135+ National Resources for Small Businesses During COVID-19Small Business Funding•Mar 20, 2020• 35 min read
Hello Alice knows the coronavirus pandemic will have far-reaching impacts on the small business community for months to come. That’s why, as part of our COVID-19 Business Resource Center, we’re gathering as many resources as we can to keep you informed and supported throughout this pandemic.
The below list represents an ever-growing collection of national and international initiatives; you can see a separate list of state and local options here. We’ll update each page on a daily basis with resources gathered both from trusted authorities and partners across the business ecosystem stepping up to support small business owners. Be sure to check back!
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Table of Contents
- Governmental Resources
- Corporate and Nonprofit Resources
- Virtual Events and Webinars
- Workplace Advice and Procedures
About Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) | Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will update this hub with the latest information on symptoms, complications, transmission, prevention, treatment, and more about the outbreak. Information will be released as it becomes available during this rapidly evolving situation.
CDC Cleaning and Disinfection Recommendations | Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
This federal guidance provides recommendations on the cleaning and disinfection of rooms and areas to prevent the transmission of COVID-19. It is aimed at limiting the survival of novel coronavirus in key environments. Keep tabs on this list — recommendations will be updated if additional information becomes available.
CDC Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers | Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
This interim guidance is based on what is currently known about the coronavirus (COVID-19). Guidance includes best practices for sick leave, employee travel, sanitation, and other workplace concerns. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will update this interim guidance as needed and as additional information becomes available.
CDC Travel Recommendations | Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Are you returning to the United States from a high-risk country? Do you have questions about how to travel safely domestically? This page includes the most up-to-date information about coronavirus (COVID-19) for travelers and travel-related industries.
COVID-19 Public Assistance Simplified Application Fact Sheet | FEMA
This fact sheet provides an overview of the FEMA Public Assistance application process for recipients and applicants requesting reimbursement related to federal emergency and major disaster declarations for the Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19).
Disaster Assistance Loans for COVID-19 Impacted Businesses | Small Business Administration
The United States Small Business Administration is offering designated states and territories low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19). These loans offer up to $2 million in assistance for a small business.
Disaster Response Registry | System for Award Management
When national emergencies or disasters such as floods and hurricanes occur, supplies and services need to be procured and rushed to the affected area quickly. To expedite this process, the System for Award Management (SAM) contains a Disaster Response Registry listing those contractors who are willing to provide debris removal, distribution of supplies, reconstruction, and other disaster or emergency relief supplies or services. Business owners can list their company in the registry by registering in SAM.
Disaster Unemployment Assistance | United States Department of Labor
Are you an artist, entrepreneur, freelancer, service employee, or other occupation interrupted by the COVID-19 outbreak? The Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) program provides unemployment benefits to individuals — including the self-employed — who have become unemployed as a direct result of a presidentially declared major disaster. In order to qualify for this benefit your employment or self-employment must have been lost or interrupted as a direct result of a major disaster declared by the President of the United States.
IRS Coronavirus Tax Relief | Internal Revenue Service
The IRS has established a special section focused on steps to help taxpayers, businesses, and others affected by the coronavirus. This page will be updated as new information is available.
SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans | Small Business Administration
If you have suffered substantial economic injury and are one of the following types of businesses located in a declared disaster area, you may be eligible for an SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL): small business; small agricultural cooperative; and most private nonprofit organizations. Substantial economic injury means the business is unable to meet its obligations and to pay its ordinary and necessary operating expenses. EIDLs provide the necessary working capital to help small businesses survive until normal operations resume after a disaster. The SBA can provide up to $2 million to help meet financial obligations and operating expenses that could have been met had the disaster not occurred. Your loan amount will be based on your actual economic injury and your company’s financial needs, regardless of whether the business suffered any property damage.
SBA Grant Programs | Small Business Administration
Are you a small business owner looking for additional funding sources during the coronavirus pandemic? The United States Small Business Association (SBA) provides resources, grants, and funding for small businesses through their programs: Boots to Business (B2B) Funding Opportunity; Federal and State Technology (FAST) Partnership Program; Veterans Business Outreach Centers; Service-Disabled Veteran Entrepreneurship Training Program (SDVETP); SCORE; State Trade Expansion Program (STEP); 7(j) Management and Technical Assistance Services; Program for Investors in Microentrepreneurs (PRIME); SBDC Northeast California; SBDC Pennsylvania; Portable Assistance Program; Veteran Federa
l Procurement Entrepreneur Training Program (VFPETP); Women Veteran Entrepreneurship Training Program (WVETP); and more. This page collects frequently asked questions and handy resources.
SBA Paycheck Protection Program | SBA
The Paycheck Protection Program is a loan designed to provide a direct incentive for small businesses to keep their workers on the payroll. SBA will forgive loans if all employees are kept on the payroll for eight weeks and the money is used for payroll, rent, mortgage interest, or utilities. Check out a step-by-step guide to the process here.
SBA Preparedness and Recovery Fact Sheet | Small Business Administration
This resource exists to educate business owners on the key points about how to prepare for disasters and recover using SBA Disaster Loans. As it describes, SBA disaster loans can be used to repair or replace the following items damaged or destroyed in a declared disaster: real estate, personal property, machinery and equipment, and inventory and business assets.
Tracking Tax Extensions by State | The Tax Foundation
Are you a business wondering how the novel coronavirus will affect your tax burden? This central resource maintains an updated timeline of all deferred tax deadlines, fee cancelations, and other state-based relief measures you’ll want to keep track of.
World Health Organization Coronavirus Updates | World Health Organization
Consider this your one-stop source for rolling updates on the international response to the unfolding coronavirus pandemic. From myth busting to travel advice to the most up-to-date count of confirmed cases, this hub from the World Health Organization can be considered a trusted source of truth.
Corporate and Nonprofit Resources
Accion Small Business Loans | Accion
Accion is a nationwide nonprofit lending network providing flexible loans, connections to business experts, and access to resources and opportunities specifically tailored to each business owner’s needs during this challenging time.
#All_In | Bunker Labs
Being an entrepreneur means adapting to whatever life throws at you. That’s why Bunker Lab created #All_In, a community for military and veteran entrepreneurs to exchange conversations about the entrepreneur life. They’ve also compiled a list of resources to entrepreneurs impacted by COVID-19. Schedule a time to speak about facing challenges such as COVID-19 while building your business and how you overcame these external factors. Give your advice on what to keep doing, start doing, and stop doing.
