Hello Alice knows the coronavirus pandemic will have far-reaching impacts on the small business community for months to come. That’s why, as part of our COVID-19 Business Resource Center, we’re gathering as many resources as we can to keep you informed and supported throughout this pandemic.
The below list represents an ever-growing collection of national and international initiatives; you can see a separate list of state and local options here. We’ll update each page on a daily basis with resources gathered both from trusted authorities and partners across the business ecosystem stepping up to support small business owners. Be sure to check back!
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Table of Contents
- Governmental Resources
- Corporate and Nonprofit Resources
- Virtual Events and Webinars
- Workplace Advice and Procedures
About Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) | Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will update this hub with the latest information on symptoms, complications, transmission, prevention, treatment, and more about the outbreak. Information will be released as it becomes available during this rapidly evolving situation.
CDC Cleaning and Disinfection Recommendations | Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
This federal guidance provides recommendations on the cleaning and disinfection of rooms and areas to prevent the transmission of COVID-19. It is aimed at limiting the survival of novel coronavirus in key environments. Keep tabs on this list — recommendations will be updated if additional information becomes available.
CDC Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers | Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
This interim guidance is based on what is currently known about the coronavirus (COVID-19). Guidance includes best practices for sick leave, employee travel, sanitation, and other workplace concerns. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will update this interim guidance as needed and as additional information becomes available.
CDC Travel Recommendations | Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Are you returning to the United States from a high-risk country? Do you have questions about how to travel safely domestically? This page includes the most up-to-date information about coronavirus (COVID-19) for travelers and travel-related industries.
This fact sheet provides an overview of the FEMA Public Assistance application process for recipients and applicants requesting reimbursement related to federal emergency and major disaster declarations for the Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19).
Disaster Assistance Loans for COVID-19 Impacted Businesses | Small Business Administration
The United States 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). These loans offer up to $2 million in assistance for a small business.
Disaster Unemployment Assistance | United States Department of Labor
Are you an artist, entrepreneur, freelancer, service employee, or other occupation interrupted by the COVID-19 outbreak? The Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) program provides unemployment benefits to individuals — including the self-employed — who have become unemployed as a direct result of a presidentially declared major disaster. In order to qualify for this benefit your employment or self-employment must have been lost or interrupted as a direct result of a major disaster declared by the President of the United States.
IRS Coronavirus Tax Relief | Internal Revenue Service
The IRS has established a special section focused on steps to help taxpayers, businesses, and others affected by the coronavirus. This page will be updated as new information is available.
SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans | Small Business Administration
If you have suffered substantial economic injury and are one of the following types of businesses located in a declared disaster area, you may be eligible for an SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL): small business; small agricultural cooperative; and most private nonprofit organizations. Substantial economic injury means the business is unable to meet its obligations and to pay its ordinary and necessary operating expenses. EIDLs provide the necessary working capital to help small businesses survive until normal operations resume after a disaster. The SBA can provide up to $2 million to help meet financial obligations and operating expenses that could have been met had the disaster not occurred. Your loan amount will be based on your actual economic injury and your company's financial needs, regardless of whether the business suffered any property damage.
SBA Grant Programs | Small Business Administration
Are you a small business owner looking for additional funding sources during the coronavirus pandemic? The United States Small Business Association (SBA) provides resources, grants, and funding for small businesses through their programs: Boots to Business (B2B) Funding Opportunity; Federal and State Technology (FAST) Partnership Program; Veterans Business Outreach Centers; Service-Disabled Veteran Entrepreneurship Training Program (SDVETP); SCORE; State Trade Expansion Program (STEP); 7(j) Management and Technical Assistance Services; Program for Investors in Microentrepreneurs (PRIME); SBDC Northeast California; SBDC Pennsylvania; Portable Assistance Program; Veteran Federal Procurement Entrepreneur Training Program (VFPETP); Women Veteran Entrepreneurship Training Program (WVETP); and more. This page collects frequently asked questions and handy resources.
SBA Preparedness and Recovery Fact Sheet | Small Business Administration
This resource exists to educate business owners on the key points about how to prepare for disasters and recover using SBA Disaster Loans. As it describes, SBA disaster loans can be used to repair or replace the following items damaged or destroyed in a declared disaster: real estate, personal property, machinery and equipment, and inventory and business assets.
