There is such a flood of COVID-19 information coming in hourly. It’s challenging to keep up and even more challenging to ensure that you are seeing the most useful information when it comes to managing your business.
With this in mind, we’ve pulled together this collection of useful information from our POS partners and other sources geared toward helping you manage your business during the COVID-19 crisis.
The uncertain business environment brought on by COVID-19 has businesses struggling to hold onto as much cash as possible. Many business owners are asking whether they should stop remitting sales tax and instead use it as working capital.
Use this document to find out if your state is offering extensions on sales tax return filings and/or payments during COVID-19.
SMALL BUSINESS LOANS
In light of the global COVID-19 pandemic, federal, state, and local governments, along with private entities, are mobilizing to provide economic relief as businesses and workers enter a period of uncertainty. We’ve compiled a comprehensive list of public and private loans, grants, and financial support programs aimed at small businesses.
Disaster Assistance from the U.S. Small Business Administration
The SBA provides low-interest disaster loans to help businesses and homeowners recover from declared disasters.
The Small Business Owner’s Guide to the CARES Act from the U.S. Small Business Administration
The programs and initiatives in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act that was just passed by Congress are intended to assist business owners with whatever needs they have right now. This guide provides information about the major programs and initiatives that will soon be available from the Small Business Administration (SBA) to address these needs, as well as some additional tax provisions that are outside the scope of SBA.
SET UP AN ONLINE ORDERING SYSTEM
Set up digital channels, like online ordering, a mobile ordering app, contactless delivery, and e-gift cards. Start today with three months free. No hardware or POS purchase required.
Online Ordering Resource Center from Revel Systems
You can use this page to quickly find Online Ordering help in a variety of formats for your Revel devices.
We are now a few weeks into the full swing of the COVID-19 crisis in the U.S. At this point most small business owners have worked through the difficult short-term checklist of considerations to ensure that their business endures. But with no definitive end to the crisis in sight, it’s time to think longer-term.
COVID-19 Preparedness Checklist from Clover
Minimize risk, protect business continuity, anticipate inventory shortages, stay informed.
With many states and cities putting limits on where and how restaurants can operate during the COVID-19 pandemic, many restaurant owners are stuck with the challenge of generating revenue and keeping their businesses afloat with little to no in-house traffic.
Your favorite restaurants are suffering as a result of the COVID-19 health crisis. Sales are down across the country and jobs are at risk. Join the Rally for Restaurants movement today, buy a gift card (or five), and challenge your friends to do the same. Give yourself something to look forward to while giving small business owners a fighting chance.
FINANCIAL RELIEF FROM POS PROVIDERS
Timely Resources for Sellers from Square
We are refunding all software subscription fees for the month of March for existing sellers who currently use Square Appointments, Retail, Restaurants, Loyalty, Team Management, Payroll, Marketing, and Square Online Store.
Revel Systems, a provider of a cloud-based point of sale (POS) and complete business management platform, today announced the creation of a Revel Relief Program offering up to $1 million to be allocated toward customers experiencing excessive hardship due to the coronavirus (COVID-19). Apply Here
THIRD-PARTY DELIVERY APP DEALS
Uber Eats is waiving delivery fees for all orders coming from independent restaurants in the United States and Canada. The move is a response to the operational and financial strain restaurants are feeling as governments order statewide shutdowns of hospitality venues in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
No Cost Starter Package from Chowly
Restaurant tech company Chowly is offering a “no cost” starter package to businesses needing to quickly pivot to delivery models as more cities and states shut down dining rooms.