Chattanooga Area

COVID Small Business Resource Dashboard

We know that COVID-19 has created many challenges for Chattanooga area businesses and non-profits and it is now more important than ever to easily find resources and information to get you through this time. This interactive database is meant to help our local small business community sift through information - from relief funds to webinars - that may be of interest.

This dashboard is made available to you by the CHA Area Small Business Coalition, a group of area organizations that have come together in response to COVID-19.  Led by The Enterprise Center, participating organizations include the Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce, City of Chattanooga, Tennessee Small Business Development Center (TSBDC), Thrive Regional Partnership, SCORE, CO.LAB, ArtsBuild and a host of others. Meet the coalition here.
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Resource Websites
Small Business
Nonprofits
National
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#OpenWeStand
This website has resources, inspiration and connection to other everyday entrepreneurs with creative solutions to keep their business open, even if their doors are closed due to COVID-19.
Resource Websites
Small Business
Nonprofits
National
National
National
Educational Materials
Tools
Small Business
National
Educational Materials
#SmallBizStrong Social Media Graphics
A full package of Facebook, Instagram and Twitter social media graphics for anyone that wants to help out small businesses during this challenging time. Use #SmallBizStrong when you share.
Tools
Small Business
National
National
National
Support
Free Service
Small Business
CARES Act
Funding
Tennessee
Support
(TSBDC) TN Small Business Development Center
In partnership with the SBA (US Small Business Administration), SBDCs (Small Business Development Centers) provide no-cost business counseling and resources for small, for-profit businesses throughout the country.
Free Service
Small Business
CARES Act
Funding
Tennessee
Tennessee
Tennessee
Support
Guidance
Small Business
Individuals
Selfcare
Chattanooga
Support
1 Million Cups Chattanooga
1 Million Cups is a weekly gathering of our entrepreneurial community where each week a founder talks about a company, idea, or project. 1 Million Cups is continuing to meet virtually each Wednesday at 9 a.m.
Guidance
Small Business
Individuals
Selfcare
Chattanooga
Chattanooga
Chattanooga
Educational Materials
CARES Act
Small Business
Nonprofits
Educational Materials
10 most commonly asked questions about small loan business
Your most commonly asked questions about the SBA loans being offered to small businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic — answered.
CARES Act
Small Business
Nonprofits
Educational Materials
Tools
Small Business
Nonprofits
National
Educational Materials
12 Month Cash Flow Statement
The 12-month cash flow statement is one of the three key financial statements for a business. (The other two are the balance statement and the profit and loss statement.)
Tools
Small Business
Nonprofits
National
National
National
Educational Materials
Educational Materials
6 Return-to-Work Services
Companies that are reopening while COVID-19 continues may want to adopt a return-to-work service that can help them track employee health and assess risk.
Educational Materials
Educational Materials
6 Return-to-Work Services
Companies that are reopening while COVID-19 continues may want to adopt a return-to-work service that can help them track employee health and assess risk.
Support
Selfcare
Individuals
Free Service
Health
National
Support
7 Cups
Free online and emotional support.
Selfcare
Individuals
Free Service
Health
National
National
National
Educational Materials
Explanatory
Small Business
MWBE
Educational Materials
A Roundtable discussion on Re-opening
April Priest with the Hamilton County Health Department and Mark Smith with Miller & Martin to provide an update on the most recent guidelines and orders, including recent guidelines that recommend certain precautions to protect yourself, your employees and your customers.
Explanatory
Small Business
MWBE
Resource Guides
Educational Materials
Workforce
Nonprofits
Support
Tools
Tennessee
Resource Guides
ADP Small Business Resource Center
FAQs, state and local guidance, webcasts and more
Educational Materials
Workforce
Nonprofits
Support
Tools
Tennessee
Tennessee
Tennessee
Resource Guides
Educational Materials
Small Business
Nonprofits
Guidance
Tools
Tennessee
Resource Guides
Accounting Resources
Helpful resources related to business continuity, tax updates, and other key issues
Educational Materials
Small Business
Nonprofits
Guidance
Tools
Tennessee
Tennessee
Tennessee
Funding
Grants
Ad Credits
Advertising Support
Small Business
National
Funding
Ad credits for Google Ads Small and Medium-sized Businesses
That’s why we’re giving our SMBs worldwide $340 million in ad credits, which can be used at any point until the end of 2020 across our Google Ads platforms.
Grants
Ad Credits
Advertising Support
Small Business
National
National
National
Resource Guides
Artists
National
Resource Guides
Americans for the Arts COVID Resource Page
News and information updated frequently
Artists
National
National
National
Impact Survey
Artists
Freelancers
Individuals
Survey
National
Impact Survey
Americans for the Arts Survey for Artists and Creatives
This COVID-19 Impact Survey for Artists and Creative Workers is designed to capture financial and creative impact of COVID-19 on creative workers, highlight the resiliency and generosity of the creative sector, and make sure that the 5 million creative workers in the U.S. are supported and heard during this ongoing crisis and the eventual recovery.
Artists
Freelancers
Individuals
Survey
National
National
National
Impact Survey
Artists
Nonprofits
Individuals
National
Impact Survey
Americans for the Arts: COVID Economic Impact Dashboard
Dashboard Demonstrating the Economic Impact of Coronavirus on the Arts and Culture Sector
Artists
Nonprofits
Individuals
National
National
National
Impact Survey
Artists
Nonprofits
Individuals
National
Impact Survey
Americans for the Arts: COVID Impact Survey
This 5-minute survey is designed to collect information about the financial and human impacts that the spread of the coronavirus has had on arts and cultural organizations since that date. The survey also collects basic information about the participating organizations so that the data can be analyzed by specific geographic regions, artistic disciplines, and budget .categories.
Artists
Nonprofits
Individuals
National
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National
Workforce
Layoffs
Workers
Small Business
Tennessee
Workforce
Apply for TN Unemployment Benefits
Unemployment Insurance (UI) is a benefit program funded by Tennessee employers for workers who have lost their job by no fault of their own. Eligible claims may receive up to $275 per week in benefit payments
Layoffs
Workers
Small Business
Tennessee
Tennessee
Tennessee
Support
Guidance
Small Business
Support
Are you in need of a piviot?
Chat with the team at Driving Innovation to talk through your current situation to brainstorm ideas with to make temporary changes/pivots to help you continue to suceed in your buisness.
Guidance
Small Business
Support
Guidance
Small Business
Chattanooga
Support
Are you in need of a piviot?
Chat with the team at Driving Innovation to talk through your current situation to brainstorm ideas with to make temporary changes/pivots to help you continue to suceed in your buisness.
Guidance
Small Business
Chattanooga
Chattanooga
Chattanooga
Resource Guides
Funding
Artists
National
Resource Guides
Art is Alive
Collection of Funding, Health, and Professional Resources for Artists dealing with COVID-19
Funding
Artists
National
National
National
Community Effort
Grants
Artists
Freelancers
Chattanooga
Community Effort
Artist Emergency Fund
While Artist Emergency Fund is now closed to new applicants, we are still raising money to assist self-employed local artists. Thank you to everyone who has contributed so far, and you can still make a donation!
Grants
Artists
Freelancers
Chattanooga
Chattanooga
Chattanooga
Funding
Grants
Small Business
MWBE
National
Funding
Artists Relief Fund
Artists Relief will distribute $5,000 grants to artists facing dire financial emergencies due to COVID-Fund 19
Grants
Small Business
MWBE
National
National
National
Funding
Support
Small Business
National
Funding
Assistance for Small Business Owners Affected by COVID-19
Opportunity Fund is committed to supporting existing and new small business customers who are financially struggling amidst the COVID-19 outbreak. If you are a small business owner whose business has been impacted, please contact us directly so that we may better serve you.
Support
Small Business
National
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National
Funding
Grants
Workforce
Restaurants
Food
National
Funding
Bartender Emergency Assistance Fund (BEAP)
The purpose of the Bartender Emergency Assistance Program (BEAP) is to assist qualified Philanthropy & Grants bartenders, bar backs, and bar servers who are in need of financial assistance as a result of a catastrophic event or an emergency hardship.
Grants
Workforce
Restaurants
Food
National
National
National
Resource Guides
Tools
Artists
National
Resource Guides
Billboard's State-by-State Resource Guide for Music Professionals
A State-by-State Resource Guide for Music Professionals Who Need Help During Coronavirus Crisis
Tools
Artists
National
National
National
Funding
Loans
Small Business
MWBE
CARES Act
National
Funding
BlueVine
Get payroll assistance from the Paycheck Protection Program.
Loans
Small Business
MWBE
CARES Act
National
National
National
Funding
Funding
Artists
National
Funding
Blues Foundation Hart Fund for underinsured blues musicians
The Blues Foundation established the HART Fund (Handy Artists Relief Trust) for Blues musicians and their families in financial need due to a broad range of health concerns.
Funding
Artists
National
National
National
Educational Materials
Educational Materials
Boost your retaurants revenue
Brought to you by the US. Black Chamber this training is for Restaurants that can leverage additional ways to increase their revenue during this pandemic.
Educational Materials
Educational Materials
Boost your retaurants revenue
Brought to you by the US. Black Chamber this training is for Restaurants that can leverage additional ways to increase their revenue during this pandemic.
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Loans
Small Business
MWBE
National
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Brex
Charge card and working capital provider.
Loans
Small Business
MWBE
National
National
National
Funding
Loans
Small Business
MWBE
Chattanooga
Funding
BrightBridge
A Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) with several loan programs, including SBA Community Advantage, SBA 504, USDA IRP RLF, and New Markets Tax Credits.
Loans
Small Business
MWBE
Chattanooga
Chattanooga
Chattanooga
Support
Selfcare
MWBE
Support
Build Without Burnout for Black Entrepreneurs
SoGal Foundation’s Build Without Burnout Program places founders in a small cohort to increase resilience, accelerate leadership development, and find support from your peers and an expert coach.
Selfcare
MWBE
Support
Selfcare
MWBE
Support
Build Without Burnout for Black Entrepreneurs
SoGal Foundation’s Build Without Burnout Program places founders in a small cohort to increase resilience, accelerate leadership development, and find support from your peers and an expert coach.
Selfcare
MWBE
Educational Materials
Explanatory
Workers
MWBE
Educational Materials
Building Resilience & Handling Stress In Uncertain Times
Looking to successfully “bounce back” and grow from this crisis? This session is designed to bring leaders together to learn about and reflect on new research from Dale Carnegie Training and others on workplace resilience.
Explanatory
Workers
MWBE
Educational Materials
Explanatory
Small Business
Nonprofits
Guidance
Tools
National
Educational Materials
Business Continuity Plan for Small Businesses
18 tips and steps for keeping your small business afloat during a disaster.
