As a fellow business owner, I’m sharing some resources you may find useful if your business has suffered from the impact of the coronavirus, or the government’s efforts to combat it. Naturally, I hope your business is thriving! But if not, take heart—you may qualify for help from several new loan and grant programs.

Here’s the main source for information on the federal Small Business Administration COVID-19 disaster relief programs:

It’s worth doing some research to find state and local programs near you. A good source for information may be your local Chamber of Commerce, your state’s Department of Commerce, local community foundations, small business incubators, or any professional or civic associations or organizations that you’re a member of.

Here are some additional local grant programs I’ve become aware of in the past few days. I believe that many more of these state and local funding sources will pop up over the next several weeks. If you don’t qualify for these particular programs, please share this post with another business owner who may be a better fit.

If there’s anything I can do to help your business stay afloat during this challenge, please don’t hesitate to reach out. I’d be happy to jump on a brief brainstorming call and help you generate ideas. Or just jump on a call to talk about how much it sucks to be on lockdown. Or to talk about those things we all have to be grateful for.

Know of other resources and support for small business owners impacted by the coronavirus? Drop a link in the comments, and I’ll add it to the list.

Take care of yourself! The world needs business owners like you!

Kathleen Hanover
Certified Go-Giver Speaker and Copywriting Trainer
Kathleen Hanover helps entrepreneurs tell their story, attract their ideal audiences, and persuasively communicate their value. As a highly-regarded marketing copywriting trainer, she teaches persuasion psychology and the magic words that build rapport and sales. And as Ohio's first Certified Go-Giver Speaker, Kathleen shares the Five Laws of Stratospheric Success from the international best-seller, "The Go-Giver," by Bob Burg and John David Mann, with business and community audiences alike.
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