Coronavirus
and Small Businesses

We’re in this together. Here are a few things that may be helpful.

Stories from real small businesses.

See how Thimble customers are adapting.

  • Dare To Flair @uniquebartender

    My business has come to a complete stand still. I am happy to say however, that I have not had one cancellation, but instead have rescheduled everyone!

  • Professional Impersonator @22hDennisKeogh

    I perform as Sean Connery’s James Bond at casinos. I have lost thousands of dollars for bookings I had been contracted for before this virus.

  • Post 85, Inc.

    Working in the film/video industry in Orlando, FL, we have seen the demand for work dwindle to nothing.

  • Paragon Park

    I am a new business owner in the landscape industry. So far I have lost only 1 of my 14 clients which is a blessing.

  • Mikado Music @djcarterkid

    I have focused on my S.E.O. and online presence to stay relevant to my fans, followers, and peers.

  • A Touch of Chey @A_Touch_of_Chey

    My business has struggled to adapt, but during this time I have used my time wisely to build content.

 
 

COVID-19
Tools and Resources

Featured

NationwideSmall Business Association

SBA Disaster Assistance in Response to the Coronavirus


ALSmall Business Association

SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loans offer up to $2 million


AKSmall Business Association

Small businesses eligible to apply for low-interest SBA loans


AZSmall Business Administration

SBA offering low-interest federal disaster loans for small businesses


ARSmall Business Association

Small businesses are now eligible to apply for low-interest SBA loans


CASmall Business Administration

SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loans offer up to $2 million


COSmall Business Association

Small businesses eligible to apply for low-interest SBA loans, which offer up to $2 million


COStride Health

Colorado Residents: COVID-19 and Your Health Insurance Options


CTSmall Business Association

Small businesses eligible for disaster relief loans of up to $2 million from SBA


CTStride Health

Connecticut Residents: COVID-19 and Your Health Insurance Options


DESmall Business Administration

Small businesses can apply for loans


FLSmall Business Association

Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan Program activated to provide short-term, interest-free loans


GASmall Business Administration

Small businesses eligible for disaster relief loans of up to $2 million from SBA


HISmall Business Association

Economic Injury Disaster Loan program offers up to $2 million in relief to begin April 1st


IDIdaho Commerce/Small Business Association

Economic Injury Disaster Loans of up to $2 million


ILDepartment of Commerce and Economic Opportunity/Small Business Association

Economic Injury Disaster Loan program offered


INSmall Business Association

SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loans offer up to $2 million


IASmall Business Association

SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loans offer up to $2 million


KSSmall Business Administration

The SBA is offering “low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital” for small businesses


KYSmall Business Administration

Low-interest SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans available for small businesses


LAOffice of the Governor

Resources to know for small business owners


MESmall Business Administration

Small business updates and resources


MASmall Business Administration

SBA will offer low-interest federal disaster loans for small businesses


MAStride Health

Massachusetts Residents: COVID-19 and Your Health Insurance Options


MDDepartment of Commerce

$130 million in loan and grant funding for small businesses


MDStride Health

Maryland Residents: COVID-19 and Your Health Insurance Options


MIDepartment of Labor

$20 million in emergency funding for small businesses (via grants and loans) approved


MIStride Health

Minnesota Residents: COVID-19 and Your Health Insurance Options


MNSmall Business Administration

SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loans offer up to $2 million


MSSmall Business Association

Resources to know for small business owners


MOSmall Business Administration

The SBA is offering “low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital” for small businesses


MTDepartment of Commerce

Small businesses eligible for disaster relief loans of up to $2 million from SBA


NESmall Business Association

SBA Disaster Relief Loans available


NVSmall Business Association

SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loans offer up to $2 million


NVStride Health

Nevada Residents: COVID-19 and Your Health Insurance Options


NHSmall Business Association

SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loans offer up to $2 million with low interest rates


NJDepartment of Labor

What Employers & Businesses Should Know


NMSmall Business Association

Information for small business owners and SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loans offer up to $2 million


NYEmpire State Development

Coronavirus FAQ for Businesses


NYEmpire State Development

COVID-19 Disaster Loans


NYStride Health

New York Residents: COVID-19 and Your Health Insurance Options


NCSmall Business Association

Economic Injury Loans available through the SBA in all 100 North Carolina counties/The Golden LEAF Foundation announces $15 million in funding for recovery loan program


