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The FDA’s best practices to operate retail food stores, restaurants, and associated pick-up and delivery services during the COVID-19 pandemic to safeguard workers and consumers. Download the guide here. 

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In this video Marc Wilson, retail strategist for the Virginia SBDC, discusses re-opening and operating your business during the COVID pandemic. The session is specifically focused to be helpful to retail, restaurant, and hospitality businesses and will address issues in those industries.

Introduction/Agenda – (3 min)

7 things every business should do (9 min):

Re-entry and the importance of personalization/communication – (1.5 min)

Running your business in Phase II/Phase III/the new normal – (4 min)

Best practices and ideas to promote your business – (11 min)

Ways to increase customer engagement/Additional tips – (3 min)

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