Explanatory
Small Business
Nonprofits
Guidance
Tools
National
National
National
Educational Materials
Tools
Small Business
Nonprofits
Guidance
Chattanooga
Educational Materials
Business Crisis Framework
This framework—Activities, Tools, and Objectives— can help entrepreneurs respond and succeed during this time.
Tools
Small Business
Nonprofits
Guidance
Chattanooga
Chattanooga
Chattanooga
Funding
Loans
Small Business
Support
National
Funding
Business and Industry Loans Guarantee
This program offers loan guarantees to rural businesses
Loans
Small Business
Support
National
National
National
Funding
Grants
Resource Guides
Educational
Small Business
National
Funding
Business for All Emergency Grant & Resource Center
Hello Alice is offering $10,000 grants being distributed immediately to small business owners impacted by coronavirus, as part of our broader mission to ensure Business for All.
Grants
Resource Guides
Educational
Small Business
National
National
National
Funding
Grants
Small Business
Zero Interest
National
Funding
Business for All Grants
Apply for grants up to $50,000 to support business growth, including $10,000 emergency COVID-19 Business for All Grants to help small businesses in crisis.
Grants
Small Business
Zero Interest
National
National
National
Educational Materials
Explanatory
CARES Act
Free Service
Guidance
Educational Materials
CARES ACT:What you need to know now
Need to know what steps to take for your business? Bridge Financial wants to talk to you about how the CARES act may apply to your circumstances.
Explanatory
CARES Act
Free Service
Guidance
Educational Materials
CARES Act
Small Business
Nonprofits
Explanatory
Chattanooga
Educational Materials
CARES Act Essentials: What You Need to Know by Topic
Significant provisions of the CARES Act are organized by intended beneficiary groups or industries below with brief summaries and links to more detail as available. Each summary functions as a general overview and should only be used as a high-level resource.
CARES Act
Small Business
Nonprofits
Explanatory
Chattanooga
Chattanooga
Chattanooga
Educational Materials
CARES Act
Nonprofits
National
Educational Materials
CARES Act Financial Benefits for Nonprofits
CARES Act: What are the Financial Benefits for Nonprofits? Hosted by Elliott Davis
CARES Act
Nonprofits
National
National
National
Educational Materials
Explanatory
Small Business
Nonprofits
Guidance
Health
National
Educational Materials
CDC Guidance for Business & Employers
Resources for businesses and employers to plan, prepare, and respond to coronavirus disease.
Explanatory
Small Business
Nonprofits
Guidance
Health
National
National
National
Educational Materials
Guidance
Small Business
MWBE
Educational Materials
CDC Guidance for cleaning and Disinfecitng Places
This guidance provides step-by-step instructions for public spaces, workplaces, businesses, schools, and homes, and falls in line with the Opening up America Again guidelines. (https://www.whitehouse.gov/openingamerica/)
Guidance
Small Business
MWBE
Community Effort
Food
Restaurants
Small Business
Chattanooga
Community Effort
CHA Area Restaurant Directory. The House
An up-to-date overview of local restaurant offerings in TN and AL cities.
Food
Restaurants
Small Business
Chattanooga
Chattanooga
Chattanooga
Funding
Loans
Small Business
MWBE
Low Interest
Chattanooga
Funding
CHA COVID-19 Bridge Loans
Loans up to $25,000 that are designed to help small businesses, specifically those directly impacted by state and local executive orders, with employee retention and working capital.
Loans
Small Business
MWBE
Low Interest
Chattanooga
Chattanooga
Chattanooga
Funding
Loans
Small Business
MWBE
Low Interest
Chattanooga
Funding
CHA COVID-19 HUD 108 Loans
Loans greater than $25,000 that helps businesses in low-income census tracts or incentivizes business owners to hire and retain employees whose area median income is at or below 80 percent.
Loans
Small Business
MWBE
Low Interest
Chattanooga
Chattanooga
Chattanooga
Educational Materials
CARES Act
Small Business
Nonprofits
Support
Funding
Chattanooga
Educational Materials
CHA Chamber of Commerce Webinars
Videos by the Chattanooga Chamber of Commerce for businesses and individuals around COVID-19
CARES Act
Small Business
Nonprofits
Support
Funding
Chattanooga
Chattanooga
Chattanooga
Support
Free Service
Small Business
Nonprofits
Chattanooga
Support
CO.LAB Wayfinding Meetings
Schedule a Wayfinding Meeting with one of our team members so we can learn more about you and your business venture, and we’ll connect you with the right resources.
Free Service
Small Business
Nonprofits
Chattanooga
Chattanooga
Chattanooga
Resource Guides
Educational Materials
Small Business
Nonprofits
Guidance
Free Service
National
Resource Guides
CO.Starters Small Business Recovery Guide
Continuously updated guide to resources to help small businesses regain their footing after disaster.
Educational Materials
Small Business
Nonprofits
Guidance
Free Service
National
National
National
Educational Materials
Explanatory
Small Business
Educational Materials
COVID WEBINAR SERIES - Q&A for Business Owners & HR Professionals
Dan Gilmore, an attorney and the founder of Squire Strategies, offers practical insights into the legal considerations surrounding the reopening of business during the pandemic.
Explanatory
Small Business
Educational Materials
Explanatory
Small Business
Chattanooga
Educational Materials
COVID WEBINAR SERIES - Q&A for Business Owners & HR Professionals
Dan Gilmore, an attorney and the founder of Squire Strategies, offers practical insights into the legal considerations surrounding the reopening of business during the pandemic.
Explanatory
Small Business
Chattanooga
Chattanooga
Chattanooga
Funding
Loans
Small Business
Restaurants
Layoffs
Chattanooga
Funding
COVID-19 90-Day Stabilization Fund for Small Businesses Program
90-Day Small Business Stabilization Fund will provide immediate support to small businesses impacted by the economic downturn caused by the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus). This combination of grants and loans will provide much needed working capital for businesses.
Loans
Small Business
Restaurants
Layoffs
Chattanooga
Chattanooga
Chattanooga
Educational Materials
Tools
Small Business
Nonprofits
Guidance
National
Educational Materials
COVID-19 Crisis Communication Plan
An event like the COVID-19 pandemic requires public relations and communications professionals, and the business leaders they work with, to be at the top of their game. This template helps for creating your COVID-19 crisis communications plan.
Tools
Small Business
Nonprofits
Guidance
National
National
National
Educational Materials
Explanatory
Small Business
Nonprofits
Guidance
Chattanooga
Educational Materials
COVID-19 Crisis Financial Relief: Step-by-Step Guide for Small Business Owners
Step by step - how you can evaluate which financial relief option is best for your business. Plus Q&A about loans, unemployment, and more
Explanatory
Small Business
Nonprofits
Guidance
Chattanooga
Chattanooga
Chattanooga
Educational Materials
CARES Act
Small Business
Nonprofits
Guidance
Funding
National
Educational Materials
COVID-19 Emegency Loans
Prepared by the US Chamber of Commerce, this is a small business guide and checklist that explains the Coronovius Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act.
CARES Act
Small Business
Nonprofits
Guidance
Funding
National
National
National
Funding
Grants
Small Business
National
Funding
COVID-19 Emergency Grants for Latino artists and arts administrators
Crisis relief micro-grant for artists and cultural workers impacted by the loss of income
Grants
Small Business
National
National
National
Discounted Services
Free Service
Workers
Discounted Services
COVID-19 Essential Employee Child Care Payment Assistance Program
The COVID-19 Essential Employee Child Care Payment Assistance program is designed to help support essential workers so they can stay on the job during the COVID-19 emergency.
Free Service
Workers
Discounted Services
Free Service
Workers
Chattanooga
Discounted Services
COVID-19 Essential Employee Child Care Payment Assistance Program
The COVID-19 Essential Employee Child Care Payment Assistance program is designed to help support essential workers so they can stay on the job during the COVID-19 emergency.
Free Service
Workers
Chattanooga
Chattanooga
Chattanooga
Educational Materials
Educational Materials
COVID-19 Financial Recovery Strategies for Women Employees and Business Leaders
This conversation provides an opportunity for local employers and employees alike to learn what women should do during this time of market volatility and recovery to address those concerns.
Educational Materials
Educational Materials
COVID-19 Financial Recovery Strategies for Women Employees and Business Leaders
This conversation provides an opportunity for local employers and employees alike to learn what women should do during this time of market volatility and recovery to address those concerns.
Discounted Services
Discounted Services
COVID-19 Guidance & Assistance
Through Operation HOPE find a coach to help you with small business support, money management education, credit counsiling and more.
Discounted Services
Discounted Services
COVID-19 Guidance & Assistance
Through Operation HOPE find a coach to help you with small business support, money management education, credit counsiling and more.
Resource Guides
Educational Materials
Small Business
Nonprofits
National
Resource Guides
COVID-19 Legal Resources
Contractual obligations, employment policies, safety measures, and security vulnerabilities
Educational Materials
Small Business
Nonprofits
National
National
National
Resource Guides
Guidance
Small Business
Nonprofits
Tools
National
Resource Guides
COVID-19 Regional Support Guide
As COVID-19 spreads across the Southeast, it's important to stay informed and ready. Thrive Regional Partnership is committed to supporting community leaders with relevant data and information that can help inform decision-making.
Guidance
Small Business
Nonprofits
Tools
National
National
National
Educational Materials
Explanatory
Nonprofits
Guidance
National
Educational Materials
COVID-19 Tools and Resources for Non-Profits
Tips, blogs, tools, and resources geared toward non-profit businesses.
Explanatory
Nonprofits
Guidance
National
National
National
Funding
Explanatory
Small Business
MWBE
National
Funding
Calculating, Planning, and Documenting Loan Forgiveness under the PPP
Detailed workbook with calculations to maximize PPP loan forgiveness.
Explanatory
Small Business
MWBE
National
National
National
Funding
Loans
Small Business
MWBE
Chattanooga
Funding
Capacity Capital
A new fund working to 10X small, revenue-generating businesses. Investing in the overlooked and underestimated.
Loans
Small Business
MWBE
Chattanooga
Chattanooga
Chattanooga
Funding
Grants
MWBE
Small Business
National
Funding
Capital Funding For Women Entrepreneurs
Visa has partnered with IFundWomen to launch a grant program in support of women entrepreneurs who are ready to fund, run and grow their small businesses.
Grants
MWBE
Small Business
National
National
National
Educational Materials
Tools
Small Business
Nonprofits
National
Educational Materials
Cash Flow Forecasting
Build a 26-week cashflow forecast to help business owners plan appropriately and make decisions as needed. Provided by Four Bridges Capital.
Tools
Small Business
Nonprofits
National
National
National
Resource Guides
CARES Act
Small Business
Workforce
Legal
Chattanooga
Resource Guides
Chambliss Law Insight Center
Links to alerts, articles, and resources relating to COVID-19 legal issues that can assist
CARES Act
Small Business
Workforce
Legal
Chattanooga
Chattanooga
Chattanooga
Funding
Explanatory
Small Business
Funding
Changes to PPP: Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act of 2020
The Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act of 2020 was signed to give borrowers more freedom in how and when loan funds are spent while retaining the possibility of full forgiveness.
