I know this will be one of the many messages you get regarding corona, but I hope this post reaches you in the event you might need help. I have felt the impact of this virus thru many of my clients who work in food service, hospitality and the like. I’m not completely sure that people in my own industry won’t be affected drastically as well. Only time will tell. I hope calamity will be calmed sooner more than later so we can all get back to normal operation.

FACEBOOK TO GIVE 100 MILLION IN GRANTS FOR BUSINESSES AFFECTED BY CORONAVIRUS

“In a blog post announcing the grants, Facebook said, “We know that your business may be experiencing disruptions resulting from the global outbreak of COVID-19. We’ve heard that a little financial support can go a long way, so we are offering $100M in cash grants and ad credits to help during this challenging time.” – READ MORE OF THE FULL CNBC POST HERE

PRESIDENT TRUMP TO GIVE IMMEDIATE CASH STIMULUS TO AMERICANS DURING CRISIS

“The Trump administration expressed support on Tuesday for sending direct cash payments to Americans in the next two weeks as part of a massive economic stimulus package that is taking shape in Washington, something the White House hopes could stanch the economic free fall caused by the coronavirus.”

“We’re looking at sending checks to Americans immediately,” Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin said Tuesday. “And I mean now, in the next two weeks.” – READ MORE AT THE WASHINGTON POST HERE

The federal reserve will be unveiling a lending program to help struggling businesses. – FIND OUT MORE HERE 

RENT RELIEF AND BUSINESS ASSISTANCE FOR WASHINGTON RESIDENCES AND BUSINESS OWNERS

Up to $5 million of the Governor’s Strategic Reserve Funds will be made available as small grants to small businesses across the state to help prevent closure due to COVID-19. The state Department of Commerce will coordinate an application process. – READ MORE HERE ON MEDIUM

50 COMPANIES GIVING BACK DURING THE CORONAVIRUS EPIDEMIC

From giving away hand sanitizers to giving out free education courses, these 50 generous companies are doing thier most to give back during these hard times we are all facing. – READ MORE ON FORBES POST HERE

COMCAST IS GIVING FREE AND CHEAP INTERNET TO THOSE IN NEED DURING CORONAVIRUS

Individuals who meet low income standards can benefit from free internet during these times. Find out more at  Comcast Internet Essentials. 

“In response to emergency measures associated with Coronavirus (COVID-19), Internet Essentials will increase speeds from 15/2 Mbps to 25/3 Mbps for all customers. This speed increase will happen automatically – no action is required by customers. In addition, new customers will receive two months of free service.” – Comcast

HOW TO CHANGE YOUR HOURS ON GOOGLE BUSINESS & FACEBOOK

Many businesses have been subject to being forced to change hours and change business activities. If you want to know how to update your Google My Business listing Hours and Facebook hours, I have a video on youtube just below!

Google has provided a great list of resources to help you navigate working from home in this article here.

HOW TO CREATE A NOTICE ON YOUR WEBSITE TO ALERT VISITORS OF YOUR CHANGED ACTIVITIES

Install this plugin under plugins tab. Search for Apex Notification Bar. You can also download the plugin here. After installed, enable the plugin and choose your position. Make your way to the component settings and add your custom message under components setup.

If you prefer to hire someone do this, feel free to contact me. 509-218-4321

 

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