Small Business Resources for COVID-19
North Dakota State Resources
To best serve businesses and communities dealing with the impact of COVID-19, the Commerce team is taking a proactive approach by temporarily redirecting human and financial resources to support the North Dakota business community. While you should continue to receive your public health information from the North Dakota Department of Health and the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, below is important information pertaining to both state and federal resources available to businesses and communities affected economically as a result of this public health threat.
COVID-19 Main Street Resources
Community is at the heart of everything we do. As COVID-19 begins to have an increasingly significant impact on communities across the country, we are compiling existing resources, opportunities, and community response examples to help Main Street districts during this crisis.
Economic Resiliency Grant
The North Dakota Department of Commerce is proud to make the Economic Resiliency Grant available to private companies operating in North Dakota for costs associated with improvements to their businesses for the purpose of reducing the spread of infection, and instilling consumer confidence in the marketplace.
Resources to Keep Your Finances, Employees and Physical Property Safe
The COVID-19 pandemic has turned the world upside down. Business owners ask questions such as, “What will my business look like a month from now? How about five months or five years from now?” It’s impossible to know, but you can act quickly and decisively to protect your business. This guide discusses issues such as financial assistance, security systems and employee safety.
Arts Partnership Relief Fund
The Arts Partnership creates an emergency fund for area arts nonprofits The Fund will provide financial assistance, up to $1,500, to FM Metro arts nonprofits to help cover unexpected expenses directly resulting from performance/event cancellations related to Coronavirus/COVID-19. Emergencies must have taken place no earlier than March 10, 2020. Organizations will have two months from the cancellation announcement to submit a request for funds.
Today and continuing through the end of April, independent restaurants in the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico, and Australia can sign up for free with DoorDash and Caviar and pay zero commissions for 30 days. This is not a deferral of fees, nor will merchants be asked to pay anything back.
Job Service ND-Unemployment
When should I file my claim? For unemployment insurance purposes the week begins on Sunday and ends on the following Saturday at midnight. -You should file your claim the week in which you become unemployed -The effective date of your claim is the Sunday of the week it is filed -Claims cannot be backdated to an earlier week so it is important to file as soon as possible after becoming unemployed
Learn how to use Google Analytics to gain insights about how consumers engage with businesses online. We’ll discuss best practices to analyze customer trends and turn these insights into actionable decisions, and we’ll explore Market Finder, Google’s free tool that helps identify potential markets and customers for businesses.