Resources for Cafes and Small Businesses During COVID-19 Containment

March 17, 2020 in Education

As the effort to contain the spread of COVID-19 has begun to affect more and more small businesses, a number of resources have become available to help businesses manage operations in a changing environment. We will be gathering these resources here as we come across them and hope they will be helpful to you as we navigate these uncertain times.

Many state and local governments are changing rules around tax collection and unemployment eligibility to support businesses and their employees – if your state is not listed below, check with your employment agency to see what might be available.

Nationwide
Small Business Association Guidance & Loan Resources

Facebook Small Business Grants

US Chamber of Commerce Foundation

Forbes Small Business Relief Tracker

EPA list of disinfectants effective against SARS-CoV-2

Local Initiatives Support Coalition (LISC) Verizon Small Business Recovery Fund

California
Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation COVID-19 resources

San Francisco COVID-19 Small Business Resiliency Fund (businesses with fewer than 5 employees)

California employment office COVID-19 resources

Jewish Free Loan Association Coronavirus no-fee interest free lending

Illinois 
Economic Assistance List of links and resources by the governor’s office

Small Business Majority resources

Department of Commerce resources

New York
New York City Assistance & Guidance for Businesses “Businesses with fewer than 100 employees who have seen sales decreases of 25% or more will be eligible for zero interest loans of up to $75,000 to help mitigate losses in profit.”

Oregon
Greater Portland Business Resources

Oregon Employment Office COVID-19 resources

Washington
Washington Employment Office information on temporary layoffs

Washington Employment Office COVID-19 resources

Seattle – business and occupation tax deadlines extended

Seattle – deferred utility payments available (commercial and residential)

 

We will continue to add to this list as we learn of new resources. Please feel free to email in links that you think might be helpful – info.usa@lamarzocco.com.

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