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.

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Forbes

Six steps to an effective small business transformation

Leading a change of any kind requires disruption, which naturally creates uncertainty. Uncertainty makes people uncomfortable, and because of that, this initiative may not be easy, but it will be worth the effort. Here are six steps to transforming your small business.

Audience: Small Business Owners

Exit strategies
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Forbes

Bankruptcy May Not Be Answer For Struggling Small Businesses

It’s an understatement to say that the pandemic has not been kind to small businesses. In fact, nearly 79% of small businesses have felt a moderate-to-large negative effect from the pandemic, according to an August 2020 U.S. Census Bureau Small Business Pulse Survey.


When a business has already exhausted its PPP loan but sales haven’t rebounded, what’s the next move?

Audience: Small Business Owners

Financial planning
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Credit Card Issuers Customer Assistance in Response to Coronavirus

As coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to incite global economic fears and threaten public health, credit card issuers are beginning to roll out assistance programs for cardholders who may be financially affected by the outbreak. And as more cardholders’ wallets across the country are affected, whether by a decline in business, reduced work schedules or other limitations to income, banks are responding by implementing assistance programs. These programs can both help you remain in good standing with your issuer in the short-term and safeguard your credit score from long-lasting effects.

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

All about the customer
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Kabbage Gift Certificates to Support Small Businesses

Through Kabbage Payments, any business can sign up to sell gift certificates online, and anyone can purchase them to support participating small businesses. Once registered, businesses can send a custom link to their customers.

Audience: Small Business Owners, Self-employed

Marketing tools
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Yelp’s COVID-19 Response and Support for Local Businesses

$25 million in relief, primarily focused on supporting independent, local restaurant and nightlife businesses, in the form of waived advertising fees and free advertising, products, and services during this period. These relief efforts are available to small, independently owned restaurant and nightlife businesses and franchisees in the U.S., Canada, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico with fewer than five locations.

Audience: Small Business Owners, Self-employed

Getting online, Productivity tools
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Small Business Trends

Now is the Time to Consider Pivoting Your Business Strategy

Small business owners across the country and around the world are modifying their business plans and pivoting on the fly in a desperate attempt to scratch out some revenue.

Audience: Small Business Owners, Self-employed

Brick-and-mortar, Pivoting your business
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Inc.com

How You Can Plan for a Safe Reopening

As other businesses prepare to reopen, most will seek ways to ensure the safety of another crucial group: their employees. 

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

Pivoting your business
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Forbes

Pivot Your Small Business Online: Tips, Resources And Inspiration

As small businesses scramble to right themselves in the ever-shifting COVID-19 world, many are in search of resources to help them thrive. The logistics of pivoting a traditionally in-person business to an online platform might seem overwhelming at first blush. However, businesses can go through a logical process to make such pivots.

Audience: Small Business Owners, Self-employed

Productivity tools
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Atlassian

Trello

Trello lets you work more collaboratively and get more done. Think of Trello as a to-do list that can help teams collaborate on all kinds of tasks and long-term projects.

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

Productivity tools
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Asana

Asana

Asana helps you manage tasks and teams. This free tool is widely used for project management.

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

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