As the effort to contain the spread of COVID-19 has begun to affect more and more small businesses, a number of resources have become available to help businesses manage operations in a changing environment. We will be gathering these resources here as we come across them and hope they will be helpful to you as we navigate these uncertain times.
Many state and local governments are changing rules around tax collection and unemployment eligibility to support businesses and their employees – if your state is not listed below, check with your employment agency to see what might be available.
San Francisco COVID-19 Small Business Resiliency Fund (businesses with fewer than 5 employees)
Economic Assistance List of links and resources by the governor’s office
Small Business Majority resources
Department of Commerce resources
New York City Assistance & Guidance for Businesses “Businesses with fewer than 100 employees who have seen sales decreases of 25% or more will be eligible for zero interest loans of up to $75,000 to help mitigate losses in profit.”
Seattle – deferred utility payments available (commercial and residential)
We will continue to add to this list as we learn of new resources. Please feel free to email in links that you think might be helpful – firstname.lastname@example.org.