Please click below to get more information about Business Resources during the COVID-19 crisis.


Employee Impact During COVID-19 (SBDC)
Please click on the link to learn more about pivoting employees and potential employee impacts during the pandemic.  

Guide to Conquering a Business Crisis 

Please click on the link for a guide created by SBDC to help businesses conquer the COVID-19 crisis.

Walmart to Host Webinar Series for Small Businesses to Supply Walmart and E-Commerce
Walmart is hosting a series of webinars in early April (starting Thursday and Friday) to invited U.S. small business to supply Walmart Stores and its e-commerce platform.  This is a great opportunity for small businesses looking to reach new customers in the current environment.   Attached and below is background and the webinar invitations.

Iowa Department of Public Health
Community Mitigation Strategies and current confirmed cases by county, including demographics. Updated daily. 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) offers the most up-to-date information on COVID-19.

Iowa State University CIRAS COVID-19 Information for Businesses and Manufacturers
Iowa State University Center for Industrial Research and Service COVID-19 information for businesses and manufacturers

COVID-19 Workplace Tips for Employees
Please click on the link for more information from the US Chamber of Commerce regarding workplace tips for employees.

US Chamber of Commerce’s Guide for Employers to Plan and Respond to COVID-19
Please click on the link for information on how employers can plan and respond to COVID-19 from the US Chamber of Commerce.

Getting Your Business Ready for COVID-19
Please click on the link for information from the World Health Organization on getting your business ready for COVID-19.

Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers to Plan and Respond to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
Please click on the link for guidance from the CDC for businesses and employers to plan, prepare and respond to COVID-19.

Iowa’s SBDA COVID-19 Information
For more information on Iowa’s SBDC response to COVID-19 please click the link.

Focus on Five Key Areas Triage Support for Businesses
Click here to learn more about five key areas for businesses to focus on during these challenging times.

Google Numbers
Want your clients to have a phone number to call but don’t want to give out your personal cell or home number?

Travel Iowa COVID-19 Update
Find a list of travel related closures and cancellations here.

University of Northern Iowa Video Series “Coping with COVID-19”
UNI’s Advance Iowa hosts a video series with Topics to include resources available, workforce issues such as managing a virtual staff, unemployment law changes, flexibility and productivity, finance and strategy, marketing, mental health and more.

U.S. Department of the Treasury, IRS and The U.S. Department of Labor Announced Plan to Implement Coronavirus-Related Paid Leave for Workers and Tax Credits for Small and Midsize Businesses to Swiftly Recover the Cost of Providing Coronavirus-Related Leave
The U.S. Treasury Department, Internal Revenue Service and the U.S. Department of Labor announced that small and midsize employers can begin taking advantage of two new refundable payroll tax credits, designed to immediately and fully reimburse them, dollar-for-dollar, for the cost of providing Coronavirus-related leave to their employees. This relief to employees and small and midsize businesses is provided under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, signed by President Trump on March 18, 2020.

The act will help the United States combat and defeat COVID-19 by giving all American businesses with fewer than 500 employees funds to provide employees with paid leave, either for the employee’s own health needs or to care for family members. The legislation will enable employers to keep their workers on their payrolls, while at the same time ensuring that workers are not forced to choose between their paychecks and the public health measures needed to combat the virus.

Unemployment Information for Employers and Employees
Additional information on unemployment insurance.

COVID-19 Unemployment Scenarios & Benefits Chart
You can file for unemployment insurance benefits online here

COVID-19: Iowa Business Recovery Assistance
Please click on the link for information and resources from the Iowa Economic Development Authority including financial guidance, business impact survey and other relevant information.

Updates from Iowa's Governor Kim Reynolds
Please click on the link for video press conferences and news releases from the office of the Governor.

Marketing Your Business During COVID-19
Click on the link to learn more about how to market you business, products and services during these challenging times.

SBDC Webinars to Help You Cope with COVID-19
The California Small Business Development Center created webinars aimed at helping your business cope with COVID-19.  Please click the link for a complete list of the available webinars.

Essential Business Explanation
Please click on the link for general information relating to the determination of essential businesses.

Supply Chain Disruption Planning
Please click on the link for information and support relating to disruptions in supply chains as a result of COVID-19. 

USDA Rural Development Support Programs (FOR EMPLOYEES)
Please click on the link to learn more about programs USDA Rural Development is offering to individuals.

FREE Operational, Financial and Market Comparison Information.
Please click on the link for FREE reports that will equip business owners with FREE operational, financial and local market comparisons to their competition.

Business Resiliency Webinar
Please click on the link to register for a webinar aimed at Business Resiliency: Keeping the Lights On.