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Event Safety Playbook for COVID-19
Before launching in-person experiences again, event creators are considering health and safety risks for their event. This is a resource for you when determining what risks are present and how to address them.
SBA Opens Up New Grants And Loans For Small Businesses And Independent Contractors: The EIDL Program
The SBA announced it is again opening up its Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) grant and loan program to help those affected by the coronavirus pandemic.
Stand for Small
A coalition of global companies you already rely on, uniting to help your small business with the resources you need to pull through the Covid-19 crisis.
IFundWomen is a crowdfunding platform for women-led startups and small businesses. Apply for grants for women entrepreneurs from the IFundWomen team and from our corporate partners.
Coronavirus Tax Breaks for US Citizens
Learn about the tax relief and coronavirus stimulus packages available to help you stay afloat.
Remote Team Communication Quiz
8-question quiz to discover your remote team communication style (with science-based insights for better team communication).
FCA Emergency Grants COVID-19 Fund
One-time $1,500 grants for artists who have had performances or exhibitions canceled or postponed because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
How early-stage entrepreneurs can access funding during COVID-19
We unpacked how early-stage entrepreneurs can access funding resources, and pivot to new opportunities in these challenging times.
Resources to Help Ensure Accessibility of Your Virtual Events for People with Disabilities
Tips and resources for creating an inclusive experience for your virtual and digital events.
Small Business Pandemic Toolkit
A collection of articles, tools, and a webinar on PPP forgiveness put together by Pinnacle Financial Partners.
Digital download or shipped to your door, reopening and social distancing signs from an award-winning design agency.
Get Your Business Online
Expert tips on getting your business online without over-complicating things.
US Small Business vulnerability During COVID-19 Tracker
Interactive data on the vulnerability of US small businesses by sector and state during the pandemic.
Loneliness — the workplace anxiety of the ‘New Normal’
Dive into the latest research on how to deal with anxiety on remote teams.
Business for All Grants
Apply for grants up to $50,000 to support business growth, including $10,000 emergency COVID-19 Business for All Grants to help small businesses in crisis.
How to Re-Open
Resources for reopening the economy safely, including IEDC research, insight into industries reopening, and resources from state and municipal government, public institutions, and private firms.
Leadership in Times of Crisis Toolkit
A downloadable toolkit that provides resources for community leaders.
COVID-19 Video Resource Series
A video series developed by EntreEd in collaboration with ARC-funded ESTEAM grant partners to address needs for businesses throughout rural Appalachia. Topics include going online, creative marketing, and remote work.
Apply for a business development grant from the NASE worth up to $4,000. Applications are considered on a rolling basis throughout the year and awarded monthly throughout 2020.
Unemployment and PPP: 5 Things You Need to Know
Here's how to navigate emergency small-business funds and unemployment benefits at the same time.
How We Reopen
A video outlining how a bipartisan group of experts in every field have agreed on a plan for #HowWeReopen.
Puerto Rico SBTDC Seminarios
Webinars in Spanish to help Spanish-speaking entrepreneurs and small business owners navigate #COVID19
Chattanooga Area Small Business Resources
Interactive database meant to help the Chattanooga area small business community sift through information - from relief funds to webinars - that may be of interest.
Appalachian Highlands Economic Aid Directory
RegionAHEAD was created to give small businesses and the community in the northeast TN area a place to connect and learn how we can support one another during COVID-19.
COVID-19 | Reopening Critical Path for Independent Restaurants + Bars
A comprehensive critical path laying out foundational tasks to assist restaurants with reopening their doors.
Reopening Safely: Helpful Tips for Community Leaders and Small Business Owners
Tip sheets for community leaders and small businesses on reopening safely.
Restart guide for Kansas City.
Responsible Restart Ohio
Restart guide for Ohio.
COVID-19 Daily Updates for Small Businesses
Daily updates on ways small businesses can prepare for the impact of COVID-19 on their business and community.
COVID-19 Federal Rural Resource Guide
A resource matrix organizing funding opportunities identified in the CARES Act and other federal resources that can help support rural America. Categorized by customer and assistance type.
Free Printable Signage
A collection of free printable signage designs for closure or safe reopening.
Small Business Survival Guide
List of the Best 8 Financial Tools to Combat COVID-19 as curated by an investment professional.
Nonprofits and Coronavirus, COVID-19
Information and resources that nonprofits can use to prepare and respond to the COVID-19 situation.
SCORE Live Webinars
SCORE hosts free, LIVE webinars every week on small business tips and strategies.
Webconference tool that has “tables” where people can connect similar to a conference lobby.
PBA COVID-19 Relief Fund
The PBA COVID-19 Relief Fund will provide $500 to licensed beauty professionals who are unable to work due to COVID-19. The funding, if awarded to you, is intended to be emergency aid for short-term immediate needs such as food and bills.
PPP Required Document Checklist
A recommended checklist of documents needed to apply for PPP. Check with your lender as they may have different requirements.
Negotiating Rent with Your Landlord
Working towards a manageable solution for both tenants and landlords is possible and will hopefully lead to a quicker recovery and rebound for both parties.
