a small business owner

Last Modified: March 28, 2020 8:23 am

Small business owners and their employees have been hit particularly hard by the COVID-19 related disruption. This page is a set of resources for impacted parties.

Small Business Administration

The Small Business Administration has a host of resources available for businesses all across the country. The SBA also announced that it was automatically deferring all payments on current disaster loans until December 31, 2020.

Find your local Small Business Administration affiliate here. Access the SBA loan process here.

Local Grants and Loans

There are several regional or local grants and loans available in addition to the monies made available via the SBA. You can find them here:

Restaurateurs and Staff

Resources for Restaurants and Workers Coping with the COVID-19 Emergency

Restaurant Strong Fund (Boston)

National Grant/Loan Programs

Accion

Facebook Small Business Grants

GoFundMe.org Small Business Relief Initiative

Kiva Local Business Support Plan

Women’s Business Development Center

Tools and Other Resources

Shopify — Shopify has extended its 90-day free trial for small businesses. If you’re currently on the 14-day trial, you can extend it to 90 days. They also have built a community forum, are hosting live webinars, and have committed $200 million in small business funding.

Box — Box, the cloud storage app, is offering a 90-day free trial for its business plan to help small business owners ensure that they can securely store and share documents online.

1Password Business — 1Password is removing trial limits and offering its 1Password Business product for free for 6 months.

Cisco — Cisco, whose tools include videoconferencing, online meetings, screen share, and webinars, is now offering free 90-day licenses with unlimited usage.

Atlassian — Atlassian is offering its cloud products for free to small businesses with teams of up to 10 people.

Cloudflare — Cloudflare, the web security company, is offering Cloudflare for Teams free for small businesses until September 1st.

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