Advertising Assistance for SMBs
We are all looking for the best strategy to weather this storm that the Corona Virus has brought to the marketplace. Since VisionFriendly.com serves mostly small to medium sized businesses this can be especially hard to do. In part because you are trying to keep the lights on and because there is so much information out there to sort through. So we’ve put together a list of what we think are the most beneficial resources for you in this time of crisis.
Facebook Offers $100MM In Advertising & Grants
Facebook is offering $100 million in cash grants and advertising credits for up to 30,000 eligible small businesses in over 30 countries. The grant program is meant to keep workforces strong, help with rental costs, connect with new customers and cover operational costs.
Google Offers $340MM In Free Ads
Google is offering $340 million in ad credits to small and mid-size businesses with active Google ad accounts as part of an $800 million coronavirus response package.
Free Marketing Education
VisionFriendly.com always strives to be educational of what our marketing strategy and techniques are so that you can be assured of the value we put into it. Now you can grab some online training to hopefully take over until your cash-flow is back to normal.
Ahrefs Opens Up “Blogging For Business”
Ahrefs, a killer SEO tool, just opened up their course for free.
Moz Free Courses
Moz just opened up their previously paid training, and now you can register for free.
Digital Marketer just opened up their flagship “lab” course for free in March.
Learn Marketing With The HOTH
Want to learn SEO, local marketing, content marketing and more for free? Check out the HOTH Learning Hub.
Financial Support For Businesses
We know that you’ve likely already seen these resources out there, but wanted to get everything in one place for you
Economic Injury Disaster Loans
Small business owners impacted by COVID-19 are able to apply for low-interest loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). Through the newly passed CARES Act, there is $10 billion set aside to help small businesses overcome the temporary loss of revenue.
This guarantees that businesses in the US will receive $10,000 within three days of applying. The best part is there are very few strings attached. Read more about this program here from the US Chamber of Commerce.
Go apply for your loan now. The application process is quick and easy, only taking about 5 minutes to complete.
Main Street Business Lending & Grant Program
The Federal Reserve announced its newest initiative, the “Main Street Business Lending Program,” to supplement lending to eligible small and medium-sized businesses. A related program, “The Main Street Emergency Grant Program,” is currently being considered to give small businesses a chance to apply for expedited grants from the U.S. Treasury Department.
State and Local Economic Relief
States and cities across the country are providing emergency relief for small businesses through economic development offices, small business administrations, and emergency relief funds. Contact your state or local government for details.
Example: Florida Small Business Loans
JPMorgan Chase – $8MM to Businesses
JPMorgan Chase will deploy $8 million, including $5 million in the United States and $3 million in international markets to support vulnerable and underserved small businesses. Previous research has shown that 50 percent of small businesses have less than 15 cash buffer days and JPMorgan Chase’s commitment will help to lessen the impending economic hardships.
VisionFriendly.com has your back. If there is anything that our team can do to help you keep your business humming – as always for the last 21 years – we are here for you. Give us a call at the normal number 630-553-0000 and our entire remote staff is ready to help!