COVID-19 Information

We have partnered with many organizations to provide a centralized portal of small business resources. As the COVID-19 virus (Coronavirus) continues to spread, so will its effect upon community health and the economy. We are working with our partners to share valuable information. Below are resources that we have gathered to support business owners impacted by COVID-19. We will do our best to update this page and ask that you visit it often as resources are constantly surfacing/changing.


CategoryResource
Webinars

Morehouse Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center (MIEC) Connect Learn and Grow Series

Below are the presentations from this series designed to support small businesses.

Your Voice: Our Community

Small Business Majority COVID-19 Daily Updates/Online Webinars for Small Businesses

Digital Marketing During A Pandemic

Ascend Atlanta Resources

Ascend Atlanta Webinar: Running Virtual Meetings

Ascend Atlanta Webinar: Credit Protection

Ascend Atlanta Webinar: Cash Flow Protection

Additional Resources

UW Foster School of Business Faculty on Pivoting to Recovery and Sustainable Growth

Financial Resources

AWBI COVID-19 Resources (Updated Weekly)

This is a summary of grants, loans, technical and general resources available to small business owners created by Atlanta Wealth Building Initiative. This summary includes embedded links to each resource.


LISC Small Business Relief Grants

LISC will release another round of LISC Small Business Relief Grants of up to $10,000 to businesses facing immediate financial pressure because of COVID-19—especially entrepreneurs of color, women-owned businesses and other enterprises in historically underserved communities who don’t have access to flexible, affordable capital. The grant can be used for paying rent and utilities, meeting payroll, paying outstanding debt to vendors, and other immediate operational costs. The grant opens Thursday, May 14, 2020.


AWBI - Small Business Relief Grant Program

This is a summary of grants, loans, technical and general resources available to small business owners created by Atlanta Wealth Building Initiative. This summary includes embedded links to each resource.


Small Business Administration

COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loan Application


Venturize.org

Venturize.org is a free online resource hub for small business owners who offers unbiased information about small business loans, retirement and healthcare. Business Owners complete a short set of questions and Venturize will connect small businesses to lenders that prioritize supporting small businesses and offer more affordable terms than many traditional financial institutions. All lenders are long-standing partners of Venturize whose mission is to ensure small businesses get affordable, responsible sources of capital to start, grow and sustain their enterprises.


Fulton County Emergency Loan Program


ACE Women’s Business Center

Provides technical assistance with the SBA Disaster Loans.

Paycheck Protection Program Basic Information

Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL) & $10,000 Loan Advance Basic Information

Telephone: 678-335-5600 #3

Email: acewbc@aceloans.org

General Resources

UGA/SBDC Guide to Conquering a Business Crisis

Tips on how to operate your business during a crisis.


COVID-19 Strategies and Policies of the World's Largest Companies

Gallup Managing Director Larry Emond gathered the strategies and policies of 100 members of the CHRO Roundtable, an organization that includes the CHROs of more than 650 of the world's largest companies, for their responses to the COVID-19 pandemic. 


eCommerce Start-Up Guide

This is a step-by-step resource to assist business owners in developing a platform to support eCommerce.


Business Continuity Plan Checklist and Template

This template will assist businesses in developing a contingency plan during disruptions (i.e., impact of coronavirus).

7 Frequently Asked Questions on Stimulus Small Business Loans


COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Essential Resources for Credit Protection – TransUnion


COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Credit Card and Debt Relief – Experian


COVID + Credit: Your Credit Questions Answered – Equifax


Legal Resources provided by Georgia Legal Aid


Mailchimp Free Custom Domains + Website Builder


BEWARE OF SCAMS!

Beware of scammers using the coronavirus panic to create new scams. Never give your info to someone you do not trust, especially account or banking information. Do not buy anything that promises a vaccine or sounds too good to be true.

Report profiteering and price gouging