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Protecting My Small Business During a Pandemic

Small business owners face a myriad of challenges when the economy shuts down due to a pandemic or other emergency. In this section, we provide links to articles discussing human resource issues, financial protection, business contracts, insurance, and more.

Reopening After COVID-19 Business Closure

What should your reopening strategy be? What safety measures should you keep in mind? What rules can you legally put in place? Can you get loan forgiveness? Should businesses be protected from COVID-19 lawsuits? Learn more here:

What Is an Essential Business?

Learn which businesses qualify as essential during stay-at-home orders, and which employees can continue working. 

DIY For Small Businesses

Are there things you can do without a lawyer? Access DIY forms here:

Human Resources

From telecommuting to sick time, there are many human resource issues for small business owners to consider.

Managing Debt and Financial Challenges

With many businesses forced to temporarily shut their doors, financial uncertainty is the only sure thing. Here are some resources to help you protect your business in these stressful times.

Your Business and COVID-19

What legal issues does your business face? How can you prepare? 

Business Contracts

Is your business contract still enforceable? How do force majeure clauses affect contracts during pandemics?

Small Business Insurance

Read these articles to understand your business insurance plans and how to make a business loss claim.

For other small business legal issues and questions, please visit’s small business law section. It is also a good time to consider consulting with a business lawyer near you. Many attorneys offer phone and video consultations.

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Small Business COVID-19 Resource Center

Thomson Reuters provides crucial guidance on small business relief, including information on the Paycheck Protection Program.

Information for Lawyers

Visit FindLaw's page on COVID-19 resources for legal professionals. 

More Coronavirus Articles

Get answers to your legal questions about COVID-19 in our coronavirus laws section

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