LISC Small Business Relief Grants
Grants to support small businesses and enterprises affected by COVID-10 in the US, especially those in underserved communities, including entrepreneurs of color, women- and veteran-owned businesses.
A Guide to COVID-19 and Your Finances: What You Need to Know
Learn how best to manage your financial life through this tumultuous time with this comprehensive guide to the wide-ranging impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the global economy.
COVID-19 Business Tax Relief and Risk Management Measures
Information on changes made to tax law by the CARES Act.
CO.LAB’s COVID-19 Resources for Businesses
The circumstances surrounding COVID-19 are having significant impact on small businesses and startups in our community. If you are a business owner looking for support during this time, please see below for resources available.
The Red Backpack Fund
1,000 grants of $5,000 each to female entrepreneurs in the U.S. to help alleviate the immediate needs and support the long-term recovery of those impacted by this crisis. The portal will open for applications again on May 4, June 1, July 6, and August 3.
A searchable website to help any entrepreneur in the world, for-profit or nonprofit, struggling due to the economic impacts of COVID19, to locate cash relief resources in their community.
Ebay: Up and Running
No selling fees for new businesses through June 30 and everything you need to make your eBay Store successful.
Coronavirus Emergency Loans (CARES and PPP) Guide and Checklist
A brief summary of the basics of the small business loan program from the Paycheck Protection Program.
To support artists during the COVID-19 crisis, a coalition of national arts grantmakers have come together to create an emergency initiative to offer financial and informational resources to artists across the United States.
Mailchimp Small Business Resources During COVID-19
Accurate, relevant, and timely resources to help you through the days ahead.
COVID-19 Tools and Resources for Non-Profits
Tips, blogs, tools, and resources geared toward non-profit businesses.
Funding Resources for Rural Communities
A roundup of funding resources specifically for rural communities.
How to Activate Your Virtual Community
Basic tips and suggestions for going virtual.
Financial Assistance for Small Business Owners
Funding available for small business owners affected by COVID-19.
Where to Find Public and Private Small Business Funding in 2020
A list of public and private opportunities for small businesses.
Business for All
Apply for grants up to $50,000 to support business growth, including $10,000 emergency COVID-19 Business for All Grants to help small businesses in crisis.
Paycheck Protection Program application and required documents (CARES Act)
This article breaks down everything you need to know about the Paycheck Protection Program application process.
Techstars COVID-19 Resource Guide
A helpful rollup of resources for startups compiled and continually updated by Techstars.
Startup Colorado Podcast
A new podcast launched by Startup Colorado to help entrepreneurs navigate these uncertain and challenging times.
Good Startups COVID-19 Resources
Free workshops and entrepreneur self-awareness assessment to help with mental health and well-being.
Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Assistance for Small Businesses
Official information on the CARES Act Paycheck Protection Program assistance for small businesses.
Disaster Help Desk for Business
Support on disaster recovery from an experienced team of experts.
Gift Certificates to Support Small Businesses
Sell gift certificates online to your customers or anyone wanting to support participating small businesses.
A community of public, private, and civic leaders and valiant citizens of Chattanooga are collaborating on ways we can serve one another during COVID-19.
Coronavirus Small Business Resource Hub
A resource hub from SCORE with links to remote mentoring, workshops, and webinars.
The Nonprofit Survival Guide
A free guide for how to lead, plan, and survive the pandemic as a nonprofit.
Find food assistance, help paying bills, and other free or reduced cost programs.
Guide to Approaching SBA Loans
A guide from Kauffman on applying for SBA relief funding.
Hello Alice COVID-19 Business Resource Center
Updated daily, with real-world funding, resources, and support for small business owners adapting to the impacts of coronavirus.
Tips for Selling Online
Some tips on how to make a successful transition from a retail location to an online store.
Resources and Relief Programs for Restaurants
A list of worthy reads, available national and regional relief funds, non-profit donation opportunities, and resources from restaurant associations that stood out as informative, helpful, or useful.
A Guide to Updating Your Yelp Page
Yelp compiled these step-by-step guides to help you easily update your Yelp business page with relevant changes to your operations.
The House App
An up-to-date overview of local restaurant offerings in cities in the Southeast US.
Launch Tennessee Resource Rollup
A resource rollup for businesses in the state of Tennessee.
Small Business Resource Center for COVID-19
ICIC's curated economic resource rollup for small businesses during the COVID-19 crisis.
Podcast List for Mental Health During COVID-19
A list of podcasts for maintaining mental stability and positivity through a disaster.
Short Term Revenue Strategies for Brick-and-Mortar Retailers
A guide to and rollup of resources for brick-and-mortar retailers for earning profit during the crisis.
Financial assistance and resources for restuarants hit by the COVID-19 crisis.
Dining Bonds Initiative
Restaurant gift certificates sold at less-than face value.
Yelp announced a $25 million relief program aimed to serve small, independently-owned restaurants and bars.
COVID-19 Resources for Small Businesses
A rollup of economic resources for small businesses, displaced workers, and invidiuals interested in supporting the Chattanooga small business community.
The Complete Guide To Setting Up Gift Cards For Small Business
Should you add a gift card program for your small business? Here’s everything you need to know about different types of gift cards and where to get them.
