COVID 19 Resources

Published on April 16th, 2020

We couldn’t be more proud to see the entrepreneurial minds of our Lilie students and alumni adapt, pivot and grow with these rapidly changing times. To support you on your journey through COVID-19, we have aggregated the below list of resources. Should there be any specific information, knowledge or resources you’re looking for, please feel free to reach out to Emily. Lilie is here to help!

Business Guidance & Information

We have organized a series of webinars (future ones will be offered here) with experts to walk us through the immediate implications, such as stimulus efforts, as well as experts to help us strategize and pivot.  You can find past sessions as well as other related documents here in our shared drive.

Banking During COVID-19

Cash & Liquidity Management Tips

Harvard Business Review:  5 Ways to Stimulate Cash Flow in a Downturn & Coronavirus & Business

Short Term Cash Management Strategies

Small Business Administration Resources

Tax Town Hall

Template Tenant Letter


Government & Information Support

U.S. Dept of Treasury: Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Info Sheet

Pilot: How startups might benefit from the new federal stimulus bill

U.S. Chamber of Commerce: COVID-19 Emergency Loans Small Business Checklist

U.S. Chamber of Commerce: COVID-19 Small Business Guide

Small Business Administration: Emergency Preparedness Guide 

Small Business Administration: Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program Info Session

Center for Disease Control: Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers 

U.S. Chamber of Commerce: Resources for Businesses

Emergency Paid Sick Leave: Details on requirements

Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion: Families First Coronavirus Response Act Q&A

Paycheck Protection Program: Coronavirus Assistance — Coronavirus Assistance – Small Businesses



Amazon: Neighborhood Small Business Relief Fund – Cash grants to small businesses in and around the Seattle area

James Beard Foundation: Food and Beverage Industry Relief Fund – Micro-grants to restaurants, bars, and other independent businesses in the industry

Mastercard: Small Business’ Financial Security, Mastercard Commits $250 Million To Support Small Business’ Financial Security.

Salesforce: Financial Relief for Small Businesses, Salesforce launched Care Small Business Grants. Salesforce will soon be offering $10,000 grants to U.S. small businesses to provide capital to help them weather the impact of COVID-19.

GoFundMe, Yelp & Intuit: The Small Business Relief Initiative – Added functionality on Yelp for small businesses to collect donations

Local Initiatives Support Corporation: Verizon/LISC Small Business Covid-19 Recovery Fund – Grants of up to $10,000 from an investment of $2.5 million from Verizon to support struggling businesses, especially entrepreneurs of color, women-owned businesses and other enterprises that don’t have access to flexible, affordable capital in historically underserved communities


Marketing & Media Resources

Forbes: Small Business Relief Tracker: Funding, Grants And Resources For Business Owners Grappling With Coronavirus

Facebook Business Resource Hub: Business Resource Hub: Build Resilience During Challenging Times

Facebook: Small Business Grants Program – Cash grants and ad credits for up to 30K businesses in 30 countries

Facebook: Small Business Resilience Toolkit

Google: Ad credits for Google Ads -$340 million in ad credits, which can be used at any point until the end of 2020 across our Google Ads platforms for SMBs who have been active advertisers since the beginning of 2019

Inc: Free Tools, Resources, and Financial Help for Business Owners Hit by Covid-19

Moz Academy: SEO courses

Nextdoor: Coronavirus Preparedness Tips for Local Businesses

Yelp: Relief for Independent Restaurants & Nightlife Establishments – $25 million in relief, primarily focused on supporting independent local restaurant and nightlife businesses, in the form of waived advertising fees, and free advertising, products and services, during this period.

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We will continue to update this resource guide as we learn of additional opportunities and information. If you have information or resources to add to this resource guide, please contact Emily Messenger;

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