It also reveals the weaknesses, cracks and vulnerabilities in the structures of our business.
If your business relies 100% on the internet and the power grid goes down, you have no business.
If your business relies 100% on working with people live and in close proximity (e.g. body work and groups) then your business will take an immense hit.
If you grow your own food and are largely living in a self-sufficient community well then… you’re miles ahead of us all.
Washington counties now eligible for disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration
Small businesses in many Washington counties are now eligible to apply for low‑interest U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Economic Injury Disaster Loans to offset economic losses because of reduced revenues caused by the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
More counties are likely to become eligible in Washington state. Check the SBA website for the most updated information.
This is one of the first SBA disaster declarations in the country related to COVID-19.
At the Washington State (U.S.) level, we have some relief detailed quite well at - see the third bullet for how unemployment insurance covers quite a bit for this situation (or check your own local municipalities for similar):
PFML & COVID-19: https://paidleave.wa.gov/coronavirus/ ESD: https://esd.wa.gov/newsroom/covid-19 Employer ESD section: https://esd.wa.gov/newsroom/covid-19#business-services WA State: https://www.governor.wa.gov/issues/issues/covid-19-resources/covid-19-resources-businesses-and-workers