Stay Updated! COVID-19 pandemic business resources hub »

COVID-19 Small Business Resources

Tools and Resources for COVID-19

Here at EZlocal, we know there is a lot of uncertainty around the COVID-19 outbreak and the potential effects it may have on you and your business. We are committed to providing you support in any way we can during these challenging times. It is more important than ever to stay in communication with your customers, friends, and community during a crisis such as this.

Here are 5 steps you can take today:

Find Federal Resources for U.S. Small Businesses or Reach out to your nearest Small Business Development Center run by the U.S. Small Business Administration.

Additional resources:

City and State-specific Resources

Arkansas - Arkansas Chamber of Commerce list of resources and regularly-updated information for business owners.

Atlanta - Invest Atlanta has established a Business Continuity Loan Fund from the City of Atlanta.

California - America’s Job Center of California Rapid Response Services for businesses facing potential closures or layoffs. Employers may request up to a 60-day extension to file their state payroll reports and/or deposit state payroll taxes with the state’s Employment Development Department (EDD).

Chicago - $100 million economic relief package to support Chicago’s small businesses affected by the COVID-19 outbreak. Chicago is also launching a new $100 million in low-interest loan Chicago Small Business Resiliency Loan Fund.

Florida - The Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan Program will make loans to pay off debts already incurred for qualifying business maintenance or restart purposes.

Maryland - The Maryland Dept of Commerce announced a $50 million Grant to assist small businesses with each grant up to $10,000, and a $75 million Loan Fund for loans up to $50,000 per business.

Massachusetts - Small Business Recovery Loan Fund of $10 million to provide emergency capital up to $75,000 for companies with under 50 employees, with no payments due for six months.

Michigan - The Michigan Small Business Relief Program provides up to $20 million in support for small businesses negatively impacted by COVID-19. 

New York City - The NYC Small Business Services is offering grants and zero-interest loans to businesses in specific categories of size and revenue impact.

Pennsylvania - The Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development has a COVID-19 Business Resource guide updated almost daily.

Philadelphia - The Philadelphia COVID-19 Small Business Relief Fund offers grants or zero-interest loans to the city’s businesses impacted by the virus.

San Francisco - The city’s Office of Economic and Workforce Development has a list of resources and updated information for small business owners in the bay area.

Seattle - The SeattleMet has a comprehensive list of resources for small business owners in the metro area. Grants of up to $10,000 are available for businesses that make 80 percent or less of the area’s media income and have five or fewer employees.

Night Mode