Business Resources

The restaurant industry, more than any other industry in the nation, has suffered the most significant sales and job losses since the COVID-19 outbreak began. So far, more than 8 million restaurant employees have been laid off or furloughed, and the industry will lose $80 billion in sales by the end of April.    
 
Based on devastating revenue losses related to government-ordered closures, economic realities, and projections, the restaurant industry’s survival is dependent on a targeted federal government response. An unprecedented crisis of this scale requires a targeted relief plan for the nation’s second-largest, private sector employer. To ensure that restaurants have the latest information about coronavirus, we created this industry-specific guidance for owners and operators. For more information about our ongoing commitment to safe food handling and training and certification opportunities, please visit the ServSafe website.
 

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American Express and Shop Small

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Welcome customers back with a free open for business kit from American Express and Shop Small. This kit includes hand sanitizer, a “Back to Business” open sign, floor decals, and contactless decals. Add your business to the Shop Small Map
 
*Eligibility & Terms Apply. Learn more at ShopSmall.com
 

U.S. Treasury Dept. and SBA Resources

Assistance for Small Businesses
List Icon The Paycheck Protection Program prioritizes millions of Americans employed by small businesses by authorizing up to $349 billion toward job retention and certain other expenses.

For a top-line overview of the program CLICK HERE
If you’re a lender, more information can be found HERE
If you’re a borrower, more information can be found HERE
The application for borrowers can be found HERE

U.S. Small Business Administration

SBA's Coronavirus (COVID-19): Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources

Payroll Suport
The CARES Act assists eligible businesses looking for payroll support to keep Americans working. For more information, CLICK HERE.

Assistance for American Workers and Families
In the weeks immediately after the passage of the CARES Act, Americans will see fast and direct relief in the form of Economic Impact Payments. For more information, CLICK HERE.

Visit the Treasury Department's CARES Act page for additional information.
 

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