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.
MAGNET: COVID-19 resources page for manufacturing
JumpStart: COVID-19 Business Resources
JumpStart: Webinar series
Youngstown Business Incubator: COVID-19 Business Resources
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