Coronavirus Resources for Business

With the COVID-19 situation rapidly changing, virus containment and mitigation have become a priority in every community across the country. Self-isolation and social distancing are vital in these efforts – unfortunately, small businesses will see their patronage and revenues affected by these measures.

Federal, state, and local agencies are working to find ways to help small businesses in this time of need. CAMEO has gathered some resources that will be helpful for our members and their clients; we will be updating this page as more information becomes available.

If you have any useful resources that are not included in this page, please submit them using this form.

Timely

  • New! If you haven’t already, apply for an Economic Injury Disaster Loan and you are eligible for an advance of up to $10,000, whether or not you are approved for a loan. For more information and to apply, click here. If you applied before March 30, 2020, then you need to re-apply if you want the advance. If you were a first wave applicant, you should have received an email on March 30 that instructed you to re-apply. 
  • CAMEO’s “Take Your TA Training Online” course for April 2, 2020 is full. If you want to learn the skills, confidence, and practice to deliver engaging classes, group coaching sessions, and webinars online, then sign up for the waitlist. We are considering another course that will start on April 10, 2020.

Federal resources

Statewide resources

Local resources

Access to capital

What our members are doing

Resources for nonprofits

Resources for your clients

Tech tools

  • Google is offering free access to “Advanced Hangouts Meet” video-conferencing capabilities for G-Suite customers through July 1, 2020.
  • Comcast is providing free Xfinity hotspots, unlimited data, and no disconnects or late fees for all customers experiencing hardship over the next 60 days. Comcast is also offering a free Internet Essentials internet plan for all new customers for 60 days.
  • Dropbox invites nonprofits and NGOs focused on fighting COVID-19 to apply for a free, three-month subscription to Dropbox Business. 
  • Verizon is waiving late fees incurred by any residential or small business customers due their economic circumstances related to COVID-19 for the next 60 days. Furthermore, the company will not terminate service to any residential or small business customers who are unable to pay their bills due to disruptions caused by COVID-19.
  • GO-Biz shared a list of free or discounted tech products for small businesses.

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