Coronavirus Resources

We're in uncharted territory, responding to the Covid-19 crisis. Our team has gathered tips, resources, and insights to help our clients and partners across industries grapple with this pandemic's impact on your businesses and community. 

 

Know that we're updating this often, so check back often. And if there are resources you're looking for and can't find or have questions about the resources below, please reach out. We'd love to hear from you and help in any way that we can.

Funding

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.

Facebook Small Business Grants Program
Facebook

Facebook is offering $100M in cash grants and ad credits for up to 30,000 eligible small businesses in over 30 countries where they operate.

Financial Bridge Loan
DVI Funding

Offering up to $100,000 in unsecured cash loans. Must provide verifiable proof of income and have a minimum annual income of $30,000.

GoFundMe Small Business Relief Fund
GoFundMe

GoFundMe, Intuit QuickBooks, and Yelp have each donated $500,000 to the Small Business Relief Fund that will issue $500 matching grants to qualifying businesses that raise at least $500 on GoFundMe.

Zero-interest Loans with Capital Launch
Mainvest

Brick-and-Mortar businesses that launch a capital raise on Mainvest, an investment fund, may be eligible for an additional $2,000 capital infusion of a zero-interest loan.

Small Business Relief Programs in U.S. Cities
Living Cities

A evolving list of relief programs in each major city in the United States.

SBA Disaster Loans
SBA

SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loans offer up to $2 million in assistance and can provide vital economic support to small businesses to help overcome the temporary loss of revenue they are experiencing. These loans may be used to pay fixed debts, payroll, accounts payable and other bills that can’t be paid because of the disaster’s impact.

Lender Match Search
SBA

Free online referral tool that connects small businesses with participating SBA-approved lenders.

Kiva Local Lending
Kiva

Kiva facilitates 0% interest microloans up to $10,000 from local lenders to local borrowers. Kiva approves many loans that other lenders would not.

Technical Assistance

COVID-19 Small Business Relief Programs
Living Cities

City specific guides to available resources.

Facebook COVID 19 Business Resource Center
Facebook

Information and suggestions for operating virtually with Facebook products

Discussion Guide for Local Governments
CDFA

Discussion guide on topics including crisis communications, chains of command, gaps in emergency response protocol, and preparing your local workforce.

State Tax Filing Guidance for Coronavirus Pandemic
AICP

U.S. states are providing tax filing and payment due date relief for individuals and businesses. The AICPA has compiled the latest developments on state tax filings related
to coronavirus.

What Small Businesses Can Do
Institute for Local Self Reliance

Resource page for small businesses.

Emergency Ecommerce How-To Webinar
Locable

Training on how to quickly switch to e-commerce operations.

Coronavirus Response Toolkit
US Chamber of Commerce

Graphics businesses can use to share information about the coronavirus.

Coronavirus Response Resources for Local Leaders
National League of Cities

Resources including the "local action tracker".

Freelance Artist Resources

General preparedness, emergency funding, advocacy, and other miscellaneous resources for freelance artists.

Business Continuity Plan
Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS)

The Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) has developed a new streamlined business continuity program for small businesses that may not have the time or resources to create an extensive plan to recover from business interruptions.

CDC Guidance for Businesses and Employers
CDC

Coronavirus Small Business Guide
US Chamber of Commerce

Resources and strategies for small businesses

Main Street Checklist
Main Street America

Tips for Main Street Programs and information to share with main street businesses

Retail Training Guide: How COVID-19 Could Affect Your Retail Business
WhizBang Retail Training

A guide to help plan for and minimize the effects of five disruptions from Covid 19: Supply chain disruption; Social distancing disruptions; Financial disruptions; Team disruptions, and; Personal disruptions.

65 Free Tools to Help You Through the Coronavirus Pandemic
Entrepreneur.com

Information and links for tools that help your business go virtual: video conferencing, meetings, process management, dashboards, studying, training and more.

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