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How to Safely Reopen Your Business
A Step By Step Guide for Returning to the Office.

It felt like it happened overnight. Offices closed. Entire teams started working at home — many for the first time. Now, as we begin to see signs of progress, the rush to reopen is real.

But coming back to the office isn't a race. The safety of your employees is paramount.

That's what this guide is for. It's your step-by-step playbook for reopening your business, safely. The information isn’t meant to be prescriptive or conclusive. It’s an aggregation of free resources and templates based on our own reopening journey. Think of it as a compass to help you navigate the challenges that lay ahead and make the decisions right for your business.

Read the article and get the templates


Need Help Re-opening Your Business?How to Prepare for the New Norm

Is your business ready to reopen? Are you prepared for the "New Normal" in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic? Do you need help reopening? 

If you answered "Yes" to any of these questions, join SCORE Bucks County and noted Employment Counseling and Compliance Attorney Christina M. Reger, Esq. for this informative webinar (transcript now available).

You will learn:

  • Proper planning is imperative:  Creating a Safety Plan and a Pandemic Safety Officer
  • Keeping employees safe: Masks, PPE and Social Distancing Rules
  • How does the PPP integrate with reopening and unemployment
  • How do I also apply the FFCRA

Learn More and Download the eGuide

Free Mentoring, Free Resources, and Local Workshops...
Please visit
Bucks County Score
for more information.


Interested in a Webinar
SCORE Bucks County has a continuous series of Webinars showcasing tips and tricks for beginning, and continuing your business.
More information and Register

Looking for a Business Mentor: As volunteers, all of us at Bucks County SCORE are dedicated to helping you and your new or existing business succeed.Let us know how we can help!
Three Locations: Quakertown, Doylestown, and Fairless Hills. 

Request A Mentor


Stayed tuned for information on future SCORE workshops, webinars and events, or visit the SCORE Bucks County Local Chapter page.

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Certified Business Applications:

PA Unified Certification Application for Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBE), Women, and Minority-Owned Businesses

US Department of Veteran Affairs Registration for Service-Disabled Veteran Owned (SDVOB) and Veteran Owned (VOSM) Small Business

The Entrepreneur's Guide 
The Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development has developed The Entrepreneur's Guide: Starting and Growing a Business in Pennsylvania. The guide contains free services, checklists, helpful tips and procedures. The guide also lists addresses, websites, and telephone numbers for contacting business-related agencies. The guide is available as a pdf document at https://dced.pa.gov/download/entrepreneurs-guide/

Veterans Resources
Download the Veterans Resources Fact Sheet and learn how you can start or grow your business in Pennsylvania. From technical and registration help, to securing funding for a diverse business, our team can help. The guide is available as a pdf document at https://dced.pa.gov/download/veterans-resources-fact-sheet-2018/?wpdmdl=83145

The Pennsylvania Diverse Business Financing Initiative
Pennsylvania is committed to promoting diversity, inclusion, and small business opportunities. The Diverse Financing Initiative consists of capitalizing revolving loan funds managed by local economic development service providers, including Certified Economic Development organizations (CEDOs) and Community Development Financing Institutions (CDFIs). The guide is available as a pdf document at 
https://dced.pa.gov/download/pennsylvania-diverse-business-financing-initiative-factsheet/?wpdmdl=84782

Beginners Guide for Starting a Business in PA
The PA Department of Revenue has published a Beginners Guide for Starting a Business in PA.The guide is filled with information about how to fulfill your tax responsibilities and tips to help you avoid common mistakes. The 
guide is available as a pdf.

SBA Small Business Resources
The Eastern Pennsylvania District Office of the Small Business Administration has resources and events available to assist with all you need to start a small business. Information includes checklists for starting new businesses, finding the money you need, regulations, disaster recovery, and advocacy.
Visit the district office for more information.

Simple Steps for Starting Your Business Workbook 
SCORE, in partnership with Bank of America, has developed a workbook to take your business ideas and put them into action. 
The workbook is available as a pdf.

PA Business One-Stop Shop
The 
Pennsylvania Business One-Stop Shop  is a new resource for aspiring entrepreneurs and existing business owners. This guide will walk you through resources available to help you plan, register, operate, and grow a business in Pennsylvania while working smart and living happy.

Bucks County Workforce Development Board
The Bucks County Workforce Development Board (BCWDB) works to ensure that the Bucks County workforce system, covering numerous agencies and multiple disciplines, meets both employers' needs for skilled workers and workers' career and economic advancement. Assistance is available for both employers and job seekers alike. For more information, go to
www.bucksworks.org.

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Tax Incentives 
Businesses that comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) may be eligible for tax incentives. Businesses with 30 or fewer employees or total revenue of $1 million or less may use a CREDIT of up to $5000 per year to offset the costs of architectural adaptations, equipment acquisitions, and services such as sign language interpreters. All businesses, whatever their size, can take a DEDUCTION of up to $15,000 per year for the cost of architectural or transportation adaptations. Explanation: A tax credit is subtracted from your tax liability after you calculate your taxes, while a tax deduction is subtracted from your total income before taxes, to establish your taxable income. More information about the ADA and these tax incentives is available at the ADA Business Connection website at 
www.ada.gov. The ADA Information Line can be reached at 1-800-514-0301 (voice) or 1-800-514-0383 (TTY).

Bucks County SCORE

Bucks County SCORE provides business mentoring and training to entrepreneurs and small business owners. Whether you are just thinking about owning your own business or are looking to grow your existing business, SCORE, Bucks County, offers free one-on-one counseling sessions with certified business professionals, and free or low-cost training through online and in-class educational workshops.

409 Hood Boulevard Chamber of Commerce
Fairless Hills,PA 19030
Tel: (215) 943-8850
E-mail: 
score570@verizon.net