Explanatory
Small Business
Funding
Explanatory
Small Business
Funding
Changes to PPP: Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act of 2020
The Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act of 2020 was signed to give borrowers more freedom in how and when loan funds are spent while retaining the possibility of full forgiveness.
Explanatory
Small Business
Resource Guides
Educational Materials
Small Business
Nonprofits
Workforce
Website
Chattanooga
Resource Guides
Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce
Your Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce is offering resources and information for businesses, individuals and families during COVID-19. This includes: local updates, online shopping/takeout/delivery/services available, live video updates, employee & employer resources (including a page in Spanish) and ways to give/get help.
Educational Materials
Small Business
Nonprofits
Workforce
Website
Chattanooga
Chattanooga
Chattanooga
Community Effort
Guidance
Nonprofits
Small Business
Support
Resource Websites
Chattanooga
Community Effort
Chattanooga COVID Community Task Force Guide
The Chattanooga COVID Community Task Force an effort managed by United Way of Greater Chattanooga to bring community leaders together to address the needs that have arisen due to COVID-19’s impact on our region. This Task Force is open to anyone who is involved in delivering support for the various social impact needs.
Guidance
Nonprofits
Small Business
Support
Resource Websites
Chattanooga
Chattanooga
Chattanooga
Resource Guides
Layoffs
Workforce
Nonprofits
Explanatory
Chattanooga
Resource Guides
Chattanooga Chamber of Commerce
Find out which companies are hiring, and find help for your business on responding to the coronavirus crisis, getting legal help, and managing a remote team.
Layoffs
Workforce
Nonprofits
Explanatory
Chattanooga
Chattanooga
Chattanooga
Community Effort
Individuals
Nonprofits
National
Community Effort
Chattanooga Nonprofit Alliance COVID-19
Partners united in seeing the Greater Chattanooga nonprofit sector survive COVID-19.
Individuals
Nonprofits
National
National
National
Support
Educational Materials
Small Business
MWBE
Support
Chattanooga Small Business Assistance Hotline
The Chattanooga Chamber and other local organizations launch a Small Business Assistance Hotline providing real-time advice, counsel and professional expertise to small businesses seeking financial, human resources, banking, credit and business assistance as a result of the economic impact of COVID-19. Call 423-206-2565 for assistance.
Educational Materials
Small Business
MWBE
Educational Materials
Explanatory
Small Business
MWBE
Nonprofits
Chattanooga
Educational Materials
Chattanooga Tourism Co. Weekly Discussions
Join a Virtual Weekly Discussion on Thursdays at 11 a.m. ET with experts speaking on various topics with time left for discussion.
Explanatory
Small Business
MWBE
Nonprofits
Chattanooga
Chattanooga
Chattanooga
Community Effort
Selfcare
Individuals
Chattanooga
Community Effort
Chattanooga Tourism Co.’s page of virtual experiences,
While people in Chattanooga and across the world are practicing social distancing recommended by health professionals due to COVID-19, ConnectChatt is a way to bring us all together at home and connect you to Chattanooga.
Selfcare
Individuals
Chattanooga
Chattanooga
Chattanooga
Resource Guides
Resource Websites
Small Business
Restaurants
Nonprofits
Chattanooga
Resource Guides
Chattanooga.is
A community of public, private, and civic leaders and valiant citizens of Chattanooga are collaborating on ways we can serve one another during COVID-19.
Resource Websites
Small Business
Restaurants
Nonprofits
Chattanooga
Chattanooga
Chattanooga
Discounted Services
Discounted Services
City’s Rent & Utility Assistance program
The City of Chattanooga’s COVID-19 Emergency Rent and Utility Assistance Program.
Discounted Services
Discounted Services
City’s Rent & Utility Assistance program
The City of Chattanooga’s COVID-19 Emergency Rent and Utility Assistance Program.
Discounted Services
Advertising Support
Small Business
MWBE
National
Discounted Services
Claiming your business with the next door app
Nextdoor is a platform where communities come together to keep a local shopkeeper in business. Where neighbors exchange recommendations for babysitters, plans for local events, and tips about what to order at that new cafe down the street. Where local agencies connect with neighbors in need.
Advertising Support
Small Business
MWBE
National
National
National
Funding
Loans
Small Business
MWBE
National
Funding
Clearbanc
Invest in your business needs, like ad and inventory. Focused on ecommerce companies, online retailers, subscriptions, mobile apps, B2B/SaaS (beta), and marketplaces (beta).
Loans
Small Business
MWBE
National
National
National
Discounted Services
Support
Small Business
Legal
Chattanooga
Discounted Services
Co.Lab Office Hours
Sign up for a free 30 minute slot with a different resources, such as legal, accounting, insurance, marketing and more!
Support
Small Business
Legal
Chattanooga
Chattanooga
Chattanooga
Educational Materials
Guidance
Small Business
Nonprofits
Tools
National
Educational Materials
Co.Starters Canvas
A simple and intuitive visual map that helps entrepreneurs of all kinds refine (or reimagine) their ideas.
Guidance
Small Business
Nonprofits
Tools
National
National
National
Educational Materials
Free Service
Small Business
MWBE
Chattanooga
Educational Materials
Co.Starters is now Free
During these challenging times for small businesses, we’re excited to share that our partners at CO.LAB are now offering their upcoming CO.STARTERS programming for free. This cohort is designed for those looking to start a business in the near future or for existing business owners to re-evaluate their business model with a fresh perspective.
Free Service
Small Business
MWBE
Chattanooga
Chattanooga
Chattanooga
Funding
Grants
MWBE
Small Business
Chattanooga
Funding
Community Response and Resilience Fund
This Fund will support communities that are disproportionately and negatively affected by the health, economic, and social impacts of the coronavirus outbreak.
Grants
MWBE
Small Business
Chattanooga
Chattanooga
Chattanooga
Community Effort
Free Service
Individuals
Small Business
Nonprofits
Chattanooga
Community Effort
Community WIFI Connectivity
A map of public WiFi locations throughout Hamilton County along with a compiled a list of low-cost internet programs and chromebook tutorials.
Free Service
Individuals
Small Business
Nonprofits
Chattanooga
Chattanooga
Chattanooga
Educational Materials
CARES Act
Small Business
Nonprofits
Educational Materials
Comparison between SBA Disaster Loans
Helpful comparison of eligibiltiy, terms and amounts for each SBA Disaster Loan
CARES Act
Small Business
Nonprofits
Discounted Services
Free Service
Explanatory
Guidance
Small Business
Workforce
National
Discounted Services
Complimentary IT Disruption Assessment from Pioneer Technology
In this time of disruption, your IT services are as essential as the workers they support. Call us today to find out if your wireless infrastructure can pass the social distancing stress test; we will discuss your current IT pain-points and point you towards possible solutions.
Free Service
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Guidance
Small Business
Workforce
National
National
National
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Tools
Individuals
Small Business
National
Educational Materials
Cornerstone Cares: Free portal of playlist and resources
Cornerstone launched a free online public learning platform where you can access essential training anytime anywhere.
Tools
Individuals
Small Business
National
National
National
Resource Guides
Database
Free Service
Health
Food
Small Business
National
Resource Guides
Corona Guide Resources for Businesses
Coronavirus: Help and Resources, Search and Explore 400+ quality resources to help deal with Covid.
Database
Free Service
Health
Food
Small Business
National
National
National
Educational Materials
Guidance
Small Business
MWBE
Educational Materials
Coronavirus Emergency Loans Guide and Checklist for Small Businesses and Nonprofits
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has issued this guide to help organizations understand what to expect and prepare to file for a loan.
Guidance
Small Business
MWBE
Educational Materials
Guidance
Small Business
Nonprofits
National
Educational Materials
Coronavirus Small Business Resource Hub
More than ever, challenging times call for trusted business guidance and resources. We offer practical advice and insightful tips based on years of experience.
Guidance
Small Business
Nonprofits
National
National
National
Educational Materials
Tools
Artists
Freelancers
National
Educational Materials
Covid Creatives Toolkit
A set of curated* mostly free & open source resources to support creative practitioners (artists, makers, curators, designers, hackers, educators, facilitators, etc) who need to migrate their practice onto digital places & spaces, and don’t have time to mess around.
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Artists
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Selfcare
National
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Creativity in Isolation Webinar Series
Every Tuesday in April at 1pm CST, the Nice Center will explore topics related to working and taking care of oneself while in isolation.
Health
Artists
Individuals
Selfcare
National
National
National
Educational Materials
Guidance
Small Business
Nonprofits
Chattanooga
Educational Materials
Crisis Communication with Q Strategies
Since the COVID-19 outbreak began, most of us have been getting a crash course in crisis communications. Q Strategies will share recommendations and best practices for communicating when your employees, your company or the world are in crisis.
Guidance
Small Business
Nonprofits
Chattanooga
Chattanooga
Chattanooga
Funding
Funding
DOT Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program
DOT's Operating Administrations distribute substantial funds each year to finance construction projects initiated by state and local governments, public transit and airport agencies. DOT has the important responsibility of ensuring that firms competing for DOT-assisted contracts for these projects are not disadvantaged by unlawful discrimination.
Funding
Funding
DOT Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program
DOT's Operating Administrations distribute substantial funds each year to finance construction projects initiated by state and local governments, public transit and airport agencies. DOT has the important responsibility of ensuring that firms competing for DOT-assisted contracts for these projects are not disadvantaged by unlawful discrimination.
Workforce
Educational Materials
Artists
Restaurants
Chattanooga
Workforce
Daily Discussions for Industry-Specific Concerns
The Chattanooga Tourism Co. is hosting daily industry-specific discussions to provide a platform for partners to share questions, concerns, and resources. Calls happen each day at 2 p.m. virtually.
Educational Materials
Artists
Restaurants
Chattanooga
Chattanooga
Chattanooga
Educational Materials
CARES Act
Small Business
Nonprofits
Explanatory
National
Educational Materials
Deferral of employment tax deposits and payments through December 31, 2020
The Coronavirus, Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) allows employers to defer the deposit and payment of the employer's share of social security taxes and self-employed individuals to defer payment of certain self-employment taxes. These FAQs address specific issues related to the deferral of deposit and payment of these employment taxes.
CARES Act
Small Business
Nonprofits
Explanatory
National
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National
Educational Materials
Explanatory
Small Business
MWBE
Educational Materials
Difference between budgeting and forecasting
Sometimes it seems like the terms are used interchangeably, but there are some key differences between budgeting and forecasting that you should know about.
