COVID-19 Resources

DISASTER RESOURCES FOR SMALL BUSINESSES

The safety of our residents, workers and visitors is of the utmost importance to us here at Central Houston. We are monitoring all recommendations and updates from government officials surrounding COVID-19 and we will inform our stakeholders of relevant changes. The first priority for everyone is to take appropriate steps to limit the spread of COVID-19 and ensure our entire community remains healthy.

During this difficult time, our mission is to help businesses, stakeholders and members understand the resources available.  In addition, we are working closely with state and local officials to advocate on your behalf. 

 

We’ll continue to revise this list, but please feel free to reach out to these businesses directly for any questions:

America's Small Business Development Center Network - COVID-19 Small Business Resources

SBA Disaster Assistance - SBA Disaster Assistance in Response to the Coronavirus

US Chamber of Commerce - Combating the Coronavirus, Coronavirus Response Toolkit & Resources to Help Your Small Business Survive the Coronavirus

The International Economic Development Council (IEDC)- First Glance at the Stimulus Bill

IRS- special section focused on steps to help taxpayers, businesses and others affected by the coronavirus.

The World Health Organization (WHO)- features tips, advice, reports, research and more.

Center for Disease Control and Prevention - Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers & Business Pandemic Influenza Planning Checklist

Tech Against Coronavirus - Software Solution (i.e. Slack, Toggl, Zoom, Google Handouts)

Facebook for Business – Small Business Grants Program

 

State, Local and Other Resources:

Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) - COVID-19 Resources Employer

State of Texas - Information for Businesses, Events, and Venues

Greater Houston Partnership - Houston coronavirus resources

Houston Arts Alliance-  resources to help artists and non-profits; additional resources specifically for artists.

Houston First- resources and support for Houston’s hospitality industry. 

The U.S. Travel Association- comprehensive tool kit.

Retail Strategies- Small Business Resource Guide

Tools to help you remote work and/or deliver your services online.

 

Additional resources offered by our Central Houston partners:

ImpactHub, a locally rooted, globally connected, nonprofit organization that inspires, connects and empowers people working to solve social problems in our city and around the world.


Gener8tor, a Madison, Wisconsin-based nationally ranked, turnkey accelerator platform focused on the creative economy connecting startups, entrepreneurs, artists, investors, universities and corporations.

  • gener8tor Emergency Response Program – Daily Webinars
  • Step-by-step Guide: How to apply for SBA Disaster Loans


MassChallege, a Boston-based globally recognized 501 (C)(3) non-profit startup accelerator


The Cannon, is an organization that develops and manages startup hubs -- workspaces for entrepreneurs that surround them with all the resources they need to succeed.

 

Alice, the world’s first 100% virtual accelerator.