COVID-19 Small Business Resource Guide


We understand how difficult times are for many entrepreneurs and small business owners that are impacted by COVID 19. The unexpected challenges each of you have faced during these unprecedented times have been tough to navigate. The Corporate Concierge Group is here to support you to the best of our ability. Each week, we’ll be sharing resources, strategies and tips, to help support you through this pandemic.

Sustainability is our focus

Our goal is to pinpoint your unique situations and figure out how to equip you with success. We want to help you invest your energy on seeking opportunities that enable you to adapt in this ever-changing environment. We’ll be sharing best practices on strategic planning with possible paths forward. We’re working with our partners to provide you with everything you need to continue thriving! Please check your inboxes weekly for up-to-the-minute-posts, turn on post notifications on Instagram , follow and chat with us on Twitter .

Paycheck Protection Program

The Small Business Association has made a $349 Billion commitment to provide financial relief for small business owners impacted by the health crisis. Small businesses with less than 500 employees (including sole proprietorships, independent contractors and self-employed persons, private non-profit organizations 501(c)(19) including veterans may qualify.

The restaurant and retail industry were hit the hardest with “shelter in place” forcing some businesses to close indefinitely. Small businesses in the hospitality and food industry with one or more locations can be eligible for assistance. As long as the store employs less than 500 workers.

Eligible applicants are required to apply through SBA 7 (a) lenders or any federally insured depository institution or credit union. Lenders will start processing applications on April 3, 2020.

Google Ads credits for Small and Medium-sized Businesses

Google is helping small and medium-sized businesses to stay connected to their customers. Currently the tech giant is giving small business owners worldwide $340 million in ad credits to be used at any point until the end of 2020. Read the fine print, only small and medium businesses who advertise with Google directly, or through their partners since the beginning of 2019 are eligible. Meaning, advertisers have to have been active advertisers since January 1, 2019.

Financial Resources

The City of Hayward announced a new grant program

The city of Hayward, California announced a new grant program for local small businesses. The grant provides $5,000.00 to help businesses avert layoffs due to COVID-19. The business must have 25 or fewer employees. There is only 76 grants available of $5,000 and is awarded on a first-come first-serve basis. The grants do not need to be repaid.

City of Oakland Working Solutions Partnership

Small business support for local communities in Oakland, CA

CURRENT RESOURCES AVAILABLE

Grants:

  • For All Businesses:

  • Verizon and LISC are making grants of up to $10,000 to small business owners impacted by COVID-19, especially to entrepreneurs of color, women-owned businesses, and other enterprises in historically under-served places who don’t have access to flexible, affordable capital. Learn more and apply here. NOTE: Your application must be completed by Saturday, April 4th at 11:59 p.m. ET.

  • Hello Alice is offering grants of $10,000 to impacted small businesses. Learn more here.

  • Bumble is offering grants of $5,000 to impacted small businesses. Learn more here.

  • Coming Soon: Facebook Small Business Grants (sign up here to receive more information when it is available)

  • For Oakland Businesses: