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)
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:
US Resources for Female Founded Businesses:
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
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
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:
Stay healthy and take care of yourself and those around you!