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Already, business leaders across the country are offering free advice to social media followers, and we'll work to keep you apprised on how you can access that information, and where. Here is a link to the ongoing conversation in the business.com community.
Below we've organized several areas of importance to small businesses:
- Resources for financial relief
- Transitioning to remote work
- Managing a remote team
Resources for financial relief
Small businesses in areas affected by the novel coronavirus are now being granted access to low-interest loans from the Small Business Administration (SBA).
Below are the resources we've organized to keep your business afloat:
- Trump Calls for $50B in SBA Loans to Combat COVID-19
- Treasury Memo on Coronavirus Stimulus Package
- SBA to Provide Disaster Assistance Loans for Small Businesses Impacted by Coronavirus (COVID-19)
- New York City Is Offering Zero-Interest Loans
- Expert Q&A: What are your biggest financial concerns during the coronavirus outbreak?
- Expert Q&A: Financial Advice for Small Businesses During the Coronavirus Outbreak
- Find Your Nearest Small Business Development Center
- Top Small Business Grants of 2020
- How to Apply (and Get Approved) for a Business Loan
Transitioning to remote work
Businesses that have the ability to work remotely are lucky in times like this, but the transition to being remote is never easy.
Below are the resources we've organized to help lead your team remotely:
- Working from Home and the Keys to Long-Term Productivity
- 10 Chat Tools for Small Businesses
- 11 Tools for Tracking Your Remote Staff's Productivity
- The Best Remote PC Access Software
- How to Make Remote Employees Feel More Connected
- How to Create a Work-From-Home Policy
- How to Keep Virtual Workers Engaged
- Tips for Highly Productive Online Meetings
- Video Conferencing Etiquette Tips
Managing a remote team
Keeping staff motivated, especially during times like now, is never easy. It's important to address the inevitable concerns that will come up with your team.
Below are the resources we've organized to keep spirits high during this time: