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.

Financial planning, Exit strategies
National

Inc.

Best Time to File for Bankruptcy

Under the current Chapter 11 law, filing for bankruptcy was a complicated task, particularly for smaller companies. But now, under  the Small Business Reorganization Act of 2019 (SBRA), those small businesses who have less than $2.7 million of secured and unsecured debt can enjoy a new subchapter of Chapter 11 which takes a lot of the complexity out of the bankruptcy process, while also providing more options.

Audience: Small Business Owners

All about the customer, Getting online, Selling online
National

Camino Financial

Food delivery apps that work for your restaurant

The 10 most popular food delivery apps including the benefits they provide and how you can get started working with them right away.

Audience: Small Business Owners

Selling online
National

American Booksellers Association

E-commerce platforms for independent bookstores

IndieCommerce is the American Booksellers Association’s e-commerce platform for independent bookstores. The system provides the tools for indie bookstores to create unique, content-rich, and easy-to-operate, fully transactional, e-commerce enabled websites. IndieCommerce stores can sell print books, ebooks, and audiobooks as well most other retail products. The entire system is supported by ABA’s experienced development and customer support team.


Audience: Small Business Owners

Selling online
National

Bookshop

Take your book store online with Bookshop.org

Bookshop is an online bookstore with a mission to financially support local, independent bookstores.

Audience: Small Business Owners

Marketing tools
National

PCMag

The Best Email Marketing Software for 2020

Email marketing is an important aspect of any digital marketing campaign. Check out these 10 reviews of the top email marketing services to find the one that's most suitable for your business.

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

Getting online
National

PCMag

Best DIY Website Builders for 2020

Anyone with an organization, a small business, or just a passion needs a website to share it with the world. This is a list of the best website builders for making it easy to create full-featured, mobile-compatible sites on a budget and with no coding required.

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

All about the customer, Marketing tools, Productivity tools, Selling online
National

Canva

Canva - Collaborate & Create Graphic Design for Free

Design presentations, social media graphics, and more with thousands of pre-built layouts and drag-and-drop editing. All online, no software download needed.

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

Selling online
National

NerdWallet

8 Places to Sell Stuff Online

Before you sell stuff online, determine the ideal venue for your goods. This blog rounds up some of the major online marketplaces along with tips about their audience, style and fees.

Audience: Small Business Owners, Self-employed

Selling online
National

Inc.com

Best E-Commerce Platforms for Small Business -- 2020

There are so many options for selling online. There are longtime sites like Ebay and marketplaces like Amazon or Facebook. There are also a plethora of eCommerce platforms that enhance those experiences for the sellers and even allow for the "construction" of full-blown online stores that are as simple to build and launch as a blog. 

Audience: Small Business Owners, Self-employed

Staying safe
National

New York Times

How All 50 States Are Reopening (and Closing Again)

All 50 states had begun to reopen in some way after the coronavirus thrust the country into lockdown starting in March. Now, a growing number of states are pausing plans to reopen, amid rising case counts. Several are reimposing restrictions they had lifted earlier — for example, on bars and restaurant dining in many places.

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