Explanatory
Small Business
MWBE
Educational Materials
Freelancers
Artists
National
Educational Materials
Digital Engagement
Digital Engagement in Culture, Heritage and the Arts
Freelancers
Artists
National
National
National
Community Effort
Food
Restaurants
Small Business
National
Community Effort
Dining Bonds Initiative
Restaurant gift certificates sold at less-than face value.
Food
Restaurants
Small Business
National
National
National
Educational Materials
CARES Act
Small Business
MWBE
Explanatory
National
Educational Materials
Do Owner Draws Count as Salary for the Paycheck Protection Program?
If you own a business, it’s pretty common to write yourself a check or transfer business funds into a personal account and consider this to be your salary.
CARES Act
Small Business
MWBE
Explanatory
National
National
National
Discounted Services
Food
Restaurants
Small Business
Tools
National
Discounted Services
Door Dash 30 Day Free Trial
Promote your restaurant and increase your takeout sales.
Food
Restaurants
Small Business
Tools
National
National
National
Community Effort
Food
Restaurants
Food
Tools
Chattanooga
Community Effort
Downtown Chattanooga
Need to find out which Downtown restaurants are offering curbside service or if your favorite Downtown shop is offering online shopping? Checkout the Downtown Chattanooga Business Directory which lists all the ways you can support your favorite Downtown restaurants and retailers during this time
Food
Restaurants
Food
Tools
Chattanooga
Chattanooga
Chattanooga
Funding
Funding
Funding
Funding
Resource Guides
Educational Materials
Small Business
Nonprofits
Guidance
CARES Act
Chattanooga
Resource Guides
Emergency Funding Overview
A high-level overview of important information regarding emergency funding programs, that small businesses can take advantage of during COVID-19. This information is a collaboration between many Hamilton County organizations
Educational Materials
Small Business
Nonprofits
Guidance
CARES Act
Chattanooga
Chattanooga
Chattanooga
Funding
CARES Act
Small Business
MWBE
Funding
Employee Retention Tax Credit
The Employee Retention Tax Credit (ERTC) is a provision included in the CARES Act that incentivizes employers to keep employees on payroll during the economic downturn. It is a credit that employers can receive for up to 50% of qualified wages paid to employees.
CARES Act
Small Business
MWBE
Workforce
Educational Materials
Small Business
MWBE
Workforce
Employee temperature and health screenings - State wide orders
This post, is updated reguaraly and covers statewide laws and orders that require employers to take employees’ temperatures and/or conduct other employee health screening procedures, such as asking employees about any COVID-19-consistent symptoms using a questionnaire or checklist.
Educational Materials
Small Business
MWBE
Workforce
Educational Materials
Small Business
MWBE
Workforce
Employee temperature and health screenings - State wide orders
This post, is updated reguaraly and covers statewide laws and orders that require employers to take employees’ temperatures and/or conduct other employee health screening procedures, such as asking employees about any COVID-19-consistent symptoms using a questionnaire or checklist.
Educational Materials
Small Business
MWBE
Funding
Grants
Workforce
Restaurants
Food
National
Funding
Employer Assistance Grants
Issue emergency grants to those impacted by Coronavirus through Employees 1st. Get your employees the help they need.
Grants
Workforce
Restaurants
Food
National
National
National
Workforce
Layoffs
Small Business
Tennessee
Workforce
Employer Hub for Mass Layoffs
Small businesses that have laid off displaced workers should report this information to the Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development. Displaced workers may be eligible for unemployment benefits.
Layoffs
Small Business
Tennessee
Tennessee
Tennessee
Funding
Loans
MWBE
Funding
EnrichHER Funding
EnrichHER is a lending platform providing women led businesses the opportunity to apply for up to $250,000 in business financing, as well as training on effective cash flow management strategies.
Loans
MWBE
Funding
CARES Act
Artists
National
Funding
Equal Sound Corona Relief Fund
If you are a musician who has had a gig cancelled, please visit this page to request assistance from the Corona Relief Fund.
CARES Act
Artists
National
National
National
Educational Materials
Explanatory
Small Business
MWBE
Chattanooga
Educational Materials
Expert Panel on CARES Act and Financial Implications
Chattanooga Business Elite brought togethert a group of experts to provide insight and answer questions about the financial implications of the current economic climate and how it relates to the CARES Act, PPP, SBA loans for small to medium businesses,
Explanatory
Small Business
MWBE
Chattanooga
Chattanooga
Chattanooga
Educational Materials
Free Service
Individuals
Small Business
Chattanooga
Educational Materials
FREE Online Course ChattState
10 non-credit online courses absolutely free including Creatinig Web Pages and Worpress sites and Small Business Marketnig.
Free Service
Individuals
Small Business
Chattanooga
Chattanooga
Chattanooga
Funding
Grants
Ad Credits
Advertising Support
Small Business
National
Funding
Facebook Small Business Grants Program
We’ve heard that a little financial support can go a long way, so we are offering $100M in cash grants and ad credits to help during this challenging time.
Grants
Ad Credits
Advertising Support
Small Business
National
National
National
Funding
Loans
Tools
National
Funding
Farm Loan discover Tool
Answer a few short questions to learn about USDA farm loans that might be right for you
Loans
Tools
National
National
National
Resource Guides
Tools
Small Business
MWBE
National
Resource Guides
Federal Rural Resource Guide
USDA and its Federal partners have programs that can be used to provide immediate and long-term assistance to rural communities affected by the COVID.19 outbreak
Tools
Small Business
MWBE
National
National
National
Community Effort
Funding
Individuals
Nonprofits
National
Community Effort
Financial aid for Families that lost employment due to COVID-19
Emergency cash assistance applications are being accepted online for qualifying families that lost a job as a result of the pandemic state of emergency
Funding
Individuals
Nonprofits
National
National
National
Educational Materials
Tools
Small Business
Nonprofits
Legal
Chattanooga
Educational Materials
Financing and Accounting Resources from HHM
HHM is creating resourceful content in the areas of finance and accounting, which includes webinars on topics including CARE Act updates and more.
Tools
Small Business
Nonprofits
Legal
Chattanooga
Chattanooga
Chattanooga
Community Effort
Food
Individuals
Free Service
Layoffs
Chattanooga
Community Effort
Find Help
Find food assistance, help paying bills, and other free or reduced cost programs, including new programs for the COVID-19 pandemic.
Food
Individuals
Free Service
Layoffs
Chattanooga
Chattanooga
Chattanooga
Resource Guides
Educational Materials
Restaurants
Small Business
Workers
Tools
Chattanooga
Resource Guides
Food & Beverage Resource Hub
A list of resources for restaurant and consumer-packaged food and beverage companies.
Educational Materials
Restaurants
Small Business
Workers
Tools
Chattanooga
Chattanooga
Chattanooga
Educational Materials
Free Service
Individuals
Small Business
National
Educational Materials
Free Classes with Gale
A new series of free classes through Gale starts May 15th. Includes classes on Adobe Creative Suite, Quickbooks, Excel, and so forth. Available through the Chattanooga Library System.
Free Service
Individuals
Small Business
National
National
National
Educational Materials
Legal
Small Business
Nonprofits
Support
Chattanooga
Educational Materials
Free Small Business Quarantine Legal Support
LVL knows that you have very real and very immediate questions and concerns. For the legal ones, LVL wants to help.
Legal
Small Business
Nonprofits
Support
Chattanooga
Chattanooga
Chattanooga
Resource Guides
Tools
Freelancers
Artists
National
Resource Guides
Freelance Artist Resources
This list is specifically designed to serve freelance artists, and those interested in supporting the independent artist community.
Tools
Freelancers
Artists
National
National
National
Funding
Loans
Small Business
MWBE
National
Funding
Fundbox
Three-minute approval time for a line of credit
Loans
Small Business
MWBE
National
National
National
Educational Materials
Explanatory
Small Business
MWBE
Educational Materials
Funding Application Webinar
DeJuan Jordan with LAUNCH Chattanooga will discusses funding applications and the information you need to apply quickly and correctly.
Explanatory
Small Business
MWBE
Funding
Grants
Small Business
Nonprofits
Loans
National
Funding
Funding Resources for Rural Communities
A roundup of funding resources specifically for rural communities.
Grants
Small Business
Nonprofits
Loans
National
National
National
Funding
Support
National
Funding
Funding for Farmers, Ranchers, and forest landowners
USDA offers a variety of funding opportunities to help farmers, ranchers, and forest landowners finance their businesses. Explore and learn about funding programs that may meet your current business needs.
Support
National
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National
Funding
Grants
MWBE
Small Business
National
Funding
Funding for Small Minority & Women of Color
SheaMoisture announced, under its long-established Community Commerce business model, a $1 Million Fund to support entrepreneurs of color and small businesses.
Grants
MWBE
Small Business
National
National
National
Educational Materials
Guidance
Small Business
MWBE
Nonprofits
National
Educational Materials
General guidlines for businesses
Guidance
Small Business
MWBE
Nonprofits
National
National
National
Educational Materials
Guidance
Small Business
Nonprofits
Explanatory
National
Educational Materials
Get Loan Ready
Get prepared, and stay organized, during your loan application process.
Guidance
Small Business
Nonprofits
Explanatory
National
National
National
Educational Materials
CARES Act
Small Business
MWBE
Explanatory
National
Educational Materials
Getting documents ready to apply for PPP Loan
While the PPP is currently closed, it is encouraged to get your 2019 bookkeeping and taxes completed. If the PPP does re-open, this will help you be ready to apply.
CARES Act
Small Business
MWBE
Explanatory
National
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National
Discounted Services
Funding
Small Business
Restaurants
Tools
National
Discounted Services
Gift Certificates to Support Small Businesses
Sell gift certificates online to your customers or anyone wanting to support participating small businesses.
Funding
Small Business
Restaurants
Tools
National
National
National
Funding
Support
Artists
National
Funding
Gospel Music Trust Fund
The Purpose of the Gospel Music Trust Fund is to give financial assistance in the nature of gifts in time of need, in the event of an emergency or major catastrophe, terminal or severe illness without efficient insurance, to individuals who derive or have derived a substantial portion of their income from the field of gospel music.
Support
Artists
National
National
National
Funding
Explanatory
Small Business
Funding
Got a Payroll? Don’t Leave Money on the Table
Learn how every employer with a payroll has an opportunity to retain cash under the CARES Act,–whether they have a PPP loan or not. What employers need to know right now.
Explanatory
Small Business
Funding
Explanatory
Small Business
National
Funding
Got a Payroll? Don’t Leave Money on the Table
Learn how every employer with a payroll has an opportunity to retain cash under the CARES Act,–whether they have a PPP loan or not. What employers need to know right now.
