We’ve gathered a list of helpful information, services, and resources as our small business community navigates the ongoing coronavirus crisis. Last updated: 5/12/20
Webinars & Virtual Events
- Thursday, May 14, 12:00PM – 1:00PM EDT
- Thursday, May 21, 12:00PM – 1:00PM EDT
- More TBD
[Past Webinar] How to Market Your Business to Survive the Coronavirus Crisis
Presented via Lancaster Chamber on 4/15/20
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Featured Article: Coronavirus Marketing Examples & Inspiration
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Free Marketing Tools & Tips
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How to Protect Your Business from Coronavirus Phishing Scams
Free Tools & Resources
Many businesses, software providers, and other vendors are giving away free or reduced-cost tools that can help your business stay productive while working remotely. Here are a few of our top tools and resources. Entrepreneur also compiled a list of 111 free tools to help you through the pandemic.
Small Business Support Collectives
- Stand For Small – organized by American Express; lists large business, financial, tech, and shipping companies committed to helping small businesses
- Open We Stand – organized by GoDaddy; lists marketing and small-business oriented services offering discounts
Communications & Productivity:
- Zoom – Free video conferencing for up to 100 participants
- Vidyard – Free secure video messaging
- Skype – Free voice chat, messaging, and video calls
- Comcast – Free Xfinity WiFi hotspot access
- Office 365 – Six-month free trial of Office 365, Including Microsoft Teams
- Calendly – Appointment scheduling software offering free Zoom and GoToMeeting integrations
- Adobe Spark – Free cloud-based video creation tool
- Canva – graphic design tool 30-day free trial and coronavirus print & social media templates
- Ubersuggest – Free plan for Neil Patel’s keyword research tool
- Spyfu – Keyword research tool is free for anyone who needs it
- MailChimp – Free accounts for critical providers and payment relief for eligible customers
- Hootsuite – Social media management tool; free access for affected business through July 1
- GoDaddy – Offering free website tools & marketing resources; their Open We Stand page also lists other marketing partners who are supporting small business
IT & Security
- 1Password – Password manager. Business accounts free for the first 6 months
- Bitdefender – Free enterprise security account for healthcare organizations
- LinkedIn – Free courses on how to stay connected and productive while working from home
- Moz – Free academy courses using the promo code “wegotthis”
- Smart Passive Income – Online Business Toolkit resources from Pat Flynn for entrepreneurs
Financial & Insurance
- American Express – Financial Hardship Program may offer extended payment terms and relief from late fees
- Auto Insurance – Various auto insurance companies are offering refunds on personal auto insurance premiums including Allstate, Farmers, Geico, Liberty Mutual, Nationwide, Progressive, State Farm, and more
- Bank of America – Client Assistance Program is offering various relief options, including deferred payments and refunds on late fees for credit cards, small business loans, auto loans, and mortgages
- Credit Card assistance – Other credit card issuers are offering coronavirus-related financial assistance including Apple Card, Captial One, Chase, and Citi
NEW Cybersecurity Services
Protect your business and your employees, especially when they’re working remotely.
Password Watchdog (50% off!) – Know when hackers are stealing your credentials
Network Watchdog – Hunt down threats your firewall and antivirus miss
Bitdefender – Stop more threats with the #1 rated antivirus and security solution