COVID-19 BUSINESS RESOURCES

Information to help your business navigate this uncertain time

We understand this is a difficult time for entrepreneurs and small business owners. Below you’ll find a vetted compilation of resources we’ve found most useful thus far in helping our clients navigate their businesses through the COVID-19 outbreak.

This list will be updated as more resources become available.

Funding, Capital & Financial Resources

Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources

The Small Business Administration (SBA) provides low-interest economic injury disaster loans to businesses of all sizes. Loans are now available to Ohio businesses affected by the COVID-19 outbreak to help them pay fixed debts, payroll, AP or other bills expenses. Additional COVID-19 resources for small businesses can also be found on the SBA website.

APPLY FOR SBA LOAN ASSISTANCE Visit The SBA Covid-19 Resource Page


Webinar: SBA Economic Disaster Loan Programs

20-minute Zoom info session about the SBA disaster loan programs and application process. Please note that New York State SBDC services are only available to businesses in New York. Ohio companies should engage with their Ohio SBDC.

Watch The Recording Visit The SBA Covid-19 Resource Page


Ohio Unemployment Benefits

The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services has developed a webpage with answers to common questions regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19) and its impact on unemployment benefits. Additionally, a new COVID-19 layoff claim form has been created to expedite unemployment benefits for those affected.

VISIT THE ODJFS INFO SITE  DOWNLOAD THE CLAIM FORM

Health Resources

New York Department of Health Novel Coronavirus Webpage

Updates from New York State with critical information on the coronavirus pandemic.

VISIT SITE

Ohio Department of Health Covid-19 Webpage

News releases and public updates related to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

VISIT SITE

Managing Anxiety & Stress

CDC webpage with focused information on managing stress and coping during the outbreak of COVID-19.

VISIT SITE

Business and Non-Profit Resources and Information

NAACP Coronavirus Emergency Tele-Town Hall

The NAACP is hosting an Emergency Tele-Town Hall about the coronavirus and its impact on communities of color.

LISTEN TO THE RECORDING

Binder Dijker Otte: Coronavirus Strikes Nonprofits in More Ways than One

Published: 3/13/2020 – Article from BDO on the challenges nonprofits are facing due to COVID-19 .

Read The Article

Help Transitioning to Remote Work

LaptopMag.com: Free Resources for Video Conferencing

Microsoft Teams and more offer free services due to COVID-19.

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Forbes: Top 15 Tips To Effectively Manage Remote Employees

To give managers some guidance, 15 members of Forbes Coaches Council provide top tips for companies to both embrace and better manage a remote workforce.

Read The Article

GitLab: Remote work emergency plan: What to do (and where to start)

For leaders who are suddenly managing work-from-home teams, there are five things you can focus on right now to maximize stability.

Read The Article

Electronic Signature Guidance

LatinX Resources

Enfermedad del Coronavirus 2019 (COVID‑19) – CDC

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LinkedIn: 3 Pieces of Advice for Small Businesses As You Plan For Coronavirus Impact

Maribel Lara, Senior Vice President and Head of Consulting at The Sasha Group, offers 3 steps you could consider taking now to make the most of the current shut-in.

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Utility Resources for Small Business

Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Your National Grid Service: What to Know

As conditions evolve, National Grid is taking precautionary actions to mitigate exposure and reduce the impact of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) on its customers and employees. The company remains committed to providing safe and reliable service to customers.

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Verizon will help customers and small businesses disrupted by impact of coronavirus

The company will waive late fees and keep residential and small business customers connected if negatively impacted by global crisis

Read the Press Release

Spectrum Covid-19 Update

Spectrum is taking every step to make sure all customers can stay in touch with work, school and news. Engineers and technicians will continue to staff their network operations centers 24/7 to ensure network performance and reliability.

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Harvard Business Review: How working Parents Can Prepare for Closings

A set of guidelines to help you with the widespread disruption of school and work, drawing on the leadership principles and practices from the new book Parents Who Lead.

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