Business Resiliency

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 on business resiliency.

Local government loan/grant programs
Vermont

State of Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development Search form

Expanded Economic Recovery Grant Program

The Vermont Expanded Emergency Economic Recovery Grant Program, has been created by the Legislature. This program is an expansion of the Emergency Recovery Grants Program established by Act 115, Act 137, amended by Act 154 and per the Federal CARES Act. The Expanded Economic Recovery Grants administered by ACCD and the Department of Taxes will be awarded following these grant guidelines.

Audience: Small Business Owners

Local government loan/grant programs
Wisconsin

Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation

We’re All In Small Business Grant

The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation’s (WEDC’s) We’re All In Small Business Grant Program provided much-needed financial assistance to thousands of Wisconsin small businesses affected by COVID-19. Despite the infusion of federal Coronavirus Aid, Relieve, and Economic Security (CARES) Act funds administered by WEDC throughout the summer, many Wisconsin small businesses continue to struggle.

Audience: Small Business Owners, Self-employed

Local government loan/grant programs
Kansas

Salina Area Chamber of Commerce Foundation

Strengthening People and Revitalizing Kansas (SPARK) Small Business Grant Fund

The Salina Area Chamber of Commerce Foundation program offers grants of up to $25,000 to eligible small for-profit businesses. The amount of a grant is to reimburse for costs and loss of income due to the business interruption impact of Covid-19. The grant amount is calculated based on $2,500 per eligible employee. The total funds available under this grant program are $2,693,313.71. 

Audience: Small Business Owners

Corporate loan/grant programs
National

DoorDash - Hello Alice

DoorDash Small Business Grant

DoorDash is providing $5,000 grants to small businesses selected through an application process in select cities across the U.S. as part of its Main Street Strong initiative to help restaurants recover and succeed amidst COVID-19 related challenges.

Audience: Small Business Owners

Financial planning, Pivoting your business
National

Entrepreneur

4 Crisis-Proofing Lessons for Small Business Owners

Here are a few areas where small business owners can draw significant wisdom from the art of currency trading. 

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

Nonprofit loan/grant programs
National

BeyGOOD - NCAAP

Black-Owned Small Business Impact Fund

BeyGOOD is on a mission to spread hope. The goal is to provide a lifeline for small businesses at the epicenter of dual pandemics. NAACP has teamed up with the BeyGOOD to expand economic opportunity by awarding grants of $10,000 on the 15th of each month through the end of 2020.

Audience: Small Business Owners

Financial planning
National

CNBC

5 tips to get help for your small business now, as relief talks remain in limbo

Getting an infusion of funding from another federal stimulus package could be one option. Yet, rather than wait and see what happens with new federal help, experts say small-business owners in need of financial relief should take these steps now.

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

Local government loan/grant programs
Illinois

City of Chicago

Performing Arts Venue Relief Grants Program

The Performing Arts Venue Relief Program will distribute $10,000 grants to up to 120 for-profit and nonprofit performing arts venues to cover lost revenue due to COVID-19. Funds will be allocated through an equity lens that considers the history of disinvestment and the disproportionate burden of COVID-19 on the South and West sides of Chicago.

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

Corporate loan/grant programs
National

Tory Burch Foundation

Fellows Program

The Fellows Program is a year-long program to help you lead, grow and scale your business. You will receive a 1-year fellowship, virtual education, workshops and intensives to grow your business; premier peer network; a $5,000 grant to advance your business education; and a trip to the Tory Burch offices.


Audience: Small Business Owners, Self-employed

Financial planning
National

SCORE

COVID-19: Lecciones de negocios aprendidas

Son tiempos difíciles para las pequeñas empresas, y para todas las empresas. Las formas habituales de conseguir y hacer negocios se han invertido. ¿Qué ha aprendido, hasta ahora, de esta experiencia para aplicarla en su negocio en el futuro?

Audience: Small Business Owners, Self-employed

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