Artist + Activist Relief Fund | The Soze Agency
The Soze Agency is a worker-owned organization that creates social impact campaigns about compassion, authenticity, and equity. This fund will support artists and activists whose work has been impacted by COVID-19. They will be awarding $250-750 in grants to selected applicants on an ongoing basis, with $50,000 allocated for the first round of grants.
Assistance for Small Business Owners Affected by COVID-19 | Opportunity Fund
Opportunity Fund provides loans to low- and moderate-income immigrants, women, and other deserving, but underserved small business owners. Opportunity Fund is committed to supporting existing and new small business customers who are financially struggling amidst the COVID-19 outbreak. If you are a small business owner whose business has been impacted, please contact them directly so that we may better serve you. Please keep in mind that our ability to provide financial assistance is based on eligibility guidelines and funding availability.
AWBC Small Business Support | Association of Women’s Business Centers
While they understand there are limited answers currently available to many PPP and EIDL-specific questions, local Women’s Business Centers are a valuable resource for up-to-date information and guidance during this time. Check out their webpage for updated information and guidance on the various government funding programs for small businesses.
Black Girl Ventures | The Black Girl Ventures Foundation
Black Girl Ventures (BGV) is dedicated to creating access to capital for Black and Brown women entrepreneurs. BGV initiatives include crowdfunded pitch competitions, funding assessments, consultations, and introductions to help entrepreneurs gain access to social and financial capital. They are holding virtual events to ensure founders are supported throughout the coronavirus pandemic.
Building your Brand During COVID-19 Webinar | BakerRipley Entrepreneur Connection
The spread of COVID-19 has caused small businesses to close their doors to customers. But that doesn’t mean they should stop working. Now is the time to build your brand and create intentional marketing. Join BakerRipley Entrepreneur Connection for a free webinar from their panel of experts on how you can build your brand during the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn how you can build deep connections with your customers and prospects during the social distancing period that can turn into loyal customers for years to come.
Bunker Labs #All_In | Bunker Labs
Being an entrepreneur means adapting to whatever life throws at you. That’s why Bunker Lab created #All_In, a community for military and veter
an entrepreneurs to exchange conversations about the entrepreneur life. They’ve also compiled a list of resources for entrepreneurs impacted by COVID-19. Schedule a time to speak about facing challenges such as COVID-19 while building your business and how you overcame these external factors.
Business Resources During COVID-19 | Tory Burch Foundation
The Tory Burch Foundation launched in 2009 to support the empowerment of women entrepreneurs. With the impact COVID-19 is having on communities, the Foundation believes it is important to stay informed about what resources are available for small businesses. This page compiles tools, loans, and relief services available. It’ll continue to be updated.
#BuyFromSmallBusiness | Silver Lining
#BuyFromSmallBusiness provides resources for small businesses weathering the COVID-19 pandemic. When people all consciously make an effort to increase the number of products and services they buy from small business owners, not only will their families and staff be protected, but they will also contribute to the decrease in the global economic impact of COVID-19.
Capital One Coronavirus Support | Capital One
Capital One has created a webpage for founders impacted by the pandemic. They understand the concern and uncertainty you may be experiencing surrounding the coronavirus and are committed to being responsive to the needs of their customers and associates as the situation evolves.
Chase for Business COVID-19 program page | Chase
The COVID-19 situation reminds businesses everywhere that customers, employees, financial operations, and supply chains can all be affected. That’s why every business needs a plan to face disruption with clarity, confidence, and relative calm. Chase has tools and support to assist your business. Visit the Chase for Business COVID-19 program page for important information about how to create your contingency plan.
Citi Customers Impacted by Coronavirus | Citibank
Citi has temporary policies for small businesses impacted by COVID-19. Amid ongoing concerns about COVID-19, they’ve created a webpage on resources, account assistance, and digital tools for businesses owners impacted by the pandemic.
A Common Thread Fashion Fund | Vogue and the CFDA
A Common Thread is a storytelling initiative spearheaded by Vogue and in collaboration with the The Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) to raise both awareness and needed funds for those in the American fashion businesses who have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Grants will target designers, small retailers, and other fashion companies whose businesses have been impacted by COVID-19.
Coronavirus Business Loans | Jewish Free Loan Association
Has your business or income been impacted by the coronavirus outbreak? Do you need to pay for childcare so you can get to work while schools are closed? Do you have other expenses you didn’t anticipate? Jewish Free Loan is here to help with a no-fee and interest-free loan to cover lost wages because you can’t go in to work, child care costs when schools are closed, and funds lost due to cancelled travel plans and more. Loans can be turned around in a matter of days and are only available to residents of Los Angeles or Ventura County. To apply please fill out the pre-loan application today!
Coronavirus Business Resource Center | BIO
As cases of COVID-19 spread around the world, government and public health leaders are encouraging biotechnology businesses to consider their responses to highly contagious diseases. This toolkit from BIO — the world’s largest trade association representing biotechnology companies, academic institutions, state biotechnology centers and related organizations — is designed to keep biotech business owners informed on several areas of interest such as their company’s response to COVID-19, managing business continuity and employee relations, and supply chain resources.
Coronavirus Care Fund | National Domestic Workers Alliance
For many in-home care workers, nannies, and house cleaners the threat of coronavirus is especially severe. Without access to healthcare, paid sick leave, or job security, they are being forced to navigate this crisis alone — without a safety net. The money you donate to the Coronavirus Care Fund will provide immediate financial support for domestic workers, and enable them to stay home and healthy — protecting themselves, their families, and their communities while slowing the spread of the coronavirus.
Coronavirus Crisis Loans | Wefunder
Based on the latest research, it is likely that cities across America will be in periodic lockdown over the next 18 months, until a vaccine is in mass production. Local businesses will be hit hard. Wefunder has funded approximately $130 million in hundreds of small businesses from over 400,000 investors. If your business has customers who care, they can help. Typically, half of the funds come from your own customer base, with the other half from the Wefunder investor base. Wefunder does all the work of collecting funds and sends you one wire when it’s over. For this crisis, they’ve designed a revenue share agreement that is very small business friendly. In these hard times, they expect customers will support businesses they care about with flexible repayment.
Coronavirus Information and Resources for Restaurants | National Restaurant Association
The restaurant industry is home to more than 15 million trained and skilled employees in rest
aurants across the country serving the public every day. To ensure that restaurants have the latest information about coronavirus, the National Restaurant Association has created this industry-specific guidance for owners and operators.
