Small Business Resources in Response to Coronavirus

Date: March 19, 2020

Urgent Alert Regarding Paycheck Protection Program

Small businesses & sole proprietors can apply for Paycheck Protection Program loans NOW, but Treasury Department advises “to apply as quickly as you can because there is a funding cap.” Read More

As small businesses across the country are grappling with the current and potential impacts associated with COVID-19, NFIB is continuing to track the latest developments from federal healthcare officials, Congress and the Administration. We know small business owners are acting now to take necessary precautions, but also need to understand how actions taken by policymakers today affect business operations down the road.

On this page, you will find up-to-date resources from NFIB and federal government agencies. Throughout this time, NFIB will continue to offer webinars, legislative monitoring, and additional resources.

If you have any questions regarding your business and COVID-19, please contact NFIB’s Small Business Legal Center at 800-552-NFIB  ( 1-800-552-6342 )

NFIB Resources

Coronavirus Part V: : UPDATE – SBA’s EIDL and PPP Loan Programs

NFIB will hosted its fifth COVID-19 webinar on Friday, April 10, 2020, at 12 pm ET, which will cover new guidance information released by the SBA and Treasury on the EIDL and PPP loan programs. Register Now.

Coronavirus Part IV: How to Apply for a Coronavirus Small Business Loan

NFIB hosted its fourth COVID-19 webinar on Friday, April 3, 2020, at 12 pm ET, which focused exclusively on small business loan programs that are now available. Watch Now.

Coronavirus Part III: Financial Resources and Updates for Small Business

On Monday, March 31, 2020, NFIB hosted a webinar walking business owners and employers through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act stimulus bill, which will provide small business grants, forgivable loans, and tax relief. Watch Here.

Coronavirus Part II: Congressional and Legal Update for Small Businesses

On Friday, March 20, 2020, NFIB hosted a webinar on COVID-19, Congressional and Legal Update for Small Businesses. Watch Here.

Coronavirus Part I: How Small Businesses, Workers, and Workplaces Should Respond to COVID-19

On Friday, March 13, NFIB hosted a webinar to discuss COVID-19 and the impact of small businesses. This webinar provided a critical, up-to-the-minute report on the situation from NFIB Senior Executive Counsel Beth Milito and NFIB Director of Research Holly Wade. They provided government updates on how to take precautions and handle presumptive cases in the workplace. Watch here.

NFIB Guide to New Federal Lending Options

NFIB has recently released a Guide to New Federal Relief outling how the stimulus bill affects small businesses.Read More

Small Business Financial Resources During Coronavirus

NFIB has collected useful resources for small business owners including information from the Small Business Administration, leeway from financial institutions, and assistance from state and local governments. Read More

How Small Business Can Prepare for Coronavirus

The NFIB Small Business Legal Center provided information on other employment laws owners should consider during this time including the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, and the Occupational Safety and Health Act.

Communicating with Your Employees

The NFIB Small Business Legal Center has created a sample letter to assist employers communicate with their employees about the COVID-19 pandemic.

Small Business FAQs on COVID-19

At this time we are receiving many calls from concerned small business owners throughout the country facing unprecedented challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic. We’ve done our best to address the most common questions in this FAQ.

Small Business Optimism Index

The NFIB Research Foundation has collected Small Business Economic Trends data with quarterly surveys since the 4th quarter of 1973 and monthly surveys since 1986. Survey respondents are drawn from NFIB’s membership. The report is released on the second Tuesday of each month.

Read the Latest Legislative and Implementation Updates on Coronavirus


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