Next steps and resources for young entrepreneurs
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A curriculum for teaching children the basics of entrepreneurship, critical thinking, and problem solving
An entrepreneurial camp for children in Wisconsin
An engaging elective course and alumni program that prepares students from fragile communities for success in the workplace and in life
A list of public and private opportunities for small businesses.
Interactive data on the vulnerability of US small businesses by sector and state during the pandemic.
A foundation that works with partners to establish programs which give youth opportunities to become inventors
Federal guidelines for logistical business response to COVID-19.
A resource rollup of funding sources, state-by-state guides, and ways to support the bartending industry.
Here's how to navigate emergency small-business funds and unemployment benefits at the same time.
Some tips on how to make a successful transition from a retail location to an online store.
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 free guide for how to lead, plan, and survive the pandemic as a nonprofit.
An up-to-date overview of local restaurant offerings in cities in the Southeast US.
Should you add a gift card program for your small business? Here’s everything you need to know about different types of gift cards and where to get them.
Resources and links compiled by The Biz Foundry in Cookeville, TN.
An organization aimed at serving young men of color by teaching them to code
A helpful rollup of resources for startups compiled and continually updated by Techstars.
A website filled with tools and resources for young entrepreneurs including resume building and skill development activities
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.
An immersive summer computer science learning experience for inner city students
Roundtable sessions for entrepreneurs and experts to come together virtually to support each other and brainstorm ideas for moving forward.
A list of nationally available supports for small businesses curated by Startup Space.
A new podcast launched by Startup Colorado to help entrepreneurs navigate these uncertain and challenging times.
A coalition of global companies you already rely on, uniting to help your small business with the resources you need to pull through the Covid-19 crisis.
List of the Best 8 Financial Tools to Combat COVID-19 as curated by an investment professional.
ICIC's curated economic resource rollup for small businesses during the COVID-19 crisis.
A collection of articles, tools, and a webinar on PPP forgiveness put together by Pinnacle Financial Partners.
A guide to and rollup of resources for brick-and-mortar retailers for earning profit during the crisis.
A platform for financially supporting small businesses from home.
A student-focused social entrepreneurship program able to be brought to any high school
SEALs is a program that trains SCLA graduates to become competent developers
SCORE hosts free, LIVE webinars every week on small business tips and strategies.
An online guide on starting a Maker Faire at your school
The SBA announced it is again opening up its Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) grant and loan program to help those affected by the coronavirus pandemic.
Federal guidance for small businesses and their employees during COVID-19.
Disaster assistance loans for small businesses impacted by coronavirus in designated states and territories (COVID-19).
A site that helps an aspiring entrepreneur to plan his/her business, launch it, manage it, and grow it - with step by step guidelines.
Financial assistance and resources for restuarants hit by the COVID-19 crisis.
A restaurant consultant's take on surviving the COVID-19 crisis.
Restart guide for Ohio.
Tips and resources for creating an inclusive experience for your virtual and digital events.
A list of worthy reads, available national and regional relief funds, non-profit donation opportunities, and resources from restaurant associations that stood out as informative, helpful, or useful.
Tip sheets for community leaders and small businesses on reopening safely.
8-question quiz to discover your remote team communication style (with science-based insights for better team communication).
Digital download or shipped to your door, reopening and social distancing signs from an award-winning design agency.
Department of Homeland Security guidelines for preparing a buisness for crisis situations.
A platform for buying gift cards from local restaurants without leaving your house.
Webinars in Spanish to help Spanish-speaking entrepreneurs and small business owners navigate #COVID19
A list of Chattanooga-specific resources for food & beverage businesses during the COVID-19 crisis.
Education and business planning assistance in the face of disasters.
Faith-based short video lesson series on 'redemptive entrepreneurship.'
A recommended checklist of documents needed to apply for PPP. Check with your lender as they may have different requirements.
A list of podcasts for maintaining mental stability and positivity through a disaster.
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.
This article breaks down everything you need to know about the Paycheck Protection Program application process.
Official information on the CARES Act Paycheck Protection Program assistance for small businesses.
A guide to supporting local businesses in the Dayton, OH area.
Information and resources that nonprofits can use to prepare and respond to the COVID-19 situation.
A toolbox of online and in-school resources for young entrepreneurs
The Center offers a wide range of tools and services to help communities and regions develop a customized strategy for youth and young adult engagement:
Working towards a manageable solution for both tenants and landlords is possible and will hopefully lead to a quicker recovery and rebound for both parties.
An entrepreneurship conference for middle and high school girls complete with workshops and a pitch competition
Main Street America is compiling existing resources, opportunities, and community response examples to help Main Street districts during this crisis. They are updating the list frequently.
Accurate, relevant, and timely resources to help you through the days ahead.
Hear words of hope and encouragement in the midst of an economic and public health disaster.
Dive into the latest research on how to deal with anxiety on remote teams.
Grants to support small businesses and enterprises affected by COVID-10 in the US, especially those in underserved communities, including entrepreneurs of color, women- and veteran-owned businesses.
A downloadable toolkit that provides resources for community leaders.
A resource rollup for businesses in the state of Tennessee.
No Interest, crowd-sourced microloans up to $15,000.
Thorough entrepreneurship curriculum available online
A platform that explains seemingly complex business concepts with a young audience in mind
A free curriculum aimed at cultivating problem-solving, critical thinking, and creativity in motivated youth
A network of over 40 youth innovation organizations
The Innovation Collaborative provides information about how effective integration of the arts, sciences, humanities, engineering, math and technology can [...]
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.
A student success course that instills an entrepreneurial mindset in students, critical for success academically and in life
Hustle n' Code is an event aimed at catalyzing excitement in public housing youth for computer programming
A video outlining how a bipartisan group of experts in every field have agreed on a plan for #HowWeReopen.
A course based on the book "How to Turn $100 Into $1,000,000
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.
Basic tips and suggestions for going virtual.
We unpacked how early-stage entrepreneurs can access funding resources, and pivot to new opportunities in these challenging times.
A PhD economist gives his take on what it takes for a business to stay afloat during a recession.
A website written for homeschool families and teens to learn "The Entrepreneurial Mindset"
A map of local restaurants across the country in need. Buy a giftcard from your favorite through this online platform.
Updated daily, with real-world funding, resources, and support for small business owners adapting to the impacts of coronavirus.
A guide from Kauffman on applying for SBA relief funding.
GrowthLab provides content and resources for entrepreneurs who want to start or grow online businesses.
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.
Google wants to help out your business during the COVID-19 crisis.
Free workshops and entrepreneur self-awareness assessment to help with mental health and well-being.
A daily dose of hope and an antidote to the barrage of negativity experienced in the mainstream media.
Sell gift certificates online to your customers or anyone wanting to support participating small businesses.
Expert tips on getting your business online without over-complicating things.
GenEI provides entrepreneurial programs to youth, nationally through their program called Biz Whiz.
A roundup of funding resources specifically for rural communities.
An aggregated list of free resources, opportunities, and financial relief options available to artists of all disciplines.
Free online community hubs for businesses in need of online platforms.
A collection of free printable signage designs for closure or safe reopening.
Find food assistance, help paying bills, and other free or reduced cost programs.
Funding available for small business owners affected by COVID-19.
One-time $1,500 grants for artists who have had performances or exhibitions canceled or postponed because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Facebook is offering $100M in cash grants and ad credits for up to 30,000 eligible All Small Businesses.
Donate to Expensify.org and have all your donations directed to families who are affected by school closures.
Before launching in-person experiences again, event creators are considering health and safety risks for their event. This is a resource for you when determining what risks are present and how to address them.
Kauffman runs this website with resources and a knowledge base for entrepreneurs.
Article with practical advice, tips, and resources.
Federal guidelines for All Small Businesses on emergency planning.