Coronavirus Resources for Business by Cameo | Cameo
Self-isolation and social distancing are vital to the containment of coronavirus — unfortunately, small businesses will see their patronage and revenues affected by these measures. Federal, state, and local agencies are working to find ways to help small businesses in this time of need. Cameo has gathered some resources that will be helpful for those affected by the pandemic. They will be updating their webpage as more information becomes available.
Coronavirus Small Business Resource Hub | SCORE
SCORE, the nation’s largest network of expert business mentors, is dedicated to helping small businesses get off the ground, grow, and achieve their goals. They’ve collected resources to help small businesses get through the unprecedented challenges from the coronavirus outbreak. Find information on managing cash flow and running your business online.
Co.Starters COVID-19 Resources | Co.Starters
Overwhelmed by the coronavirus pandemic? Co.Starters equips community leaders with proven strategies and tools to support aspiring entrepreneurs and power thriving communities. And they’re continuously curating resources on their COVID-19 recovery page to help small businesses regain their footing after disaster.
COVID-19 Customizable Flyer | United States Chamber of Commerce
Businesses play a vital role in maintaining the calm and confidence needed to help contain the coronavirus outbreak. Show your community how you are working to protect them with this customizable flyer from the United States Chamber of Commerce.
COVID-19 Freelance Artist Resources | Freelance Artist Resource Producing Collective
This list from the Freelance Artist Resource Producing Collective is specifically designed to serve freelance artists, and those interested in supporting the independent artist community. The list includes free resources, opportunities, and financial relief options available to artists of all disciplines.
COVID-19 Hub for Event Professionals | AV Network
Virtually every conference, concert, festival, and in-person event has been cancelled amid the coronavirus pandemic. What is being done to support the event industry at this time, and how is it planning to move forward? This COVID-19 hub from AV Network collects all the relevant updates and developments for you to keep your finger on the pulse.
COVID-19 Relief for Women-Owned Businesses | iFundWomen
Supporting women entrepreneurs has always been iFundWomen’s #1 priority, and the strength of its collective community is what is going to get everyone through this unprecedented time. From grants to free coaching to daily encouragement on their Slack network, IFW is working overtime to help women-led small businesses weather the storm. Need relief funding? Start a campaign and allow your community to support you!
COVID-19 Resources and News Sources for Small Businesses | ICA
ICA has created a resource page for small businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. This ongoing list of resources, both big and small, is meant to help support the small business community (owners and employees) in this unusual and challenging time.
COVID-19 Resources for Restaurant Workers and Owners | Restaurant Opportunities Centers United
Restaurant employees and owners have been heavily impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. In this time of crisis, Restaurant Opportunities Centers (ROC) is working to provide relief and resources to restaurant workers affected by the coronavirus crisis. They’ve gathered a list of resources, from the national, state, and city levels, to help restaurant employees and owners during this difficult time.
COVID-19 Resources for Women-Owned Businesses | Women’s Business Enterprise National Council
The COVID-19 pandemic is hurting businesses of all sizes, across industries. The Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) created a page with resources, information, and webinars to address the many questions and uncertainties many business owners and corporations face, as well as to continue to help fuel business opportunities for women entrepreneurs.
COVID-19 Response and Support for Local Businesses | Yelp
Yelp is offering $25 million in relief, primarily focused on supporting independent local restaurant and nightlife businesses, in the form of waived advertising fees, and free advertising, products, and services. As part of this relief effort, restaurants and nightlife businesses that remain open will receive free access to Yelp page upgrades, including Business Highlights and Call To Action, as well as Connect, which will help them communicate timely information to their customers. Restaurants will also receive three months of free access to Yelp Reservations and Waitlist. For restaurant clients that offer delivery and/or takeout, they will provide $100 in free search advertising. More details on their restaurant and nightlife business relief program will be available as they are developed.
COVID-19 Small Business Grant | Bumble
Small businesses are in a tough position due to COVID-19, and Bumble wants to help as much as they possibly can. Until April 5, small business owners can submit a request to receive up to $5,000 in monetary support from Bumble. To apply, head to the Bumble app and match with the Bumble Community Grants profile from any mode. Not a small business owner, but still want to help? You can nominate a small business using the same application, or tag them in the comments on the linked Instagram post.
The Entrepreneur’s COVID-19 Playbook | Kyle Westaway
Social enterprise lawyer Kyle Westaway wrote this free guide to stimulus money, tax breaks, and legal tips to survive and thrive during the pandemic. Built with the entrepreneur in mind, this guide is designed to help you navigate the changing landscape brought about by the coronavirus pandemic. It discusses the SBA loan programs in detail, as well as taxes and legal issues that entrepreneurs might encounter.
Facebook Business Resource Hub | Facebook
In light of the pandemic, Facebook has gathered resources and information for businesses affected by the coronavirus crisis. Their webpage includes a resilience toolkit, emergency response guidance, and information on how you can use Facebook tools for remote working.
Facebook Small Business Grants Program | Facebook
Your business may be experiencing disruptions resulting from the global outbreak of COVID-19. Facebook has heard that a little financial support can go a long way, so they’re offering $100 million in cash grants and ad credits to help during this challenging time. This offer will be extended to 30,000 eligible small businesses in over 30 countries where they operate. More details will be shared as they become available. For additional resources about how you can help your business prepare for and manage through disruptions like COVID-19, visit their recently-launched Business Resource Hub.
Financial Resources for Businesses Impacted By COVID-19 | Homebase
The COVID-19 outbreak continues to prompt many people to follow social distancing recommendations. While this is the right thing to do to combat the virus, small businesses have been heavily impacted by the pandemic and rely on customers visiting their brick-and-mortar locations to stay afloat. Homebase has created a webpage of financial and workforce resources for small businesses impacted by the pandemic.
The Food and Beverage Industry Relief Fund | James Beard Foundation
The James Beard Foundation recognizes the dire situation the food and beverage community is in due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Restaurants, bars, and other independent food and beverage operations are strong economic drivers. $1 trillion generated by the culinary industry reflects 4% of our gross domestic product. The food and beverage community employs nearly 16% of the American workforce. These businesses support local economies, and according to some studies, restaurants pump as much as 60% of their money back into their local business communities. To help bring swift economic relief to these essential businesses, the Foundation is launching a fund that will be gathering support from corporate, foundation, and individual donors to provide micro-grants to independent food and beverage businesses in need.
Fountainhead SBA Paycheck Protection Program | Fountainhead
Fountainhead is one of only 14 non-bank lenders licensed to make SBA 7(a) loans from the Paycheck Protection Program. This program is a loan designed to provide a direct incentive for small businesses to keep their workers on the payroll during the crisis. SBA will forgive loans if all employees are kept on the payroll for eight weeks and the money is used for payroll, rent, mortgage interest, or utilities.
