Resource Guide to Help Small Businesses During the COVID-19 Crisis

Over the last few weeks, we’ve all been burdened with the immense weight of uncertainty. Businesses of all sizes have been in reaction mode, making tough decisions to mitigate the damage this event has caused. Our next step is researching who or what is available to help us get back up, brush the dust off, and start again.

As you’re navigating next steps, know that we’re here for you.

To help you locate assistance and information, we’ve collected several resources that you may find useful. Bookmark this page to check back regularly, as we’ll continue to add to this list.

Small Business Administration (SBA), CARES Act

These resources offer information concerning Small Business Debt Relief, Paycheck Protection Program Loans, Economic Injury Disaster Loans, Emergency Grants, and more. 

US Small Business Administration (SBA) COVID-19 Assistance

The Small Business Owner’s Guide to the CARES Act

SBA District Offices Locator (Local Assistance)

Latest SBA Info on Economic Injury "Express Bridge" Disaster Loans (Wellness Capital Management)

Highlights of CARES Act (Forbes)

Getting Cash For Your Small Business Through The CARES Act (Forbes)

The CARES Act (Full Text)

What to Do If Your Bank Is Stalling on Your PPP Loan Application (Inc)


Grants, Relief Funds, & Free Resources

Small Business Grants for Companies Hit by COVID-19 (Inc)

Apply for Beauty Changes Lives Relief Grant 

Apply for the PBA COVID-19 Relief Fund

Virginia 30 Day Fund 
(Spa and wellness businesses with 3–30 employees in Virginia can apply for a fund grant for up to $3000)

4 Free Resources Small Business Can Access Now (CNN)

FREE Tools for Staying Connected to Your Clients

Other US Government Resources

Federal Families First Coronavirus Response Act

Combating the Coronavirus: US Chamber of Commerce

Unemployment Help: US Unemployment Office

Federal Disaster Unemployment Assistance (for freelancers, contractors, and small businesses)


General Information

World Health Organization (WHO)

Centers for Disease Control (CDC)


Tax Information

State Tax Filing Guidance (American Institute of CPAs)

Coronavirus Tax Relief (IRS)


Spa & Salon Industries 

Esthetics Council COVID-19 Safety Guidelines

Webinars: GSN Planet Community Support Series  (YouTube)

Your Spa Has Been Ordered to Close—Now What? (American Spa)

Webinar: Emergency $2t CARES Act (The Spa Industry Association)

NEW! Economic Stimulus Q&A Webinar Series (PBA)
(Every Tuesday at 11am PDT, featuring legal expert Dan Muller)

New Sanitation Paradigm Workshop

NEW! Reopening Standards & Toolkits (GWI)

NEW! Spa Reopening Toolkit (ISPA)

NEW! ISPA Reopening Town Hall Series


We’re in this together. 

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