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
What to do when your business must pivot.
What to do when your business must pivot.
Agility is one of the most important traits that an entrepreneur can have. The market is always changing and evolving, and this is more true now than ever before. Success, if not actual survival, depends not only on foresight and sensitivity to these...
How to leverage the internet to maintain an income during the pandemic
How to leverage the internet to maintain an income during the pandemic
As if running a business wasn’t hard enough, along comes the COVID-19 pandemic to disrupt life in ways that seem Hollywoodesque. We are in unprecedented times. This pandemic has had huge impacts on our physical and economic well being. Business...
Maintaining Work During an Economic Downturn - A Guide for Freelancers
Maintaining Work During an Economic Downturn - A Guide for Freelancers
As freelancers, we’re all-too-familiar with “feast or famine” cycles. Sometimes you get an influx of work … And other times? Seeking client opportunities can feel like a barren wasteland. Under normal circumstances, this is hard enough but the solution...
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...
How to Market Yourself When Starting a Freelance Career.
How to Market Yourself When Starting a Freelance Career.
Freelancing definitely comes with a lot of perks. Freedom and the ability to set your own schedule are usually at the top of every self-employed person’s gratitude list. After that, they usually mention how great it is not to have a boss breathing...
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...
Simple ways to deal with cash flow gaps
Simple ways to deal with 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...