Coronavirus (COVID-19) Business Resources &
SCORE Operations Update
Dear Small Business Owner,

Small business are a vital part of the U.S. economy. With the recent news and concerns of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), SCORE is sharing the latest business resources, assistance and guidance. Please read the following important update to SCORE chapter operations now in effect.

In-Person Events Are Suspended, But Online Support Is Available

The health of small business owners, their employees and the SCORE network of volunteers remain our top priority. In the wake of recent developments relating to COVID-19, SCORE is temporarily suspending in-person events until further notice. However, continued support is fully available through several online opportunities outlined below. 

Local, In-Person Workshops . Local workshops may be postponed or held online. Please check with your local chapter for details.

Mentoring Sessions . Mentors are available to participate in remote mentoring sessions via phone, email and video. If you already have a SCORE mentor, ask them if you can use a remote mentoring method for your sessions. If you don’t already have a SCORE mentor, you can find a business mentor today

SBA Guidance & Assistance for Small Businesses

The Small Business Administration (SBA) has posted information regarding loan programs and guidance for businesses:

CDC Guidance & Prevention Protocols for Businesses

The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) has issued COVID-19 guidance for businesses and is updating them as new developments occur.

Please refer to the following links for the most up-to-date information about COVID-19:

For additional business guidance, please refer to my recent article, How Businesses Can Prepare for Coronavirus .

SCORE is committed to providing you the best service we can during this time. We will update you when in-person SCORE events resume, and when new resources and guidance become available.

Bridget Weston
Acting CEO
Funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. All opinions, conclusions, and/or recommendations expressed herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the SBA.

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