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Process to Reopen Pennsylvania

Last updated: 10:55 a.m., May 20, 2020

The 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is an unprecedented event that has impacted every part of the globe. Pennsylvania has seen a similar unprecedented burden of COVID-19 and has taken equally unprecedented measures to save lives and reduce morbidity of the COVID-19 virus.

The commonwealth has responded aggressively to the spread of COVID-19, first by working to contain the virus through contact tracing and quarantines for residents who came in contact with someone who tested positive for the virus to slow sustained community spread. When sustained community spread was established, the commonwealth moved to mitigation efforts early in the response by issuing orders to close schools and non-life-sustaining businesses; and to restrict large gatherings. This decision to respond aggressively has proven to be an essential and effective measure to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and ultimately save an unrealized number of Pennsylvanians’ lives.

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Responding to COVID-19 | PA.GOV

On May 4, 2020, Governor Wolf provided guidance that details procedures businesses must follow to conduct in-person operations in counties that move to the yellow phase of reopening.

All businesses, including non-profits, permitted to conduct in-person operations are subject to this guidance. This guidance is based on the building safety and business safety orders, under which nearly all life-sustaining businesses have been operating during the red phase.

Under the yellow phase of reopening, life-sustaining businesses that could not conduct either all or part of their operations via telework will continue to conduct their operations in-person, and many non-life-sustaining businesses will be permitted to restart their in-person operations through the loosening of some restrictions under the stay-at-home and business closure orders.

Protecting Employees

All businesses that have been conducting their operations in whole or in part remotely through individual teleworking must continue telework operations for each of those employees.

All businesses

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Business Functions Library for Excel


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Business Functions is a function library for Microsoft Excel for Windows desktop that’s been around since 2002.

We think it makes business plans, budgets, structured financings and cashflows more powerful and manageable. We found that using standard functions makes models:

  • more adaptable, because a single function call can invoke a large variety of different kinds of behaviour.
  • more accurate, because, amongst other things, over the years we’ve built in quite a sophisticated date/time system that models time periods very accurately.
  • faster to build, because you can build from an existing palette of standard algorithms, rather than reinventing the wheel every time. Its more of a building block approach.
  • quick to run, because of the fast language the functions are written in (C++).
  • probably less error prone, because of the standard and tested behaviour of the functions. Be aware, that it doesn’t eliminate the cause of
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Business resources | PPSR

PPS Leases law change: The PPS Act has recently changed.

For leases entered into on or after 20 May 2017, the one year period applicable to PPS Leases has become two years.
The changes also affect the time at which a lease for an indefinite term becomes a PPS Lease.
Leases entered into prior to the changes are not affected.  For further details see  PPS Lease change 2017
 

These resources provide general information—they do not constitute and are not intended to be legal advice. You may wish to seek professional advice from your accountant, financial adviser or lawyer.

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Email communications@afsa.gov.au to place an order. Please give your delivery address,

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Combating the Coronavirus | U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Our nation and our economy are facing an unprecedented crisis. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is marshaling all its resources to help companies stay afloat and keep paychecks flowing to American workers and families; mobilize the business community to combat the pandemic; and help companies prepare for a safe, successful, and sustainable reopening of the economy.

No family and no business should go bankrupt as a result of the coronavirus.
 

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Help for Small Businesses

For a full list of resources, webinars, research and advocacy for small businesses, and to find out how you can help small businesses in your community, visit the Save Small Business Initiative.
Todas las guías para pequeñas empresas están también disponibles en español. Presiones en cualquier enlace a continuación para acceder a la

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Welcome to the Business Engagement Programme

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IT hardware, Servers, Networking, Licensing, Business services

Welcome to Business Direct

Business Direct caters for all your IT needs and provides everything from a single laptop, to complete IT solutions including design, supply, deployment and ongoing management. With top-tier accreditation from world-leading technology vendors, we offer expert advice. Learn more.


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We’re ready to help you deploy solutions based on all these technologies and more. Contact us today to get the conversation started

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COVID-19 Business Resource Center

COVID-19 Business Resource Center

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Updated daily, with real-world funding, resources, and support for small business owners adapting to the impacts of coronavirus. Hello Alice is the largest small business community helping owners launch and grow.

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Hello Alice is offering $10,000 grants being distributed immediately to small business owners impacted by coronavirus, as part of our broader mission to ensure Business for All. In addition to funding, grant recipients will receive ongoing support from the Hello Alice community.

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Updated daily, with real-world funding, resources, and support for small business owners adapting

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Top 10 Jobs for Business Majors

Business majors develop many valuable skills and areas of knowledge that enable them to make a significant contribution to the corporate and not-for-profit worlds. They can think in numbers. Business majors can quantify a set of data, evaluate the financial impact of decisions, and use figures to back up their proposals.

College students who major in business learn to write in a clear and concise manner while crafting case analyses and other business papers for their classes. Professors often require them to complete projects in groups so they learn the challenges and value of teamwork while refining their presentation and leadership skills.

Skills Business Majors Have

Dissecting business problems and recommending solutions help business majors to enhance their critical thinking and analytical skills. They learn to use information technology tools to gather, organize, and represent data for presentations and papers.

Knowledge acquired in core subjects like marketing, management, human resources,

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