You may be asking yourself right now what the future of your business looks like — We are experiencing uncharted territory and although the unknown can cause worry we are grateful for a supportive community and resources to tap into.
We want to offer the following resources during this time as added support to help guide you and your business through the coming months. We will continue to add to this page as new resources become available. Feel free to contact us to add your resource that supports entrepreneurs to this list.
leading a business through crisis
Regardless of your partnership status with CED, set up a time to speak with Jay Bigelow. Bounce your ideas off of him. See if he can offer some words of wisdom, a parallel to look at or put CED’s powerful network in place to help.
BIO launches coronavirus hub to facilitate exchange of supplies & services
BIO has created the Coronavirus Hub to enable users to post requests and announce availability of essential supplies for medical research centers, biopharmaceutical companies, testing developers and testing sites.
Emergency funding for small businesses
Raise funding from your fans on very generous terms. Payments based on revenue and deferred until 2021. Reward investors with perks when business is back. Raise $20K -$1M
SBA disaster assistance loans available to NC small businesses
The U.S. Small Business Administration is now offering low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to North Carolina small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19).
coronavirus business resource center
Recently compiled by our partners at Smith Anderson, this page has multiple resources that will help you navigate the times you may be facing right now. Discover more on the Smith Anderson site.
navigating your business through COVID-19
The Small Business & Technology Development Center (SBTDC) has been supporting small businesses in North Carolina for over 35 years through one-on-one counseling and professional programming. Visit this link to discover the ways that SBTDC is working diligently to develop tools and resources to most effectively and safely meet the needs of NC’s small businesses during this unprecedented event.
facebook small business grants program
Facebook is offering grants to small businesses during this difficult time. Check out the details of the $100M in grants and ad credits during the the global outbreak of COVID-19 and who is eligible.
Discover calendar events aimed at supporting your business during this critical time.