COVID-19 Resources

COVID-19 Marketing & IT Support Resources

Small Business Support Group - Weekly Calls

Connect, ask questions, and share advice with other local small businesses

Resource List

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

Small Business Support Group Weekly Calls

  • 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
Watch the Recording

 

Articles/Blog Posts

Featured Article: Coronavirus Marketing Examples & Inspiration

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How Do I Sell During Social Distancing?

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Free Marketing Tools & Tips

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How Do You Marketing Amidst This Crisis Without Sounding Insensitive?

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Should You Still Be Marketing Right Now?

Special Offer
50% off any new monthly marketing service

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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

Marketing Tools

  • 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

Education

  • 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

Special Offers

50% off any new monthly marketing service (SEO, Facebook, email marketing, etc.)

 

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

 

 

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