Explanatory
Small Business
National
National
National
Educational Materials
CARES Act
Artists
Freelancers
Explanatory
Chattanooga
Educational Materials
Government Support for Creative Professionals Impacted by COVID-19
Have you lost part-time work? Gigs? Here's an infographic describing government support for creative professionals
CARES Act
Artists
Freelancers
Explanatory
Chattanooga
Chattanooga
Chattanooga
Funding
Support
Artists
National
Funding
Grand Ole Opry Trust Fund
Opry Trust Fund’s mission is to help those in the country music industry when they need it the most, by offering financial assistance during their time of need.
Support
Artists
National
National
National
Funding
Grants
Freelancers
MWBE
Funding
Grant for Stylists
Licensed professional hairstylists and nail techs to salon owners and educators, can apply to receive one of 230 relief checks totaling up to $1,000 each to assist in their pandemic relief and recovery.
Grants
Freelancers
MWBE
Funding
Grants
Small Business
MWBE
National
Funding
Grantstation
Grant Opportunities Related to the COVID-19 Pandemic
Grants
Small Business
MWBE
National
National
National
Funding
Explanatory
Small Business
Funding
Guide to Main Street Lending Program
As a result of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief & Economic Security (CARES) Act, the Federal Reserve has created the Main Street Lending Program to provide a total of $600 billion in financing for small and medium-sized businesses.
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Explanatory
Small Business
National
Funding
Guide to Main Street Lending Program
As a result of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief & Economic Security (CARES) Act, the Federal Reserve has created the Main Street Lending Program to provide a total of $600 billion in financing for small and medium-sized businesses.
Explanatory
Small Business
National
National
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Funding
CARES Act
Small Business
National
Funding
Guide to SBA's Economic Injury Disaster Loans
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act expands the Small Business Administration’s long-standing Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program (EIDL).
CARES Act
Small Business
National
National
National
Educational Materials
CARES Act
Small Business
Nonprofits
Guidance
Tax Credit
National
Educational Materials
Guide to the Employee Retention Tax Credit
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act created a new employee retention tax credit for employers who are closed, partially closed, or experiencing significant revenue losses as a result of COVID-19.
CARES Act
Small Business
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Tax Credit
National
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Resource Guides
CARES Act
Small Business
Nonprofits
National
Resource Guides
Hello Alice COVID-19 Business Resource Center
Updated daily, with real-world funding, resources, and support for small business owners adapting to the impacts of coronavirus.
CARES Act
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Nonprofits
National
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Community Effort
Food
Restaurants
Small Business
National
Community Effort
Help Main Street
A map of local restaurants across the country in need. Buy a giftcard from your favorite through this online platform.
Food
Restaurants
Small Business
National
National
National
Educational Materials
Resource Guides
Small Business
MWBE
National
Educational Materials
Helpful Guide for Paycheck Protection Program
Step by Step guide on applying for the Paycheck Protection Program
Resource Guides
Small Business
MWBE
National
National
National
Educational Materials
Guidance
Small Business
Nonprofits
National
Educational Materials
How Businesses Can Survive an Economic Crash
A PhD economist gives his take on what it takes for a business to stay afloat during a recession.
Guidance
Small Business
Nonprofits
National
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National
Selfcare
Health
Small Business
Selfcare
How Can Entrepreneurs Take Care of Their Mental Health During the Coronavirus?
Where Does Stress Begin, Physically and Mentally? What happens to our health, both physical and mental, during such an unprecedented crisis? Get these and other questions answer in this SCORE article.
Health
Small Business
Selfcare
Health
Small Business
National
Selfcare
How Can Entrepreneurs Take Care of Their Mental Health During the Coronavirus?
Where Does Stress Begin, Physically and Mentally? What happens to our health, both physical and mental, during such an unprecedented crisis? Get these and other questions answer in this SCORE article.
Health
Small Business
National
National
National
Educational Materials
Educational Materials
How We Can Return to Work Safely
Right now at Office Furniture Warehouse, they want to open a dialogue about what it will take to return to work safely. Thier Return to Work Summit explores expert perspectives surrounding the built environment to strategize how we can reoccupy as safely as possible.
Educational Materials
Educational Materials
How We Can Return to Work Safely
Right now at Office Furniture Warehouse, they want to open a dialogue about what it will take to return to work safely. Thier Return to Work Summit explores expert perspectives surrounding the built environment to strategize how we can reoccupy as safely as possible.
Educational Materials
Explanatory
Small Business
Nonprofits
Guidance
National
Educational Materials
How to Activate Your Virtual Community
Basic tips and suggestions for going virtual.
Explanatory
Small Business
Nonprofits
Guidance
National
National
National
Community Effort
Health
Individuals
Workers
Selfcare
National
Community Effort
How to Find Calm
Learn tools and strategies for finding calm in this live workshop led by Dr. Shelley Prevost.
Health
Individuals
Workers
Selfcare
National
National
National
Selfcare
Health
Small Business
Selfcare
How to Lower Anxiety and Stress for You, Employees During Pandemic
If you happen to run your business or work from home, there are ways you can adjust to and help ease the temporary transition.
Health
Small Business
Selfcare
Health
Small Business
National
Selfcare
How to Lower Anxiety and Stress for You, Employees During Pandemic
If you happen to run your business or work from home, there are ways you can adjust to and help ease the temporary transition.
Health
Small Business
National
National
National
Educational Materials
Explanatory
Small Business
Educational Materials
How to Use Radical Candor to Achieve Business Goals
Van Tucker, COO of LaunchTN, provides guidance on how to establish a culture that provides an optimal working environment for all team members – whether in the office or working remotely – and launches business success into hyperdrive.
Explanatory
Small Business
Educational Materials
Explanatory
Small Business
Educational Materials
How to Use Radical Candor to Achieve Business Goals
Van Tucker, COO of LaunchTN, provides guidance on how to establish a culture that provides an optimal working environment for all team members – whether in the office or working remotely – and launches business success into hyperdrive.
Explanatory
Small Business
Educational Materials
Explanatory
Small Business
Restaurants
Tools
Chattanooga
Educational Materials
How to Video: Cash Flow Forecasting Template
Four bridges recently shared a free Cash Flow Forecasting Template. This How to Video gives you a step-by-step walkthrough of the template, so you'll know exactly where and how to plug in your numbers.
Explanatory
Small Business
Restaurants
Tools
Chattanooga
Chattanooga
Chattanooga
Workforce
Support
Small Business
Workforce
How to maintian a positive state of mind
Maintaining a positive attitude can help better support your employees and make rational, proactive decisions to handle the weeks and months of changes ahead.
Support
Small Business
Workforce
Support
Small Business
Workforce
How to maintian a positive state of mind
Maintaining a positive attitude can help better support your employees and make rational, proactive decisions to handle the weeks and months of changes ahead.
Support
Small Business
Workforce
Educational Materials
Small Business
MWBE
National
Workforce
How to return to productivity safely
Base Camp Health, a Chattanooga-based healthcare analytics company, has developed the Ascend application.Ascend was developed to help organizations assess risk and manage information related to COVID-19 so that businesses, schools, and community activities can return to productivity safely. Base Camp Health is donating 90 days of use for free of this platform for any organization interested.
Educational Materials
Small Business
MWBE
National
National
National
Educational Materials
CARES Act
Nonprofits
National
Educational Materials
How your nonprofit can apply for a fogivable disaster loan under the CARES Act
This guide is intended to help nonprofits with fewer than 500 employees navigate the loans made possible by the CARES Act.
CARES Act
Nonprofits
National
National
National
Funding
Loans
Small Business
MWBE
Chattanooga
Funding
IdeaLeap Equity (TVFCU)
Loans: $2,500 - $50,000, apply through a technical assistance provider (listed on the website). Can be early stage or existing businesses.
Loans
Small Business
MWBE
Chattanooga
Chattanooga
Chattanooga
Resource Guides
CARES Act
Freelancers
MWBE
National
Resource Guides
Independent Contractor’s Guide to CARES Act Relief
If you are an independent contractor or self-employed, you may be eligible for Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans/grants, SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL), and/or Unemployment Compensation for losses of income related to the coronavirus pandemic.
CARES Act
Freelancers
MWBE
National
National
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Funding
Fundraiser
Small Business
National
Funding
Independent Venue Week Fundraiser List
List of fundraising campaigns for independent venues from around the country, with links to each.
Fundraiser
Small Business
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National
National
Educational Materials
Resource Guides
Workforce
National
Educational Materials
Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers to Plan and Respond to Coronavirus Disease
The following interim guidance may help prevent workplace exposures to COVID-19, in non-healthcare settings. (CDC has provided separate guidance for healthcare settings.) This guidance also provides planning considerations for community spread of COVID-19.
Resource Guides
Workforce
National
National
National
Funding
Support
Artists
National
Funding
International Bluegrass Music Association Trust Fund
Real support for bluegrass professionals in times of emergency need.
Support
Artists
National
National
National
Funding
Support
Artists
National
Funding
Jazz Foundation of American Emergency Fund
Support for musicians who have made a living playing blues, jazz, and roots music.
Support
Artists
National
National
National
Support
Free Service
Nonprofits
Individuals
Chattanooga
Support
Join Venture Forward for non-profit support.
To help offset cost burdens on our nonprofits, Venture Forward is offering new memberships for free through June 30, 2020. Not a member yet? Join now.
Free Service
Nonprofits
Individuals
Chattanooga
Chattanooga
Chattanooga
Funding
Loans
Small Business
MWBE
CARES Act
National
Funding
Kabbage
Through the SBA’s Paycheck Protection Program, small businesses can apply for loans for payroll and other eligible expenses.
Loans
Small Business
MWBE
CARES Act
National
National
National
Educational Materials
Guidance
Small Business
Nonprofits
CARES Act
National
Educational Materials
Kaufman Guide to Approaching SBA Loans
A guide from Kauffman on applying for SBA relief funding.
Guidance
Small Business
Nonprofits
CARES Act
National
National
National
Educational Materials
Guidance
Small Business
Nonprofits
Explanatory
National
Educational Materials
Keeping Records for your PPP Loan
How to do good PPP loan accounting, how to appropriately document the loan transactions, and practical ideas related to you not losing forgiveness.
Guidance
Small Business
Nonprofits
Explanatory
National
National
National
Funding
Crowdfunding
Small Business
Fundraising
Loans
Tennessee
Funding
Kiva
Kiva, a crowdfunding platform that allows entrepreneurs to raise money via lending, has now increased funding capacity to $15,000 with grace periods possible up to 6 months. Term lengths can be up to 36 months depending on borrowed amount. Please reach out to Katie Hendrix at katie@colab.co if you have additional questions about criteria and applying.
Crowdfunding
Small Business
Fundraising
Loans
Tennessee
Tennessee
Tennessee
Educational Materials
Funding
Small Business
Nonprofits
Guidance
National
Educational Materials
Know your funding options
In addition to the Paycheck Protection Program loan, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is also offering an Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) to small business owners. How do you know what to apply for?