Tracking Tax Extensions by State | The Tax Foundation
Are you a business wondering how the novel coronavirus will affect your tax burden? This central resource maintains an updated timeline of all deferred tax deadlines, fee cancelations, and other state-based relief measures you'll want to keep track of.
World Health Organization Coronavirus Updates | World Health Organization
Consider this your one-stop source for rolling updates on the international response to the unfolding coronavirus pandemic. From myth busting to travel advice to the most up-to-date count of confirmed cases, this hub from the World Health Organization can be considered a trusted source of truth.
Corporate and Nonprofit Resources
Accion Small Business Loans | Accion
Accion is a nationwide nonprofit lending network providing flexible loans, connections to business experts, and access to resources and opportunities specifically tailored to each business owner’s needs during this challenging time.
Artist + Activist Relief Fund | The Soze Agency
The Soze Agency is a worker-owned organization that creates social impact campaigns about compassion, authenticity, and equity. This fund will support artists and activists whose work has been impacted by COVID-19. They will be awarding $250-750 in grants to selected applicants on an ongoing basis, with $50,000 allocated for the first round of grants.
Assistance for Small Business Owners Affected by COVID-19 | Opportunity Fund
Opportunity Fund provides loans to low- and moderate-income immigrants, women, and other deserving, but underserved small business owners. Opportunity Fund is committed to supporting existing and new small business customers who are financially struggling amidst the COVID-19 outbreak. If you are a small business owner whose business has been impacted, please contact them directly so that we may better serve you. Please keep in mind that our ability to provide financial assistance is based on eligibility guidelines and funding availability.
Black Girl Ventures | The Black Girl Ventures Foundation
Black Girl Ventures (BGV) is dedicated to creating access to capital for Black and Brown women entrepreneurs. BGV initiatives include crowdfunded pitch competitions, funding assessments, consultations, and introductions to help entrepreneurs gain access to social and financial capital. They are holding virtual events to ensure founders are supported throughout the coronavirus pandemic.
Bunker Labs #All_In | Bunker Labs
Being an entrepreneur means adapting to whatever life throws at you. That’s why Bunker Lab created #All_In, a community for military and veteran entrepreneurs to exchange conversations about the entrepreneur life. They’ve also compiled a list of resources for entrepreneurs impacted by COVID-19. Schedule a time to speak about facing challenges such as COVID-19 while building your business and how you overcame these external factors.
Business Resources During COVID-19 | Tory Burch Foundation
The Tory Burch Foundation launched in 2009 to support the empowerment of women entrepreneurs. With the impact COVID-19 is having on communities, the Foundation believes it is important to stay informed about what resources are available for small businesses. This page compiles tools, loans, and relief services available. It'll continue to be updated.
#BuyFromSmallBusiness | Silver Lining
#BuyFromSmallBusiness provides resources for small businesses weathering the COVID-19 pandemic. When people all consciously make an effort to increase the number of products and services they buy from small business owners, not only will their families and staff be protected, but they will also contribute to the decrease in the global economic impact of COVID-19.
Capital One Coronavirus Support | Capital One
Capital One has created a webpage for founders impacted by the pandemic. They understand the concern and uncertainty you may be experiencing surrounding the coronavirus and are committed to being responsive to the needs of their customers and associates as the situation evolves.
The coronavirus situation reminds businesses everywhere that employees, financial operations, supply chains, and customer relations can all be affected. That’s why every business needs a plan to meet disruption with clarity, confidence, and relative calm. At Chase, they have their own resiliency protocols as well as tools and support to assist your business. They're here to help. Visit the Chase for Business recovery page for important information about how to create your contingency plan, Chase business resources, and helpful webinars such as, "Making Sure Your Business Is Ready."
Citi Customers Impacted by Coronavirus | Citibank
Citi has temporary policies for small businesses impacted by COVID-19. Amid ongoing concerns about COVID-19, they’ve created a webpage on resources, account assistance, and digital tools for businesses owners impacted by the pandemic.
Coronavirus Business Loans | Jewish Free Loan Association
Has your business or income been impacted by the coronavirus outbreak? Do you need to pay for childcare so you can get to work while schools are closed? Do you have other expenses you didn’t anticipate? Jewish Free Loan is here to help with a no-fee and interest-free loan to cover lost wages because you can’t go in to work, child care costs when schools are closed, and funds lost due to cancelled travel plans and more. Loans can be turned around in a matter of days and are only available to residents of Los Angeles or Ventura County. To apply please fill out the pre-loan application today!
