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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Analicia Honkanen - Photography During a Pandemic
Spotlight on Analicia Honkanen Photography

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
Why Businesses of One Are More Powerful Than Ever
Why Businesses of One Are More Powerful Than Ever
Why Businesses of One Are More Powerful Than Ever Last year, I felt a bit unsure as to where to take my freelance writing business. My income was gradually climbing as I landed a number of retainer clients. Plus, I was working with companies that...
Announcing new COVID-19 lending resources
Announcing new COVID-19 lending resources
We recently asked our customers what they needed, the most, to mitigate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on their business. Over 73% of them said that a government stimulus package was going to be essential. When the CARES Act was signed into law...
Loans, debt relief, and other economic programs to support entrepreneurs through the COVID-19 pandemic
Loans, debt relief, and other economic programs to support entrepreneurs through the COVID-19 pandemic
Small businesses are perhaps the hardest hit by COVID-19, with many businesses experiencing an overwhelming decrease in revenue or the inability to remain open altogether. Thankfully, government stimulus programs, in cooperation with lenders, are...
How entrepreneurs can respond to the coronavirus pandemic
How entrepreneurs can respond to the coronavirus pandemic
Within the past couple of weeks, communities across the U.S. have taken swift and drastic action to slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). Schools have been closed, events canceled, and businesses have changed their day-to-day operations. In times...
Surviving as a consultant in a COVID-19 world
Surviving as a consultant in a COVID-19 world
You’ve been consulting, and business has been good and growing. Personal networking, partnerships, marketing, or targeted sales have helped your growth. Then you started to hear about COVID-19 virus, first overseas and then threatening to arrive in...
How to Manage Cash Flow Gaps
How to Manage Cash Flow Gaps
During my first full year of freelancing, I lost three of my main clients within a week. In turn, my monthly earnings sank from $6,000 to about $2,000. As I was earning a mere fraction of what I needed to get by, I panicked. I wasn’t earning enough...
Taking an accidental business to the next level
Taking an accidental business to the next level
Our journey into entrepreneurship began in 2012 when we launched a Kickstarter campaign. The story goes back a little further, however, to 2007 when we rescued a kitty named Mr. B. He quickly became our hobby as well as a kitty, and over the years...
How to raise money for your new business
How to raise money for your new business
You’ve heard of legends who went from basement to boardroom. You may even have family or friends who started a business with nothing and are now running their own empire. One thing these inspiring stories often gloss over is the challenges that...
4 ways to fund your business without getting a loan
4 ways to fund your business without getting a loan
Obtaining funding for your small business is often stressful, time-consuming, and occasionally risky. Unless you’re the owner of a Silicon Valley unicorn startup, you’re most likely bootstrapping your venture with personal savings or seeking a business...
How do I form a business?
How do I form a business?
You’ve come up with a brilliant business idea. You’ve researched the market, estimated your profits, made a website, and even secured your social media handles. Now, you just need to figure out how to manage your business finances. So you run to...
How much does it cost to start a business?
How much does it cost to start a business?
So, you’re an aspiring entrepreneur with a killer business idea and plenty of hustle. You know you’ve got the skills and the ambition to succeed. You might even have found the right business partner. All you need is some startup cash. But … how...
How to Test a Business Idea
How to Test a Business Idea
There’s a reason why so many successful entrepreneurs have a pivot story—the moment when they decided to change their products and business model because their original vision wasn’t working. Not all businesses need to make a 180° turn, but every...