COVID Resources

Coronavirus Small Business Guide

A variety of information and articles on alternative funding sources, tax benefits post-COVID, marketing strategies during COVID, virtual events & more.

Small Business Resources


Combating Coronavirus & Other Small Business Resource

Re-Opening Business - Digital Resources

 ** Customizable Work Safety Flyer - Template **

Guide to Employee Retention TAX  CREDIT

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act created a new employee retention tax credit for employers who are closed, partially closed, or experiencing significant revenue losses as a result of COVID-19.

Standardized Employee Health Screening Questionaire

(Leer en Espanol

Guide to PPP Loan Forgiveness

AL  DOL  Refusal to Work Guidance

Press Release April 23, 2020

Other articles:

Safe Work Playbook

Lear has produced a helpful "back to work" plan and is graciously sharing it publicly.  They encourage other businesses to follow these practices.

PPP Forgiveness Application

(May 15, 2020)

Preparedness Plan & Re-Opening Tips TEMPLATE

(customize for your business)

Small Businesses

Easily Build Your Own 30-second Video for FREE

Spectrum Reach is dedicated to helping our local business community grow and be successful by putting their message in front of customers that use their services, buy their products and shop in their stores. 


Now more than ever, the ability for small businesses to get a video message out to the community could make all the difference in helping them remain open and viable.


We understand many small businesses do not have the resources to produce video messaging. Spectrum Reach is offering the ability for local business to easily build their own 30-second video for FREE, through our partnership with a service called Waymark. 


The video can be used at their discretion through social media channels, websites, digitally, and as a TV commercial. If they are interested in using the video as a TV commercial, we are also offering 20% off the purchase of their first TV campaign with us.


For more information about creating a Waymark  video, sit

Resilience in a Box

Resilience in a Box is based on best practices and is designed to educate newcomers on Business Resilience. Small businesses are both highly vulnerable and without adequate resources with which to focus on taking preparedness actions. These resources will guide your company toward addressing preparedness issues while building in the flexibility to handle potential business interruptions. Resilience in a Box consists of 3 elements:
   1. Tools
   2. Training
   3. Resources
Resilience in a Box tools are designed to lead every business--even one with no disaster experience or understanding--towards improved resilience. The tools were developed with three levels: Basic, Intermediate, and Advanced. The Intermediate level builds upon the Basic tools in order to get businesses better informed and able to readily determine specific actions that will enhance their resilience against all
hazards and potential interruptions. The Business Disaster Resilience 101 Workbook (101 Workbook) is an Intermediate level tool as it provides more detailed business readiness guidance, tips, and resources to assist
companies by addressing their own assets before a disaster occurs.

The Alabama Small Business Commission has created Atlas Alabama as an easy-to-use website explaining all Federal, State, and/or Local options available to you.

Keep watching it for the latest resources.

ALtogether is a one-stop-shop where Alabamians can ask for help or lend a hand during the COVID-19 crisis.

This response effort is designed to connect businesses, nonprofits, and people that need help with the right program partners–and to connect program partners with people and resources to help those most in need.

At a broader level, ALtogether is a coordinated effort to provide policymakers, businesses, foundations, and the public with (1) information about how the crisis is impacting hardworking Alabamians and (2) opportunities to offer assistance to Alabama business owners and workers.

We are #ALtogether

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EMPLOYERS join this FaceBook group

to let North Alabama Job Seekers know you have job openings!