Let's Talk Business

Lindsey Grojean

In the middle of all this uncertainty, several positives emerge.

Yes, people are still contracting the coronavirus. Yes, we are still under a Stay At Home Missouri order. Yes, unemployment numbers are escalating, and yes, some businesses are determining whether they will ever be able to reopen their doors. Certainly, these are challenging times on several fronts.

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COVID-19 has left significant unforeseen effects on our local community.

While we respect the reality of what we are experiencing as a nation and a world, we also understand the Cape Area is the regional hub of southeast Missouri and we are ready to exert just exactly who and what we are moving forward.

This global pandemic has stripped us of our normalcy and seized our sense of safety. When it is safe to do so, we must get back on our feet and Reclaim Our Region.

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The Governor’s Stay At Home Missouri order means changes in business operations and travel.

One week ago today the order went into effect. Missourians are to stay at home unless they are exercising outside or conducting essential business at those establishments defined by the Homeland Security guidelines. These include food providers, medical facilities, gas stations, and several others. The order did not close any Missouri businesses but did require the non-essential ones to operate with less than 10 people at their facility and practice social distancing.

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Business conditions are changing every day.

Almost all of those listening today are under some sort of declared public health emergency, shelter at home order, or even a quarantine situation. As we continue to deal with the pandemic, we are also getting a greater understanding of its effects on business and the economy.

This week, let’s take a look at a couple of the resources available for small businesses – those employing under 500 people.

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Every one of us is in uncharted territory and we’re not sure how long we will be here.

As we find ourselves in a collective battle against the coronavirus, experts tell us fear comes from uncertainty, lack of control, and is magnified when the situation has no clearly defined end. Hmm…. Does that sound like where we are to you?