Don't you wish guidelines were all in one place! This is a confusing and stressful time for everyone but entrepreneurs and small business owners not only have to worry about their own families but their work family as well. Staff, inventory, rent, and on and on. There are so many things to navigate on the daily, and now this!
As a publisher, I belong to more than a dozen organizations who update me multiple times a day with links and information. I created my business to help small business owners so I'd like to pass along these links I compiled just for you!
For all of our restaurant owners and employees: Restaurant employees can apply for a free $500 Grant from the National Restaurant Association. Please note that there are 15.6 million restaurant employees all trying to get through. Be patient!
I split my time between Tampa Bay and central Pennsylvania so I'll post links to my local Restaurant & Lodging Associations. They are a great resource and wealth of information Pennsylvania Restaurant & Lodging Association is also creating a fund and you can access that here. You do not have to be a member!
Another reputable resource is the United States Chamber Of Commerce who has been streaming Town Halls for business owners. Their main function interest in local business possibilities and to provide education and assists with new marketing and promotional strategies. Also check with your local Chamber Of Commerce for local resources. They often provide webinars , networking and other educational resources.
Finally, the United States Small Business Association is a government agency that provides support to entrepreneurs and small businesses through education, funding and learning.
Each of the organizations are both national as well as regional so be sure to contact your local chapters as well.
We're all in this together, so please reach out if I can help in any way! Christine Vasiliades