Resources for Businesses Affected by Coronavirus
If your business has been affected by Coronavirus here is a list of resources to help you. Some of these resources are government assistance, private grants and loans, free advertising/marketing and free education or courses given by other businesses that might be of help. If you know of any other business resources, be sure to share them in the comments. Stay safe and let us know if we can be of any help!
If you’re not already familiar the SBA government website has compiled a great list of government resources that also includes guidelines for compliance. Be sure to also look at your state government website for the most up to date regulations.
Small business and non-profit owners in qualifying states can apply for low-interest loans of up to $2 Million for businesses that have been significantly affected by Coronavirus you can apply at the link below.
The government has also made local assistance available to help you navigate the changes in how to combat COVID-19 in your state. Use this link to find someone near you.
Private Grants and Loans
If you’re a woman, person of color or immigrant business owner the Opportunity Fund is gathering funds to give grants and low-interest loans to small businesses. If you haven’t been directly affected and can afford to donate money this organization also takes donations during this time.
If you’re located in the Seattle area, Amazon has pledged $5 million for its Neighborhood Small Business Relief Fund for businesses affected by COVID-19.
Restaurant Workers Community Foundation
The Restaurant Workers Community Foundation has compiled information related to grants, financial programs and other resources for restaurants affected by COVID-19.
Facebook has committed $100 million in cash grants and ad credits so that businesses can use their services to keep promoting their business and inform the public about any changes to their business.
Yelp has committed $25 million in relief for independent local restaurants and nightlife businesses in the form of free advertisement fees, products and services.
Is currently giving free business and marketing audits for businesses affected by COVID-19. We are doing this in hopes of providing creative solutions for businesses to help them navigate this difficult time. If you are interested, please fill out our contact form and let us know.
Tired of spending hours on social media content every week and ready to get back to actually running your business? MorSoFor can help. This is a monthly social media content calendar with pre-written, fill-in-the-blank posts for specific industries. Currently, MorSoFor has monthly social media content for the real estate industry, restaurants, and breweries, but they are looking for feedback on other industries interested in their product. Typically, this product is $49 per month but it is free for two-months for businesses affected by the Coronavirus.
This free, comprehensive web resource offers professional insight from experienced financial experts on a variety of financial topics to help you make smart decisions about your money. This blog in particular can explain the complicated questions of the economy and your finances while facing unusual challenges of the unexpected global pandemic.
Adobe is giving customer-friendly programs, access to creative cloud desktop apps and free resources for distance learning.
The Planning Shop
Rhonda Abrams, owner of The Planning Shop and small business expert is hosting Facebook live sessions every day at 1pm EST. In those sessions she goes over financial resources, legislation and answers questions regarding small businesses.
Alice is an online small business resource center that is updated daily. This website has resources on operating remote teams, how to launch online and how to apply for grants.
The National Federation of Independent Businesses
This group is offering legal resources to businesses affected by COVID-19.
Has information and resources on financial preparedness, remote work, and business guides.
Cisco is offering free Webex licenses to their free accounts for 90 days so that businesses can host up to 100 people for an unlimited amount of time.
Is currently giving access to advanced Google hangouts features so conferencing is available to help with social distancing. This can be accessed through your personal G-mail account.
Quick Reminder: We have compiled this list of resources solely for the purpose of informing you about all the resources available to you. Since the rules and regulations are still changing and vary by state please consult a lawyer or HR expert for specific guidance.