Small business support after COVID-19 impact

Small businesses across the country are feeling the effect of COVID-19. Stay at home orders, fear, and panic have imposed restrictions on companies of all sizes.

If your business has been impacted by COVID-19, the Small Business Administration is offering support. The federal government is offering multiple opportunities to keep businesses healthy and viable, allowing employers to focus on the health and welfare of their employees.

Federal Level

Learn more about the Small Business Administration’s multiple loan programs.

They include:
Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program
SBA Express Bridge Loans
Guidance for Businesses and Employers
SBA Products and Resources
Government Contracting
Local Assistance

To find out more speak with a local Small Business Administration representative. Find a local person here.

State Level

The State of Tennessee is working in conjunction with the federal government to offer assistance programs for small businesses. Most of the resources can be found on the state website – here – but there is also a separate page dedicated to the COVID-19 response as well – here.

Read more from the Tennessee ECD

Local Level

Know your rights and abilities as a small business in Clarksville – Montgomery County. Both the city and county mayor have issued Executive Orders, which may impact your business. Both city and county government are committed to ensuring the public safety.
City of Clarksville Executive Order
Montgomery County Executive Order(s)

Free Opportunities

Are you still “open for business”? Do you need to share a change in store hours, or maybe availability? List your updates for free on the new Businesses can share their updated hours or temporary closure information. There are also great resources available on the site.

If you’re wondering how to market your business during the pandemic, schedule a free consultation with a 5 Star media representative. Discuss marketing best practices, national trends, and how you should position your business during this period of uncertainty in today’s business landscape. Schedule a meeting here – email us or call 931-648-7720.