COVID-19 Small Business Relief: Tips on staying alert to available support

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There is so much to keep up with as the COVID-19 situation evolves that staying alert to local and national updates can feel like a full-time job. For small business owners who have a company – sometimes several – to steer through this time and families and employees to care for, there are often not enough hours in the day to also read through and comprehend the latest news and policies. To help save you time searching for updates, here are some tips and links to quickly get straight to the source and valuable key analysis.

 

By gathering the following resources, we hope to help you, as small business owners, simplify your search and stay informed of the updates and resources most relevant to your business needs. Whether you’ve had to reevaluate your manufacturing process, adapt your products and offerings, change your business model altogether or all the above, our aim is to help you overcome obstacles and focus on the short and long-term success of your business. We are also regularly updating our FedEx COVID-19 Small Business Resources page to share the latest resources and support.

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Subscribe to email newsletters.

If you prefer your news to come directly to your inbox, subscribe to e-newsletters for the day’s news and relevant, expert-driven business tips. For everything from the coronavirus impact on global business and daily financial analysis to creative marketing insights and digital commerce trends, these newsletters will help you get to the heart of the matters without having to manually scour the Intern

Here are just some of the email newsletters from sources that entrepreneurs can follow for interesting information and fresh insights.

SBA e-Newsletter

Forbes Email Newsletters

Entrepreneur Magazine Newsletter

Inc. Newsletters

Fast Company Newsletter

Fortune Newsletters

Harvard Business Review Newsletters

SCORE Email Newsletters

Digital Commerce 360

National Retail Federation Newsletters

Morning Brew

If you prefer your news to come directly to your inbox, subscribe to e-newsletters for the day’s news and relevant, expert-driven business tips. For everything from the coronavirus impact on global business and daily financial analysis to creative marketing insights and digital commerce trends, these newsletters will help you get to the heart of the matters without having to manually scour the Intern

Here are just some of the email newsletters from sources that entrepreneurs can follow for interesting information and fresh insights.

SBA e-Newsletter

Forbes Email Newsletters

Entrepreneur Magazine Newsletter

Inc. Newsletters

Fast Company Newsletter

Fortune Newsletters

Harvard Business Review Newsletters

SCORE Email Newsletters

Digital Commerce 360

National Retail Federation Newsletters

Morning Brew

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Tune in to expert-led business webinars and podcasts.

As a business owner navigating these uncertain times, webinars and virtual workshops can offer reassurance and educational insights for understanding new policies and learning new business strategies. Webinars allow you to understand a topic more deeply and engage with a community of business owners who are looking for the same answers you are in a way that is both affordable and effective from the comfort of your own living room. You’ll hear from seasoned experts to help you evolve your business to the changing times in a way that is true to your business and resonates with your audience.

Below are links to just a fraction of the learning resources available to small business owners. In addition to watching a previously recorded webinar, you can check out their schedule of upcoming live webinars and mark your calendar to attend in real-time. Many influential business leaders are also hosting their own webinars or sharing helpful resources on their social channels. A quick search of your favorite business expert’s social channels may lead you to further materials and insights.

Inc. + U.S. Chamber of Commerce Weekly National Small Business Town Hall

Entrepreneur Magazine Webinars

SCORE Live Webinars

Salesforce Live Webinars

National Federation of Independent Business Webinars

LinkedIn Learning Small Business and Entrepreneurship

Harvard Business Review Webinars

As a business owner navigating these uncertain times, webinars and virtual workshops can offer reassurance and educational insights for understanding new policies and learning new business strategies. Webinars allow you to understand a topic more deeply and engage with a community of business owners who are looking for the same answers you are in a way that is both affordable and effective from the comfort of your own living room. You’ll hear from seasoned experts to help you evolve your business to the changing times in a way that is true to your business and resonates with your audience.

Below are links to just a fraction of the learning resources available to small business owners. In addition to watching a previously recorded webinar, you can check out their schedule of upcoming live webinars and mark your calendar to attend in real-time. Many influential business leaders are also hosting their own webinars or sharing helpful resources on their social channels. A quick search of your favorite business expert’s social channels may lead you to further materials and insights.

Inc. + U.S. Chamber of Commerce Weekly National Small Business Town Hall

Entrepreneur Magazine Webinars

SCORE Live Webinars

Salesforce Live Webinars

National Federation of Independent Business Webinars

LinkedIn Learning Small Business and Entrepreneurship

Harvard Business Review Webinars

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Set up Google alerts.

To follow specific developments, create Google alerts by entering your search terms (for example: “CARES Act”) and change the options to dictate how often you want to receive email alerts, the type of source, language, region and email frequency. These alerts are helpful if you’re waiting on an important update that affects your business and can be canceled or edited at any time.

To follow specific developments, create Google alerts by entering your search terms (for example: “CARES Act”) and change the options to dictate how often you want to receive email alerts, the type of source, language, region and email frequency. These alerts are helpful if you’re waiting on an important update that affects your business and can be canceled or edited at any time.

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Know the facts.

It’s important to stay connected to the primary source for the latest facts and developments, in addition to the news cycle providing trends and analysis. These government agencies are providing valuable tools to help guide business owners in everything from federal financial assistance to health and safety in the workplace. Make sure you’re checking in on these resources often as they’re regularly updated to align with the newest policies and guidance.

Federal Loans and Financial Relief Guides

U.S. Department of the Treasury

Assistance for Small Businesses – Paycheck Protection Program

U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)

Coronavirus Relief Options

Disaster Loan Applications

Local Assistance Directory

U.S. Chamber of Commerce

COVID-19 Emergency Loans: Small Business Guide

Guide to SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loans

 

Health & Safety Guidance for the Workplace

Center for Disease Control (CDC)

Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employees

Environmental Cleaning and Disinfection Recommendations

Disinfecting Your Facility

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19

U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Coronavirus Workplace Tips for Employees

Guidance for Employers to Plan and Respond to Coronavirus

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Disinfectants for Use Against SARS – CoV-2

Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

Food Safety and the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

 

For more information on this subject, please visit the FedEx COVID-19 Small Business Resources page. You can also sign up for helpful emails, such as the FedEx Updates enewsletter, to stay up-to-date with the latest COVID-19 information. 

 

It’s important to stay connected to the primary source for the latest facts and developments, in addition to the news cycle providing trends and analysis. These government agencies are providing valuable tools to help guide business owners in everything from federal financial assistance to health and safety in the workplace. Make sure you’re checking in on these resources often as they’re regularly updated to align with the newest policies and guidance.

Federal Loans and Financial Relief Guides

U.S. Department of the Treasury

Assistance for Small Businesses – Paycheck Protection Program

U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)

Coronavirus Relief Options

Disaster Loan Applications

Local Assistance Directory

U.S. Chamber of Commerce

COVID-19 Emergency Loans: Small Business Guide

Guide to SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loans

 

Health & Safety Guidance for the Workplace

Center for Disease Control (CDC)

Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employees

Environmental Cleaning and Disinfection Recommendations

Disinfecting Your Facility

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19

U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Coronavirus Workplace Tips for Employees

Guidance for Employers to Plan and Respond to Coronavirus

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Disinfectants for Use Against SARS – CoV-2

Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

Food Safety and the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

 

For more information on this subject, please visit the FedEx COVID-19 Small Business Resources page. You can also sign up for helpful emails, such as the FedEx Updates enewsletter, to stay up-to-date with the latest COVID-19 information.