As cases of COVID-19 spread around the world, government and public health leaders are encouraging biotechnology businesses to consider their responses to highly contagious diseases. This toolkit from BIO — the world's largest trade association representing biotechnology companies, academic institutions, state biotechnology centers and related organizations — is designed to keep biotech business owners informed on several areas of interest such as their company’s response to COVID-19, managing business continuity and employee relations, and supply chain resources.
Coronavirus Care Fund | National Domestic Workers Alliance
For many in-home care workers, nannies, and house cleaners the threat of coronavirus is especially severe. Without access to healthcare, paid sick leave, or job security, they are being forced to navigate this crisis alone — without a safety net. The money you donate to the Coronavirus Care Fund will provide immediate financial support for domestic workers, and enable them to stay home and healthy — protecting themselves, their families, and their communities while slowing the spread of the coronavirus.
Coronavirus Crisis Loans | Wefunder
Based on the latest research, it is likely that cities across America will be in periodic lockdown over the next 18 months, until a vaccine is in mass production. Local businesses will be hit hard. Wefunder has funded approximately $130 million in hundreds of small businesses from over 400,000 investors. If your business has customers who care, they can help. Typically, half of the funds come from your own customer base, with the other half from the Wefunder investor base. Wefunder does all the work of collecting funds and sends you one wire when it's over. For this crisis, they've designed a revenue share agreement that is very small business friendly. In these hard times, they expect customers will support businesses they care about with flexible repayment.
Coronavirus Information and Resources for Restaurants | National Restaurant Association
The restaurant industry is home to more than 15 million trained and skilled employees in restaurants across the country serving the public every day. To ensure that restaurants have the latest information about coronavirus, the National Restaurant Association has created this industry-specific guidance for owners and operators.
Self-isolation and social distancing are vital to the containment of coronavirus — unfortunately, small businesses will see their patronage and revenues affected by these measures. Federal, state, and local agencies are working to find ways to help small businesses in this time of need. Cameo has gathered some resources that will be helpful for those affected by the pandemic. They will be updating their webpage as more information becomes available.
SCORE, the nation’s largest network of expert business mentors, is dedicated to helping small businesses get off the ground, grow, and achieve their goals. They've collected resources to help small businesses get through the unprecedented challenges from the coronavirus outbreak. Find information on managing cash flow and running your business online.
COVID-19 Customizable Flyer | United States Chamber of Commerce
Businesses play a vital role in maintaining the calm and confidence needed to help contain the coronavirus outbreak. Show your community how you are working to protect them with this customizable flyer from the United States Chamber of Commerce.
COVID-19 Relief for Women-Owned Businesses | iFundWomen
Supporting women entrepreneurs has always been iFundWomen's #1 priority, and the strength of its collective community is what is going to get everyone through this unprecedented time. From grants to free coaching to daily encouragement on their Slack network, IFW is working overtime to help women-led small businesses weather the storm. Need relief funding? Start a campaign and allow your community to support you!
ICA has created a resource page for small businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. This ongoing list of resources, both big and small, is meant to help support the small business community (owners and employees) in this unusual and challenging time.
COVID-19 Resources for Restaurant Workers and Owners | Restaurant Opportunities Centers United
Restaurant employees and owners have been heavily impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. In this time of crisis, Restaurant Opportunities Centers (ROC) is working to provide relief and resources to restaurant workers affected by the coronavirus crisis. They’ve gathered a list of resources, from the national, state, and city levels, to help restaurant employees and owners during this difficult time.
COVID-19 Resources for Women-Owned Businesses | Women’s Business Enterprise National Council
The COVID-19 pandemic is hurting businesses of all sizes, across industries. The Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) created a page with resources, information, and webinars to address the many questions and uncertainties many business owners and corporations face, as well as to continue to help fuel business opportunities for women entrepreneurs.
Yelp is offering $25 million in relief, primarily focused on supporting independent local restaurant and nightlife businesses, in the form of waived advertising fees, and free advertising, products, and services. As part of this relief effort, restaurants and nightlife businesses that remain open will receive free access to Yelp page upgrades, including Business Highlights and Call To Action, as well as Connect, which will help them communicate timely information to their customers. Restaurants will also receive three months of free access to Yelp Reservations and Waitlist. For restaurant clients that offer delivery and/or takeout, they will provide $100 in free search advertising. More details on their restaurant and nightlife business relief program will be available as they are developed.
