A List of Lists: COVID-19 Online Resources

Updated April 14, 2020

Posted: March 26, 2020

Today, we are thankful for the “list-makers”; those people and organizations who are diligently gathering necessary and timely information and resources for entrepreneurs, small businesses, employers and employees to use as we navigate the COVID-19 pandemic. Here are some that we have found helpful, but we know there are more. Please let us know of any others and we’ll add them!

First, we wanted to give a shout out to the Greater Akron Chamber, the City of Akron and Summit County who lead numerous ecosystem partners, including Bounce, to develop a comprehensive COVID-19 resource website for employers and employees. It is continually being updated, so check back often.

Greater Akron Chamber, City of Akron, Summit County: COVID-19 resource website

Summit County: COVID-19 Small Business Emergency Relief Grant Program

Second, MAGNET is leading the effort to help manufacturers produce the PPE that the hospitals desperately need.  We have PPE work-streams for isolation gowns, community and surgical masks, face shields, gloves, hand sanitizer, and more. If there are organizations that want to support, they can go to https://repurposingproject.com/ and someone from the MAGNET team will reach out to them. They can also register their capabilities and ideas at www.americamakes.us.

Other resources:

MAGNET:  COVID-19 resources page for manufacturing

JumpStart:  COVID-19 Business Resources

JumpStart: Webinar series

Youngstown Business Incubator: COVID-19 Business Resources

TechOhio: The latest tech news in response to COVID-19

State of Ohio Department of Health:  COVID-19 portal

Small Business Administration: Disaster loan information and resources

Thompson Hine: COVID-19 Task Force – Important Information for Employers

Marcum: COVID-19 Resource Center

Sikich: COVID-19 Resource Center

gener8tor: Emergency Response Program – Small Business

OhioMeansJobs: Current job openings

Forbes: Free Online Collaboration Tools

Support Local Akron: Supporting artists, musicians and small businesses

Akron Beacon Journal: Website to help promote local small businesses

Downtown Akron Partnership: Resources page

ArtsNow: Nonprofit, Arts and Artists Resources