Tip + Tools for Small Businesses and Their Customers During COVID-19

As COVID-19 pandemic spreads, we want to share resources with small business owners as they navigate these everchanging times. Please consult The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for updates on coronavirus disease 2019.

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SBA Disaster assistance

Offer low-interest loans to business owners to help businesses recover. Georgia Small Business Owners now eligible to apply. 

2

Truist - Liftfund disaster relief program

Small businesses can apply for grants ranging from $5,000 to $25,000 to combat capital shortages

3

City of atlanta continuity loan fund

Offers small businesses zero-interest loans to sustain local businesses and employment. Applications open March 23, 2020. 

Read FAQ here. 

4

hello alice emergency grant

Offering $10,000 grants for small businesses impacted by COVID-19

5

Visa's Ifundwomen grant

Support for women entrepreneurs in need of capital. applications close April 7, 2020.

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eight steps for small businesses to take from u.s. chamber of commerce

High priority actions for your small businesses to enact from new hygiene protocols, remote work, insurance, to online sales and more.

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fACEBOOK'S BUSINESS RESOURCE HUB

Tools, recommended steps, and links to other resources. 

8

Score's Disaster preparedness planning tools

Leverage toolkits and guidance from SCORE to help your business plan for and operate during disasters

9

free virtual collaboration tools

Leverage tools to help you collaborate with business partners, suppliers, staff, and others.

Microsoft Zoom - free basic account available 

Google Hangout - free account requires GMAIL address

FreeConferenceCall.com - free conference call lines 

Slack - free online collaboration and project management platform

10

launching gift card sales

Kabbage will help small businesses sign up and sell gift cards online, so customers can buy now and frequent your business later 

11

Grow with google

Resources to help you navigate through these uncertain times. 

12

the giving kitchen

Support food service workers by providing financial assistance during COVID-19.

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kilpatrick townsend legal taskforce

Ways for Customers to Support Small Businesses During COVID-19

1

BUY GIFT CARDS

This puts immediate cash into the local businesses that you frequent today while allowing to use later 

2

avoid refunds

Instead ask for credit to apply to future purchases. When small businesses provide a full refund they give back their cost of goods sold along with their profit. 

3

buy local

Many local businesses are offering new subscriptions services where they mail you items over time or deliver their services online (fitness class or art lessons via webcast)

4

order in

If still recommended by the CDC, support local eateries by calling in an order and paying over the phone. 

5

contribute to crowdfunding campaigns

Support local businesses and local employees you love by making donations to campaigns supporting local businesses and/or their employees particularly those in hospitality, entertainment, and arts industry. 

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