THE Leeton Business Chamber is taking a strategic approach to helping the shire's employers get through the COVID-19 pandemic.
The chamber has been working with stakeholders to create a way forward to the ongoing coronavirus situation and the impact it has had on the Leeton shire community.
While these measures take time to collate, the chamber said it has seen the need to assist businesses now.
Through new social distancing and self-isolation laws, many industries have had to close their doors or operate differently.
Emotional and financial stress can inhibit people from thinking clearly.
"We have seen many local businesses turn things around to keep their business running, however we appreciate there are many business owners still trying to figure out how to move forward," chamber president Wayne Bond said.
"While there is a plethora of information floating around online, this is difficult to interpret when you're not thinking clearly or could even add to your stress and anxiety about the current situation."
So, in order to help out, chamber executive assistant Maryann Iannelli and owner of Marelli Marketing has created a "six-step business recovery plan".
It is a simple, basic plan designed to help business owners get their creative juices flowing, block out the noise and get through this tough time.
"There have been lots of great ideas on how to filter information for our business community, but this all takes time and money," Mr Bond said.
"Having something simple and readily available as a resource could help many local businesses keep operating or move forward for the future."
The Leeton Business Chamber is also sending out a bi-weekly newsletter to all of its contacts.
The content is a clear message of the latest news, updates and local resources available to businesses.
Anyone can sign up to the newsletter, as well as access the six-step recovery plan by visiting https://www.leetonchamber.com.au/.
The chamber has also encouraged businesses to reach out and have a conversation if they are struggling.