Funding
Small Business
Nonprofits
Guidance
National
National
National
Funding
Loans
Small Business
MWBE
National
Funding
Lighter Capital
Term Loans and Lines of Credit designed to help startups get to the next level without giving up equity, board seats, or personal guarantees.
Loans
Small Business
MWBE
National
National
National
Funding
Resource Guides
Small Business
MWBE
National
Funding
List of FinTech companies helping with SBA PPP
Comprehensive, running list of FinTech companies participating in the Small Business Administration Paycheck Protection Program
Resource Guides
Small Business
MWBE
National
National
National
Funding
Loans
Small Business
MWBE
National
Funding
LoanBuilder
Helping businesses get the right funding quickly by letting them design loans that fit their unique needs to get approved based on how they manage theiri business.
Loans
Small Business
MWBE
National
National
National
Resource Guides
Website
Artists
Nonprofits
Chattanooga
Resource Guides
Local Arts and Culture Covid.19 Resources
ArtsBuild has complied a list of resources that target the arts and culture community, all information on how to find funding to things to do online
Website
Artists
Nonprofits
Chattanooga
Chattanooga
Chattanooga
Workforce
Database
Artists
Freelancers
Individuals
Chattanooga
Workforce
Local Creatives Directory
Information from this form will be used to create a directory on the Chattanooga.is website so that patrons can easily find ways to support our local independent artists and creatives.
Database
Artists
Freelancers
Individuals
Chattanooga
Chattanooga
Chattanooga
Resource Guides
Tools
Small Business
Nonprofits
National
Resource Guides
Mailchimp Small Business Resources
Accurate, relevant, and timely resources to help you through the days ahead.
Tools
Small Business
Nonprofits
National
National
National
Resource Guides
Support
Small Business
Nonprofits
National
Resource Guides
Main Street COVID-19 Resources
Main Street America is compiling existing resources, opportunities, and community response examples to help Main Street districts during this crisis. They are updating the list frequently.
Support
Small Business
Nonprofits
National
National
National
Funding
Loans
Small Business
Funding
Main Street Lending Program Changes Loan Terms to Benefit Small Businesses
On June 8, 2020, the Federal Reserve Board (the Board) announced changes to certain primary loan terms for the Main Street Lending Program. These changes are intended to allow more small and medium-sized businesses to participate.
Loans
Small Business
Funding
Funding
Main Street Lending Program Changes Loan Terms to Benefit Small Businesses
On June 8, 2020, the Federal Reserve Board (the Board) announced changes to certain primary loan terms for the Main Street Lending Program. These changes are intended to allow more small and medium-sized businesses to participate.
Funding
Loans
Small Business
Funding
Main Street Lending Program Changes Loan Terms to Benefit Small Businesses
On June 8, 2020, the Federal Reserve Board (the Board) announced changes to certain primary loan terms for the Main Street Lending Program. These changes are intended to allow more small and medium-sized businesses to participate.
Loans
Small Business
Funding
Funding
Main Street Lending Program Changes Loan Terms to Benefit Small Businesses
On June 8, 2020, the Federal Reserve Board (the Board) announced changes to certain primary loan terms for the Main Street Lending Program. These changes are intended to allow more small and medium-sized businesses to participate.
Funding
Loans
Small Business
MWBE
National
Funding
Mainvest
Join a community of investors who are reshaping the landscape of small business financing. By providing revenue sharing notes in exchange for capital, businesses on Mainvest are growing with the support of their communities on Main Streets across America.
Loans
Small Business
MWBE
National
National
National
Educational Materials
Explanatory
Individuals
National
Educational Materials
Making Remote Work: Navigating Wellbeing and productivity
Conversation with leaders from Unum to discuss how you can keep yourself, your employees and your communities engaged during this time!
Explanatory
Individuals
National
National
National
Educational Materials
Explanatory
Small Business
Nonprofits
Guidance
National
Educational Materials
Market Street Partners address COVID.19 related business finance questions
Kyle Bryant and Kevin Rose, founding partners of Market Street Partners, address COVID-19-related business finance questions, including tax filing extensions, employer tax credits, SBA loans, and more.
Explanatory
Small Business
Nonprofits
Guidance
National
National
National
Support
Advertising Support
Small Business
MWBE
Chattanooga
Support
Marketing Clinic: Video Meetup
Bi-weekly coworking sessions held for those looking to connect with the local community of entrepreneurs, learn more about growing your business, and collaborate on a particular issue that you or your organization is currently facing.
Advertising Support
Small Business
MWBE
Chattanooga
Chattanooga
Chattanooga
Support
Health
Individuals
Nonprofits
Selfcare
National
Support
Mental Health Resources
Free workshops and entrepreneur self-awareness assessment to help with mental health and well-being.
Health
Individuals
Nonprofits
Selfcare
National
National
National
Funding
Resource Guides
Small Business
MWBE
National
Funding
List of FinTech companies helping with SBA PPP
Comprehensive, running list of FinTech companies participating in the Small Business Administration Paycheck Protection Program
Resource Guides
Small Business
MWBE
National
National
National
Funding
Loans
Small Business
MWBE
National
Funding
LoanBuilder
Helping businesses get the right funding quickly by letting them design loans that fit their unique needs to get approved based on how they manage theiri business.
Loans
Small Business
MWBE
National
National
National
Resource Guides
Website
Artists
Nonprofits
Chattanooga
Resource Guides
Local Arts and Culture Covid.19 Resources
ArtsBuild has complied a list of resources that target the arts and culture community, all information on how to find funding to things to do online
Website
Artists
Nonprofits
Chattanooga
Chattanooga
Chattanooga
Workforce
Database
Artists
Freelancers
Individuals
Chattanooga
Workforce
Local Creatives Directory
Information from this form will be used to create a directory on the Chattanooga.is website so that patrons can easily find ways to support our local independent artists and creatives.
Database
Artists
Freelancers
Individuals
Chattanooga
Chattanooga
Chattanooga
Resource Guides
Tools
Small Business
Nonprofits
National
Resource Guides
Mailchimp Small Business Resources
Accurate, relevant, and timely resources to help you through the days ahead.
Tools
Small Business
Nonprofits
National
National
National
Resource Guides
Support
Small Business
Nonprofits
National
Resource Guides
Main Street COVID-19 Resources
Main Street America is compiling existing resources, opportunities, and community response examples to help Main Street districts during this crisis. They are updating the list frequently.
Support
Small Business
Nonprofits
National
National
National
Funding
Loans
Small Business
Funding
Main Street Lending Program Changes Loan Terms to Benefit Small Businesses
On June 8, 2020, the Federal Reserve Board (the Board) announced changes to certain primary loan terms for the Main Street Lending Program. These changes are intended to allow more small and medium-sized businesses to participate.
Loans
Small Business
Funding
Funding
Main Street Lending Program Changes Loan Terms to Benefit Small Businesses
On June 8, 2020, the Federal Reserve Board (the Board) announced changes to certain primary loan terms for the Main Street Lending Program. These changes are intended to allow more small and medium-sized businesses to participate.
Funding
Loans
Small Business
Funding
Main Street Lending Program Changes Loan Terms to Benefit Small Businesses
On June 8, 2020, the Federal Reserve Board (the Board) announced changes to certain primary loan terms for the Main Street Lending Program. These changes are intended to allow more small and medium-sized businesses to participate.
Loans
Small Business
Funding
Funding
Main Street Lending Program Changes Loan Terms to Benefit Small Businesses
On June 8, 2020, the Federal Reserve Board (the Board) announced changes to certain primary loan terms for the Main Street Lending Program. These changes are intended to allow more small and medium-sized businesses to participate.
Funding
Loans
Small Business
MWBE
National
Funding
Mainvest
Join a community of investors who are reshaping the landscape of small business financing. By providing revenue sharing notes in exchange for capital, businesses on Mainvest are growing with the support of their communities on Main Streets across America.
Loans
Small Business
MWBE
National
National
National
Educational Materials
Explanatory
Individuals
National
Educational Materials
Making Remote Work: Navigating Wellbeing and productivity
Conversation with leaders from Unum to discuss how you can keep yourself, your employees and your communities engaged during this time!
Explanatory
Individuals
National
National
National
Educational Materials
Explanatory
Small Business
Nonprofits
Guidance
National
Educational Materials
Market Street Partners address COVID.19 related business finance questions
Kyle Bryant and Kevin Rose, founding partners of Market Street Partners, address COVID-19-related business finance questions, including tax filing extensions, employer tax credits, SBA loans, and more.
Explanatory
Small Business
Nonprofits
Guidance
National
National
National
Support
Advertising Support
Small Business
MWBE
Chattanooga
Support
Marketing Clinic: Video Meetup
Bi-weekly coworking sessions held for those looking to connect with the local community of entrepreneurs, learn more about growing your business, and collaborate on a particular issue that you or your organization is currently facing.
Advertising Support
Small Business
MWBE
Chattanooga
Chattanooga
Chattanooga
Support
Health
Individuals
Nonprofits
Selfcare
National
Support
Mental Health Resources
Free workshops and entrepreneur self-awareness assessment to help with mental health and well-being.
Health
Individuals
Nonprofits
Selfcare
National
National
National
Artists
National
MusicCares
MusiCares provides a safety net of critical assistance for music people in times of need... treating each case with integrity and confidentiality.
Artists
National
National
National
Funding
Grants
Small Business
Funding
NASE Growth Grant
Apply for a business development grant from the NASE worth up to $4,000! Designed to help address a specific business need.
Grants
Small Business
Funding
Grants
Small Business
Funding
NASE Growth Grant
Apply for a business development grant from the NASE worth up to $4,000! Designed to help address a specific business need.
Grants
Small Business
Funding
Grants
Artists
Nonprofits
National
Funding
National Endowment for the Arts Funding
The NEA will award funds to nonprofit arts organizations across the country to help these entities and their employees endure the economic hardships caused by the forced closure of their operations due to the spread of COVID-19.
Grants
Artists
Nonprofits
National
National
National
Funding
Loans
Small Business
MWBE
National
Funding
National Funding
Quick term loans for businesses w/ personal service and customized options to help you reach your business goals. Learn more about small business lending solutions, including small business loans and equipment funding.
Loans
Small Business
MWBE
National
National
National
Community Effort
Health
Small Business
Community Effort
Need PPE?
Contact a Local PPE distributer
Health
Small Business
Community Effort
Health
Small Business
Chattanooga
Community Effort
Need PPE?
Contact a Local PPE distributer
Health
Small Business
Chattanooga
Chattanooga
Chattanooga
Educational Materials
Guidance
Small Business
MWBE
National
Educational Materials
Negotiating Rent w/ Your Landlord
Guidance
Small Business
MWBE
National
National
National
Funding
Grants
MWBE
Small Business
Funding
New $10k Grant for Small Businesses
$10,000 grants provided by LISC will focus these efforts on historically underserved communities—especially those enterprises owned or led by women, minorities and veterans, which often lack access to affordable capital.