COVID-19 Small Business Grant | Bumble
Small businesses are in a tough position due to COVID-19, and Bumble wants to help as much as they possibly can. Until April 5, small business owners can submit a request to receive up to $5,000 in monetary support from Bumble. To apply, head to the Bumble app and match with the Bumble Community Grants profile from any mode. Not a small business owner, but still want to help? You can nominate a small business using the same application, or tag them in the comments on the linked Instagram post.
Facebook Small Business Grants Program | Facebook
Your business may be experiencing disruptions resulting from the global outbreak of COVID-19. Facebook has heard that a little financial support can go a long way, so they're offering $100 million in cash grants and ad credits to help during this challenging time. This offer will be extended to 30,000 eligible small businesses in over 30 countries where they operate. More details will be shared as they become available. For additional resources about how you can help your business prepare for and manage through disruptions like COVID-19, visit their recently-launched Business Resource Hub.
The COVID-19 outbreak continues to prompt many people to follow social distancing recommendations. While this is the right thing to do to combat the virus, small businesses have been heavily impacted by the pandemic and rely on customers visiting their brick-and-mortar locations to stay afloat. Homebase has created a webpage of financial and workforce resources for small businesses impacted by the pandemic.
The Food and Beverage Industry Relief Fund | James Beard Foundation
The James Beard Foundation recognizes the dire situation the food and beverage community is in due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Restaurants, bars, and other independent food and beverage operations are strong economic drivers. $1 trillion generated by the culinary industry reflects 4% of our gross domestic product. The food and beverage community employs nearly 16% of the American workforce. These businesses support local economies, and according to some studies, restaurants pump as much as 60% of their money back into their local business communities. To help bring swift economic relief to these essential businesses, the Foundation is launching a fund that will be gathering support from corporate, foundation, and individual donors to provide micro-grants to independent food and beverage businesses in need.
Freelancers Relief Fund | Freelancers Union
Freelancers work without traditional protections such as paid sick leave and unemployment insurance, and are at a disproportionate risk of financial hardship in the best of times. At the same time, they make up one-third of the U.S. workforce, and contribute more than $1 trillion to the country's GDP. Freelancers Relief Fund will offer financial assistance of up to $1,000 per freelance household to cover lost income and essential expenses not covered by government relief programs. 100% of all donations will be distributed directly to freelancers in need. Applications for funding will open on April 2, 2020.
With the current impacts to our economy, Kabbage wants to make sure there are ways to help local entrepreneurs. Through Kabbage Payments, any business can sign up to sell gift certificates online, and anyone can purchase them to support participating small businesses. Consumers interested in supporting small businesses can search for gift certificates by industry and location. They can purchase certificates for any amount from $15 to $500. Certificates can be redeemed at any time and have no expiration date. Revenue generated from the sale of gift certificates will be deposited as soon as the next business day after purchase.
Guidance on Small Business Preparedness | United States Chamber of Commerce Foundation
To minimize the impact of disasters on employees, property, and operations, businesses must make the right preparations. These include: creating a disaster plan, identifying priorities, training employees on emergency preparedness, and reviewing the business’ insurance coverage. The United States Chamber of Commerce foundation has compiled resources to help prepare for disasters and organize your response.
Main Street Initiative | Mainvest
Mainvest is an investment platform that connects brick-and-mortar businesses with investors who care. If you have an existing business that has been negatively affected by the coronavirus outbreak, you may be eligible to immediately receive a $2,000 zero-interest loan when you start a capital raise. You can raise over $100,000 of investment from your community on Mainvest.
National Resources and Policy Updates for Small Businesses Impacted by COVID-19 | Small Business Majority
Small businesses across the country are losing customers or being forced to temporarily close their doors to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Many small business owners are in need of help to address these immediate financial concerns and access critical resources for their employees and their businesses. This webinar from the Small Business Majority covers updates from Capitol Hill, resources related to COVID-19, and policy recommendations to bolster small business owners right now.
Southern Smoke Emergency Relief Fund | Southern Smoke Foundation
Established in 2017, the Southern Smokes Foundation’s Emergency Relief Program provides emergency funding to business owners and employees in the food and drink industry who are facing unforeseen expenses that cannot or will not be covered by insurance. Their emergency relief fund has distributed more than $830,000 to individuals in the food and beverage industry in crisis. The application process is completely anonymous, and only Southern Smoke staff will see an application in its entirety.
