COVID-19 | A Message From Guidefitter

What we're doing to support you during COVID-19

Apr 9 #hunting


Dear Guidefitter Community -

In a time of uncertainty like this, it’s important for us to come together - as a network, as a community, as neighbors. First and foremost, I hope that you, your family, and friends are well. The global crisis that we’re facing is affecting everyone on all levels: personally, professionally, economically, and emotionally. Please know that you are not alone.

We know that many of you are small business owners and are doing your best to navigate the government aid packages that are currently being offered in an effort to relieve the financial stress that this global pandemic has inflicted on almost every industry. As a small business owner myself, I know how challenging that can be when the guidelines, rules, application processes, requirements, benefits, and offerings are constantly changing.

"It is our duty to support the people who have helped us get to where we are today - all of you."

Here at Guidefitter, we are working hard to ensure our community and our business partners have the resources they need to make it through this disastrous time. It is our duty to support the people who have helped us get to where we are today - all of you. Over the next several weeks, we will be posting information on the Guidefitter website, doing our best to aggregate the most up to date, relevant, helpful, and clear information we can regarding COVID-19 and the guiding/outfitting industry. You can find those resources here.

Some of it may be clear outlines of complex application processes and government programs. Some of it may simply be links to great resources we have stumbled upon. Either way, we would love for you to stay engaged - let us know what we’re doing well and where we should focus our time & efforts.

We are here for you in this time of need. Please let us know what we can do to support.

Bryan Koontz
Founder & CEO, Guidefitter

Find COVID-19 resources on the Guidefitter Blog.

Be part of the discussion in the Guidefitter Community Feed. We have created tags within our platform so you can ask questions, post resources, find topics you’re interested in, and join the conversation. #COVID-19 #Coronavirus

As professional guides & outfitters, you’re facing a unique challenge. If you’d like to narrow your conversation to guides & outfitters only, don’t forget that you can check the box that makes your post “visible only to verified guides & outfitters.”

Additional Resources:

American Outdoors Association - COVID-19 Guidance
American Outdoors Association - Webinar Recording (March 27)
Idaho Outfitters & Guides Association
IRS Tax Relief
Johns Hopkins University
Outdoor Industry Association - Webinar Recording (April 2)
Outdoor Industry Association - The Power of the Outdoors
Paycheck Protection Program: Here’s What You Need To Know (April 3)
Small Business Administration - Disaster Loan Assistance
Small Business Administration - PPP Loan
Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network

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