COVID-19 resources

COVID-19 Resources for Small Businesses

Square
Editorial Team

Last updated April 1, 2020

We want to help you stay informed as governments, agencies, and programs around the world provide guidance and relief for small businesses.

We’re tracking regulatory updates that are relevant for your small business.

And we’ll be updating this list as resources that can help your business become available.

Stay up to date

Government support for businesses includes workplace guidance, links to employer resources, and other timely information as additional services and programs become available.

Global: World Health Organization

Australia: business.gov.au

Canada: Canada Trade Commissioner Service

United Kingdom: gov.uk

U.S.:

Get additional information and support

Many other agencies and organizations are mobilizing resources, insights, and guidelines for businesses. Check back as we continue to curate available resources.

Chamber of Commerce: Information to help employers implement strategies to protect their workforce while ensuring continuity of operations.

Internal Revenue Service: Information on tax relief.

McKinsey & Company: Analysis to provide business leaders with a perspective on the evolving situation and implications for their companies.

National Governors Association: Information and updates on state legislation.

National Restaurant Association: Information for restaurant owners and employees, with guidance on food safety, staffing, and supply chain.

National Retail Federation: Information addressing supply chain implications as well as developments globally and domestically for retailers.

Occupational Safety and Health Administration: Information for workers and employers, with links to interim guidance and other resources for preventing exposure.

Small Business Administration: Small business guidance and loan resources, including:

  • Paycheck Protection Program: An SBA loan designed to provide a direct incentive for small businesses to keep their workforce employed.
  • Economic Injury Disaster Loans and Loan Advance: This loan program provides small businesses with working capital loans. The loan advance will provide economic relief to businesses that are currently experiencing a temporary loss of revenue.
  • Express Bridge Loans: Allows small businesses who currently have a business relationship with an SBA Express Lender to access financing on an emergency basis while waiting for decision and disbursement on Economic Injury Disaster Loan.

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