NDChamber of Commerce

SBA has approved Disaster Declaration – low interest loans available


OHSmall Business Association

SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loans offer up to $2 million


OKChamber of Commerce

SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loans offer up to $2 million


ORSmall Business Association

Small business relief fund to be created


PAChamber of Commerce

$60 million fund to lend money to small businesses


RIDepartment of Health

Resources/SBA to offer low-interest federal disaster loans for small businesses


RIStride Health

Rhode Island Residents: COVID-19 and Your Health Insurance Options


SCChamber of Commerce

Resources Hub


SDSmall Business Association

SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loans offer up to $2 million


TNSmall Business Association

SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loans offer up to $2 million


TXSmall Business Association

Low-interest loans available from SBA


UTSmall Business Association

SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loans offer up to $2 million


VTSmall Business Association

Resources/SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loans offer up to $2 million


VTStride Health

Vermont Residents: COVID-19 and Your Health Insurance Options


VASmall Business Association

State Updates/Resurces/SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loans offer up to $2 million


WASmall Business Association

SBA approves $7 billion in low-interest disaster loans for small businesses


WAStride Health

Washington State Residents: COVID-19 and Your Health Insurance Options


WVChamber of Commerce

Resources


WISmall Business Association

SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loans offer up to $2 million


WYSmall Business Association

Low-interest federal disaster loans to be offered by the SBA to small businesses


Remember: No matter the climate, starting a business requires strength, courage, and vision. You’ve already got what it takes, and we’ve got your back.

-Team Thimble

IRSApril 8, 2020

The deadlines to file and pay federal income taxes are extended to July 15


CNNApril 8, 2020

A guide to helping and getting help during the coronavirus crisis


Community Foundation April 8, 2020

Community Foundations Nationwide Launch Coronavirus Relief Efforts – State by state update


Federal Transit Administration April 6, 2020

Support for Public Transportation: COVID-19


FedLoan Service April 3, 2020

The interest rate on all federal student loans will be reduced to 0% until September 30


NBC New YorkApril 2, 2020

NYC officials to suspend rent payments for residents and businesses


Federal News Network April 2, 2020

Your checks during coronavirus: A guide for federal employees and retirees


DoordashApril 2, 2020

Fiancial assistance for Doordash users with Coronavirus


One Fair Wage Emergency Fund April 1, 2020

Cash assistance to restaurant workers, care service drivers, deliver workers, personal service workers


NYC GOV

Assistance for organizations: COVID-19


NYC GOV

Assistance for individuals: COVID-19


CNBCMarch 30, 2020

CARES Act expands to Freelancers


LevelsetMarch 30, 2020

How Contractors Can Survive Coronavirus: Get Paid, Not Burned


MPTFMarch 30, 2020

Temporary financial assistance for members of the entertainment industry: COVID-19


805 Undocufund

Fund to assist immigrant families


Sweet Relief Fund

Relief for musicians who have lost income due to the Covid-19 outbreak


USA TodayMarch 29, 2020

Shelter-In-Place Rules by State


Parenting Journey

Stipend to ease financial burdens for Parenting Journey families


USBG

Emergency assistance for bartenders: COVID-19


Grantspace

Grants for nonprofits, individuals, artists (all disciplines), small businesses and international aid


US Department of Labor March 27, 2020

Unemployment Insurance Relief


Federal News Network March 24, 2020

Agencies can virtually onboard new employees during coronavirus pandemic


YNPN sfbaMarch 24, 2020

Stipends for young nonprofit professionals in the Bay Area impacted by COVID-19


USA Benefits

Coronavirus resources for Americans


Accounting TodayMarch 23, 2020

I applied for SBA COVID-19 relief, here’s how it went


CNNMarch 23, 2020

These companies are hiring thousands of new employees during the coronavirus pandemic


The DrumMarch 23, 2020

A freelancer’s guide to the coronavirus downturn: jobs, resources and support networks


MoneyMarch 23, 2020

A Freelancer’s Guide to Managing Job Uncertainty During the Coronavirus Crisis


Freelance ArtistsMarch 16, 2020

COVID-19 Freelance Artist Resources


Coronavirus and your business

We know your small business has likely been impacted, so we've put together some resources that we think may be useful.