Grants
MWBE
Small Business
Educational Materials
Layoffs
Small Business
Workers
Announcement
National
Educational Materials
New paid leave requirements
The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA or Act) requires certain employers to provide their employees with expanded family and medical leave for specified reasons related to COVID-19.[1] The Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division administers and enforces the new law’s paid leave requirements. These provisions will apply from the effective date through Dec. 31, 2020. Small businesses with fewer than 50 employees may qualify for exemption from the requirement to provide leave due to school closings or child care unavailability if the leave requirements would jeopardize the viability of the business as a going concern.
Layoffs
Small Business
Workers
Announcement
National
National
National
Educational Materials
Resource Websites
Nonprofits
National
Educational Materials
Nonprofit COVID-19 Resource List
List of funding sources, learning resources, and inspiring ideas that we hope are helpful for nonprofits.
Resource Websites
Nonprofits
National
National
National
Discounted Services
Website
Small Business
Nonprofits
Advertising Support
National
Discounted Services
Open your free online shop with Ebay
Register as a new business seller and receive a Basic Store for free for three months! Plus, pay no selling fees on up to 500 orders when you sign up.
Website
Small Business
Nonprofits
Advertising Support
National
National
National
Funding
Grants
MWBE
Small Business
National
Funding
Opportunity Fund
Opportunity Fund is committed to supporting existing and new small business customers who are financially struggling amidst the COVID-19 outbreak.
Grants
MWBE
Small Business
National
National
National
Educational Materials
Guidance
Small Business
Educational Materials
PPP Forgiveness Application Training
Beginning Thursday, June 4th, and then continuing weekly, throughout the month of June, TSBDC in partnership with HHM (Henderson, Hutcherson & McCullough) CPAs, will be hosting a class that will provide information on the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Forgiveness Application.
Guidance
Small Business
Educational Materials
Guidance
Small Business
Chattanooga
Educational Materials
PPP Forgiveness Application Training
Beginning Thursday, June 4th, and then continuing weekly, throughout the month of June, TSBDC in partnership with HHM (Henderson, Hutcherson & McCullough) CPAs, will be hosting a class that will provide information on the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Forgiveness Application.
Guidance
Small Business
Chattanooga
Chattanooga
Chattanooga
Funding
Tools
Small Business
MWBE
Funding
PPP Loan Calculator
Learn how much you may qualify for.
Tools
Small Business
MWBE
Funding
Tools
Small Business
MWBE
Funding
PPP Loan Calculator
Learn how much you may qualify for.
Tools
Small Business
MWBE
Educational Materials
CARES Act
Freelancers
Artists
Explanatory
Chattanooga
Educational Materials
PPP Loan Eligibility for Self-Employed Individuals
SBA issued an Interim Final Rule establishing criteria for "individuals with self-employment income" to obtain loans under the Paycheck Protection Program (a PPP Loan).
CARES Act
Freelancers
Artists
Explanatory
Chattanooga
Chattanooga
Chattanooga
Funding
Explanatory
Small Business
MWBE
National
Funding
PPP Required Document Checklist
Recommended checklist of documents needed to apply for PPP. Check with your lender as they may have different requirements.
Explanatory
Small Business
MWBE
National
National
National
Selfcare
Health
Workers
Selfcare
Path Forward: Navigating the return to work
Every Thursday from 3:00 pm - 4:00pm the U.S. Chamber Foundation’s program brings a series called Path Forward that will foster dialogue on helping America prepare to restart the economy and get millions of people back to work.
Health
Workers
Selfcare
Health
Workers
National
Selfcare
Path Forward: Navigating the return to work
Every Thursday from 3:00 pm - 4:00pm the U.S. Chamber Foundation’s program brings a series called Path Forward that will foster dialogue on helping America prepare to restart the economy and get millions of people back to work.
Health
Workers
National
National
National
Funding
Loans
Small Business
MWBE
National
Funding
Pathways Lending
Business loan or line of credit. Flexible loans, fair rates, and no hidden fees plus access to advisors work together to grow your business.
Loans
Small Business
MWBE
National
National
National
Funding
Loans
Small Business
MWBE
National
Funding
PayPal Business Loan
A fixed-term loan based on a full picture of your business that you automatically repay with a predictable weekly payment.
Loans
Small Business
MWBE
National
National
National
Funding
Loans
Small Business
MWBE
National
Funding
PayPal Working Capital
PayPal Working Capital makes it easier for your business to get funding
Loans
Small Business
MWBE
National
National
National
Funding
Explanatory
Workforce
CARES
Loans
Small Business
National
Funding
Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) - CARES Act
Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) provides loan guarantees to small businesses to assist with payroll costs for workers who are forced to stay home.
Explanatory
Workforce
CARES
Loans
Small Business
National
National
National
Funding
Tools
Small Business
MWBE
National
Funding
Paycheck Protection Program Borrower Application Form
Use this form to apply for the Paycheck Protection Program with an eligible lender
Tools
Small Business
MWBE
National
National
National
Educational Materials
Explanatory
Small Business
Nonprofits
Support
National
Educational Materials
Paycheck Protection Program: Ultimate Guide
Learn the steps you should take as a small business owner to apply for the PPP loan
Explanatory
Small Business
Nonprofits
Support
National
National
National
Funding
Grants
MWBE
Funding
Paypal empowerment grant for Black businesses
In partnership with PayPal, AEO has announced the PayPal Empowerment Grants for Black Businesses Program, which will award up to $10,000 to more than 1,000 black-owned businesses that have been impacted by COVID-19 and civil unrest.
Grants
MWBE
Funding
Grants
MWBE
Funding
Paypal empowerment grant for Black businesses
In partnership with PayPal, AEO has announced the PayPal Empowerment Grants for Black Businesses Program, which will award up to $10,000 to more than 1,000 black-owned businesses that have been impacted by COVID-19 and civil unrest.
Grants
MWBE
Funding
CARES Act
Small Business
Funding
Payroll Tax Delay
The CARES Act allows employers to postpone paying their portion of 2020 Social Security payroll taxes to the end of 2022.
CARES Act
Small Business
Funding
CARES Act
Small Business
National
Funding
Payroll Tax Delay
The CARES Act allows employers to postpone paying their portion of 2020 Social Security payroll taxes to the end of 2022.
CARES Act
Small Business
National
National
National
Educational Materials
Legal
Small Business
MWBE
Chattanooga
Educational Materials
Pick the Brain of an Attorney
In this one-hour Q&A session, you can ask any and all of your business-related legal questions.
Legal
Small Business
MWBE
Chattanooga
Chattanooga
Chattanooga
Educational Materials
Layoffs
Small Business
Workers
National
Educational Materials
Planning and Managing Layoffs
This article will assit you as a leader to do everything in your power to give your employess as many resources as you can to offer them the most dignified exit possible.
Layoffs
Small Business
Workers
National
National
National
Funding
Grants
MWBE
Funding
Poise Bounce Back Grants
Poise® Brand is awarding 30 individual grants of $15,000 to help female entrepreneurs bounce back from financial hardships they’ve experienced as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, 10 of which have already been filled. Now through June 30, Poise Brand is accepting applications for 20 additional grants supporting women-owned businesses.
Grants
MWBE
Funding
Grants
MWBE
Funding
Poise Bounce Back Grants
Poise® Brand is awarding 30 individual grants of $15,000 to help female entrepreneurs bounce back from financial hardships they’ve experienced as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, 10 of which have already been filled. Now through June 30, Poise Brand is accepting applications for 20 additional grants supporting women-owned businesses.
Grants
MWBE
Educational Materials
Guidance
Small Business
Nonprofits
Guidance
National
Educational Materials
PrepareMyBusiness.org
Education and business planning assistance in the face of disasters.
Guidance
Small Business
Nonprofits
Guidance
National
National
National
Discounted Services
Free Service
Small Business
Chattanooga
Discounted Services
Pro-bono financial planning services (while available)
DRW Financial is offering pro bono financial planning services to those who need help sorting through short term options while dislocated during this present pandemic.
Free Service
Small Business
Chattanooga
Chattanooga
Chattanooga
Funding
Grants
Freelancers
MWBE
National
Funding
Professional Beauty Association COVID-19 RELIEF FUND
The PBA COVID-19 Relief Fund will provide $500 to licensed beauty professionals who are unable to work due to COVID-19. The funding, if awarded to you, is intended to be emergency aid for short-term immediate needs such as food and bills.
Grants
Freelancers
MWBE
National
National
National
Funding
Grants
Small Business
National
Funding
Public and Private Small Business Funding
A list of public and private opportunities for small businesses.
Grants
Small Business
National
National
National
Educational Materials
Workers
Small Business
MWBE
Nonprofits
Tennessee
Educational Materials
Q&A for Employers about Employees return to work
Workers
Small Business
MWBE
Nonprofits
Tennessee
Tennessee
Tennessee
Funding
Grants
Crowdfunding
Small Business
National
Funding
Quickbooks Small Business Relief Initiative
The Small Business Relief Fund will provide one-time, $500 matching grants to qualifying small businesses that start a campaign, use hashtag #SmallBusinessRelief in the campaign description, and raise at least $500.
Grants
Crowdfunding
Small Business
National
National
National
Educational Materials
Guidance
Small Business
Nonprofits
Tools
National
Educational Materials
REFOCUS: A CO.STARTERS Workshop
REFOCUS is a new, virtual, two-hour workshop with CO.STARTERS CEO, Enoch Elwell. In this workshop, business owners will work with Enoch through the CO.STARTERS Canvas to figure out their next steps for their venture.
Guidance
Small Business
Nonprofits
Tools
National
National
National
Educational Materials
Artists
Freelancers
MWBE
Selfcare
Chattanooga
Educational Materials
RISE Online
This week, RISE Chattanooga has launched their online creative teaching program presented by some of Chatanooga's cultural arts producers and teaching artist.
Artists
Freelancers
MWBE
Selfcare
Chattanooga
Chattanooga
Chattanooga
Discounted Services
Food
Restaurants
Small Business
Tools
National
Discounted Services
Rally for Restaurants
A platform for buying gift cards from local restaurants without leaving your house.
Food
Restaurants
Small Business
Tools
National
National
National
Educational Materials
Explanatory
Small Business
Educational Materials
Ready to Reopen: A Playbook for Your Small Business
A guide to helping businesses of all types and in all regions navigate the complex process of reopening and evolving post-coronavirus pandemic.
Explanatory
Small Business
Educational Materials
Explanatory
Small Business
National
Educational Materials
Ready to Reopen: A Playbook for Your Small Business
A guide to helping businesses of all types and in all regions navigate the complex process of reopening and evolving post-coronavirus pandemic.
Explanatory
Small Business
National
National
National
Educational Materials
Explanatory
Small Business
Nonprofits
National
Educational Materials
Ready.gov
Department of Homeland Security guidelines for preparing a buisness for crisis situations.
