It’s absolutely amazing how many companies are stepping up to help people out during the pandemic. It’s also a little overwhelming. There’s so much going on that it can be difficult to see what resources are available specifically for you.
To simplify the process of finding help for small business owners, we’ve collected links to 8 digital marketing companies who are offering funding, support and resources at this time. We’ll be updating this list regularly, so if you know of a resource we’ve missed, please let us know!
Google has committed to providing $800 million in support. Of interest to most small business owners – the $340 in Google Ad grants, as well as direct financial support for businesses involved in the production of PPE and lifesaving medical devices. More than two dozen informational resources and guides can be accessed via the COVID-19 Response Collection. We’re Google Ad Partners, let us know how we can help.
Facebook is offering $100 Million in cash grants to qualifying small businesses. Funds can be used for payroll, rent, operating expenses and marketing. Qualifying businesses will have between 2-50 employees, in operation for more than a year, and negatively impacted by COVID-19.
Facebook is also providing a Business Resource Hub, which currently includes links to the SBA Payment Protection program, industry specific resource guides, a resiliency toolkit, and more. We’re Facebook Agency Partners, let us know how we can help.
Big Commerce is offering 3 months’ free service to new customers, and they’ve partnered with more than a dozen other digital marketing service companies to provide a variety of resources and discounts for COVID-19 impacted businesses. We’re Big Commerce partners, please feel free to reach out.
Shopify is providing $200 million in small business funding to existing customers. They’ve also made gift card and in-store/curb side pickup functionalities available, and have extended the free trial period for new customers to 90 days. They also provide a global list of government relief programs (which you can access here). We’re Shopify partners, please feel free to reach out to us for support.
Call Rail is offering new customers a two-month extension to the free trial period for new customers. Existing customers will receive 2 months of free Form Tracking and Conversion Intelligence products.
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Klaviyo is asking business owners to complete a two-minute daily survey relevant to their COVID-19 experiences. All participants receive an email with survey results and trend information. We’re Klaviyo partners, please feel free to reach out with any questions on getting started.
Mailchimp is providing $10 million in price relief to existing customers. To qualify for up to 3 months of free service, businesses will have 25 or fewer employees in categories including restaurants and hospitality; brick and mortar retail; travel and leisure; entertainment; health, beauty, and wellness; and other select Main Street businesses. Noteworthy on the resource page: two podcasts to motivate and inspire— one featuring women business leaders; the other, musicians discussing the one song that was most transformative for them.
PayPal has suspended loan repayments in all FEMA Major Disaster Areas. They are also waiving chargeback and instant fund fees, and have extended the timeline vendors have to reply to customer complaints. Their resource page includes a state-by-state list of government updates and funding resources.
What’d We Miss?
If you know of a digital marketing company that’s stepping up to support small business owners through the pandemic, we want to know about it. Please give us the relevant information using the form below, and we’ll share it in our next “Hanging in There” resources article. Thank you!
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