LANSING – To aid with the transition to remote work, the Small Business Association of Michigan has created a new guide aimed to help small businesses navigate and thrive in these work situations.

“The pandemic has created many unprecedented circumstances for small businesses and that includes the transition to a predominately remote workforce for many companies,” said SBAM President Brian Calley. “Sorting out these arrangements can sometimes be complicated, so we created this resource to help businesses set up policies and arrangements that will help both the business and the employee thrive during these times.”

The Small Business Owner’s Guide to Remote Work was created in partnership with the American Society of Employers and NuWave Technology Partners. The toolkit provides information and tips for small businesses on:

·       Remote work policies

·       Remote work employee communications

·       Tips for productive remote work for both employers and employees

·       Cyber security and IT outsourcing

·       Investing in employees’ education

·       Employee assistance program.

Since the pandemic began, SBAM has been working to help navigate the very complex and fluid issues that have arisen as a result of the COVID-19 crisis. Support has included resources for getting back to work, sourcing personal protective equipment, information on loan and funding options and more. 

The guide can be downloaded at