Business Resiliency

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 on business resiliency.

Getting online, Marketing tools
National

Fundera

How to Advertise on Google: The Ultimate Step-by-Step Guide

You’re probably wondering how to advertise on Google. With such a complex, seemingly endless array of possibilities available through the Google advertising platform, it can be intimidating even for the technologically savvy small business owner to know exactly where to start. Here are some 11 simple tips to advertising your small business on Google.

Audience: Small Business Owners, Self-employed, Non-profits

Getting online, Marketing tools
National

Fundera

Social Media Marketing for Small Business: The Ultimate Guide

Learn about what social media marketing is, and what it can do for your small business.

Audience: Small Business Owners, Self-employed, Non-profits

Financial planning
Illinois

Cook County

Cook County COVID-19 Recovery: Small Business Assistance

The Cook County COVID-19 Recovery: Small Business Assistance program provides support for small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The program offers advising for small businesses in Cook County and grants for small businesses in suburban Cook County and the unincorporated areas.

Audience: Small Business Owners

Financial planning
National

Next-door

How to Negotiate Rent for Your Small Business During COVID-19

Every day, local businesses are contending with stay-at-home orders, and mandated closures are making it harder and harder to make rent. And most cannot afford to wait much longer for small business loans to save the day, or for things to return to “business as usual.” Here are some stips to renegotiate rent for your small business during COVID-19.

Audience: Small Business Owners, Non-profits

Financial planning, Marketing tools, Pivoting your business, Productivity tools
National

Support Latino Business

Latino Business Resources

There are a significant number of resources available for Latino businesses. You'll find a curated several but please contact us if you would like to promote additional resources for our community.

Audience: Small Business Owners

Staying safe
Wisconsin

Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation

Relief and Recovery Resources for your Business

Every Wisconsin business can act now to develop policies that will guard against workplace exposure to COVID-19 by protecting employees, educating customers and keeping your workplace safe and sanitary.

Working toward that future will require the gradual adoption of new business practices that reflect the evolving reality of the COVID-19 pandemic and our success in mitigating the effects of this unprecedented global health emergency. Find out the reopening guidelines for your type of business.

Audience: Small Business Owners, Non-profits

Financial planning
National

Small Business Majority, JVS, and Turning Basin Labs

Accounting Program

Small Business Majority, JVS, and Turning Basin Labs have developed an innovative program to support small businesses with their bookkeeping and accounting needs. Eligibility: In business less than 5 years, annual revenue less than $500,000/year, minority-owned or women-owned business, have records established with QuickBooks (preferred)

Audience: Small Business Owners

Financial planning
National

Entrepreneur

Implementing these 2 strategies can help entrepreneurs reduce financial stress

As an entrepreneur, your focus might tend to be on what you need the most right now. An informal poll of entrepreneurs would probably point toward a discussion of prospecting and closing new business. It would center around getting more sales and the filling of pipelines. While the here-and-now are essential, successful entrepreneurs think strategically. Here are two strategies that small business owners can implement to reduce financial stress. 


Audience: Small Business Owners

National

Forbes

Six steps to an effective small business transformation

Leading a change of any kind requires disruption, which naturally creates uncertainty. Uncertainty makes people uncomfortable, and because of that, this initiative may not be easy, but it will be worth the effort. Here are six steps to transforming your small business.

Audience: Small Business Owners

Exit strategies
National

Forbes

Bankruptcy May Not Be Answer For Struggling Small Businesses

It’s an understatement to say that the pandemic has not been kind to small businesses. In fact, nearly 79% of small businesses have felt a moderate-to-large negative effect from the pandemic, according to an August 2020 U.S. Census Bureau Small Business Pulse Survey.


When a business has already exhausted its PPP loan but sales haven’t rebounded, what’s the next move?

Audience: Small Business Owners

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