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Adjusting to the New Climate of Business: Resources for Small Business Owners
  • 26 March 2020
  • Leo Covey

Adjusting to the New Climate of Business: Resources for Small Business Owners

Small business owners across the nation are feeling the effects of the current situation in ways that few could have predicted even a week ago. We know there are many places to go for information to help you navigate this time. To help the small business community find the information they need at this time, we have assembled the following resource links to help guide that journey.


  • World Health Organization (WHO) standards for getting your workplace ready.
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) resources for businesses and employers.
  • Johns Hopkins coronavirus (COVID-19) heat map.
  • Red Cross safety tips to prevent the spread of the virus.
  • U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) food safety guidance during the pandemic.
  • U.S. Department of Labor, OSHA’s guidance for preparing the workplace.


  • U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship offers a guide to the CARES Act.
  • U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) guidance and loan information, as well as disaster assistance.
  • U.S. Chamber of Commerce resources to help your small business survive during this time.
  • Kabbage can help connect eligible small businesses with the Paycheck Protection Program offered through the Small Business Administration (SBA)
  • International Franchise Association (IFA) navigates coronavirus relief bills, requirements and opportunities for franchise businesses.
  • Internal Revenue Service (IRS) tax relief information. Please note the new tax deadline is July 15, 2020.


  • Forbes shares information to help small businesses navigate the confusion around the PPP and SBA EIDL Programs.
  • Latino business owners have the opportunity to apply for $10,000 in emergency grants through the Hispanic Small Business Center amid COVID-19.
  • offers actionable COVID-19 Resource Guide for small business owners.
  • CNBC shares a round-up of resources helpful for women and minority business owners during COVID-19.
  • Bloomberg offers a round-up of information and resources to support small business owners and the self-employed.
  • For additional grant resources, Inc. lists national and local funding programs providing assistance for small businesses.

The UPS Store retail locations are designated as essential during the coronavirus (COVID-19) and remain open to provide critical services to our community such as mail and package receiving, shipping, printing and notary. We are made of over 5,000 locally owned and operated locations across the country and we stand with you during this time. Throughout the U.S., your neighborhood The UPS Store locations are doing their best to help their local communities and other small businesses during these uncertain times.

Disclaimer: The information provided above (collectively, “Information”) is provided for informational purposes only. The Information provided may contain opinions and representations of third parties. Such opinions and representations are solely the opinions and representations of those third parties, and should not be deemed to be the opinions and/or representations of The UPS Store, Inc. “TUPSS” (or its affiliated or parent companies). The decision whether to utilize the Information provided, or to take any action related to the Information or subject matter addressed, is yours alone. TUPSS has no obligation to assist you or to take any actions related to the Information or in relation to the subject matter addressed above, nor does TUPSS make any promise or representation as to the results you may or should expect. TUPSS strives to include accurate and up-to-date Information, but makes no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness, or adequacy of this Information; the Information is provided on an “as is” basis. It is not to be considered the rendering of legal, accounting or other professional advice, or a guarantee or promise of economic success. This Information does not supersede the terms of any effective agreement, impose additional restrictions or obligations on you by TUPSS, or prevent your continued use of independent judgment in making decisions about your business. You are solely responsible for understanding your obligations under applicable law and compliance therewith. In no event shall TUPSS (or its affiliate or parent companies) be liable for any indirect, punitive, special, incidental, or consequential damage (including loss of business, revenue, profits, use, data, or other economic advantage) with respect to the Information, however it arises, whether for breach or in tort, even if previously advised of the possibility of such damage.

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