GOVERNMENT LINKS
Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC):
The federal government’s chief destination for COVID-19 information, plus guidance for businesses and employers.
COVID-19 Page
Resources for Businesses/Employers
FAQ and 14-day Monitoring Worksheet
World Health Organization (WHO):
A FAQ page from the United Nations’ global healthcare agency.
Q&A on Coronavirus
Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA):
Downloadable PDFs on steps businesses can take to help ensure employee safety.
Guidance for Preparing Workplaces
Prevent Worker Exposure
U.S. Department Of Labor:
What businesses need to know to remain in compliance with federal work rules.
Family & Medical Leave Act Q&A
Fair Labor Standards Q&A
U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA):
How to apply for low-interest disaster loans and measures for reducing workplace exposure.
Small Business Guidance and Loan Resources
Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program Info
INDUSTRY ASSOCIATIONS
The National Retail Federation (NRF):
A clearinghouse for retailer resources, from the industry’s largest trade association.
NRF Coronavirus Resources for Retailers
Home Furnishings Association (HFA):
COVID-19 Recovery Resources
Payment Protection Program Loan Info Webinar

BrandSource Service Committee Serves Up Home Visit Guidelines

Alan Wolf Comments Off on BrandSource Service Committee Serves Up Home Visit Guidelines

A new set of service-call guidelines endorsed by the BrandSource Service Committee has been posted on YourSourceNews.com.

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Senate Proposes PPP Improvements

Alan Wolf Comments Off on Senate Proposes PPP Improvements

The Senate is considering a bi-partisan proposal to change how and when Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans could be spent.

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The Top 5 Digital Tools for Winning Online: A Checklist

Alan Wolf Comments Off on The Top 5 Digital Tools for Winning Online: A Checklist

No doubt dealers’ transactional websites kept their businesses going during the state-mandated lockdowns.

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Sign of the Times: AVB Offers Free Showroom Safety Signage

Alan Wolf Comments Off on Sign of the Times: AVB Offers Free Showroom Safety Signage

Whether by choice or government stipulation, most BrandSource members have implemented safety measures to help prevent customers and staff from contracting coronavirus.

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AVB Bows ‘Apply & Buy’ Consumer Credit Program with Citi

Alan Wolf Comments Off on AVB Bows ‘Apply & Buy’ Consumer Credit Program with Citi

Frictionless transactions are the goal of all e-commerce sites, and a new on-the-spot consumer credit program from AVB can help make members’ online sales downright seamless while giving them payment parity with national chains.

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Your Salesperson Will See You Now…

Andy Kriege Comments Off on Your Salesperson Will See You Now…

Got an appointment? You can now add appliance sales associate to the list that includes your doctor, your barber, your accountant and your dog groomer.

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Feds Release PPP Loan Forgiveness Application

YSN Staff Comments Off on Feds Release PPP Loan Forgiveness Application

The Small Business Administration (SBA) and the U.S. Treasury Department have released an 11-page application for borrowers seeking loan forgiveness under the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP).

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Making a Splash in a Sea of Sameness

Gordon Hecht Comments Off on Making a Splash in a Sea of Sameness

Rule No. 1 of marketing, and retail in particular, seems to always be the same: If something works, then run it until you beat the snot out of it and watch it die.

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JCPenney Given Two Months to Avoid Liquidation

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JCPenney’s lenders are giving the bankrupt retailer two months to come up with an acceptable turnaround plan or face either a sale of the business or liquidation.

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Most Consumers Express Caution Over Post-Lockdown Lifestyle

Alan Wolf Comments Off on Most Consumers Express Caution Over Post-Lockdown Lifestyle

Although everyone is surely stir-crazy at best by weeks of mandatory lockdowns, consumers are still leery about resuming their pre-COVID lifestyles even after stay-at-home orders are eased.

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NEWS BRIEFS
You Got Questions, We Got Answers: The Small Business Administration released a 26-page document on the eve of the Memorial Day weekend that sheds further light on the PPP’s arcane rules and stipulations. Forbes
The Great Outdoors, Part I: The travel industry’s loss is outdoor furniture’s gain during the health crisis, with retailers reporting brisk sales of grills, outdoor sectionals, fire pits and other patio trappings. CNBC
The Great Outdoors, Part II: Samsung is launching its first outdoor TV next month, an ultra-bright QLED replete with soundbar and IP55 rating. SmartHome News
EDUCATION CALENDAR
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