125th Street Business Improvement District (BID): Harlem Business United Business Checklist

HARLEM BUSINESS ORGANIZATIONS UNITED
Business organizations uniting to share resources, identify problems and seek support for the businesses we serve. 
 
Checklist For Businesses  
 
Courtesy of Long Island City Partnership 
GENERAL GUIDELINES  

 

[ ] Know and follow all rules and guidance as directed by the government.
[ ] Know and encourage staff to follow all government recommended hygiene and safety practices.
[ ] Establish flexible HR policies consistent with workplace laws
[ ] Work remotely if possible.
[ ] Stay informed.
A good resource is Comptroller Scott M. Stringer’s COVID 19 Resource Center.
EMERGENCY GRANTS AND LOANS

[ ] Apply to emergency financing programs:

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MANAGING CASH FLOW
[ ] Contact your accountant to discuss:
  • Delaying tax payments and pre-payments until July 15
  • Applying for Paid Leave tax credit
  • Applying for payroll tax credit if your business was closed by government order
  • Deferring payroll and sales taxes
[ ] Contact your insurance broker to discuss reducing premiums and deferring payments
[ ] Seek payment assistance from your utility company
[ ] Contact your bank or lender to defer mortgage payment and discuss payment options
FOOD AND DRINK BUSINESSES
[ ] Develop or re-design your website.
[ ] Offer deliver or join a delivery platform
[ ] Implement contact-less delivery and pick-up
[ ] Consider selling gift cards for future use
[ ] Make sure you are on your member organization’s business listing
[ ] Use social media to communicate with your customer; tag your member organizations.     They can re-post and promote you
[ ] Let your member organization know if you are offering any special or creative promotion to increase sales.
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125th Street BID, 360 West 125th Street, #11
New York, NY 10027
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