Our ongoing list of resources for Michigan small businesses facing the coronavirus. Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with additional resources to share.
*updated 5/5/20 3:30pm*
For Small Businesses:
The Michigan Small Business Relief Program grants are administered by 15 local and nonprofit economic development organizations (EDOs).
The Michigan Good Food Fund's technical assistance partners are prepared to offer one-on-one support to Michigan good food entrepreneurs.
SBAM offers daily COVID-19 briefings as well as the latest news and resources for Michigan businesses, such as determining eligibility for Disaster Assistance Loans. *SBA Economic Disaster Interruption Loans are NOW available to MI businesses*
Mark your calendar for upcoming webinars with the Michigan SBDC and check out their advice for your business' next steps.
The Michigan Economic Development Corporation can help connect your business with capital providers - federal grants, banks, venture capitalists and more.
Check out this list of advice on how to take your marketing digital, create a communications plan, and maintain positive public perception.
A few resources from Google on how to effectively communicate with customers and employees, as well as work remotely.
Check out these 8 things the CDC recommends you as a small business owner need to do to support your employees, your customers, and to mitigate risk.
Companies can edit this template letter for their employees to carry while in-transit during Governor Whitmer's "Stay Home, Stay Safe" executive order.
Fortunately, the fastest and preferred method to file or re-open a claim is online.
In addition to frequently washing your hands, see other guidelines for keeping your employees and customers safe.
Find answers to frequently asked questions related to food safety, pet & animal safety, food access, and more during this time.
For Farmers Markets and Farmers:
A Legal Guide to resources available from the Farmer Legal Assistance Hotline.
30,000 Acres has developed a fund that covers immediate emergency expenses related to the farm operation and daily necessities.
This hour long video assists food and farm busineses naviagate the financial aid available through the CARES Act.
Lots of resources for small to large farms, information on selling online, health and safety guidelines, and more.
Videos on adjusting your marketing, resources for agricultural producers, tips on food safety measures.
RAFI-USA is collecting contact information for farmers who are being drastically impacted by the pandemic.
MIFMA offers guidance and considerations on operating farmers markets in Michigan during this period of heightened public safety.
A helpful guide from the Local Line on Ontario highlighting the marketing and logistics of adapting to the current circumstances.
Check out Purdue's list of ways to safely deliver your products while safely social distancing.
Elligible farms can receive up to $1,000 from the American Farmland Trust relief fund.
Recommendations for maintaining safe growing and selling practices from the Fruit Growers News.
The FMC has published a resource for farmers market managers and vendors with information regarding COVID-19. It includes preventative measures, market operations procedures, and other information that will help keep your community and market safe during this time.
Review these preventative measures and Guidance for farmers markets, food banks, grocery stores, and farms.
MIFFS has compiled a list of technical resources, food safety guidelines, loan applications, and more.
Tips for best practices regarding communication and sanitization for your farm stand.
A wide array of information regarding financial assistance, food safety, marketing, advocacy and more. Some resources may be California specific.
A guide to available technology and platforms available to set up your delivery and take-out system. Note: some of this information may be specific to Boston.
Find updates, tips, hotlines and more to help your business deal most effectively with the COVID-19 emergency.
This crowd-sourced document features resources, fact sheets, spreadsheets, and so much more from Cooks Who Care Members and allies across the country.
Eater has compiled a list of funds that diners can donate to and restaurants can find financial help through.
The James Beard Foundations offers advice on how food businesses are adapting and resources to consider, as well as a webinar.
Some restaurants have set up a “bond” program, that similiar to a savings bond, people can purchase now, and redeem later for a higher value.