Support

Times are tough, but there is support out there.

On this page find a repository of funding sources and free services available to businesses to help keep them afloat during COVID-19.

 

If you know of further support to help Save Our SMEs

Funding support

Governments, public and private institutions are offering sources of funding to Save Our SMEs. See below a list of some of the opportunities available.

 

If you know of further funding sources to help Save Our SMEs

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What if there was one place where struggling entrepreneurs could find all of the global, regional and national emergency funds that have been created to support them during COVID19? 

Access the database, submit a resource and share with other entrepreneurs, nonprofits & business owners to help everyone find the capital they need during COVID19.

Small Business

Support Programs

The COVID-19 pandemic has turned the world upside down. Business owners ask questions such as, “What will my business look like a month from now?  This guide, developed by the Safety, Health & Consumer Council discusses issues such as financial assistance, security systems and employee safety, with a focus on schemes available to businesses in the United States of America.

Boost with Facebook: Small Business Grants Program

Facebook knows that your business may be experiencing disruptions resulting from the global outbreak of COVID-19. They’ve heard that a little financial support can go a long way, so are offering $100M in cash grants and ad credits to help during this challenging time.

Wefunder emergency funding for businesses

Wefunder has funded ~$130M in hundreds of small businesses from over 400,000 investors. If your business has customers who care, Wefunder can help.

 

Wefunder’s platform enables fundraising from your fans on very generous terms. Payments are based on revenue and deferred until 2021. Reward investors with perks when business is back.

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GoFundMe.org is matching $500 grants for Small Business Relief

Powered by GoFundMe in partnership with Yelp, Intuit QuickBooks, GoDaddy and Bill.com, the Small Business Relief Initiative offers up to $500 in grants for businesses that raise $500 in funding through the GoFundMe platform.

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Mailchimp has created a $10M Price Relief Fund to support small business customers

Mailchimp is giving away $10 million worth of service for existing customers who want to continue using Mailchimp’s platform but need some financial support during this period. Mailchimp will also invest up to $100M to help drive new and ongoing business for their small business customers through price discounts, product upgrades, add-ons, and more.

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Salesforce is providing Small Business Grants

As part of Salesforce’s commitment to small businesses and giving back to the community, Salesforce is partnering with Ureeka to offer eligible small businesses the opportunity to receive a $10,000 grant to help them through the COVID-19 outbreak.

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Business for All are offering $10,000 emergency grants to small business owners

Led by Hello Alice, with the support of Verizon, Silicon Valley Bank, Ebay, and small business owners and advocates across America, Business for All provides $10,000 to $50,000 grants, expert mentorship, a strong community, and a comprehensive suite of small business resources.

Services support

 

Governments, public and private institutions are offering free services to help Save Our SMEs. See below a list of some of the opportunities available.

 

If you know of further funding sources to help Save Our SMEs

CCS

The Santiago Chamber of Commerce is offering free online mediations to resolve contractual disputes arising as a result of COVID-19.

Maintaining a Healthy Business in Times of Global Crisis

Using its international network of global trade experts and technology platform, the Global Trade Practitioners Alliance (GTPA) is holding a series of discussion forums and educational webinars.

The Cyber Readiness Program

The Cyber Readiness Institute has created a free, practical, step-by-step guide to help small and medium-sized enterprises become cyber ready.

LinkedIn resources for small businesses during COVID-19

LinkedIn Learning has put together a free playlist of courses for small businesses to help business owners hone their skills in management, sales, marketing, finance — and maybe most importantly — self-care, during this difficult period.

Amazon offering free products to help small businesses

More than half of everything sold in Amazon stores comes from small and medium-sized businesses.

To help small businesses navigate this difficult time, Amazon have compiled a list of practical resources, tools, and opportunities.

SAP offering free remote working software

In this time of uncertainty, SAP are opening access to technologies that can help employees, companies, communities, and governments continue to move forward.

Neustar offering free domain registration

For companies quickly seeking to shift their operations to digital in this unprecedented time, Neustar are offering free domain name registrations from top-level domains.

Cisco Business Resilience Program for Customers

Through their financing arm Cisco Capital, Cisco is offering a 90-day payment holiday for all Cisco products and services, and allowing deferment of 95% of product cost until 2021.

Locus launches ‘Quickstart’ to improve SME supply chain efficiency

Startups and SMEs are in a precarious situation, and companies are struggling to manage volatile demand, fleet and resource efficiency, and rising costs due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Locus’ Quickstart can help companies better plan logistics during this uncertain time.

Lex Mundi offers suite of legal resources to help navigate through the crisis

Lex Mundi, the world’s leading network of independent law firms, and its member firms stand ready with support and resources during the COVID-19 pandemic. Lex Mundi has compiled a collection of resources from its member firms in 125+ jurisdictions to help navigate through the global crisis.

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