Facebook Small Business Grants Program | Facebook
At Facebook, they know that your business may be experiencing disruptions resulting from the global outbreak of COVID-19. That’s why they’re offering $100 million in cash grants and ad credits for up to 30,000 eligible small businesses in over 30 countries where they operate.
Guidance for Businesses and Employers to Plan and Respond to COVID-19 | National LGBT Chamber of Commerce
The National LGBT Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) has created a webpage for LGBT businesses affected by the pandemic. There you will find resources from the Small Business Administration, as well as NGLCC Corporate Partners, to assist small businesses with their recovery.
Kiva Loan Program | Kiva
Whether it’s your favorite neighborhood coffee shop, your best friend who owns a storefront or a local grower you support at the farmer's market, millions of American businesses will be disrupted when employees and customers must stay home and supply chains break down. To help small businesses affected by the pandemic, Kiva has created temporary policies for founders looking for financial relief.
#OpenWeStand | GoDaddy
#OpenWeStand is for anyone who is keeping the economic health of small business top of mind in this challenging time. It’s for shop owners minding their customers’ and employees’ safety — and for everyone who stands with small business. This website has resources, inspiration, and connection to other everyday entrepreneurs with creative solutions to keep their business open, even if their doors are closed due to COVID-19.
Resources for Businesses During COVID-19 | Women Presidents’ Organization
Women Presidents’ Organization, Inc. (WPO) is a nonprofit membership organization for women presidents of multimillion-dollar companies. While supporting members during COVID-19, WPO is compiling helpful resources for business owners. Check back for relevant updates.
Resources for Businesses Impacted by the Coronavirus | Cherry Bombe
Cherry Bombe celebrates women and food through its magazine, the Radio Cherry Bombe podcast, and its Jubilee conference. The COVID-19 pandemic has been a challenging time, especially for small business owners. This continuously updated list from Cherry Bombe compiles resources and information for small businesses impacted by the coronavirus.
The Small Business Relief Initiative | Quickbooks
Quickbooks has created a page of resources to help you prepare your business and your employees during the COVID-19 crisis. Find information on coronavirus relief and assistance programs and guidance on setting up virtual events for your business.
USA TODAY Support Local Businesses | Gannett Media
Support Local is an initiative that lets you show your support for your local businesses during this challenging time. The platform is built by Gannett, a news media company that includes USA TODAY and hundreds of local media brands. The news brands have always had a special relationship with their local businesses and are dedicated to supporting them. Gannett hopes that its efforts will allow them to continue to serve their communities in the future. Here’s how you can help: search for a local business; if your favorite business isn’t on the list, add it; and finally, purchase a gift card now so that you can enjoy it later.
Visa • iFundWomen Small Business Grants | iFundWomen
Visa has partnered with iFundWomen to support women entrepreneurs as they fund, run, and grow their businesses. Through this program, three grant winners will receive a $10,000 cash prize for their small business. In addition, the three selected grant recipients will also become eligible to participate in a subsequent pitch competition during National Small Business Week. If you are an early-stage founder in the United States in need of capital to take your business to the next level, apply for a grant today! Applications are being accepted now through April 7, 2020.
Wefunder Fight the Virus Accelerator | Wefunder
The COVID-19 outbreak has created a new reality for businesses everywhere. Wefunder wants everyone to unleash their creativity to solve problems from remote education tools to telemedicine to better ways to support workers in lockdowns. The challenge is simple: Take your ideas to tackle the coronavirus and turn them into reality, as fast as possible. Each startup accepted to the program will receive $50,000 in immediate funding. Whenever your startup is ready (even as soon as now), Wefunder mentors will help you raise up to $1 million from Wefunder's 400,000+ investors. Please apply by April 3, 2020 to be considered.
Xero Business Continuity Hub | Xero
Xero has created a page of resources and information to help support you, your employees, and your business through the uncertainty of the global COVID-19 outbreak. They've also set up a community space for Xero customers to share their experiences. Find tools to help your business get through unforeseen disruptions and available assistance to support your business through the COVID-19 pandemic.
Virtual Events and Webinars
COVID-19: How to Lead Through Uncertainty Webinar | Ernst & Young
The rapidly developing COVID-19 outbreak is jeopardizing markets as the interdependencies of the global economy are ever more apparent. COVID-19 adds another layer. Join for a webcast discussion from Ernst and Young (EY) on how to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on your people and your business. They’ll discuss: Updates from Capitol Hill and public policy implications, as well as real-time scenarios and actionable insights from the field in areas such as people agenda, supply chain resiliency, liquidity/cash management, and financial reporting.
