The economic impact of COVID-19 and related stay-at-home orders has reached nearly unbelievable proportions. As of April 10, 31 percent of Americans were furloughed or had lost their job because of virus-related events, according to a survey by Freedom Debt Relief.
But many businesses are hoping they can hang on to their employees until they can secure Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) funds to temporarily cover payroll costs or the economy reopens to begin the long process of recovery.
To business owners looking for every possible place to cut costs and preserve cash before initiating layoffs, there are several budget adjustments to consider.
"New customers find us through our membership in IMS, and we use the trade dollars we earn from them to buy advertising to reach even more new customers. It's a great business relationship."