Resources for Small Businesses During COVID-19
Ensemble is a small business and is considered a startup since we are under 5 years in business. We are experiencing the same fears and feelings of unknown territory as our members and many of you. This pandemic has affected all of us, from corporate to government to small and micro-businesses.
We want to provide a little bit of help in connecting you to resources that might help you during this time. There is no way that we can compile the most accurate list on our own so we are sharing lists from organizations that are larger and have more resources than us.
The businesses that have been hardest hit are the service and retails industries. You can help them now to survive by purchasing gift cards for use now or in the future. You can also still get food To Go at most of your local restaurants...and you can get alcohol with the food to go also. That’s a nice bonus.
Below are resources for Fort Worth, Tarrant County, City of Burleson (since we have a small sister location there), State of Texas as well as national.
This list will continually be updated so keep checking back.
City of Fort Worth COVID-19 for Business: http://fortworthtexas.gov/COVID-19-business/
City of Fort Worth Business Survey: https://cityoffortworth.wufoo.com/forms/fort-worth-covid19-business-survey/
City of Fort Worth Restaurants: www.FortWorth.com/RestaurantUpdates
Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce COVID-19 Resources: https://www.fortworthchamber.com/covid-19/
Fort Worth Chamber Facebook Page where they are hosting regular live videos for businesses to adapt to our new working conditions: https://www.facebook.com/FTWChamber/
Near Southside Inc. in Ft. Worth has compiled and comprehensive list of city, county and national resources here: https://www.nearsouthsidefw.org/private/COVID19_Update_for_Small_Businesses_3_20_2020.pdf
City of Burleson Coronavirus Updates: https://www.burlesontx.com/2059/Coronavirus
City of Burleson Gift Card Program: http://btxgiftcards.com/
City of Burleson Small Business Assistance: https://www.burlesontx.com/2060/COVID-19-Small-Business-Assistance
City of Burleson Business Cleaning Supplies:
State of Texas
Texas State Comptroller COVID-19 Information for Employers: https://twc.texas.gov/news/covid-19-resources-employers
State of Texas March 19, 2020 Governor Declaration: https://www.burlesontx.com/DocumentCenter/View/19990/State-of-Texas-Executive-Order-Relating-to-COVID-19-preparedness-and-mitigation
Texas Department of Health on Coronavirus: https://www.dshs.texas.gov/coronavirus/
SBA Disaster Loans for Small Business: https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela/Account/Login
Facebook announces $100M grant program for small businesses: https://techcrunch.com/2020/03/17/facebook-small-business-grants/
List Of Coronavirus (COVID-19) Small Business Relief Programs: https://www.forbes.com/sites/advisor/2020/03/20/list-of-coronavirus-covid-19-small-business-relief-programs/#681ac808e89d
Small Business Relief Tracker: Funding, Grants And Resources For Business Owners Grappling With Coronavirus: https://www.forbes.com/sites/briannegarrett/2020/03/20/small-business-relief-tracker-funding-grants-and-resources-for-business-owners-grappling-with-coronavirus/#213bef7add4c
Treasury and IRS to delay tax payment deadline by 90 days: https://www.cnbc.com/2020/03/17/treasury-and-irs-to-delay-tax-deadline-by-90-days.html
Loans for small businesses affected by the coronavirus - Where to find free or low-interest funding to keep you afloat: https://www.finder.com/business-loans-coronavirus
Help Small Business - Gift certificates to support small businesses: https://www.kabbage.com/helpsmallbusiness