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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

COVID-19 Second Wave: How to Prepare for Another Company Shutdown

Although many businesses across the U.S. are reopening, the pandemic is far from over. Here’s how to prepare in case your business is forced to close again during a second wave of…

August 11, 2020

Consumer Sentiment Is Shifting Quickly. Here’s How Businesses Are Keeping Up

While there’s been a gradual push for companies in the martech community to open up their systems and launch lower-cost solutions designed specifically for the small and mid-size business…

August 11, 2020

Local businesses migrate online as COVID threatens traditional shopping

Chrishandia White was planning a spring 2020 grand opening of her storefront for Chandi Michelle Boutique, her casual clothing and apparel line, when the coronavirus pandemic hit…

August 10, 2020

More Lending for Small Businesses Stuck in Coronavirus Limbo

Community development financial institutions are a special breed of lender. They offer affordable loans and clear guidance to businesses that can’t get either from conventional banks. Many…

August 7, 2020

As the coronavirus pandemic hammers small business, startups learn to adapt quickly

Wei and Kim, a former venture capitalist, started working together in San Francisco in July 2019 to start Karat, a credit card company for digital creators and influencers. Then the coronavirus pandemic hit…

August 6, 2020

Israeli startup partners with Google to help businesses offer digital gift cards

Google has selected, which offers AI-driven customer re-engagement solutions, to help businesses offer digital gift cards through public listings on Google My Business…

August 3, 2020

Covid-19 Shuttered More Than 1 Million Small Businesses. Here Is How Five Survived.

Eden Park Illumination Inc. had one product to sell before Covid-19: an ultraviolet light that distinguished real diamonds from fakes. The spread of a deadly virus across the…

August 3, 2020

Lowe’s giving out COVID-19 relief grants up to $20,000 for small businesses through nonprofit LISC

Monday is the deadline to apply for small business emergency relief grants ranging from $5,000 to $20,000 from Lowe’s. The nonprofit Local Initiatives Support Corporation…

August 3, 2020

Google Partners with Senator Cortez-Masto to Help Small Business Owners

Google is partnering with U.S. Senator, Catherine Cortez Masto, the Nevada Small Business Development Center and the Connected Commerce Council for Nevada to co-host…

July 30, 2020

Act co-authored by Cortez Masto would connect underprivileged youth with business leaders

Sixteen million. That is how many young Americans, ages 8 to 18, are projected to reach adulthood without ever connecting with a mentor, according to the aptly-named…

July 30, 2020

Letter: Small businesses need digital tools to survive

Utah small businesses, like mine, are fortunate to have witnessed such a comprehensive state and local government response to help owners weather the economic uncertainty…

July 29, 2020

What’s in the proposed stimulus plan for people who work for themselves and small businesses

With millions of Americans unemployed, and small business owners facing nearly unprecedented financial challenges amid the coronavirus pandemic, the debate in….

July 29, 2020

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