COVID-19 resources and support for
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We stand for small

We're proud of our longstanding relationship with American Express and their coalition of companies supporting small businesses.

Business mentoring

SCORE’s new Real-Time Mentoring utilizes a virtual platform to connect live mentors with small businesses, just like yours.

Weekly webinars

Get support from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce with weekly webinars plus the latest resources and strategies for small businesses.

Resources for small business

We're keeping a collection of strategic resources in the links below to help you succeed in this climate.

April 10, 2020

LegalShield launched the LegalShield Coronavirus Small Business Resource Center to provide free advice on the virus’ most frequently searched topics as owners stress about their families and their employees.

Forbes guide Includes tips to help small businesses quickly establish work-from-home protocols, especially if they have never operated remotely. It includes communication best practices, tools for staying connected and tech to help keep your business moving through the COVID-19 crisis.

April 2, 2020

While the government and financial institutions get their processes in place, business owners would be wise to do some preparation, too. Here's how you can get ready to file a payroll protection loan application.  

Article with advice for small businesses from experts.

It’s crucial to plan for the future of your business and be fully prepared for what will come next. Here's a helpful eight-step guide to getting started.

In this article from eMarketer, they discuss consumer shopping behavior as uncertainty over coronavirus continues
to grow.

In this article from eMarketer, they discuss consumer shopping behavior as uncertainty over coronavirus continues to grow.

Forbes published advice for entrepreneurs struggling to reach customers during the pandemic from Michael Dermer, founder of The Lonely Entrepreneur, a learning community for entrepreneurs. 

Digital Commerce 360 has surveyed over 300 retailers about how they are tackling COVID-19 including financial implications, ecommerce sales and supply chain challenges. Check out their upcoming webinar series beginning
April 2

Digital Commerce 360 has surveyed over 300 retailers about how they are tackling COVID-19 including financial implications, ecommerce sales and supply chain challenges. Check out their upcoming webinar series beginning April 2

Practical Ecommerce shared free programs from ecommerce service providers to combat COVID-19, including grants for small businesses, information technology, fulfillment services, storage, start-up financing, assistance for local businesses, and free meditations to relieve anxiety. 

SCORE mentors are available to help you. Use the link above to request a remote mentoring session.

BlueVine team has developed a list of crucial considerations and actions small business owners can prioritize now to take these uncertain times head-on and minimize potential business impact. 

An article from SCORE with resources that can help you keep your small business afloat during this health and economic emergency.

Bucks Happening shared a list of tips and ideas for small businesses to remain strong during the COVID-19 crisis, including leveraging e-commerce, delivery/curbside, and new digital services. 

An article sharing advice from six female business founders on what they are doing to negotiate the survival of their business during the COVID-19 crisis. 

April 2, 2020

Article from Digital Commerce 360 about how retailers and carriers are dealing with surges in online orders—particularly of household good and consumables—as 57% of consumers alter their day-to-day activities to be as "contactless" as possible.

Here are a few ways COVID-19 might further impact your procurement and what you can do to prevent it.

Here's your survival kit for how to get the help that's available and be in the best financial shape possible as you weather this storm.

Entrepreneur published a guide on how to prepare for major supply chain disruption and what every business leader needs to know about supply chain management in this dynamic environment.  

Go Moxie blog post with information about what retailers can fix right now amid the coronavirus outbreak.

List of resources from the National Retail Foundation.

This B2B ecommerce report shows how B2B buyers and sellers are using new online payment methods and credit services to increase commerce and improve risk management.  

Suggestions for what to do now if you need immediate financial help.

April 10, 2020

MarTech Advisor’s guide outlining how small business can grow during the COVID-19 pandemic, including insights into how SMBs can run their businesses during the social distancing and lockdown period.

Business 2 Community published a guide sharing how to pivot small business strategy during the COVID-19 crisis, including creating a COVID-19 crisis management plan, overselling, and focusing on virtual events.

Forbes guide outlining how businesses can reset their marketing campaigns in the wake of COVID-19 to save funds and to help ensure they are contributing positive cash flow again.

April 2, 2020

Business 2 Community published a guide outlining the importance of taking advantage of digital marketing during the pandemic, citing a behavioral shift, with people avoiding not only work, but restaurants, stores, and other public places where they might spend money. 

Business Warrior offer free, one-year access to its Business Warrior software in light of the current COVID-19 outbreak and its negative impact on small business sales. 

A growing number of companies are offering their online tools, classes, and resources at no cost in response to the impact on small-business owners from the coronavirus. 

USA Today list of companies who are mass hiring during the COVID-19 pandemic, in support of citizens who are fearful of losing their jobs during the crisis.   

A guide for communicating with customers during the COVID-19 pandemic, including communicating with customers on the platforms they are already using, such as social media for frequent communication, and temporary web pages or banners for formal communication, and engaging customers by only sharing information relevant
to them. 

A guide for communicating with customers during the COVID-19 pandemic, including communicating with customers on the platforms they are already using, such as social media for frequent communication, and temporary web pages or banners for formal communication, and engaging customers by only sharing information relevant to them. 

Inc. published a guide for business owners to determine when to mention COVID-19 in marketing as the news of the pandemic dominates headlines. 

Article from Digital Commerce 360 about how sellers on the Amazon.com Inc. marketplace, like all retailers and business owners, are figuring out how to mitigate the impact of the coronavirus.

Digital Commerce 360 article with information about how retailers are adapting their sales models and offering
new services.

Digital Commerce 360 article with information about how retailers are adapting their sales models and offering new services.

