Tips on staying safe and open during COVID-19
By far, the best and most condensed collection of resources that can help you get your business operating under pandemic conditions is the CDC's Resuming Business Toolkit. This pdf contains an introduction to the toolkit, multiple checklists to determine reopening readiness, as well as ways to talk with your employees. We recommend it 10/10!
Check out this article on how to get paid leave for you and your small business employees.
Emergency Funding and Financial Assistance
COVID-19 Preparedness plans
Mask up materials
GuIDELINes to follow
SMAll business online training
As a result of COVID19, many organizations are offering free, online training programs that focus on business strategies and management. Click on the links below to learn more.
Help for Freelancers and Gig workers
U.s. Small Business Administration disaster assistance
The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to Georgia small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19).
A small business is defined as a business that is independently owned and operated and has fewer than 300 employees; or it brings in less than $30 million in yearly gross receipts.
The deadlines has been extended to December 18, 2020. Click here to apply.
Paycheck protection program - Deadline extended to august 8, 2020
The Paycheck Protection Program is a loan designed to provide a direct incentive for small businesses to keep their workers on the payroll. SBA will forgive loans if all employee retention criteria are met, and the funds are used for eligible expenses.
How To Apply
You can apply through any existing SBA 7(a) lender or through any federally insured depository institution, federally insured credit union, and Farm Credit System institution that is participating. Click here to get started.