Freelancers Relief Fund | Freelancers Union
Freelancers work without traditional protections such as paid sick leave and unemployment insurance, and are at a disproportionate risk of financial hardship in the best of times. At the same time, they make up one-third of the U.S. workforce, and contribute more than $1 trillion to the country’s GDP. Freelancers Relief Fund will offer financial assistance of up to $1,000 per freelance household to cover lost income and essential expenses not covered by government relief programs. 100% of all donations will be distributed directly to freelancers in need. Applications for funding will open on April 2, 2020.
Gift Certificates to Support Small Businesses | Kabbage
With the current impacts to our economy, Kabbage wants to make sure there are ways to help local entrepreneurs. Through Kabbage Payments, any business can sign up to sell gift certificates online, and anyone can purchase them to support participating small businesses. Consumers interested in supporting small businesses can search for gift certificates by industry and location. They can purchase certificates for any amount from $15 to $500. Certificates can be redeemed at any time and have no expiration date. Revenue generated from the sale of gift certificates will be deposited as soon as the next business day after purchase.
Grow with Google Small Business Fund | Google and Opportunity Finance Network
Local businesses are facing unprecedented challenges as they navigate COVID-19. Opportunity Finance Network (OFN) is working with Google to launch the Grow with Google Small Business Fund. The $125 million fund will deliver responsible financing to community development financial institutions (CDFIs) to help thousands of small businesses hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Guidance for Businesses and Employers to Plan and Respond to COVID-19 | National LGBT Chamber of Commerce
The National LG
BT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) has created a webpage for LGBT businesses affected by the pandemic. There you will find resources from the Small Business Administration, as well as NGLCC Corporate Partners, to assist small businesses with their recovery.
Guidance on Small Business Preparedness | United States Chamber of Commerce Foundation
To minimize the impact of disasters on employees, property, and operations, businesses must make the right preparations. These include: creating a disaster plan, identifying priorities, training employees on emergency preparedness, and reviewing the business’ insurance coverage. The United States Chamber of Commerce foundation has compiled resources to help prepare for disasters and organize your response.
ICA Rapid Response Marketplace | ICA Fund Good Jobs
The Bay Area’s small businesses have been hard-hit by COVID-19. ICA’s companies employ more than 500 people, and ICA is determined to help them. They’ve put together a listing of the many ICA companies in the accelerator and their investment portfolio. Some of these businesses already have thriving online presences, others are responding quickly in the face of this crisis. They’ve provided links to all of them so that you can make purchases directly.
Kiva Loan Program | Kiva
Whether it’s your favorite neighborhood coffee shop, your best friend who owns a storefront or a local grower you support at the farmer’s market, millions of American businesses will be disrupted when employees and customers must stay home and supply chains break down. To help small businesses affected by the pandemic, Kiva has created temporary policies for founders looking for financial relief.
Lantern Credit for PPP Loans | SoFi
Major banks are overwhelmed by the demand they are seeing for the PPP program and are struggling to fund loans quickly. Even business owners who have primary banking relationships with PPP lenders are having trouble accessing the program, and in some cases SBA partner banks are facing capital constraints. With SoFi’s Lantern marketplace, businesses will be matched to a qualified lender based on capacity, which may increase the likelihood of timely funding. Through Lantern, consumers have access to hundreds of SBA-approved funding banks through a single application process. SoFi, via Lantern and its lending partners, will help streamline the application process to make it as seamless as possible for your small business to apply for the funding it needs.
Lending List for Small Businesses | Kabbage
Looking for funding for your business during this challenging time? Kabbage put together this list of lenders for small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. Use these available resources to help you navigate your business through the outbreak.
Main Street Initiative | Mainvest
Mainvest is an investment platform that connects brick-and-mortar businesses with investors who care. If you have an existing business that has been negatively affected by the coronavirus outbreak, you may be eligible to immediately receive a $2,000 zero-interest loan when you start a capital raise. You can raise over $100,000 of investment from your community on Mainvest.
National Resources and Policy Updates for Small Businesses Impacted by COVID-19 | Small Business Majority
Small businesses across the country are losing customers or being forced to temporarily close their doors to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Many small business owners are in need of help to address these immediate financial concerns and access critical resources for their employees and their businesses. This webinar from the Small Business Majority covers updates from Capitol Hill, resources related to COVID-19, and policy recommendations to bolster small business owners right now.
NCFP COVID-19 Response and Recovery Funds | Giving Compass and the National Center for Family Philanthropy
Giving Compass and the National Center for Family Philanthropy (NCFP) have partnered to bring you this comprehensive list and map of relief funds from all over the U.S. These funds are community-based and include a social justice lens, as well as some select strategic response funds. This list includes national, international, issue-area, and local funds for those impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.
NextSeed Community Bridge Notes | NextSeed
The coronavirus crisis is affecting small businesses across the country, and time is of the essence. NextSeed has designed this product to provide small businesses the opportunity to raise capital directly from their network and community at favorable but structured terms. This streamlined process will allow businesses to undergo an expedited review and fundraising process to meet their immediate needs. This also provides potential investors with a uniform framework to determine which businesses they would like to support with their investments. Apply for the amount you need, and the NextSeed team will work with you to determine a target based on historical and projected performance to ensure the financial health of the business. Businesses must raise a minimum of $10,000 in investments in order to receive funds.
OpenGrants | OpenGrants
This platform helps early-stage companies find, apply, and manage federal funding. OpenGrants can also match you with top grant writers and freelancers from across the nation, ensuring that every submission they review is competitive.
#OpenWeStand | GoDaddy
#OpenWeStand is for anyone who is keeping the economic health of small business top of mind in this challenging time. It’s for shop owners minding their customers’ and employees’ safety — and for everyone who stands with small business. This website has resources, inspiration, and connection to other everyday entrepreneurs with creative solutions to keep their busines
s open, even if their doors are closed due to COVID-19.
