Small businesses are the heart of the U.S. economy and the neighborhoods where we live and work. Many have been affected by COVID-19. This selection of articles highlights resources and information for small business owners during the pandemic, and how some companies are adapting to the crisis.
From Tiaras to Masks: Lessons From a Woman-Owned Business During COVID-19
When shelter-in-place orders began triggering wedding cancellations across the United States, Sara Gabriel knew the accessories business she’d built over two decades might not survive—unless she made quick decisions.
9 Ways We Can All Be Small Business Superheroes Right Now
The economics of small business aren’t just about dollar and cents. Our connections to the local companies we depend on are personal, as well. Here are ways you can support the people who make our communities feel like home.
4 Lessons from Small Business: How 2 Entrepreneurs Pushed Their Boundaries to Survive COVID-19
For Jean-Marie Moore and Zola James, co-founders of Anasa Yoga in Oakland, California, the idea of teaching a 3,000-5,000-year-old tradition virtually and traditionally was mind-boggling. These are some of the lessons they learned in the mad scramble to move their entire business online.
Spirits to Sanitizer: How a Local Distillery Is Helping Its Community Fight COVID-19
When three longtime friends started Scottsdale’s first distillery, hand sanitizer wasn’t on the menu. Now, it’s what they’re known for.
COVID-19: A Small Business Guide to Economic Relief
For small businesses, the federal government has sent word: Help is coming. The $2-trillion CARES Act includes emergency assistance for small businesses affected by the COVID-19 outbreak. Here are 9 ways your business may benefit.
How Small Business Can Lean Into E-Commerce During COVID-19
As the COVID-19 outbreak spread throughout the United States, Kristen Young started to prepare her sustainable clothing and home goods business. By the time California Governor Gavin Newsom issued the shelter-in-place order on March 19, Young was ready to adapt to the new reality.
Going Digital: 3 Steps for Professional Service Companies in the Coronavirus Era
If you own a professional services company, reaching and serving customers online may be the only way to survive in this new reality. The good news is connecting digitally with customers, prospects and your remote colleagues has never been easier.