Information and updates on the resources available to small businesses continue to change. Here is a list of some of the Financial & Logistical Support that we have shared in our members newsletter along with some new ones.

Lawrence Chamber of CommerceBusiness Resources for Coronavirus (COVID-19) – a good one stop shop for a variety of news updates and resources.

U.S. Chamber of Commerce: COVID-19 Emergency Loans Small Business Checklist

U.S. Chamber of Commerce: COVID-19 Small Business Guide

U.S. Chamber of Commerce: An Independent Contractor’s Guide to CARES Act Relief

Kauffman Foundation: A guide to helping small businesses navigate the COVID-19 crisis

*University of Chicago Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation: COVID-19: SMALL BUSINESS RESOURCES*
This page lists many resources that we have not discussed to date. Some are specific to Chicago/Illinois but most are not. This is the most comprehensive list of public and private resources that I have come across.

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation: Save Small Business Grant Fund. Funded by contributions from corporate and philanthropic partners, the program provides $5,000 supplemental grants to small employers (3-20 employees) in economically vulnerable communities.

Small Business Administration: SBA Express Bridge Loans – Allows small businesses who currently have a business relationship with an SBA Express Lender to access up to $25,000 with less paperwork

Mastercard: Small Business’ Financial Security Mastercard Commits $250 Million To Support Small Business’ Financial Security.

Salesforce: Financial Relief for Small Businesses – Salesforce launched Care Small Business Grants. Salesforce will soon be offering $10,000 grants to U.S. small businesses to provide capital to help them weather the impact of COVID-19.

SheaMoisture: SheaMoisture Community Commerce Fund – SheaMoisture announces a $1M Fund to support entrepreneurs of color and small businesses, driven by its long-established Community Commerce business model. The grant intends to show the power of small businesses to help communities, while also hoping to minimize the financial disruptions many are experiencing from the global outbreak of COVID-19

Hello Alice: Hello Alice COVID-19 Business for All Emergency Grant – This opportunity offers immediate grants of $10,000 to businesses affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

Essence + Pine-Sol: Build Your legacy – ESSENCE + Pine-Sol are partnering to offer a $100,000 Legacy Award to help champion Black women and the entrepreneurial spirit.

Spanx by Sara Blakely Foundation: The Red Backpack Fund – The Spanx by Sara Blakely Foundation donated $5 million to support female entrepreneurs in the wake of COVID-19 and teamed up with GlobalGiving to establish the Red Backpack Fund. GlobalGiving will be overseeing the fund, making 1,000 grants of $5,000 each to female entrepreneurs in the U.S. to help alleviate the immediate needs and support the long-term recovery of those impacted by this crisis.