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Surviving Coronavirus

The spread of coronavirus has had small business owners wondering what, if anything, they can do to maintain their businesses. While no one could have predicted how this pandemic would play out, there are many smart and practical things we can all do to set a stronger course for the road ahead, especially as we begin to reopen.

We are working to help small businesses, their employees, and their customers stay safe as we work toward recovery. To find the right tools to use, the right questions to ask, and the resources you need – including the 3C Fund Finder tool, visit 3C’s partner resource centers and check back on this page for tips and advice. We are in this together.

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Small Business Resilience

Member Highlight: Peninsula Party Rentals

As Feliciano Zavala writes in the San Francisco Chronicle, he is amazed that his Palo Alto-based party rental business is going so strong nearly a year after COVID-19 almost knocked it out. Following a Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and loan and a revised focus on smaller events, Peninsula Party Rentals is finally getting back to…

Coronavirus Resources

Holiday Lessons from Google

Holiday shoppers are already online. Are you ready? Take the guesswork out of this season with personalized recommendations to help you meet shoppers where they…

October 14, 2020

Season of Support

Sharpen your skills before the holiday rush. With the busy season around the corner, brush up on the skills and tools you need to turn connections into customers. Courses take…

October 14, 2020

How small retailers are doing Amazon Prime Day amid Covid-19 pandemic

Amazon’s annual two-day Prime Day sales event kicks off on Tuesday, Oct. 13 after the coronavirus pandemic delayed the event for months. For the more than…

October 13, 2020

Letter: Small businesses must go digital to survive

Many Utah small business owners are still struggling to find their balance during the COVID-19 pandemic. Fortunately, we live in an age of technology and…

October 12, 2020

Upcoming Amazon Prime Day shines light on national, local e-commerce

E-commerce mega-retailer Amazon will commemorate Prime Day this week, and for the first time, Tulsa’s workforce will play a significant role. About 3,000…

October 12, 2020

Opinion: Philly coffee roaster uses digital tools to push through the pandemic — and find new community

The common Vietnamese phrase “đi uống cà phê,” means “Let’s get coffee.” But it’s not just about the drink. The phrase signifies something deeper…

October 12, 2020

Small business owners add curbside pickup, FaceTime virtual shopping, online sales to compete this holiday season

Watty Brooks Hall, the owner of the Brooks Collection, plans to keep her iPhone charged and ready for more FaceTime calls this holiday season. Her Collierville…

October 12, 2020

SBA offers total forgiveness for loans of $50,000 or less, helping PPP small-business borrowers

Business owners who borrowed $50,000 or less through the Small Business Administration’s emergency loan program learned last week that their debts…

October 12, 2020

State Sen. Jack Johnson and colleagues at work on legislative package to keep state’s economy ‘moving forward’

During a Tuesday webinar, State Senate Majority Leader Jack Johnson of Williamson County revealed that he and Gov. Bill Lee’s staff are currently working on…

October 7, 2020

Congress: Let Big Tech Help Small Business

Amidst the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression — when leaders should be boosting our economy and helping small businesses — a congressional subcommittee…

October 7, 2020

Congressional Report on “Big Tech” Should Worry Small Businesses

Amidst the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression – when our nation’s leaders should be boosting our economy and helping small businesses – Rep. David Cicilline has lost his way. Rather than working to expand the Digital Safety Net that has helped millions of American small businesses survive during the COVID pandemic, the House…

October 6, 2020

Tennessee Leaders, Tech Experts Highlight Role of Digital Services in Promoting Innovation and Economic Vitality

NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE (October 6, 2020) – State Senate Majority Leader Jack Johnson and Tennessee business leaders joined industry experts for a discussion about the role technology platforms and digital services can play to boost Tennessee’s small businesses during and after the pandemic. The “Tech Forward Webcast: How Technology Is Fueling The Tennessee Recovery & Growing…

October 6, 2020

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