COVID-19 Resources

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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

IFund women list of Grants

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 BellandYour 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

Other Resources:

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:

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.

SheEO Venture Marketplace

IFund Women – COVID-19 Fund

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

The Best Free Meditation Apps

FinanciElle Let’s Get Digital Even Calendar_2020_05_18

Stay healthy and take care of yourself and those around you!

 

 

 

 

 

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