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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

$15M added to N.J. grant funding to help small businesses hit hard by coronavirus

Another $15 million is being added to a grant fund that has been overwhelmed by small businesses crushed by the coronavirus pandemic seeking help to remain afloat…

July 29, 2020

Google provides free online workshop for Nevada small businesses (sponsored)

Google is partnering with U.S. Senator Catherine Cortez Masto, the Nevada Small Business Development Center (SBDC), and the Connected Commerce Council…

July 28, 2020

Economic relief talks ramp up as GOP releases bill; Democrats, White House officials meet

McConnell, GOP leaders unveil $1 trillion package and Pelosi and Schumer meet with Mnuchin and Meadows as they face the expiration of jobless aid within days…

July 28, 2020

N.J. offers $6M in rental assistance to small businesses hurt by coronavirus pandemic in new program

Small businesses that have struggled during the coronavirus pandemic in a few dozen New Jersey towns can apply to receive up to $10,000 in federal funding to help pay their…

July 24, 2020

Google to provide free online workshop for Nevada small businesses

Google is co-hosting an online workshop for Nevada’s small business owners. The tech giant has partnered with Nevada Senator Catherine Cortez Masto, the Nevada Small Business…

July 23, 2020

Forgivable loan program helps Pa. businesses through coronavirus pandemic

In the early days of the coronavirus pandemic, Jeff Bartos found himself struck with a range of emotions. “Like so many, I was a little depressed and sad. I was frustrated, angry and…

July 23, 2020

Coronavirus PPP loans saved millions of jobs, new study finds

The Paycheck Protection Program boosted aggregate U.S. employment by an estimated 1.4 million to 3.2 million jobs through early June, according to analysis from MIT…

July 23, 2020

Coronavirus Chicago: BACP holds 1st Remote Small Business Expo as city slowly reopens

As the city of Chicago reopens slowly, its 60,000 business license holders are trying to find ways to adapt in this new economy. On Thursday, the city’s Business Affairs and Consumer Protection hosted its…

July 17, 2020

Philly’s small businesses hit by COVID-19 land grants from PayPal and other sources

When she opened her salon business in 2008, Sherri Latae Walker wasn’t worried about the recession raging at the time. But this year’s coronavirus pandemic?

July 17, 2020

Grow with Google workshop to aid small businesses

Small business owners will have an opportunity this week to develop their digital skills and learn about resources provided by one of the world’s top technology companies…

July 14, 2020

Silver Lake laundry service relies on texting to keep connected to customers

“We are getting busier every day,” says Eleanor Radomski, owner of Laverie, a full-service laundry store front and delivery service based in Silver Lake.  April and May were scary months…

July 14, 2020

US Small Businesses Reinvent Themselves to Survive

Small business owners in the United States are wondering how to preserve their companies as the coronavirus pandemic tightens its grip.  Reinvention may hold the key…

July 13, 2020

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