Resources for small businesses during COVID-19

This post aims to compile resources that are helpful for small businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic.

It’s categorized into a few sections: Financial resources, working from home, design and development, education and other.

This post will be regularly updated as we discover more.

If you’re an organization offering resources or if you know of any resources, let us know in the comments below or @ us on social, and we’ll be more than happy to feature it here.

Last edited: 5/20/20

Financial resources

Working from home

For some resources, the descriptions are pasted directly from the respective company’s website.

Slack

“Nonprofit organizations of any size are eligible to receive three months of our Standard plan or Plus for their workspace free of charge.” Full article: https://slack.com/help/articles/360045240813-Slack-for-Nonprofits-during-COVID-19

Trello

“If you are a teacher or instructor working in K-12 or higher education, we want to help support your digital classroom. Fill out this form to get a full year of Trello Business Class—for free!”

Application: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfo6BpK5hG-miEnMVxdScgxwxKZPnExwqWX0LNhSmWtq_kU9Q/viewform

JIRA

“To make remote work as easy as possible for you and your teams, we launched our Remote Work Hub to make our products and best practices easily accessible. We also made our core cloud software products available for free so everyone can communicate and collaborate seamlessly, without needing to be in the same room.”

Full article: https://www.atlassian.com/blog/teamwork/atlassians-commitment-to-our-customers-during-the-covid-19-pandemic

Box

“For any small and medium businesses that need Box right now, we’ve made our Box business edition free for 90 days here:”

More info: https://twitter.com/levie/status/1238171171889098753

Intermedia

“In Response to COVID-19 Pandemic, Intermedia Offers Free Video Conferencing and Webinar Solutions Through End of 2020”

Full article: https://www.intermedia.net/press-release/intermedia-free-video-conferencing-webinar-solution-through-2020

Salesforce

“Salesforce Care for Small Business: Salesforce Essentials, our out-of-the-box CRM for small businesses, will be available to support our small business customers’ sales and customer service efforts.

Tableau for Salesforce Care: Tableau will enable small businesses to make data-driven decisions with speed regarding their unique business challenges.”

Full article: https://www.salesforce.com/company/news-press/stories/2020/3/salesforce-care/

Okta

Okta, the Single Sign On (SSO) provider rolled out Okta for Emergency Remote Work, which offers core Okta services for free to all new customers for six months (with possible extensions based on the situation). This includes Okta Single Sign-On (SSO) and Okta Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) to 5 apps for all users.

More info: https://www.okta.com/okta-for-emergency-remote-work/#trials

1Password

“We’re removing the 30-day trial period on 1Password Business so companies can start keeping their teams secure without getting finance involved.”

Full article: https://blog.1password.com/covid-19-response/

Design and Development

GitKraken

“If you’re contributing to a COVID-19 related project, you are eligible to request a free GitKraken Pro license for yourself and up to 25 team members.” More info: https://www.gitkraken.com/pro-for-a-cure

Pantheon

“Access free support for health, government, educational, and non-profit organizations fighting COVID-19 for at least 90 days.” Full article: https://pantheon.io/blog/supporting-orgs-on-covid-19-front-line

Adobe Creative Cloud

“Adobe is making temporary at-home access to Creative Cloud available until May 31, 2020 for schools and colleges who currently have only lab access for students, at no additional cost.” More info: https://helpx.adobe.com/enterprise/kb/covid-19-education-labs.html

Education

Skillshare

“A limited number of free two-month memberships will be made available daily through March 2020. Applicants will be selected based on user need.”

https://skillshareresearch.typeform.com/to/rjfj4s

Other

YCombinator

YCombinator put out a list of YC companies that are helping with the crisis: https://www.ycombinator.com/covid

Resources from the community

We’ve been receiving additional Covid-19 resources from others in the community (thank you everyone!). Listing those here:


If you’re an organization offering resources or if you know of any resources, let us know in the comments below or @ us on social, and we’ll be more than happy to feature it here.

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