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Amid the current COVID-19 pandemic, I’ve been trying to think of a way I could build some kind of resource list from information on small business support updates, to a list of shop local female founders, to free resources to help with wellness, so here goes:
I appreciate how difficult this time is for small business, my father has a food based business that had to be closed so this is an issue close to my heart and I hope the list of resources below from CPA Canada and Numbercrunch will be helpful.
CPA Canada Resources: I’m proud to be part of the CPA community and the resources it’s put together, here’s a list compiled from the CPA Canada website:
Business continuity in a crisis: COVID-19 Challenges (from crisis response resources to cash flow management resources)
Coping with the COVID-19 crisis: What small businesses can do to survive
14 ways to help small businesses survive during COVID-19
Federal Government COVID-19 Tax Updates
Numbercrunch Resources: I’ve had the great opportunity of interviewing Susan Richards, Co-Founder of Numbercrunch for this blog and they’ve been consistently preparing blog posts on various financial topics related to COVID-19:
10 Tips for Preserving Cash: COVID-19 Cash Preservation Checklist
Wage Subsidy Calculation COVID-19
Complete Breakdown of BDC COVID-19 Loans: Details, Eligibility & Requirements
US Resources for Female Founded Businesses:
The Helm: Your Complete Guide to Everything Emergency Funding: Everything Female Founders Need to Know
Alice: COVID-19 Small Business Resource Center
Tory Burch Foundation Business Resources During COVID-19
Personal Financial Resources (some of this is US based but a lot could also apply to Canadians):
Ellevest– Upcoming Workshops and Live office hours to help answer your money questions and articles from Ellevest’s money and career pros
Doris Belland – Your Financial Launchpad – on March 17th she kicked off her 30 Day Challenge to Get Something Positive Done With Your Finances!!. Sign up to her mailing list to follow along.
Stnce.ca Taking control in times of uncertainty
Canada Emergency Response Benefit
Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan
Center for Feminist Foreign Policy – Feminist Resources on the Pandemic
LiisBeth – A Feminist’s Response to COVID-19
Startup Canada COVID-19 Resources
Women in Biz Network Top Canadian Resources in Response to COVID-19
Women of Influence What Now? A Hub for Entrepreneurs Adapting to a New Normal
Her CEO Journey: The Business Finance Podcast for Women Entrepreneurs:
- There is NO FREE Money from the Government Financing Program
- The Details of Canada’s Emergency Business Account
- How to be Ready for Export Development of Canada Loan
Shop Local Female Founders:
Tease Tea – a portion of proceeds go to supporting economic empowerment initiatives for women
Alicja Confections – send a postcard chocolate to a family member or friend
Wick Witch Candle and Bath Company
Barefoot Venus – Send a Connected kit to a loved one and/or Nominate a local hospital to get 10 Connected Kits.
Femmebought – also, join their newsletter.
Free Wellness resources:
I know this is a difficult time, as someone whose mother has Lupus an autoimmune disease that leaves her immune compromised, I’m extremely concerned about people following the social distancing guidelines and taking care of themselves – not just for yourself but for everyone around you, so please, please follow the guidelines. While your at home here are some wellness resources:
Komal Minhas Lessons Learned Podcast – Lesson 24 How to Anchor Through Chaos
Komal Minhas Lessons Learned Podcast – Covid Stay-At_Home Care Package
Blogilates – Free workout calendars linked to YouTube Videos
Yoga With Adriene -Free yoga calendars linked to YouTube Videos
FinanciElle Let’s Get Digital Even Calendar_2020_05_18
Stay healthy and take care of yourself and those around you!
One thought on “COVID-19 Resources”
I’ve also heard the Nike app (for workouts) is good and free right now! Great list!