You may be concerned about the impact of the coronavirus on your small business; your revenue, employees, and empty marketing funnel. Should you hunker down and stop your marketing efforts for the time being? No!

Constant contact offers a support kit with guidance, new ways to boost business, and inspiration from other small business owners to help you figure out what to do next.

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Guides and resources

April 10, 2020

10 issues to address with detailed considerations and action items that might make the difference in being able to keep your doors open and calm your employees and customers.

CNN’s guide to helping and getting help during the COVID-19 crisis, including a small business section with tips for getting connected, getting relief, getting facts and funds, getting gift cards, and getting opportunities.

This checklist from SCORE can help your business during a time of crisis, whether that is a data breach or coronavirus. 

Free resources and support IS available to small businesses during covid-19 crisis, including ad credits and funds, work-from-home skills and tools, and cybersecurity.

Where can small businesses find relief right now? If you’re in need of help, this ever-growing list of resources may benefit your business.

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce guide to help small businesses, independent contractors, and gig economy workers prepare to file for a COVID-19 relief loan under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.

April 2, 2020

Trenam Law published a chart outlining the benefits and application process for the loan programs available under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act for small business owners. 

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce guide to help small businesses, independent contractors, and gig economy workers prepare to file for a COVID-19 relief loan under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. 

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has issued this guide to help small businesses and self-employed individuals prepare to file for a loan.  

SCORE mentors and helps you understand the loan application process and where to go to apply, and more.

The Treasury Department and Small Business Administration launched an effort to mobilize banks and other lenders to distribute small-business loans authorized by the COVID-19 relief law President Trump signed last week. 

Entrepreneur published a guide on how to obtain an SBA Coronavirus PPP Loan and have it forgiven, answering FAQs such as who qualifies, how much businesses are eligible for, and what is included. 

The U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship published a small business owner’s guide to the CARES Act with information about the major programs and initiatives that will soon be available from the SBA to address these needs, as well as some additional tax provisions that are outside the scope of SBA. 

StreetShares, a financial technology company, launched a free Business Relief Calculator to help small business owners know how much relief they are eligible for under the new Paycheck Protection Program in the CARES Act
of 2020. 

This investment crowdfunding platform announced an initiative Tuesday to help small businesses impacted by the coronavirus secure loans through its platform on friendlier terms. 

Loan support

April 2, 2020

WWD guide outlining 7 grants helping small businesses impacted by COVID-19, as several major companies and cities across the country have responded to the challenges facing small businesses amid the pandemic by creating grants to keep them afloat.

Comprehensive SBA list of resources including Paycheck Protection Program, Economic Injury Disaster Loans, Loan Advance, SBA Debt Relief, Express Bridge Loans, Guidance for Businesses and Employers, SBA Products and Resources, Government Contracting and Local Assistance.

Facebook is doing its part to help small business owners impacted by COVID-19 by offering up to $100 million in cash grants and ad credits for thousands of businesses across the world.

Governments are making unprecedented moves to help small businesses amid the Covid-19 crisis. Find out about the resources that may be available to you. 

Forbes has rounded up all of the government agencies, private companies and nonprofit organizations that are extending support.

ICIC Resource Center for COVID-19: The Inititave for Competitive Inner Cities (ICIC) is actively supporting our small business community by maintaining a list of resources to help small businesses deal with unexpected
financial losses.

ICIC Resource Center for COVID-19: The Inititave for Competitive Inner Cities (ICIC) is actively supporting our small business community by maintaining a list of resources to help small businesses deal with unexpected financial losses.

There's a growing number of resources and relief programs to turn to, including emergency funding from the government, protection from eviction and business loan deferment.   

James Beard Foundation to make grants of $15,000 available to restaurants across the country affected by COVID-19., and detail on the National Restaurant Association’s Restaurant Employee Relief Fund. 

The U.S. 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).

A list of low- or no-interest loans to small businesses affected by the coronavirus. 

News and information

April 2, 2020

Charlotte-based BofA will funnel the capital to community development financial institutions, loan centers that support low- to moderate-income areas.

Google is offering $340 million in ad credits to small and midsize businesses with active Google ad accounts as part of an $800 million coronavirus response package. 

Search and claim fundraisers, start a fundraiser or apply for a matching grant from the Small Business Relief Fund. 

A network of community banks and financial institutions is gearing up to implement one of the most ambitious economic relief programs in U.S. history as small businesses across the country weather the coronavirus and its economic fallout.

Here are some of the new points and clarifications that business owners should be aware of, according to Ami Kassar, an expert on small-business loans and founder of lending advisory firm MultiFunding.  

Forbes POV from an entrepreneur who applied for the COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loan, sharing details about why the loan will be helpful and about the application process. 

April 2, 2020

The IRS has established a special section focused on steps to help taxpayers, businesses and others affected by
the coronavirus.

The IRS has established a special section focused on steps to help taxpayers, businesses and others affected by the coronavirus.

Get coronavirus news coverage across retail and B2B e-commerce.

Here are the answers to common questions about what’s in the plan to offer assistance to tens of millions of American households affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

Daily updates and tips for staying alert to information and opportunities. 

The Harris Poll is providing public opinion polling on the COVID-19 outbreak as a free service to public health officials, media, policymakers, the business community, and the American public.

Fortune published additional information from Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin outlining that workers should receive stimulus checks in about three weeks, while the small business loan program should be running in the
next week. 

Fortune published additional information from Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin outlining that workers should receive stimulus checks in about three weeks, while the small business loan program should be running in the next week. 

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