Explanatory
Small Business
Nonprofits
National
National
National
Discounted Services
Guidance
Small Business
Discounted Services
Real-Time Mentoring
SCORE and Constant Contact present the new Real-Time Mentoring platform to connect small business owners with SCORE mentors LIVE.
Guidance
Small Business
Discounted Services
Guidance
Small Business
Chattanooga
Discounted Services
Real-Time Mentoring
SCORE and Constant Contact present the new Real-Time Mentoring platform to connect small business owners with SCORE mentors LIVE.
Guidance
Small Business
Chattanooga
Chattanooga
Chattanooga
Educational Materials
Tools
Small Business
Nonprofits
National
Educational Materials
Refocus: A CO.STARTERS Workshop
Refocus is a two–hour virtual workshop designed to help entrepreneurs shift their mindset around their businesses and find a new way forward in our changing times.
Tools
Small Business
Nonprofits
National
National
National
Support
Funding
PPP
CARES
Small Businesses
National
Support
Reinvestment Fund
Reinvestment Fund is an authorized SBA 7(a) lender and will begin accepting applications for the Paycheck Protection Program.
Funding
PPP
CARES
Small Businesses
National
National
National
Educational Materials
Explanatory
Small Business
MWBE
Educational Materials
Reopening Retail Safely
A webinar facilitated by Mayor Berke's office on the topic of reopening the community safely
Explanatory
Small Business
MWBE
Workforce
Workforce
Reopening the workplace
An online toolkit on, how to get started, preping your worker, preping for the people and more
Workforce
Workforce
Reopening the workplace
An online toolkit on, how to get started, preping your worker, preping for the people and more
Educational Materials
Tools
Small Business
Nonprofits
National
Educational Materials
Resilience in a Box
Developed in partnership with The UPS Foundation, Resilience in a Box is based on best practices and designed to educate business leaders on disaster preparedness and business resilience.
Tools
Small Business
Nonprofits
National
National
National
Resource Guides
Guidance
Small Business
MWBE
Explanatory
National
Resource Guides
Resouce Hub for Business Owners
Clear information and online tools that put the power to find the best loans and benefits for your business
Guidance
Small Business
MWBE
Explanatory
National
National
National
Resource Guides
CARES Act
Small Business
Nonprofits
National
Resource Guides
Resource Guide: Business Response and Resources
As the situation with coronavirus (COVID-19) evolves, the U.S. Chamber Foundation stands ready to help businesses navigate the significant challenges they are facing.
CARES Act
Small Business
Nonprofits
National
National
National
Educational Materials
Resource Guides
Small Business
MWBE
Tools
National
Educational Materials
Resource Hub for the everyday entreprenuer
Open We Stand is a website of resources, inspiration and connection to other everyday entrepreneurs with creative solutions to keep their business open, even if their doors are closed due to COVID-19.
Resource Guides
Small Business
MWBE
Tools
National
National
National
Funding
Grants
Restaurants
Food
Microgrants
National
Funding
Restaurant Employee Relief Fund
The Restaurant Employee Relief Fund (“Fund”) was created to help restaurant industry employees experiencing extraordinary hardship in the wake of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak.
Grants
Restaurants
Food
Microgrants
National
National
National
Funding
Grants
Restaurants
Small Business
Layoffs
National
Funding
Restaurant Opportunity Centers Relief
Financial assistance and resources for restuarants hit by the COVID-19 crisis.
Grants
Restaurants
Small Business
Layoffs
National
National
National
Educational Materials
Tools
Restaurants
Small Business
Chattanooga
Educational Materials
Restaurant Owners - Redesign Your Website!
The Takeout posted a wonderful article about how restaurants should be redesigning their website to assist their customers in understanding how they can best support them during this time.
Tools
Restaurants
Small Business
Chattanooga
Chattanooga
Chattanooga
Resource Guides
Restaurants
Small Business
Food
Tools
National
Resource Guides
Restaurants Resources and Relief Programs
A list of worthy reads, available national and regional relief funds, non-profit donation opportunities, and resources from restaurant associations that stood out as informative, helpful, or useful.
Restaurants
Small Business
Food
Tools
National
National
National
Funding
Grants
Individuals
Support
Tennessee
Funding
Restore Hope Fund
United Way of Greater Chattanooga has designed and mobilized a new Restore Hope Fund to support our community’s response and resilience efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic. The purpose of this fund is to support individuals and households experiencing lost wages or other adverse circumstances due to the COVID-19 crisis.
Grants
Individuals
Support
Tennessee
Tennessee
Tennessee
Educational Materials
Guidance
Small Business
MWBE
National
Educational Materials
Roadmap to Resiliency Business Planning
Join PathwaysWBC on Wednesday, April 29t, to build your Resiliency Toolkit for the coming weeks and months. Think through how you can move your business forward despite the unknowns, disruptions and quickly changing circumstances.
Guidance
Small Business
MWBE
National
National
National
Funding
Loans
Small Business
National
Funding
SBA Disaster Loan Assistance
In response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, small business owners in all U.S. states, Washington D.C., and territories are eligible to apply for an Economic Injury Disaster Loan advance of up to $10,000.
Loans
Small Business
National
National
National
Educational Materials
CARES Act
Small Business
Nonprofits
Guidance
Funding
Chattanooga
Educational Materials
SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan
Quick reference provided by Brightbridge.
CARES Act
Small Business
Nonprofits
Guidance
Funding
Chattanooga
Chattanooga
Chattanooga
Funding
Loans
Small Business
Funding
SBA Express Bridge Loans
Enables small businesses who currently have a business relationship with an SBA Express Lender to access up to $25,000 quickly.
Loans
Small Business
Funding
Loans
Small Business
National
Funding
SBA Express Bridge Loans
Enables small businesses who currently have a business relationship with an SBA Express Lender to access up to $25,000 quickly.
Loans
Small Business
National
National
National
Educational Materials
CARES Act
Small Business
Nonprofits
Guidance
Funding
Chattanooga
Educational Materials
SBA clarifies many CARES Act Questions
FAQ from Chambliss Law to clarify important points regarding the CARES Act
CARES Act
Small Business
Nonprofits
Guidance
Funding
Chattanooga
Chattanooga
Chattanooga
Educational Materials
Guidance
Small Business
Nonprofits
Tools
National
Educational Materials
SCORE Business Planning & Financial Statements Template Gallery
Easy-to-use business planning, finance, sales, marketing and management templates to help you plan for a new business or grow your existing business.
Guidance
Small Business
Nonprofits
Tools
National
National
National
Educational Materials
Support
Small Business
Nonprofits
CARES Act
Free Service
National
Educational Materials
SCORE Chattanooga
Score provides free mentoring to small business owners. Currently helping owners figure out which options to select
Support
Small Business
Nonprofits
CARES Act
Free Service
National
National
National
Community Effort
Support
Small Business
MWBE
Chattanooga
Community Effort
SCORE: Mentor Volunteers
Volunteering at SCORE is a way for you to give back, connect with fellow business owners, and share your knowledge with others.
Support
Small Business
MWBE
Chattanooga
Chattanooga
Chattanooga
Educational Materials
Explanatory
Small Business
Educational Materials
SCORE: Reopening Toolkit
This is an effort by the Cape Cod & Islands SCORE mentors to provide the best thinking on how you can take steps now to help your business survive and prosper.
Explanatory
Small Business
Educational Materials
Explanatory
Small Business
National
Educational Materials
SCORE: Reopening Toolkit
This is an effort by the Cape Cod & Islands SCORE mentors to provide the best thinking on how you can take steps now to help your business survive and prosper.
Explanatory
Small Business
National
National
National
Educational Materials
Food
Individuals
Workers
Chattanooga
Educational Materials
SNAP eligibility
Eligibility for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
Food
Individuals
Workers
Chattanooga
Chattanooga
Chattanooga
Discounted Services
Support
Small Business
Discounted Services
SPROUTS: Streets as places: Reimaging the outdoors
CDOT seeks to support restaurants and retail businesses through a recovery pilot program, SPROUTS, that will allow businesses to expand their footprints into the public right-of-way while waiving associated permit fees.
Support
Small Business
Discounted Services
Support
Small Business
Chattanooga
Discounted Services
SPROUTS: Streets as places: Reimaging the outdoors
CDOT seeks to support restaurants and retail businesses through a recovery pilot program, SPROUTS, that will allow businesses to expand their footprints into the public right-of-way while waiving associated permit fees.
Support
Small Business
Chattanooga
Chattanooga
Chattanooga
Educational Materials
Explanatory
Small Business
Educational Materials
Safety Guidance to Protect You and Your Workers from COVID-19 Exposure
Listen to this timely webinar, presented by environmental health and safety expert Laura Bonk, that shares the latest federal government and professional safety organizations guidelines to protect you and your employees from COVID-19 exposure.
Explanatory
Small Business
Educational Materials
Explanatory
Small Business
Educational Materials
Safety Guidance to Protect You and Your Workers from COVID-19 Exposure
Listen to this timely webinar, presented by environmental health and safety expert Laura Bonk, that shares the latest federal government and professional safety organizations guidelines to protect you and your employees from COVID-19 exposure.
Explanatory
Small Business
Funding
Grants
Small Business
MWBE
National
Funding
Salesforce Care
Salesforce Care Small Business Grants of $10,000 to provide capital to help keep businesses afloat.
Grants
Small Business
MWBE
National
National
National
Funding
Grants
Small Business
Small Business
National
Funding
Salesforce Case Small Business Grants
Salesforce SmallBiz Recovery Grants: Applications open in two phases — Phase 1 on Friday, April 24 at 11am ET & Phase 2 on Monday, April 27 at 11amET. $10,000 grants to eligible small businesses across the U.S., D.C. & Puerto Rico.
Grants
Small Business
Small Business
National
National
National
Funding
Grants
MWBE
Freelancers
Funding
Sankofa Fund for Civic Engagement Grants for Black-Owned Small Businesses
ArtsBuild has partnered with Chattanooga Business Elite to spread the word about The Sankofa Fund for Civic Engagement is offering twenty $1,000 grants to black businesses in Chattanooga through the COVID-19 crisis and recovery. This grant program will open on May 5, 2020 and end on June 1, 2020 or when funds have been expended. Grants will be awarded based on need demonstrated in the application.
Grants
MWBE
Freelancers
Funding
Grants
Small Businesses
Distressed Communities
National
Funding
Save Small Business Fund
The Save Small Business Fund is a grantmaking initiative offering short-term relief for small employers in the United States and its territories.
Grants
Small Businesses
Distressed Communities
National
National
National
Educational Materials
Free Service
Individuals
Explanatory
National
Educational Materials
Self-Employed Unemployement
How to file Unemployement when you are self employed
Free Service
Individuals
Explanatory
National
National
National