Resources for Small Business Owners during COVID-19

Information you need to help navigate the new normal

The worldwide COVID-19 outbreak is a quickly changing, uncertain situation.
And at OnDeck, we’re here to help.

OnDeck has resources available for business owners who have been impacted by COVID-19. Our resource hub contains articles related to available government assistance programs and other tools businesses may use as they navigate the new normal.

Government Assistance for Small Businesses

SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program for Small Businesses

To assist small businesses impacted by COVID-19, the government has passed the CARES Act, which expands the existing SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan program with an additional $10 billion in funding. Learn more about how these loans work and how to apply with the SBA in our helpful guide. (Note: OnDeck does not participate in the SBA EIDL program).  

Local and State Government Assistance Programs for Small Businesses

Beyond the CARES Act, many local and state governments have launched financial assistance programs to support small businesses impacted by COVID-19. Small businesses can apply for these programs directly with their city or state in addition to the CARES Act SBA programs. Learn more about the different programs available in our regularly updated guide.

Other Ways the CARES Act Can Help Your Small Business

The CARES Act included provisions to support small businesses affected by the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak beyond small business loans from the SBA. Learn more about the other parts of the CARES Act, including tax breaks and debt relief, that can offer some financial relief to your business. 

Operating Your Business During Coronavirus

As a small business owner, you’re likely thinking about how you can continue to safely operate your business during the coronavirus pandemic. Learn more about how to adapt your business to protect your staff and customers, as well as how to proactively engage with your customers to make them aware of the changes to your small business.

How to Reopen Your Small Business Post-Coronavirus
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4 Ways to Manage Customer Expectations as you Reopen your Small Business 
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Resources to help navigate COVID-19

How to Pull Together and Enact a Disaster Preparedness Plan

Hopefully, your business had a disaster preparedness plan in place that could be used in case of a natural disaster. Learn more about how to get a plan in place quickly if not, and how to get your business on the rebound once the worst passes.
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How to Manage Late Payments and Your Credit Score

If you’re experiencing revenue slowdowns, you’re not alone. Check out our guide to keeping your FICO score strong even if you have to delay some payments to vendors in the short-term.
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5 Ways to Maximize Small Business Cash Flow During the COVID-19 Outbreak

Check out our guide for 5 ways to keep your small business cash flow as strong as possible during the
COVID-19 outbreak and resulting economic slowdown.
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Recommended reading

The coronavirus outbreak is an ongoing, evolving situation—and new information becomes available almost daily. We’ll keep this section updated with the most helpful resources for business owners.

Coronavirus (COVID – 19) Guidelines

Center for Disease Control and Prevention

COVID-19 Guide for Businesses and Employers

Center for Disease Control and Prevention

Small Business Disaster Preparedness & Recovery Resources


Coronavirus Resources

U.S Department of Labor

Coronavirus Live Blog

U.S. Chamber of Commerce