Navigating these uncertain times isn’t easy, and that extends to those who run businesses, both big and small. In light of the difficulties many companies are currently facing, we gathered a collection of coronavirus resources that can give you the tools to cope. Read on for the list, and check back often as we will be updating this regularly.
Gov.uk’s COVID-19 business and employer’s page
With guidance and advice for businesses, employers and employees, this informative page from the UK government collects a variety of reports and related content that’s updated on a regular basis.
CBI’s coronavirus hub
The Confederation of British Industry (CBI) has a whole hub dedicated to coronavirus information and resources, including webinars, advice and news updates. Click here to visit the hub.
The FSB’s COVID-19 page
Designed to support both small businesses and the self-employed, the FSB’s coronavirus resources page is packed with useful information in the form of webinars, documents and a super helpful FAQ section.
This site is always a great resource for any small business, but right now, the majority of their posts are about dealing with coronavirus. From how to guides on applying for loans to the kind of help you can get for free, consult their homepage.
The CIPR’s communication guide
Communicating with employees isn’t easy in a time of crisis, but The Chartered Institute of Public Relations can help with their list of tips for effective communication through COVID-19.
A guide to crisis management from EY
Ernst & Young has gathered insights that can help a business navigate through COVID-19, from structuring crisis management to planning for eventual recovery.
An extremely thorough, community-built HR guide
This crowdsourced list is regularly updated by business leaders and HR professionals across all industries. If you need help communicating with your employees and structuring your response plan, consult this list.
The WEF’s mental health guide
The World Economic Forum has acknowledged the importance of staying mentally well, especially now. They collected advice from a variety of experts, including the co-founder and chief data scientist at Crisis Text Line, Bob Filbin, and the co-founder and CEO of Workit Health, Lisa McLaughlin.
COVID-19 Mutual Aid UK
This site was built to collect coronavirus resources and gather organisations in your local area if you or your team are looking to volunteer. There is an FAQ with helpful advice, and the Find Your Local Group page allows you to search your area for those in need.
A list of European resources from Forbes
If your business does not operate in the UK, Forbes has created a list of coronavirus resources for several EU countries, including France, Italy and Germany. Click here for the post.
The CDC’s Resources for Businesses and Employers
If you’re in the U.S., the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention has a COVID-19 page dedicated to advice for businesses to help you plan, prepare and respond.
The U.S. Department of Labour coronavirus resources
From workplace safety to unemployment insurance, the DOL website has a dedicated coronavirus page. The news section is also extremely useful, and the page additionally links through to coronavirus.gov, which is another great resource.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce small business resource page
Set up just for small businesses, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce has an extensive list of resources to help you cope, including strategies to limit losses, information on aid programs and tips on creating effective work-from-home strategies.
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Written by - Tara MacInnis