Other COVID-19 resources

As developments continue to unfold in response to the spread of COVID-19, we know many small businesses have questions about implications in the workplace and funding options to help bolster their businesses during this difficult time. On this page, we are compiling relevant tips and resources such as unemployment, paid family leave, paid sick leave, healthcare and more.

COVID-19 home Emergency loans & grants Other COVID-19 resources

Business assistance

Lew's List

COVID-19 Finance Assistance Network

A group of financial professionals offering free service to companies trying to respond to the Covid-19 crisis.

Area served: Colorado
Audience: Small Business Owners, Self-employed, Non-profits

General Small Business, Business assistance

California Small Business Development Center (SBDC) - Capital Region Lead Center

Hot Lines for Small Businesses Impacted by COVID-19

The California SBDC network has a number of hotlines set up to assist small business owners.

Area served: California
Audience: Small Business Owners, Self-employed

Business assistance

UC Berkeley

Pro bono legal advice

UC Berkeley Law is working to match small business owners with Berkeley Law students who will help them navigate the CARES Act. 

Area served: California
Audience: Small Business Owners, Self-employed

Business assistance

Sacramento Metro Chamber of Commerce and Sacramento Asian Pacific Chamber of Commerce

Rapid Response Business Triage

**Update** Our team will be available Monday through Friday 8:00 am – 4:00 pm with voicemail capabilities 24/7. Assistance will be available in English, Spanish, Mandarin and Vietnamese languages. 1-833-391-1919

The Sacramento Metro Chamber of Commerce and Sacramento Asian Pacific Chamber of Commerce have partnered to provide a free business support hotline for the small business community. Their team can answer general business questions, human resources and legal issues, and navigate borrowers through a variety of financing tools including the SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program and Paycheck Protection Program.

Area served: Sacramento, California
Audience: Small Business Owners

General Small Business

State of Arkansas

Quick Action Closing Fund

The Quick Action Closing Fund allocation will prioritize companies that are in the supply chain of essential goods and services, including healthcare, food manufacturers, and logistics. The allocation from the Attorney General will support small businesses. The program includes both loan guaranties and direct lending to businesses. Contact by email or phone: [email protected] / 501-682-1121

Area served: Arkansas
Audience: Small Business Owners

General Small Business

Sempra Energy Foundation

COVID-19 Nonprofit Hardship Fund

**Update** Our online application process is closed. With so many requests already in the queue, we expect to exhaust the funds shortly.

Sempra Energy has set up a $1 million nonprofit hardship fund where small to medium nonprofits can apply for grants from $500 to $50K to help with COVID-19 response.

Area served: California, Louisiana, Texas
Audience: Non-profits

Workforce Issues

California Employment Development Department - EDD

Onward CA

A state portal that will match open jobs to laid-off workers based on their specific skills through a questionnaire.

Area served: California
Audience: Employees

Access to Capital

Greater Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce, Inc.

Ermegency Relief Fund

Loans of $1,000 to $25,000 at 3.75 interest to help small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 crisis.

Area served: Indianapolis, Indiana
Audience: Small Business Owners

General Small Business

Support CO Local

Support CO Local

**Update** This is a dead link, Web page through squarespace States "Expired".

Support CO Local is helping local businesses in Colorado sell gift cards in order for them to keep revenue coming in during their closure for the COVID-19.

Area served: Colorado
Audience: Small Business Owners, Self-employed

General Small Business, Business assistance

Colorado, Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT)

Colorado COVID-19 Business Resource Center

These resources provide state and federal COVID-19 announcements, programs, and information relevant to Colorado businesses.

Area served: Colorado
Audience: Small Business Owners, Self-employed

Pages

National Resources

Access to Capital

Small Business Majority

Tips on finding funding and avoiding predatory lending during COVID-19

With state-mandated lockdowns and business closures, small business owners across the country are struggling to pay employees, rent, overhead costs and more. Now more than ever, it is important to be wary of predatory lenders as you seek out capital to keep your business afloat. Our guide to avoiding predatory lending includes guidelines for applying for PPP and EIDL, a checklist to determine if a loan is predatory and an outline of the Small Business Borrowers' Bill of Rights.

This document has been translated into Chinese, Vietnamese, Korean, Burmese, Khmer, Hmong, Bangladeshi, Nepali, Bhutanese, Hindi, Urdu, Punjabi, Thai, Lao, Tagalog, Samoan, Tongan and Marshallese in partnership with the National Coalition for Asian Pacific Americans Community Development with a grant from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.

Audience: Small Business Owners, Self-employed, Non-profits

General Small Business

eBay

eBay Up and Running

EBay is offering no selling fees for new businesses through June 30, as well as other tools to help make your eBay business successful.

Audience: Small Business Owners, Self-employed, Non-profits

General Small Business

Reopen Main Street

Reopen Main Street

Potential reopening strategies, ideas, hints and tips for businesses, business districts and organizations as we enter the COVID-19 recovery phase.

Audience: Small Business Owners, Self-employed

General Small Business

Silver Lining

Silver Lining Small Business Response Workbook

This ebook lets you take inventory of your current situation, reflect on the best possible short-term response and then create the best action plan for your small business.

Audience: Small Business Owners, Self-employed, Non-profits

Business assistance

Community Wealth Partners

COVID-19 Resources and Support for Nonprofits, Foundations

Community Wealth Partners is helping nonprofits and foundations navigate through the crisis, including offering free support, navigation and thought leadership to nonprofits and compiling resources geared toward nonprofits.

Audience: Small Business Owners, Non-profits

General Small Business

America's Small Business Development Centers - SBDCs

Business Resiliency Toolkit

Most entrepreneurs know that a well-conceived business plan is critical to the success of a new business. A business resiliency plan is essential to the sustainability and success of your business through this crisis.

Audience: Small Business Owners

Taxes

The Tax Foundation

Tracking Tax Extensions By State

A central resource for tracking all tax extensions and relief by state.

Audience: Small Business Owners

Access to Capital

Kiva

Kiva loan

Kiva is a non-profit that expands access to capital for entrepreneurs around the world. More than 2.5 million people have raised over $1 billion on Kiva.

0% interest loans up to $15,000 through crowdfunding

Audience: Small Business Owners

Access to Capital

Connect2Capital

Connect2Capital

Connect2Capital is an online marketplace of nonprofit lenders. Fill out a short form to get connected to a network of lenders that may be able to help.

Audience: Small Business Owners

General Small Business

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - CDC

CDC Employer guidelines

Interim guidance for businesses and employers to plan, prepare and respond to coronavirus disease 2019

Audience: Small Business Owners

Workforce Issues

American Job Center

Rapid Response Program

COVID-19 **Update**: Please note that many AJCs are temporarily closed or shifted to virtual services; you will see a special note in red if we have information about closures or alternative services.

Employers planning a closure or major layoffs as a result of the coronavirus can get help through the Rapid Response program. Rapid Response teams will meet with you to discuss your needs, help avert potential layoffs, and provide immediate on-site services to assist workers facing job losses.

Audience: Small Business Owners, Employees