Small Business

Recovery Resources

We're all in crisis mode, trying to figure out next moves to stay in business while the world adjusts to a new normal. Allegheny Together is here to aid in whatever way we can. Step one is to take a survey to let us know how the Coronavirus has affected business for you and what we can do for you. As a program of Allegheny Department of Economic Development, we are here to find ways for your business to adapt to new technology, connect you to the funding you need, and share with the rest of our community where to get some take out tonight. 

For those interested in adding your business's adjusted hours, online sales link, and social media pages to our map, you will be prompted to do so in the survey. Questions? Reach out: engage@alleghenytogether.com

PGH Open for Business

Is your business open? Below is a map of businesses that are open during the COVID-19 crisis. In order to add your business to the map, take our survey and fill out your map information. If you need to update your information at any time email engage@alleghenytogether.com with your updates. 

Funding

Loyalty Bonds

Honeycomb Credit

Crowdfunded gift card subscription product that vests to a higher value over a twenty-four month period. Get cash flow now, without having to redeem all your gift cards sold once you reopen.

SBA Disaster Loans

SBA

SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loans offer up to $2 million in assistance and can provide vital economic support to small businesses to help overcome the temporary loss of revenue they are experiencing. These loans may be used to pay fixed debts, payroll, accounts payable and other bills that can’t be paid because of the disaster’s impact.

Lender Match Search

SBA

Free online referral tool that connects small businesses with participating SBA-approved lenders.

Low Interest Industrial Loans

PA DCED

The PIDA provides low-interest loans and lines of credit for eligible businesses that commit to creating and retaining full-time jobs and for the development of industrial parks and multi-tenant facilities.

COVID-19 Working Capital Access Program

PA DCED - PA Industrial Development Authority

Provides working capital financing to Pennsylvania companies with less than 100 full time employees, including agricultural producers.UP to $100,000 availabe per businesses, and loan applications must be processed through a Certified Economic Development Organizaiton (CEDO).

Hebrew Free Loan Association of Pittsburgh

HFLA

Hebrew Free Loan Association of Pittsburgh has announced a Coronavirus Financial Bridge Loan Program to provide interest-free loans on a nonsectarian basis for up to $5,000 to residents of Allegheny, Beaver, Butler, Westmoreland, Washington, and Armstrong counties who are facing financial challenges caused by the Coronavirus/COVID-19 outbreak.

Allegheny County Small Business Loan Program Description

Allegheny County Economic Development

Description of the Allegheny Small Business Loan
(ASBL) program that provides funds for establishment and expansion of new and existing small businesses, by providing low interest financing for land development, building improvements, machinery and equipment acquisition, and infrastructure development. Covers up to 40% of project costs.

Critical Community
Needs Fund

POISE Foundation

The purpose of the CCNF is to provide support to small, Black Led Organizations (BLOs) responding to critical needs in the Black community resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Facebook Small Business Grants Program

Facebook

Facebook is offering $100M in cash grants and ad credits for up to 30,000 eligible small businesses in over 30 countries where they operate.

Financial Bridge Loan

DVI Funding

Offering up to $100,000 in unsecured cash loans. Must provide verifiable proof of income and have a minimum annual income of $30,000.

The Progress Fund Emergency Relief Fund

The Progress Fund

Program under development: intended to provide up to $100,000 in working capital to Pennsylvania businesses.

PIDA Lines of Credit

PA Industrial Development Authority

The Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority (PIDA) offers low-interest loans and lines of credit for eligible businesses that commit to creating and retaining full-time jobs for the development of industrial parks and multi-tenant facilities. Loan applications are packaged and underwritten by a network of certified economic development organizations (CEDOs) that partner with PIDA to administer the program.

Virtual Tip Jar

CMU

Listing and virtual tipping site so local patrons can tip their favorite service industry workers.

Kiva Local Lending

Kiva Hub Pittsburgh

Kiva facilitates 0% interest microloans up to $10,000 from local lenders to local borrowers. Kiva approves many loans that other lenders would not.

Paycheck Protection Program

SBA

A second round of funding is now available.

An SBA loan that helps businesses keep their workforce employed during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis.

Zero-interest Loans with Capital Launch

Mainvest

Brick-and-Mortar businesses that launch a capital raise on Mainvest, an investment fund, may be eligible for an additional $2,000 capital infusion of a zero-interest loan.