Entrepreneurship School for the Quarantined | Female Founders Alliance | March 31, 2020
The Female Founders Alliance is holding free weekly online workshops for all the humans out there who are sheltering at home. You will take entrepreneurship lessons for current and future leaders and dive into one unique entrepreneurial skill each week. Each interactive session will leave you with a project that you can collaborate on afterwards. Feel free to bring your kids, too, and get ready to have fun and flex your leadership muscles together.
Female Founder Support: Get Sh!t Done During COVID-19 | Get Sh!t Done
During this mastermind and Q&A video, founder of Get Sh!t Done Alex Batdorf will walk you through, step-by-step, on how to move with agility and adapt your business model to the current state of affairs that will not only allow you to survive but thrive long-term.
Founder Support Week: Get Sh!t Done During COVID-19 | Get Sh!t Done | March 23–28, 2020
Every founder faces several moments that will test their resilience as a leader and the resilience of their business. This is one of those moments. The great news is that you can come on top, but it requires getting your mind right, putting a plan in place, and executing like the champ!
Every day during Female Founder Support Week, they will be delivering both Virtual live-streamed Sessions and Q&A, as well as, limited-time access to exclusive expert sessions from the Get Sh!t Done Accelerator that will help you navigate and adapt your business to any new challenges that will help you seize opportunities ahead.
Get Sh!t Done During COVID-19 Presentation Deck | Get Sh!t Done
Follow along with Get Sh!t Done’s Female Founder Support video to learn how to move with agility and adapt your business model to the current state of affairs that will not only allow you to survive but thrive long-term.
How to Survive and Thrive: Guidance for Small Businesses | Luminary | April 3, 2020
Join Ramon Ray — entrepreneur, global speaker, best-selling author, and entrepreneur-in-residence at Hello Alice — as he guides a live discussion for the Luminary community on how to survive and thrive in challenging times. He'll share an overview of resources business owners should start to think about now for financial assistance, facing anxiety, overcoming fear of the unknown, managing your team, and more.
Everyone is facing unique challenges right now, and for business owners, the stakes are particularly high. Square is offering support and help through their COVID-19 resource page. Find information on setting up an online store among other features like setting up local delivery and gift card ordering sites. They also host free webinars to help founders get started on their online store. And if you can’t make it to a webinar, they’ve got it recorded on their page.
iFundWomen Virtual Workshops | iFundWomen
iFundWomen is a startup funding platform for women entrepreneurs providing access to capital through crowdfunding, grants, expert startup workshops and private coaching, and a community of female business owners. Webinars include a weekly "Crowdfunding 101" to help get you started with your campaign.
Luminary Events | Luminary
In light of coronavirus, Luminary is offering its programming online for no cost. Luminary is focused on delivering high-impact programming whether it's one of their Illumination Session workshops, a Whisper Network Dinner, Luminous Speaker Series and more, they offer opportunities to learn, invest in your skills, and connect. In 2019, Luminary delivered over 200 programs, workshops and events with over 70% being Luminary Member-led.
The unprecedented economic impact of the coronavirus on the business community in California are already being felt. The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) will be making low-interest loans available to businesses throughout the state of California. CAMEO and SBA hosted a webinar about the SBA Disaster Loan Program that founders can now play back. Along with the webinar, they’ve also created a webpage of SBA-related resources for business owners.
SBA Disaster Loan Program Webinars | Small Business Administration
Are you a founder looking for more information on the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) loans? The SBA is hosting free webinars related to its disaster loan programs and other small business-related topics daily.
Tech Conferences Now Free/Online Due to COVID-19 | Women in Tech
A product of the Women in Tech Slack group, this spreadsheet tracks the tech conferences that have migrated online in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak. Take advantage of these excellent opportunities for learning and mentorship while maintaining social distancing from home.
Thee First Virtual OHUB.KC KC.UP Accelerator Demo Day | Opportunity Hub
The Opportunity Hub accelerator founders were slated to pitch on a global stage during the 34th SXSW festival and 5th annual OHUB.SXSW and HBCU@SXSW. As you may know, SXSW was cancelled due to COVID-19 developments. Now, they are working to schedule daily webinars, office hours, and interviews. On Friday, March 27, they are going global with Thee First Virtual OHUB.KC KC.UP Accelerator Demo Day, 6–9 p.m. Central.
