The COVID-19 virus has disrupted small businesses all over the nation, and we are still weeks away from normalcy. However, there are steps you can take right now to adapt and mitigate the problems caused by the need for social distancing. Some are emergency measures, but others can have lasting benefits for your organization once things return to normal.
Here are some things to consider:
- If you’re in a cash crunch, the Small Business Administration has millions now available in low-interest small business loans and grants to help. These can be used to cover payroll or make changes to your organization to adapt.
There are a number of elements to this relief, including emergency cash grants up to $10,000 to pay for employee leave, payroll, rent, or other necessary expenses. The Coronovirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES) gives you several potential options for getting help for your business. This post from Small Business Association talks about several options. Click here for an article from Forbes also goes into excellent detail on the resources available from this act.
- Google is offering $340 million in Google Grants to small and medium-sized businesses advertising. There are also $250 million in grants to local governments to spread information about COVID-19 response and prevention. Facebook recently launched a $100 million initiative to help small businesses during this time.
- Build your online business presence. If you can offer your products and services online or remotely, RTL Digital Media can quickly help you build online business. We specialize in working with small businesses to build online stores, create interfaces like forms or chat so customers can easily tell you what they need, or develop private customer portals where you can share files or information that needs to be password protected.
And we’re used to working remotely ourselves, so you don’t have to come to our offices or have us visit. In fact, we have a fast-track system that allows us to quickly gather information about your business, assess your needs, and present you with options.
Once you decide what you need for your company, we get to work immediately, creating the content you need (with your approval at every critical step). They you find yourself with a much strong online presence that is visible to more people and capable of targeting the people most likely to be your customers.
Would this help you right now? Simply click here to get the conversation started.