Business Assistance

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 such as unemployment, paid family leave, paid sick leave, healthcare and more.

Virginia

Black Brand

B-Force Accelerator

A 12-week intensive for black and Latinx businesses that are at least 2 years old to prepare them for capital access. Must be located in Norfolk.

Area served: Norfolk, Virginia

National

SBA Office of Entreprenurial Development

SBA Thrive Emerging Leaders Training Program

Training program for business owners that have annual revenues of at least $250,000 and have been in business at least 3 years and have at least one employee.

Area served: National

National

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Got student loans? What small business owners need to know

Student loan payments are frozen through the end of 2022 and partial student loan forgiveness may be coming for millions of federal borrowers. This change could ease the burden of small business owners across the country who are struggling to pay off their debt and run their businesses. 

Area served: National

National

U.S. SBA, WIPP, AMEX

ChallengeHER

ChallengeHER is a national initiative to boost government contracting opportunities for women-owned small businesses with a special focus on the Women-owned Small Business (WOSB) Federal Contracting Program. ChallengeHER delivers free workshops, mentoring, and direct access to government buyers.

Area served: National

National

Gusto

Employee Retention Calculator

The Employee Retention Credit (ERC) was created by the federal government to help ease the financial hardship caused by the COVID-19 pandemic on small businesses. Employers who are eligible for ERC, can receive tax credits in exchange for qualified wages and health plan expenses paid to (and on behalf of) employees.

Area served: National

National

Business Advisor Learning Center

Recursos Federales para las Pequeñas Empresas de Estados Unidos

Puede ver los recursos relevantes de las agencias federales, acceder a las últimas noticias y buscar un asesor de pequeñas empresas cerca de usted.

Area served: National

Colorado

Colorado Mountain College

Colorado Mountain College Back to Business Consulting

In an effort to aid our local businesses and business professionals, Colorado Mountain College is offering no-cost coaching, live educational trainings and consultation services to in-district businesses (see CMC District Map) during this time of need. CMC Faculty are ready to support you in this time of need. Through connection to faculty, we are able to provide personalized answers to your questions, link you to resources and provide tools to get you back to business. CMC is offering free educational training and live webinars to get you back to business. We are enlisting the support of CMC faculty and community content experts in developing these educational resources.

Area served: Colorado

Colorado

Colorado COVID Small Business Legal Project

Volunteer lawyers helping Colorado small businesses during the COVID-19 crisis

Volunteer lawyers helping Colorado small businesses during the COVID-19 crisis. They have been especially hard-hit by the COVID-19 economic crisis, with minority and woman-owned small businesses being hit the hardest. Legal volunteers have offered to help Colorado’s small businesses get back on their feet. This website was created to match small businesses that need limited legal advice regarding COVID-19 related issues with volunteer lawyers. The site also includes other resources available to small businesses, particularly minority and woman-owned small businesses, to meet the challenges of the pandemic.

Area served: Colorado

Oregon

Business Oregon

Small Business Navigator - COVID-19

Business Oregon, alongside the Oregon Employment Department, the Oregon Secretary of State, and the Oregon Department of Consumer and Business Services compiled the information on this page to assist Oregon small business owners, employees, and others dealing with the impacts of COVID-19.

Area served: Oregon

National

Bridgespan

Bridgespan Covid-19 Resources for Nonprofits

The company provides consulting to nonprofits and philanthropists, leadership development support, and developing and sharing insights, has created resources around the crisis specifically geared toward the nonprofit sector. 

Area served: National

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