and how to conserve cash
  • How to help your employees stay afloat financially during economic downturn

About “Winning on Main Street”

“Winning on Main Street” isn’t your everyday business podcast. We share stories of real small businesses that are winning using today’s modern technology. We talk with relatable, nose-to-the-grindstone entrepreneurs about starting and running their businesses.

“Winning on Main Street” is available wherever you love to listen including Apple Podcasts, Google Play Music, Simplecast and Stitcher. Tune in to hear from business owners like you in roofing, healthcare, transportation and more.

About Gordon Henry

Thryv Chief Strategy Officer Gordon Henry hosts “Winning on Main Street”. An expert in the tools small businesses use to market themselves, Gordon asks podcast guests about the challenges they face and technology they use to get ahead. Learn more about Gordon.