The Red Backpack Fund | GlobalGiving and The Spanx by Sara Blakely Foundation
Are you a female entrepreneur? Between May and September 2020, GlobalGiving’s Red Backpack Fund will award $5,000 emergency assistance grants to at least 1,000 majority women-owned businesses and nonprofits in the U.S. The grants are possible through a $5 million gift from The Spanx by Sara Blakely Foundation to support female entrepreneurs struggling with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Request for Technical Assistance COVID-19 | XXcelerate
XXcelerate has a pool of trusted and talented business coaches on standby to help you navigate your way around some of the day to day challenges that have arisen for your business. They can handle topics such as: cash flow planning, how to adapt and pivot, marketing and branding advice, e-commerce advice, recovery planning and business resilience, financial management and funding your business, etc. They cannot answer questions about unemployment or items specific to the stimulus package at this time. This service is for womxn, people of color, and other vulnerable and underserved business owners. This is not a service to hire a professional services advisor or contractor. This is targeted support/advice to help you troubleshoot a specific ask or need that can help you stay solvent and resilient during the crisis.
Resources for Businesses During COVID-19 | Women Presidents’ Organization
Women Presidents’ Organization, Inc. (WPO) is a nonprofit membership organization for women presidents of multimillion-dollar companies. While supporting members during COVID-19, WPO is compiling helpful resources for business owners. Check back for relevant updates.
Resources for Businesses Impacted by the Coronavirus | Cherry Bombe
Cherry Bombe celebrates women and food through its magazine, the Radio Cherry Bombe podcast, and its Jubilee conference. The COVID-19 pandemic has been a challenging time, especially for small business owners. This continuously updated list from Cherry Bombe compiles resources and information for small businesses impacted by the coronavirus.
Roadie Rescue Campaign | AV Network
A group of live event industry organizations has joined together to create a GoFundMe campaign to raise $250,000 in donations to provide relief to eligible freelance professionals affected by the coronavirus pandemic due to event cancellations.The campaign is initially being sponsored by Alive Risk, Clair Global, the Event Safety Alliance, Griffin360, Merch Roadie, Show Makers Symposium, and Take1 Insurance, with other companies expected to join the cause. The goal of the campaign is to reach out to entertainment industry businesses and live entertainment fans worldwide to raise $250,000 in direct contributions to the Roadie Relief GoFundMe campaign that will then be distributed to eligible freelance professionals through MusiCares.
Save Small Business Fund | U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation
Small businesses are the foundation of communities and the economy. Employing nearly half the American workforce, companies like yours keep neighborhoods running and make them feel like home. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation knows you’re facing multiple challenges right now, and every dollar counts. Funded by corporate and philanthropic partners, the Save Small Business Fund is a collective effort to provide $5,000 grants to as many small employers as possible. These supplemental funds will help you get through the next days and weeks.
SCORE Coronavirus Small Business Resource Hub | SCORE
SCORE has created a comprehensive web page of content and advice for small businesses going through this difficult time. SCORE is offering remote mentoring, live webinars, and online events, as well as advice on financial support and remote work.
SLAP Program | Silver Lining
Silver Lining has worked with over 10,000 small businesses in 14 countries over the last 15 years. They’re offering their small business growth program, SLAP, for whatever amount you pay for during the COVID-19 crisis. This comprehensive virtual small business program is perfectly suited to all of the small businesses who need to figure out how to get through this crisis while complying with social distancing.
The Small Business Relief Initiative | Quickbooks
Quickbooks has created a page of resources to help you prepare your business and your employees during the COVID-19 crisis. Find information on coronavirus relief and assistance programs and guidance on setting up virtual events for your business.
Springboard COVID-19 Community Response & Resource Center | Springboard Enterprises
Springboard has compiled this helpful list of resources for businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Find financial resources, funding opportunities, articles, and analysis tools to help your business get through the crisis.
Southern Smoke Emergency Relief Fund | Southern Smoke Foundation
Established in 2017, the Southern Smokes Foundation’s Emergency Relief Program provides emergency funding to business owners and employees in the food and drink industry who are facing unforeseen expenses that cannot or will not be covered by insurance. Their emergency relief fund has distributed more than $830,000 to individuals in the food and beverage industry in crisis. The application process is completely anonymous, and only Southern Smoke staff will see an application in its entirety.
Stimulus Planner | Stimulus Planner
Applying for government funding can be difficult to navigate. This site offers business owners with plans, guides, and tools to help them navigate through the stimulus funding, helping businesses survive during this crisis.
Support Women Entrepreneurs From Home | WBENC
The COVID-19 pandemic is hurting businesses of all sizes, across industries. But there are many ways to continue to support small and women-owned businesses without leaving the house. The Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) has compiled a list of women-owned businesses to support during this crisis. Whatever you need (or want), consider shopping small — online!
Support Your Ladies | Ladies Get Paid and the Female Founder Collective
These are scary times, especially for small businesses. Ladies Get Paid, a platform championing the professional and financial advancement of women, and the Female Founder Collective, a network of businesses led by women, have teamed up to help put a spotlight on women-owned businesses. Discover a variety of products and services, from apparel and beauty to wellness and coaching.
U.S. Small Business Resource Center | Goldman Sachs
Goldman Sachs believes small business owners and startup entrepreneurs fuel the engine of local and national economies all over the world. They are deeply committed to supporting these business leaders during this uncertain time with clear, tangible steps to access capital and additional resources. Check this resource hub for regular updates on funding, public health measures, and other important coronavirus updates.
USA TODAY Support Local Businesses | Gannett Media
Support Local is an initiative that lets you show your support for your local businesses during this challenging time. The platform is built by Gannett, a news media company that includes USA TODAY and hundreds of local media brands. The news brands have always had a special relationship with their local businesses and are dedicated to supporting them. Gannett hopes that its efforts will allow them to continue to serve their communities in the future. Here’s how you can help: search for a local business; if your favorite business isn’t on the list, add it; and finally, purchase a gift card now so that you can enjoy it later.
Verizon Small Business Recovery Fund | LISC
Small businesses across the country are confronting extreme economic challenges as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Financial support at this critical time can make the difference between staying in business or closing permanently, leading to a loss of income, jobs, and economic stability. With investment from Verizon, LISC is offering grants of up to $10,000 to small businesses facing immediate financial pressure because of COVID-19 — especially entrepreneurs of color, women-owned businesses, and other New Majority enterprises thatwho don’t have access to flexible, affordable capital.
Visa • iFundWomen Small Business Grants | iFundWomen
Visa has partnered with iFundWomen to support women entrepreneurs as they fund, run, and grow their businesses. Through this program, three grant winners will receive a $10,000 cash prize for their small business. In addition, the three selected grant recipients will also become eligible to participate in a subsequent pitch competition during National Small Business Week. If you are an early-stage founder in the United States in need of capital to take your business to the next level, apply for a grant today! Applications are being accepted now through April 7, 2020.
