Resources for Businesses

Financial Resources

The Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) and Main Street America has provided information on resources for small businesses.

Grants
*NEW – The HartBeat of Main Street Grant Program – Round 2 DUE 10/29/2020

Loans
Small Business Administration’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan
Michigan Paycheck Protection Program – To apply for forgiveness of your Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan, the Borrower must complete this application.
MainVest Main Street Initiative
Kiva Loans
Honeycomb Credit Relief Loan

Re-opening Strategies for Small Businesses

Reopen Main Street Strategies
Employer guidance on best practices: Restaurant / Bar
PMBC COVID-19 Procurement Platform- PPE
Building Customer Trust Kit
Covid-19 Guidance for Retail Workers
Preventing Worker Exposure
Guidance for Preparing Workplaces for Covid-19
Operation Open Doors Checklist
Social Distancing Practices

Other Resources

State Resources

MSF Awardee Relief Initiative
MEDC COVID-19 Resources
Michigan SBDC COVID-19 Resources
State of Michigan’s COVID-19 Resources
Small Business Association of Michigan COVID-19 Resources

Federal Resources
The Small Business Administration’s Guidance for Businesses and Employers to Plan and Respond to Coronavirus
U.S. Chamber Coronavirus Resources and Coronavirus Response Toolkit
U.S. State Department Travel Guidelines
DoL Guidance for Preparing your workplace for COVID-19
CDC Guidance for Businesses and Employers
SBA to Provide Disaster Assistance Loans for Small Businesses Impacted by Coronavirus

Commonly Asked Questions

If you are unsure of how this crisis applies to your business and what you can do, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation created a FAQS page to answer some of your questions. Please visit their website here.

Do you have any additional ideas or resources we should add to this? Please let us know! If you are doing something creative in your business, please email us at srainey@downtownwayne.org so we can promote it.