Businesses are anxious to reopen. Consumers are likewise ready to return to normal (or as close to normal as possible). But, any business reopening must do so responsibly. After all, not providing a safe environment will only backfire and cost them in a number of ways. This means taking a smart, incremental approach and one that can help to get things back on track.

What to Know about Post-Pandemic Reopening

The first thing any business owner needs to know is exactly what their state and local governments will allow and disallow. If you run afoul of the rules, even those which seem unfair, you’re only setting yourself for a lot of grief and probably a huge amount of regret.

For these small businesses to come back after the pandemic abates, and once again serve as an engine of American innovation, they need aid. The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (or CARES) Act set aside $349 billion in loans and assistance for small businesses and there may be more to come. But business owners also need to make the best possible decisions to get them through this difficult period. —Harvard Business Review

Another thing to know about reopening is how your patrons or clients will respond. Just because there’s a green light to open from the state and local government doesn’t mean the public will respond positively. In other words, you need to understand public sentiment.

3 Big Reopening Mistakes Businesses should Avoid

Now, as for reopening, there are many things you should do to get back to full operation. But, there are also things you need to avoid doing, as well. Here are three of the biggest reopening mistakes businesses should avoid:

What other mistakes would you say businesses that reopen are likely to experience? Please share your thoughts by commenting!

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