Wefunder Fight the Virus Accelerator | Wefunder
The COVID-19 outbreak has created a new reality for businesses everywhere. Wefunder wants everyone to unleash their creativity to solve problems from remote education tools to telemedicine to better ways to support workers in lockdowns. The challenge is simple: Take your ideas to tackle the coronavirus and turn them into reality, as fast as possible. Each startup accepted to the program will receive $50,000 in immediate funding. Whenever your startup is ready (even as soon as now), Wefunder mentors will help you raise up to $1 million from Wefunder’s 400,000+ investors. Please apply by April 3, 2020 to be considered.
Xero Business Continuity Hub | Xero
Xero has created a page of resources and information to help support you, your employees, and your business through the uncertainty of the global COVID-19 outbreak. They’ve also set up a community space for Xero customers to share their experiences. Find tools to help your business get through unforeseen disruptions and available assistance to support your business through the COVID-19 pandemic.
Yelp and GoFundMe Local Businesses Fund | Yelp and GoFundMe
Yelp is announcing a partnership with GoFundMe, the world’s largest social fundraising platform, to provide a fast and simple way for independent businesses to start fundraisers and accept donations through their Yelp pages. They’ve also pledged to match up to $1 million in total donations from matching grants made possible by the Small Business Relief Fund. The Fund is managed by GoFundme.org and will make a $500 matching grant for the first 2,000 eligible businesses that claim or otherwise start their fundraising page on GoFundMe and raise $500.
Virtual Events and Webinars
CARES Act and Managing Your Startup Through the COVID Crisis | Houston Exponential
Are you a technology startup that is trying to understand how to navigate the new CARES Act and this crazy new world? Presented by Houston Exponential, join Carolyn Rodz, CEO of Hello Alice, as she moderates and navigates the new CARES Act with Aziz Gilani, managing director of Mercury Fund, in this webinar.
COVID-19: How to Lead Through Uncertainty Webinar | Ernst & Young
The rapidly developing COVID-19 outbreak is jeopardizing markets as the interdependencies of the global economy are ever more apparent. COVID-19 adds another layer. Join for a webcast discussion from Ernst and Young (EY) on how to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on your people and your business. They’ll discuss: Updates from Capitol Hill and public policy implications, as well as real-time scenarios and actionable insights from the field in areas such as people agenda, supply chain resiliency, liquidity/cash management, and financial reporting.
Developing Customers Abroad Webinar | GIST TechConnect
Customer discovery is one of the most critical aspects of building a successful startup. For startups interested in building a global business and attracting revenue from abroad, understanding the social and economic contexts of new markets, how to talk to potential customers about their needs, and the ways to identify customer concerns are essential. Watch this webinar from Global Innovation through Science and Technology (GIST) to learn how to build the skills to successfully develop multinational relationships that can drive your business expansion and sustain your company even after the crisis.
Don’t Stall, Shift: Keeping Your Business in Motion Through Crisis Digital Summit | EnrichHER
Do you have a women-owned business? This weekly digital summit is for small business owners and women-led businesses to help them find relief during the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn about topics on funding resources, digital strategies, and community support needed for times of crisis and ask direct questions about your business to industry leaders.
Economic Relief Resources for LGBT-Owned Businesses During COVID-19 Webinar | National LGBT Chamber of Commerce
Join administrator Jovita Carranza of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and her team in this webinar on connecting LGBTQ-owned small businesses with emergency capital and resources during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Entrepreneurship School for the Quarantined | Female Founders Alliance | March 31, 2020
The Female Founders Alliance is holding free weekly online workshops for all the humans out there who are sheltering at home. You will take entrepreneurship lessons for current and future leaders and dive into one unique entrepreneurial skill each week. Each interactive session will leave you with a project that you can collaborate on afterwards. Feel free to bring your kids, too, and get ready to have fun and flex your leadership muscles together.
EY Webinars | EY
EY is a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services. They host informative webcasts that you can watch live or on-demand. In their latest webcasts, panelists cover topics on COVID-19 and how entrepreneurs can get through the pandemic.
Female Founder Support: Get Sh!t Done During COVID-19 | Get Sh!t Done
During this mastermind and Q&A video, founder of Get Sh!t Done Alex Batdorf will walk you through, step-by-step, on how to move with agility and adapt your business model to the current state of affairs that will not only allow you to survive but thrive long-term.
Founder Support Week: Get Sh!t Done During COVID-19 | Get Sh!t Done | March 23–28, 2020
Every founder faces several moments that will test their resilience as a leader and the resilience of their business. This is one of those moments. The great news is that you can come on top, but it requires getting your mind right, putting a plan in place, and executing like the champ!
Every day during Female Founder Support Week, they will be delivering both Virtual live-streamed Sessions and Q&A, as well as, limited-time access to exclusive expert sessions from the Get Sh!t Done Accelerator that will help you navigate and adapt your business to any new challenges that will help you seize opportunities ahead.
Funded, Fearless Females: Surviving Through the Downturn Webinar | Techstars
For startup founders, it’s challenging all around right now — but in particular for female founders who raise less money overall and now may be feeling the cash crunch more acutely. Join managing director of Techstars LA, Anna Barber, managing director of Techstars NYC, Jenny Fielding, and former retail executive and angel investor, Joanne Wilson, as they answer questions about how to survive and thrive through the current social distancing and possible economic downturn.
Get Sh!t Done During COVID-19 Presentation Deck | Get Sh!t Done
Follow along with Get Sh!t Done’s Female Founder Support video to learn how to move with agility and adapt your business model to the current state of affairs that will not only allow you to survive but thrive long-term.
How to Survive and Thrive: Guidance for Small Businesses | Luminary | April 3, 2020
Join Ramon Ray — entrepreneur, global spea
ker, best-selling author, and entrepreneur-in-residence at Hello Alice — as he guides a live discussion for the Luminary community on how to survive and thrive in challenging times. He’ll share an overview of resources business owners should start to think about now for financial assistance, facing anxiety, overcoming fear of the unknown, managing your team, and more.
How to Take Your Business Online Webinars | Square
Everyone is facing unique challenges right now, and for business owners, the stakes are particularly high. Square is offering support and help through their COVID-19 resource page. Find information on setting up an online store among other features like setting up local delivery and gift card ordering sites. They also host free webinars to help founders get started on their online store. And if you can’t make it to a webinar, they’ve got it recorded on their page.
iFundWomen Virtual Workshops | iFundWomen
iFundWomen is a startup funding platform for women entrepreneurs providing access to capital through crowdfunding, grants, expert startup workshops and private coaching, and a community of female business owners. Webinars include a weekly “Crowdfunding 101” to help get you started with your campaign.