Small Business Relief Programs in U.S. Cities

Living Cities

A evolving list of relief programs in each major city in the United States.

Fay-Penn Loans

Fay-Pen Economic Development Council

Low-interest loans up to $20,000 for companies in Fayette County. Maximum of 100 full time employees and at least three years in operation.

Honeycomb Crowdfunded Small Business Relief Fund

Honeycomb Credit

To help deliver the working capital that businesses need, Honeycomb is offering 45-day payment free periods, 6-month interest-only periods and reducing our posting, success, and investor fees.

Greater PGH Restaurant Workers Emergency Fund

Greater PGH Restaurant Workers Mutual Aid

A crowdfunding page with a $60,000 goal to go directly to Pittsburgh's restaurant workers. Funds will be dispersed on an as-needed basis by application, for up to $150 per worker. The priority will go to those who need funds for childcare expenses, medication, or are ineligible for government assistance.

Click to stay up to date with
Allegheny County Department of Health's
COVID-19 Response.

Business Resources

Allegheny Together Webinar Recordings

Pittsburgh

As part of technical support for Allegheny Together Communities, informational webinars will be recorded and posted on this page.

CDC Guidance for Businesses and Employers

National

Plan, Prepare and Respond to Coronavirus Disease

Coronavirus Small Business Guide

National

Resources and strategies for small businesses

Main Street Checklist

National

Tips for Main Street Programs and information to share with main street businesses

Retail Training Guide: How COVID-19 Could Affect Your Retail Business

National

A guide to help plan for and minimize the effects of five disruptions from Covid 19: Supply chain disruption; Social distancing disruptions; Financial disruptions; Team disruptions, and; Personal disruptions.

Business Continuity Plan

National

The Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS) has developed a new streamlined business continuity program for small businesses that may not have the time or resources to create an extensive plan to recover from business interruptions.

Maintaining Mental Well-Being During a Quaranine

Pennsylvania

Fact sheet with mental well being suggestions.

Call-in Service for Injury Disaster Loan Assistance

Pittsburgh

Over-the-phone guidance for applying to the SBA Injury Disaster Loan program, by appointment.

Facebook Ad Grants

National

Facebook is offering $100M in cash grants and ad credits to help during this challenging time.

Facebook COVID 19 Business Resource Center

National

Information and suggestions for operating virtually with Facebook products

Discussion Guide for Local Governments

National

Discussion guide on topics including crisis communications, chains of command, gaps in emergency response protocol, and preparing your local workforce.

State Tax Filing Guidance for Coronavirus Pandemic

National

U.S. states are providing tax filing and payment due date relief for individuals and businesses. The AICPA has compiled the latest developments on state tax filings related
to coronavirus.

PA Workshare Program

National

A Shared-Work plan allows an employer to temporarily reduce the work hours of a group of employees and divide the available hours equally rather than laying off any employees. Employees covered by a Shared-Work plan receive a percentage of their Unemployment Compensation (UC) Weekly Benefit Amount (WBA), while they work the reduced schedule, if they are otherwise eligible for UC.

65 Free Tools to Help You Through the Coronavirus Pandemic

National

Information and links for tools that help your business go virual: video conferencing, meetings, process management, dashboards, studying, training and more.

Employer Response to the Coronavirus (Webinar)

Pennsylvania

Webinar on Empoloyer Response to the Coronavirus

How Companies Can Respond to the Coronavirus

National

Guidance on how to transfer to a virtual format and keep up productivity.

Google Ad Credits

National

Google is giving SMBs worldwide $340 million in ad credits, which can be used at any point until the end of 2020 across our Google Ads platforms.

Coronavirus Response Toolkit

National

Graphics businesses can use to share information about the coronavirus.

Coronavirus Response Resources for Local Leaders

National

Resources including the "local action tracker".

Freelance Artist Resources

National

General preparedness, emergency funding, advocacy, and other miscellaneous resources for freelance artists.

What Small Businesses Can Do

National

Resource page for small businesses.

What small businesses and lenders need to know about the final details of the SBA 7(a) loan program expansion

National

Here’s what small businesses and lenders need to know about this massive expansion of the Small Business Administration’s (“SBA”) Section 7(a) Loan.

Bridgeway Capital - Relief and Resources

Pittsburgh

Information about how they are helping

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