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Resources for businesses fully reopening this summer



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After more than a year of pandemic pivots and safety precautions, small businesses across the country can finally open their doors. Now is the time to reunite with regulars, raise your profile, and build more excitement for your business. At the same time, it’s crucial to stay tuned into the best ways to support your staff and customers in this period of transition. 

We’ve compiled some of the best resources we’ve found for businesses as you begin reopening fully. Be sure to also keep your website and Yelp Page up to date for your customers as you adapt and change your operations.

General reopening resources
Finance and legal
Marketing and communication
Safety and sanitation
Free technology and tools
Resources for restaurants and bars


Resources for all businesses


General reopening resources


Marketing and communication


Safety and sanitation


Free technology tools and services


Resources for restaurants and bars

  • Grubhub and the Restaurant Strong Fund will provide $5,000 grants to help eligible independent restaurants reopen 
  • Learn how you can hone your marketing strategy in this new frontier with Restaurant Marketing School 
  • Oyster Sunday is offering free consultations for independent restaurants 
  • The National Restaurant Association (NRA) has a list of resources specifically for food businesses and it continues to update its reopening guide, with information on cleaning, sanitizing and disinfecting, personal hygiene, mask use, health monitoring, social distancing for people and spaces, ventilation, what to do if an employee tests positive, and encouraging employees to get vaccines
    • New to this update: OSHA and CDC guidelines and training employees in COVID-19 mitigation
  • The NRA has also created several fact-sheets on food safety
  • As you transition into a fully open environment, keep in mind these top five pandemic lessons learned from successful entrepreneurs

If you have questions or if there is anything we can do to help, get in touch by logging into your Yelp for Business account for Yelp contact details. Our customer success and account teams are fully staffed and ready to assist.


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The information above is provided for educational and informational purposes only. It is not intended to be a substitute for professional advice and may not be suitable for your circumstances. Unless stated otherwise, references to third-party links, services, or products do not constitute endorsement by Yelp.

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