Live AARP Coronavirus Tele-Town Hall | AARP
AARP will host a weekly live Coronavirus Information Tele-Town Hall on Thursdays at 1 p.m. ET. Recent topics include “Protecting and Caring for Loved Ones” and “Managing Your Money and Protecting Your Health.” Please bookmark this page and join them each week for the latest information on the coronavirus by calling toll-free 855-274-9507.
Luminary Events | Luminary
In light of coronavirus, Luminary is offering its programming online for no cost. Luminary is focused on delivering high-impact programming whether it’s one of their Illumination Session workshops, a Whisper Network Dinner, Luminous Speaker Series and more, they offer opportunities to learn, invest in your skills, and connect. In 2019, Luminary delivered over 200 programs, workshops and events with over 70% being Luminary Member-led.
Path Forward: Navigating the Return to Work | U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation
Path Forward, a new program from the U.S. Chamber Foundation, is designed to help business and community leaders find the answers they need to develop a responsible reopening strategy. When will it be safe to reopen? How do you protect employees and customers from the coronavirus? Where will your staff get COVID-19 tests? Masks? Gloves? Who’s going to pay for all this? Each episode features conversations between the U.S. Chamber of Commerce President Suzanne Clark and experts with practical recommendations for businesses of all sizes.
Path Forward events take place at 3 p.m. EST every Monday and Thursday. If you can’t attend, you’ll find a recording of each episode on the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s website, Facebook page, and YouTube channel.
Resources for Small Businesses and M/WBEs Impacted by COVID-19 | The New York City Comptroller’s Office
New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer announced a biweekly series of webinars to expand access to available resources, services, and business opportunities for small businesses and minority and women-owned business enterprises (M/WBEs) impacted by the coronavirus. The Comptroller’s Office will provide presentations via Zoom on a range of topics including current business opportunities within city and state procurement and financial resources from the federal, state, and city government, as well as the private sector.
Running Your Business and Raising in Tough Circumstances Webinar | Techstars
Join Techstars NYC managing director, Jenny Fielding, and Techstars London managing director, Eamonn Carey, for an AMA on all things fundraising, running your business, and getting through the uncertainty that lies ahead. They will share their experiences running companies during the financial crisis, and give insights into what they are hearing and seeing from angel and VC investors across Europe, the U.S., and beyond.
SBA Disaster Loan Program Resources | CAMEO
The unprecedented economic impact of the coronavirus on the business community in California are already being felt. The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) will be making low-interest loans available to businesses throughout the state of California. CAMEO and SBA hosted a webinar about the SBA Disaster Loan Program that founders can now play back. Along with the webinar, they’ve also created a webpage of SBA-related resources for business owners.
SBA Disaster Loan Program Webinars | Small Business Administration
Are you a founder looking for more information on the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) loans? The SBA is hosting free webinars related to its disaster loan programs and other small business-related topics daily.
Tech Conferences Now Free/Online Due to COVID-19 | Women in Tech
A product of the Women in Tech Slack group, this spreadsheet tracks the tech conferences that have migrated online in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak. Take advantage of these excellent opportunities for learning and mentorship while maintaining social distancing from home.
Thee First Virtual OHUB.KC KC.UP Accelerator Demo Day | Opportunity Hub
The Opportunity Hub accelerator founders were slated to pitch on a global stage during the 34th SXSW festival and 5th annual OHUB.SXSW and [email protected] As you may know, SXSW was cancelled due to COVID-19 developments. Now, they are working to schedule daily webinars, office ho
urs, and interviews. On Friday, March 27, they are going global with Thee First Virtual OHUB.KC KC.UP Accelerator Demo Day, 6–9 p.m. Central.
Upcoming Virtual Workshops and Events | The Hivery
The Hivery is working hard to bring you virtual coworking, collaboration sessions, and other ways to connect with community from home. Check back regularly for updates on events such as “Managing Financial Decisions During Uncertain Times” and “Reframing and Pivoting.”
Workplace Advice and Procedures
AWS Remote Work and Learning | Amazon Web Services
Whether it is to support work from anywhere, global workforce collaboration, or to ensure business continuity in the face of disasters, organizations want remote work solutions that they can depend on. Amazon Web Services (AWS) offers remote work and learning solutions to help your team remain productive and connected while working from home. AWS remote work and learning services include remote desktops and applications, tools for communication and collaboration, and contact center solutions that can be deployed quickly at a global scale.
The Complete Remote Work Playbook | LifeLabs Learning
Are you working from home? For the past four years, LifeLabs Learning has studied what makes great remote teams and employees stand out. They’ve created a comprehensive document on all the best tips and guidance on how you can make working at home work better for you.
A Conference Planner Plans For Recovery After Business Plunge | Forbes
How do you salvage your business when your day-to-day operations revolve around in-person events? That’s the question Heather Keenan of Key Events, a San Francisco-based conference and events company, has faced ever since the COVID-19 outbreak has forced potential customers indoors and out of reach. This Forbes column shares her unique reactions, strategies, and optimism in the face of adversity.
COVID-19: All the Resources You Need to Survive and Succeed | Workable
Are you concerned about transitioning your business and team to remote operations? This page includes links and summaries for all the resources – including email and policy templates, insightful articles, and everything else – that can be useful for those looking for solutions and insights in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.
COVID-19 Messaging Playbook | Pathos Labs
In collaboration with MTV and some of the world’s leading behavioral scientists at Stanford, Columbia, and Yale, Pathos Labs has developed a playbook consisting of persuasion and messaging strategies to increase compliance and positive behaviors surrounding CDC and public health officials guidelines in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This helpful guide provides tips on the most effective ways to message COVID-19 to maximize positive outcomes, helping boost compliance amongst customers or followers.
Defining “Essential” Businesses Operations: A State-By-State Guide | Red Stag Fulfillment
This interactive map is designed as a resource for business owners, as well as businesses who may rely on the operations of firms in other states. Find relevant and up-to-date information about current local government orders regarding the COVID-19 emergency.
Diversity and Inclusion for Remote Teams | Crescendo
In response to COVID-19, many companies are shifting to Work From Home policies. Crescendo has created a page of resources and information that provides employers with support in keeping their diversity and inclusion program running without in-person events or workshops. They’ve also created a Slack for personalized D&I learning — free for the next six weeks to learn about how the COVID-19 pandemic relates to xenophobia, socio-economic status, and how you can be inclusive while working remotely.
