COVID-19 Small Business Resources

Insights, guides, and entrepreneur stories on running a business in a world that’s dramatically changed (and continuing to evolve) in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Azlo Customer Story - Analicia Honkanen
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Photo credit: Laurel Smith Photography They say bad things happen in clusters. And for photographer Analicia Honkanen, that adage rings true. In March of this year, Analicia’s employer, a furniture company based outside Detroit, Michigan, declared...

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Helpful Topics and Guides In Response to COVID-19
11 Ways to Bootstrap Your New Small Business When the Economy Is Down
11 Ways to Bootstrap Your New Small Business When the Economy Is Down
boot·strap /ˈbo͞otˌstrap/ verb gerund or present participle: bootstrapping Definition: get (oneself or something) into or out of a situation using existing resources. There’s a popular saying that “you need money to make money,” but that isn’t always...
How to Level Up Your Freelance Career Into A Small Business
How to Level Up Your Freelance Career Into A Small Business
When you transition from being an employee and into working as a freelancer, you develop a different perspective of time and money than you had before. When you’re an employee, potential is fixed. You make a certain amount of money per year in exchange...
What I Learned Helping Launch an Immersive Art Business During a Pandemic
What I Learned Helping Launch an Immersive Art Business During a Pandemic
My partner’s long-time dream of starting his own immersive art gallery came into fruition last fall. He had secured enough funding from investors and landed on a great space in LA’s Chinatown. The buildout phase went smoothly. Talented, dedicated...
How to Start an Affiliate Marketing Business
How to Start an Affiliate Marketing Business
If you've recently been laid off or gotten furloughed, or maybe you’re working part-time and stuck at home, now could be a perfect opportunity to start an affiliate marketing business. All you really need to get started is a computer, an internet...
COVID-19 (CARES Act) Paycheck Protection Program FAQs
COVID-19 (CARES Act) Paycheck Protection Program FAQs
On April 21st, the Senate approved $310 billion more for COVID-19 (CARES Act) Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans, and the House passed the second PPP tranche on April 24th. Azlo is collaborating with Fundera and Kabbage to help our customers...
Common Financial Pitfalls Freelancers Make When Starting Out
Common Financial Pitfalls Freelancers Make When Starting Out
Have you ever thought you would master something only to find yourself falling flat? In my early days, this was me and my money skills as a freelancer. When I made the big shift to solopreneurship full-time a few years ago, one of the first things...
How to build your brand while
How to build your brand while
Your personal brand is much more than just your name or social media handle. It is something intangible, something that identifies and represents your business. It’s a tool that can attract followers that identify with the messages that you broadcast...
Ideas for quickly getting alternative sources of income
Ideas for quickly getting alternative sources of income
Pandemic aside, this is a common question amongst us all, “How can I make money and how fast can I do it?” There is nothing wrong with the question. We all have to make money. Business owners and entrepreneurs are no different. The COVID-19 pandemic...
Azlo Customer Story - Analicia Honkanen
Azlo Customer Story - Analicia Honkanen
Photo credit: Laurel Smith Photography They say bad things happen in clusters. And for photographer Analicia Honkanen, that adage rings true. In March of this year, Analicia’s employer, a furniture company based outside Detroit, Michigan, declared...
Teach What You Know and Get Paid Doing It
Teach What You Know and Get Paid Doing It
As the saying goes, “Knowledge is power.” Well, your knowledge can be the power that fuels a new income. Nowadays, knowledge about almost anything can be monetized. So whether you possess ‘hard’ (computer programming, science, or music) or ‘soft...
Small Business is in Azlo’s DNA
Small Business is in Azlo’s DNA
COVID-19 has wreaked havoc on our economy, and small businesses, solopreneurs, and freelancers are some of the most affected. Government relief programs have already given hundreds of billions of dollars in aid, but funds are evaporating faster than...
How to Quickly Start Your Business with Rapid Prototyping
How to Quickly Start Your Business with Rapid Prototyping
Launching a business can become a complicated task. You have to meticulously plan out every detail from idea to production, marketing, billing, and even customer service. We all know that careful planning is crucial to your success in business…or...