Recession Resource Hub

At Bench, we understand that the current economic environment is uncertain, and it can be a challenge to know how to prepare your small business. With clients like you in mind, we have created this resource hub to help get you up to speed.

The basics that you need to know

Recession: What It Is and Its Impact on Small Businesses

As a small business owner, you may hear economists warn businesses of a "looming recession". But what exactly does a recession mean and why should you care about it?

How to Deal with Inflation's Effects on Your Small Business

This is an expensive time to be running a small business, but there are ways to protect yourself from the effects of inflation.

How Bench's Bookkeeping Can Help You Prepare For A Recession

How you can use your monthly financial statements provided by Bench to help prepare your business for economic uncertainty.

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Some ways to prepare your business

Do a Cash Flow Analysis

By following our step-by-step guide, you can feel confident knowing your cash situation and make better decisions about where to spend and where to make cuts.

Create a Business Emergency Fund

If the past few years have shown us anything, it’s just how crucial having an emergency fund for your company can be.

Create a Business Strategy for 2023

The 2023 business and economic environment will be unique in many ways. Create a business strategy that will best set you up for this year ahead

Tax season is just around the corner

If you found this page helpful, you should check out our Tax Resource Hub. Get exclusive access to deadline reminders, entity-specific tax guides, on-demand webinars and more!

Other helpful resources

How to Get a Small Business Loan

If you’re looking to inject some capital into your business, here’s how to get a small business loan in nine steps.

How the Inflation Reduction Act Could Positively Impact Your Small Business

To address rising inflation, the U.S. government passed the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) of 2022, here is how it will impact small businesses.

17 Big Tax Deductions (Write Offs) for Businesses

Ensuring that you are taking advantage off all of the small business tax deductions available to you this tax season will help leave you with more money in your pocket this tax season.