The Five Truths of Transformation | The Hivery
Download this free mini online course to learn simple strategies to help you get unstuck and propel you forward into the next chapter you’ve been seeking. Grace Kraaijvanger, founder of The Hivery, has seen these five consistent themes among the people who are able to create lasting, positive change in their lives. This video mini-class is accompanied by The Hivery’s “Five Truths of Transformation” workbook as a helpful guide and tool toward your process of discovery, learning, and clarity. You’ll also get our informative and inspiring newsletter, and if that’s not your thing, you can unsubscribe in one click.
Google Hangouts Meet Business Support | Google
As more employees, educators, and students work remotely in response to the spread of COVID-19, Google wants to do its part to help them stay connected and productive. G Suite and G Suite for Education make up their collection of productivity apps that help businesses and educators collaborate no matter where they’re located. They have begun rolling out free access to their advanced Hangouts Meet video-conferencing capabilities to all G Suite and G Suite for Education customers globally.
A Guide to COVID-19 and Your Finances: What You Need to Know | Annuity.org
This webpage is filled with resources, information, and guidance on navigating your finances during the COVID-19 crisis. Find information about the government funding program offered to small businesses, as well as guidance on managing your finances.
The Hivery Virtual Home | The Hivery
Get the support and inspiration you crave, with all the flexibility you need, right at your fingertips with The Hivery. A Virtual Membership, which includes free virtual coworking, is for you if you’re at a career crossroads and wondering ‘what’s next’; you’re an entrepreneur, creative, or business owner looking for a network of other business-minded women; or you’re a busy mom or empty nester who is in a state of transition and longs to reconnect with their passion and feminine power.
“How Can My Business Survive the Coronavirus?” | Founder Gym
Many businesses are being impacted by the coronavirus, COVID-19. The Founder Gym team went searching for answers about what can be done. The result is a compilation of published advice from investors and/or founders that outlines a) how the coronavirus may affect your business, and b) what you can do about it. This list is updated on a daily basis, until otherwise noted.
OKR Tracking Template | Get Sh!t Done
Get Sh!t Done supports female entrepreneurs in scaling successful companies in order to redefine what success looks like for women entrepreneurs within the entrepreneurial ecosystem. They’ve shared their OKR framework that enabled their founders to increase revenue by 40% and increase user signups by nearly 500%. Use this OKR framework to help you adapt and update your business goals during this challenging time.
Onēva Concierge Care | Onēva
Need in-home care help now and in the future with schools closed for the year due to the pandemic? This platform connects trusted caregivers to families for elder care, child care, infant care, and special needs care. The platform is zero to low-cost, easy to use, and voluntary benefit that allows employees to focus on achieving corporate plans, enabling them to be more present at work knowing home is handled.
Remote Workplace Tools | InnovatorsBox
InnovatorsBox wrote this guide because they want to empower people to work better together online in the wake of the coronavirus. With added anxiety, stress, and sensitivity, social media and remote communication can easily cause more emotional burden and stress to one another unless everyone intentionally speaks and writes with grace and empathy. While some tools in this file may be more applicable for office professionals, please note that the intention is for all readers to benefit since everyone will have to communicate online more than before to help flatten the curve. Learning how to use video and project management tools is one thing, but learning how to build trust and ensure psychological safety online is another. Whether you are used to working online or not, InnovatorsBox hopes this equips you with the actions you can take today and tomorrow to be empathetic, patient, creative, and resilient.
Resources for Parents and Caregivers | Parent to Parent USA
Parents and caregivers of children and youth with disabilities are facing unique challenges during the COVID-19 crisis. Parent to Parent programs provide one-to-one emotional support by trained volunteers so parents can stay connected as they navigate these uncharted waters.
Resources to Help Your Small Business Manage Through Uncertainty | Google
As communities throughout the world respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, this difficult time presents challenges for businesses. Google has gathered some tips and recommendations to help you navigate this for your employees and customers. Find resources, from communicating with your customers to working remotely.
Responding to COVID-19 | Ernst & Young
COVID-19 is an unfolding event bringing uncertainty to every business. To help you navigate through these unprecedented times, Ernst and Young (EY) compiled relevant insights and information on how you can respond to volatility and build enterprise resilience.
Small Business COVID Response Workbook | Silver Lining
This workbook from Silver Lining was created to help small business owners think through the realistic options for their business in the midst of the pandemic. They’ve also trained a number of small business experts on their team to do a free hour-long strategy session and walk you through the workbook together.
Small Business Relief Social Media Content Template | Storyblaster
Small businesses that have been impacted by COVID-19 get access to Storyblaster’s Premium Subscription Plan of story-based social media management software for free until July 1st, 2020. The Small Business Relief Social Media Content Template tells you what to say, when, where, and why on social. Simply follow the pre-filled story guidance in daily posts, and customize to fit your needs. Increase sales or raise funds on your own website or any crowdfunding platform, including GoFundMe.
Support and Resources for Families During COVID-19 | Cleo
Cleo’s mission is to build trust and connection with families, guiding them on their journeys through life as parents. This hub collects information on working with and supporting kids during COVID-19, giving birth during a pandemic, and more. In the upcoming days, you can join a live Q&A led by Cleo experts, including board certified OB-GYNs, nurse practitioners, nurse midwives, developmental psychologists, and career coaches. In this series, they will discuss how to support managers and employers, working parents with young children, and new and expecting parents during this unprecedented time.
Themefast | Themefast
Creating websites has become easi
er over the years, however there are still many details that DIY small businesses often miss. Themefast provides complete and affordable Shopify services that will allow you to grow and scale your business. Affected by COVID-19 and needing to set up a Shopify store? They are offering free online store setup for businesses.
Work From Home Toolkit | Filice
In response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, Filice Insurance is publishing an early edition of the HR toolkit. This is an age where many positions require duties to be carried out almost exclusively on computers and where the internet can instantly connect anyone anywhere. Therefore, employers are offering (or mandating) employees to work from the home. This toolkit provides tips for those working from home with minimal disruption.
Zoom Support During the COVID-19 Pandemic | Zoom
Are you remote working? This site provides resources and information on using Zoom the most effectively during the coronavirus pandemic. Learn ways that you and your teams can safely and successfully transition to a remote work environment and find the best practices for moving your in-person events to virtual ones using Zoom.
The 7 Biggest Remote Work Challenges (And How to Overcome Them) | Zapier
Many business owners and employees are working remotely in response to the coronavirus pandemic. And it may be difficult to transition to the work-from-home life. This article provides guidance on different aspects of working from home, from maintaining your productivity to managing the technology mishaps you may face.
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