Small Business Resources in Response to the Coronavirus
Published: April 3, 2020
As we navigate these uncertain times, one thing is true –
we are in this together.
Much is being done both publicly and privately to financially assist businesses and individuals through this crisis. To help navigate the various options we have put together a list of resources for your use.
We want you to know that although our staff continues to work remotely, we are fully functional. If there is any additional information we can provide, please do not hesitate to contact any of the Wilder team members. We know that together we will get through these unprecedented times.
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Securities (CARES) Act was passed on March 27, 2020 and includes a generous series of programs and provisions to help small business owners and entrepreneurs weather the sudden and unplanned economic downturn.
- Paycheck Protection Program
- Economic Injury Disaster Loans and Loan Advance
- SBA Debt Relief
- SBA Express Bridge Loans
- A Small Business Owner’s Guide to the CARE Act, complete with FAQ’s.
- Local Assistance
Emergency paid sick, family and medical leave for eligible employees who work in companies with 500 or fewer employees.
A help center of unemployment, healthcare, and business resources
Main Street Lending Program: Main Street New Loan Facility (MSNLF) and Main Street Expanded Loan Facility (MSELF) >
Updated April 30: Main Street Lending Program FAQs >
Unemployment and Additional Business Resources by State:
Center for Disease Control >
The CDC offers up-to-date details on the virus
National Retail Federation >
Industry updates and more resources
National Restaurant Association >
Restaurant Employee Relief Fund
Offers on ongoing list of banks offering relief to virus-affected customers
Offering $100M in cash grants and ad credits through their Small Business Grants Program
A privately funded program designed to help America’s local businesses stay afloat in this time of crisis.
Small business resources + an online gift certificate sales center
Rally for Restaurants >
Restaurant Gift Card Sales and more
Offering $25 million in relief to restaurants and bars impacted by Covid-19
offering ad credits to small and medium-sized business stay in touch with customers
US Bartender Guild >
Emergency grants for service industry professionals