Resources for those affected by COVID-19

March 24, 2020
5 minutes read

With so much information circulating around COVID-19, it can feel overwhelming to know where to look. We’ve compiled a list of helpful resources for you and your business to help navigate through these challenging times.

Government Assistance Resources

United States

The United States government passed the CARES Act, a $2 trillion package aimed at providing essential relief to a struggling economy as a result of the coronavirus crisis. Learn more about it here.

Click here to see assistance programs and grants offered by your home state.


The Government of Canada has laid out its economic response plan and how employers and employees should be approaching this. Learn more about their response plan here.

General Resources

Google has put together a guide on adapting your business plan which includes steps on adjusting your advertising and tips on how to run your business remotely.

Entrepreneur has created an extensive list of free tools and apps that you can take advantage of now.

LinkedIn Learning has unlocked a variety of free courses to help you manage your business including: “Leading at a Distance”, “Working Remotely” and “Managing Stress for Positive Change.”

Industry-Specific Resources

Below is a list of resources for just a few of the many business types affected by COVID-19. In these resource hubs, you can find grants for specific business types, tools that have been recently made free and specially catered advice to help run your small business.

Resources for Artists

Resources for the Creative Community

Resources for Photographers

Resources for Restaurant Owners

Resources for Writers

Community Resources

Facebook has a COVID-19 information center where individuals can post requesting help for their business as well as offering their assistance to businesses in need in their area.

GoDaddy has opened the #OpenWeStand Community, where business owners can share advice with one another in an effort to stay open while keeping themselves and their customers safe.

Wave community is a forum where entrepreneurs all over the world can ask questions, respond to posts, and connect with like-minded business owners.

Resources for Employers

Zapier, a fully remote business, has put together a Guide To Remote Work which can help ease the transition for you and your employees.

MaRs has built a useful hub of resources for People Practices and Ops during COVID-19.

Forbes is continuing to update this resource of small business relief programs available to American small businesses.

Communicating with your team can be trying during these times. We’ve put together an article on how to handle some tough conversations with your employees.

Health Resources

To learn more about the Coronavirus and how to keep yourself safe, the National Institute of Health has all you need to know about the virus and you can sign up for their newsletter to stay up to date with the latest.

The Government of Canada has put together awareness resources to keep you informed and aware of which actions you should take to stay safe and keep others safe.

CAMH has put together a number of FAQs regarding Mental Health and COVID-19 which can be shared to help your team through these tough times.

By Joseph Martin

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