Coronavirus Resources for Entrepreneurs and Small Business
Updated: May 19, 2020
We are certainly living in extraordinary times. And for us, this means helping our clients navigate this new world, along with trying to figure it all out ourselves. Through all of this, we've collected some useful information to help guide small businesses and find tools to keep things going.
For your reading pleasure, check out some of the helpful links and information we have found - and let us know what you think! And feel free to share other resources so we can update the post and share with others.
The US Chamber of Commerce offers this small business survival guide, highlighting everything from how to apply for SBA loans to managing employees and calming their fears, and everything in between: https://www.uschamber.com/co/small-business-coronavirus
The Better Business Bureau is on-point with scam alerts, best practices, and stimulus check info: https://www.bbb.org/council/coronavirus/
FINIMPACT, which specializes in helping small businesses get access to capital, has put together a comprehensive COVID-19 Small Business Survival Guide, with tons of resources and information about smart financial strategies for SMBs: https://www.finimpact.com/covid-19-coronavirus-smbs/
Complete Payroll Solutions is making a comprehensive COVID-19 Updates Guide available to help navigate everything from tax issues, to reopening guidance, to PPP loan applications and forgiveness guidelines. Check it out here: https://resources.completepayrollsolutions.com/covid
Our marketing and operations teams really appreciate this article from The NextWeb, covering everything from communications/PR plans to how HR should plan for the new work-at-home policies many companies have had to undertake overnight: https://thenextweb.com/growth-quarters/2020/03/12/10-tips-to-help-your-business-communicate-throughout-the-coronavirus-crisis/
Our bookkeepers and finance team were pleasantly surprised with this blog post from GoFundMe with a range of options for entrepreneurs and small businesses who are looking for financial relief: https://www.gofundme.com/c/blog/coronavirus-relief-small-businesses
Thank you to Annuity.com - their team reached out to share their COVID-19 Financial Guide, covering all the ways this health crisis can impact your finances and we've added it here: https://www.annuity.org/financial-literacy/covid-19-financial-guide/
Like all great entrepreneurs, we like to learn from other successful business leaders. Check out this advice from Mark Cuban on weathering the storm – via Inc. Magazine: https://www.inc.com/betsy-mikel/mark-cuban-coronavirus-business-advice-linkedin.html
As entrepreneurs, we love tapping into our local Small Business Development Center (SBDC) on the campus of Clark University in Worcester. The America's SBDC website offers tons of great information, and can help you find your local Small Business Development Center: https://americassbdc.org/coronavirus-information/
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