Recovery Guide

Resources to help small businesses reimagine and rebuild.

Overwhelmed by current events?

Here’s a place to begin. We’re continuously curating resources to help small businesses regain their footing after disaster.

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IFundWomen Grants

IFundWomen is a crowdfunding platform for women-led startups and small businesses. Apply for grants for women entrepreneurs from the IFundWomen team and from our corporate partners.


How to Re-Open

Resources for reopening the economy safely, including IEDC research, insight into industries reopening, and resources from state and municipal government, public institutions, and private firms.


Growth Grants

Apply for a business development grant from the NASE worth up to $4,000. Applications are considered on a rolling basis throughout the year and awarded monthly throughout 2020.



Webconference tool that has “tables” where people can connect similar to a conference lobby.


PBA COVID-19 Relief Fund

The PBA COVID-19 Relief Fund will provide $500 to licensed beauty professionals who are unable to work due to COVID-19. The funding, if awarded to you, is intended to be emergency aid for short-term immediate needs such as food and bills.


The Red Backpack Fund

1,000 grants of $5,000 each to female entrepreneurs in the U.S. to help alleviate the immediate needs and support the long-term recovery of those impacted by this crisis. The portal will open for applications again on May 4, June 1, July 6, and August 3.


A searchable website to help any entrepreneur in the world, for-profit or nonprofit, struggling due to the economic impacts of COVID19, to locate cash relief resources in their community.


Artist Relief

To support artists during the COVID-19 crisis, a coalition of national arts grantmakers have come together to create an emergency initiative to offer financial and informational resources to artists across the United States.


Chattanooga is

A community of public, private, and civic leaders and valiant citizens of Chattanooga are collaborating on ways we can serve one another during COVID-19.



This website has resources, inspiration and connection to other everyday entrepreneurs with creative solutions to keep their business open, even if their doors are closed due to COVID-19.


Switchbacks Podcast

A podcast series featuring never told stories of entrepreneurs—the first episode focuses on four key items needed to help businesses survive this season and be prepared to thrive in the next season.



A full package of Facebook, Instagram and Twitter social media graphics for anyone that wants to help out small businesses during this challenging time. Use #SmallBizStrong when you share.


Disaster Assistance Loans

The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering designated states and territories low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

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