The Biz Foundry COVID-19 Resources
Resources and links compiled by The Biz Foundry in Cookeville, TN.
Emergency Business Support
A virtual 30-minute, one-on-one session with a business development expert for advice on crisis-response.
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.
United States Bartenders Guild Resource List
A resource rollup of funding sources, state-by-state guides, and ways to support the bartending industry.
CDC Guidance for Business & Employers
Resources for businesses and employers to plan, prepare, and respond to coronavirus disease.
Creativity in Isolation Webinar Series
Every Tuesday in April at 1pm CST, the Nice Center will explore topics related to working and taking care of oneself while in isolation.
Digital Support for Local Businesses
Digital consulting on setting up an online store, rethinking marketing and branding, and other ways to temporarily adjust your business.
Entrepreneur’s Survival Guide in the Age of the Coronavirus
Article with practical advice, tips, and resources.
A podcast series featuring never told stories of entrepreneurs—the first episode focuses on four key items needed to help businesses survive this season and be prepared to thrive in the next season.
Straight Talk with Starters Roundtables
Roundtable sessions for entrepreneurs and experts to come together virtually to support each other and brainstorm ideas for moving forward.
Startup Space COVID-19 Resources
A list of nationally available supports for small businesses curated by Startup Space.
Free Virtual Community Hubs
Free online community hubs for businesses in need of online platforms.
Love and Silver Linings in a Time of Coronavirus
Hear words of hope and encouragement in the midst of an economic and public health disaster.
Freelance Artists Resources
An aggregated list of free resources, opportunities, and financial relief options available to artists of all disciplines.
Restaurant Strategy & Survival Kit
A restaurant consultant's take on surviving the COVID-19 crisis.
Help Main Street
A map of local restaurants across the country in need. Buy a giftcard from your favorite through this online platform.
Disaster Resistant Business (DRB) Toolkit
A comprehensive workbook/process to assist businesses in evaluating and preparing for any type of disaster. The Toolkit is 100% customizable for all types and sizes of businesses.
Education and business planning assistance in the face of disasters.
Department of Homeland Security guidelines for preparing a buisness for crisis situations.
Federal guidelines for All Small Businesses on emergency planning.
Service Industry Tips
A platform for financially supporting small businesses from home.
Door Dash 30 Day Free Trial
Promote your restaurant and increase your takeout sales.
SBA Guidance for Businesses and Employers
Federal guidance for small businesses and their employees during COVID-19.
US Chamber of Commerce
Federal guidelines for logistical business response to COVID-19.
SBA Disaster Assistance Loans
Disaster assistance loans for small businesses impacted by coronavirus in designated states and territories (COVID-19).
Rally for Restaurants
A platform for buying gift cards from local restaurants without leaving your house.
Google for Small Business
Google wants to help out your business during the COVID-19 crisis.
A guide to supporting local businesses in the Dayton, OH area.
No Interest, crowd-sourced microloans up to $15,000.
Main Street COVID-19 Resources
Main Street America is compiling existing resources, opportunities, and community response examples to help Main Street districts during this crisis. They are updating the list frequently.
A full package of Facebook, Instagram and Twitter social media graphics for anyone that wants to help out small businesses during this challenging time. Use #SmallBizStrong when you share.
A repository for entrepreneurial ecosystem builders to post resources to support entrepreneurs (and small businesses) that are specific to the COVID-19 crisis.
Facebook Small Business Grants Program
Facebook is offering $100M in cash grants and ad credits for up to 30,000 eligible All Small Businesses.
Proof Food & Beverage Resources
A list of Chattanooga-specific resources for food & beverage businesses during the COVID-19 crisis.
Business Continuity Plan for Small Businesses
18 tips and steps for keeping your small business afloat during a disaster.
How Businesses Can Survive an Economic Crash
A PhD economist gives his take on what it takes for a business to stay afloat during a recession.
Converting Your Accelerator to a Digital Program
Supporting starters and founders during the COVID-19? Here's how to go virtual.
Good News Network
A daily dose of hope and an antidote to the barrage of negativity experienced in the mainstream media.
Disaster Assistance Loans
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).
Expensify SNAP Assistance
Donate to Expensify.org and have all your donations directed to families who are affected by school closures.
Free online and emotional support.
Downtown Social Distancing Bingo
Create your own downtown bingo to help keep supporting local businesses with creative and safe options.
1 Million Cups
An event for local thinkers and starters to come together and share ideas over coffee and conversation
SBA Business Guide
A site that helps an aspiring entrepreneur to plan his/her business, launch it, manage it, and grow it - with step by step guidelines.
A simple and intuitive visual map that helps entrepreneurs of all kinds refine (or reimagine) their ideas.
Thorough entrepreneurship curriculum available online
Faith-based short video lesson series on 'redemptive entrepreneurship.'
GrowthLab provides content and resources for entrepreneurs who want to start or grow online businesses.
Kauffman runs this website with resources and a knowledge base for entrepreneurs.
Rising Tide Society
Rising Tide is a living library of educational resources by creatives for creatives.