Workplace Advice and Procedures
AWS Remote Work and Learning | Amazon Web Services
Whether it is to support work from anywhere, global workforce collaboration, or to ensure business continuity in the face of disasters, organizations want remote work solutions that they can depend on. Amazon Web Services (AWS) offers remote work and learning solutions to help your team remain productive and connected while working from home. AWS remote work and learning services include remote desktops and applications, tools for communication and collaboration, and contact center solutions that can be deployed quickly at a global scale.
The Complete Remote Work Playbook | LifeLabs Learning
Are you working from home? For the past four years, LifeLabs Learning has studied what makes great remote teams and employees stand out. They've created a comprehensive document on all the best tips and guidance on how you can make working at home work better for you.
How do you salvage your business when your day-to-day operations revolve around in-person events? That's the question Heather Keenan of Key Events, a San Francisco-based conference and events company, has faced ever since the COVID-19 outbreak has forced potential customers indoors and out of reach. This Forbes column shares her unique reactions, strategies, and optimism in the face of adversity.
Are you concerned about transitioning your business and team to remote operations? This page includes links and summaries for all the resources – including email and policy templates, insightful articles, and everything else – that can be useful for those looking for solutions and insights in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Diversity and Inclusion for Remote Teams | Crescendo
In response to COVID-19, many companies are shifting to Work From Home policies. Crescendo has created a page of resources and information that provides employers with support in keeping their diversity and inclusion program running without in-person events or workshops. They’ve also created a Slack for personalized D&I learning — free for the next six weeks to learn about how the COVID-19 pandemic relates to xenophobia, socio-economic status, and how you can be inclusive while working remotely.
As more employees, educators, and students work remotely in response to the spread of COVID-19, Google wants to do its part to help them stay connected and productive. G Suite and G Suite for Education make up their collection of productivity apps that help businesses and educators collaborate no matter where they’re located. They have begun rolling out free access to their advanced Hangouts Meet video-conferencing capabilities to all G Suite and G Suite for Education customers globally.
“How Can My Business Survive the Coronavirus?” | Founder Gym
Many businesses are being impacted by the coronavirus, COVID-19. The Founder Gym team went searching for answers about what can be done. The result is a compilation of published advice from investors and/or founders that outlines a) how the coronavirus may affect your business, and b) what you can do about it. This list is updated on a daily basis, until otherwise noted.
OKR Tracking Template | Get Sh!t Done
Get Sh!t Done supports female entrepreneurs in scaling successful companies in order to redefine what success looks like for women entrepreneurs within the entrepreneurial ecosystem. They've shared their OKR framework that enabled their founders to increase revenue by 40% and increase user signups by nearly 500%. Use this OKR framework to help you adapt and update your business goals during this challenging time.
As communities throughout the world respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, this difficult time presents challenges for businesses. Google has gathered some tips and recommendations to help you navigate this for your employees and customers. Find resources, from communicating with your customers to working remotely.
Responding to COVID-19 | Ernst & Young
COVID-19 is an unfolding event bringing uncertainty to every business. To help you navigate through these unprecedented times, Ernst and Young (EY) compiled relevant insights and information on how you can respond to volatility and build enterprise resilience.
Cleo’s mission is to build trust and connection with families, guiding them on their journeys through life as parents. This hub collects information on working with and supporting kids during COVID-19, giving birth during a pandemic, and more. In the upcoming days, you can join a live Q&A led by Cleo experts, including board certified OB-GYNs, nurse practitioners, nurse midwives, developmental psychologists, and career coaches. In this series, they will discuss how to support managers and employers, working parents with young children, and new and expecting parents during this unprecedented time.
Work From Home Toolkit | Filice
In response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, Filice Insurance is publishing an early edition of the HR toolkit. This is an age where many positions require duties to be carried out almost exclusively on computers and where the internet can instantly connect anyone anywhere. Therefore, employers are offering (or mandating) employees to work from the home. This toolkit provides tips for those working from home with minimal disruption.
Many business owners and employees are working remotely in response to the coronavirus pandemic. And it may be difficult to transition to the work-from-home life. This article provides guidance on different aspects of working from home, from maintaining your productivity to managing the technology mishaps you may face.