A virtual 30-minute, one-on-one session with a business development expert for advice on crisis-response.
A repository for entrepreneurial ecosystem builders to post resources to support entrepreneurs (and small businesses) that are specific to the COVID-19 crisis.
Economic and personal finance lesson materials for K-12 teachers and students
No selling fees for new businesses through June 30 and everything you need to make your eBay Store successful.
Create your own downtown bingo to help keep supporting local businesses with creative and safe options.
Promote your restaurant and increase your takeout sales.
A comprehensive workbook/process to assist businesses in evaluating and preparing for any type of disaster. The Toolkit is 100% customizable for all types and sizes of businesses.
Support on disaster recovery from an experienced team of experts.
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).
Restaurant gift certificates sold at less-than face value.
Digital consulting on setting up an online store, rethinking marketing and branding, and other ways to temporarily adjust your business.
Every Tuesday in April at 1pm CST, the Nice Center will explore topics related to working and taking care of oneself while in isolation.
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.
A video series developed by EntreEd in collaboration with ARC-funded ESTEAM grant partners to address needs for businesses throughout rural Appalachia. Topics include going online, creative marketing, and remote work.
Tips, blogs, tools, and resources geared toward non-profit businesses.
A rollup of economic resources for small businesses, displaced workers, and invidiuals interested in supporting the Chattanooga small business community.
A resource matrix organizing funding opportunities identified in the CARES Act and other federal resources that can help support rural America. Categorized by customer and assistance type.
Daily updates on ways small businesses can prepare for the impact of COVID-19 on their business and community.
Information on changes made to tax law by the CARES Act.
A comprehensive critical path laying out foundational tasks to assist restaurants with reopening their doors.
Learn about the tax relief and coronavirus stimulus packages available to help you stay afloat.
A resource hub from SCORE with links to remote mentoring, workshops, and webinars.
Yelp announced a $25 million relief program aimed to serve small, independently-owned restaurants and bars.
A brief summary of the basics of the small business loan program from the Paycheck Protection Program.
Supporting starters and founders during the COVID-19? Here's how to go virtual.
An engaging and customizable teen entrepreneurship curriculum offered by CO.STARTERS
A simple and intuitive visual map that helps entrepreneurs of all kinds refine (or reimagine) their ideas.
The circumstances surrounding COVID-19 are having significant impact on small businesses and startups in our community. If you are a business owner looking for support during this time, please see below for resources available.
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.
Interactive database meant to help the Chattanooga area small business community sift through information - from relief funds to webinars - that may be of interest.
Resources for businesses and employers to plan, prepare, and respond to coronavirus disease.
Apply for grants up to $50,000 to support business growth, including $10,000 emergency COVID-19 Business for All Grants to help small businesses in crisis.
Apply for grants up to $50,000 to support business growth, including $10,000 emergency COVID-19 Business for All Grants to help small businesses in crisis.
18 tips and steps for keeping your small business afloat during a disaster.
The Biz Ops Game™ is a business simulation board game that teaches business operations in an experiential and fun way.
An entrepreneurship guide written for youth
Babson Global works with educational institutions to design curricula and educational tools that focus on youth entrepreneurship.
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.
RegionAHEAD was created to give small businesses and the community in the northeast TN area a place to connect and learn how we can support one another during COVID-19.
The project provides the next generation of Appalachia’s workforce entrepreneurial skills to strengthen the long-term economy of communities throughout the project region.
Webconference tool that has “tables” where people can connect similar to a conference lobby.
Yelp compiled these step-by-step guides to help you easily update your Yelp business page with relevant changes to your operations.
Learn how best to manage your financial life through this tumultuous time with this comprehensive guide to the wide-ranging impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the global economy.
Free online and emotional support.
A student entrepreneur showcase and pitch competition in Nashville, Tennessee
An event for local thinkers and starters to come together and share ideas over coffee and conversation
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.
Restart guide for Kansas City.
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.