COVID 19 RESOURCES
Business Link NC - Business Link North Carolina (BLNC) provides business owners with information and resources available from the State of North Carolina to assist their companies, from start-ups to major employers.
Candid - Candid has created three dedicated websites for collecting and disseminating information on funding and support for nonprofits and small businesses.
Small Business Administration - Providing extensive support for small businesses and nonprofits impacted by COVID-19 through low interest loans and other funding programs. PPP and EIDL-Advance funds are dependent on federal appropriation. Check websites listed below for further details.
Federal Resources for U.S. Small Businesses- The official federal resource website for U.S. small businesses affected by COVID-19 (Coronavirus). You can view relevant federal agency resources, access the latest news, and search for a Small Business Advisor near you.
GoFundMe Small Business Relief Fund - Donations to the relief fund will be paid out as grants to businesses that qualify, and which businesses have created a fundraiser through the Small Business Relief Initiative or had an existing GoFundMe. To qualify for a matching grant from the Small Business Relief Fund, the GoFundMe fundraiser must raise at least $500 and verify that your small business has been negatively impacted by a government mandate due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Each recipient of the matching grant must intend on using the funds to help care for your employees or pay ongoing business expenses.
Piedmont Business Capital & Guilford Merchants Association Small Business Relief Fund - Piedmont Business Capital (PBC) and the Guilford Merchants Association will collect data from businesses impacted by COVID-19 experiencing a decline in profitability and provide small-dollar relief loans to help support the Guilford County small business community. All businesses that are members of the Guilford Merchants Association GMA or are interested in becoming a member of GMA, including nonprofits, veterans organizations, Tribal business concerns, sole proprietorships, self-employed individuals, and independent contractors – with 500 or fewer employees can apply.
City Parking Enforcement Resumes
The City of Greensboro downtown Parking Enforcement will resume issuing citations for expired meters and other violations as of October 19. The City suspended parking citations – except handicapped parking violations – and has only been issuing warnings as part of its response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The City will continue issuing warning citations until that time.
VIRTUALLY SUPPORT OUR VENUES
- Triad Stage has published a full line-up of virtual performances
- Greensboro Downtown Yoga has online yoga classes via their YouTube Channel.
- How to properly wash your hands
- North Carolina Department for Health and Human Services COVID-19 Guidance - From NCDHHS. Includes guidance for health care, child care, educational organizations, businesses, and more. Included are the interim guidance for restaurants .
- Greensboro Chamber of Commerce Small Business Restart Guide
- CDC Reopening Guidance for Cleaning and Disinfecting Public Spaces, Workplaces, Businesses, Schools, and Homes
There are ways the community is coming together during this time:
- OPEN STREETS: We're shutting it down to open it up. Join us downtown every Saturday for outdoor dining and shopping along Elm Street.
- Greensboro Restaurant Expansion into Public Right of Way Permitting