COVID-19 – Small Business Resources
Updated with Resources and Support for Small Businesses Adapting to the Challenges of Coronavirus
COVID-19 has impacted every business in some way, and ecommerce businesses are no different – from disrupted supply chains to social distancing adherence to delayed order fulfilment.
ShipRush recognizes the need to provide updated information and assistance to entrepreneurs however possible. To that end, we have created this resource center that includes information regarding both financial information, loan resources as well as general guidance for small businesses during this crisis.
We encourage you to bookmark this page and to check back often for updated information regarding these assistance programs.
US Chamber of Commerce
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is providing real-time updates and coverage on the business impact of Covid-19 as well as a suite of guides and resources for businesses struggling during this uncertain time.
Small Business Administration
The U.S. Small Business Administration is providing an expansive hub for small business guidance and loan resources – detailing both federal and local assistance programs available to small business owners.
National Retail Foundation
The National Retail Federation is also proving timely COVID-19 updates and information, including details on the CARES ACT and Main Street Lending Program.
US Department of the Treasury
As part of the CARES ACT, the U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Small Business Administration has implemented the Paycheck Protection Program, providing small businesses with funds to pay up to 8 weeks of payroll costs including benefits.
Internal Revenue Service
The IRS has begun offering tax relief and economic impact payments, as well as general tax help, for taxpayers, businesses, tax-exempt organizations and others affected by coronavirus.
Stand for Small
American Express has launched a new digital platform to bring together more than 40 companies across multiple industries to provide meaningful support to small businesses during this crisis and beyond.
Offering live, and now remote, mentoring and advice from small business experts, SCORE is assisting small business owners impacted by COVID-19 and facing uncertainty and confusion while trying to protect their businesses.
Understanding the disruption small businesses are facing across the country, Facebook is offering $100 million in cash grants and ad credits to help in this challenging time.
FedEx #SupportSmall Grants
FedEx, in an effort to support small businesses struggling with the impact of COVID-19, has committed $1 million to provide grants across the United States.
The Small Business Relief Initiative was started by GoFundMe to help small businesses that have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and empower their communities to rally behind them.
Together with LISC, Verizon has invested $2.5 million to begin offering critical relief and support to small businesses facing immediate financial threat because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Understanding the confusion many small businesses are facing, Legal Shield has established a knowledge center providing answers to some of the most pressing questions and issues raised by coronavirus.
Lawyers for Good Government
Lawyers for Good Government has announced a nationwide project to assist small businesses. Joined by 30+ law firms across the country, L4GG is offering pro bono legal assistance as well as clinics to advise small business owners on stimulus bill benefits and coronavirus-related legal issues.
Transperfect Legal Solutions (TLS) is offering free virtual notary services for the New York Community to reduce the need for face-to-face meetings.
Tools & Productivity
To help businesses transitioning to work-from-home environments, 1Password has removed their 30-day trial limits, expanding to a full 6 months free.
Helping keep businesses running and people working in this uncertain time, PandaDoc has developed and introduced a new Free eSign plan, a free eSignature solution so that business owners don’t have to work about how to collect signatures remotely.
Risk Recon, a Mastercard company, is providing U.S. small businesses free cybersecurity rating assessments for 90 days.
In this free course for their community, LinkedIn has brought in experts on remote working arrangements to help business owners set themselves and their teams up for success.
To help address the challenges faced by small- and medium-sized business, health organizations and governments, Google has committed $800 million, including $340 million in Google Ads credits to all SMBs with active accounts.