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Covid-19 Response & Recovery Resources for Small Businesses & Main Street Organizations



Resources from AARP & Main Street America

Liveable Lesson Video Collection: Commercial District Design  CLICK HERE FOR THE LIBRARY OF VIDEOS

National Main Street Center Resource Page

ReOpen Main Street

Mental Health Resources






Downloadable Business Assistance Content

State & Federal Agency Resources

Small Business Administration Resources

CDC Tips for Small Businesses & Organizations

Small Business Development Centers

SBDC Daily Webinars on the Economic Injury Disaster Loan and Paycheck Protection Program

USDA Rural Development COVID-19 Resource Guide

Nebraska Department of Economic Development

Nebraska Business Development Center

Nebraska Tourism

National Trust Community Investment Corporation

USDA Rural Development COVID-19 Resources

Retail & Small Business Tips and Resources

SCORE Recorded Webinars

Oklahoma Main Street Foundation Main Street Minute Tips for Retailers

Institute for Local Self-Reliance

Independent We Stand


Facebook Business Resources

U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Small Business Marketing Tips from Locable

How To Navigate Commercial Leases During A Crisis (REV Birmingham (AL))

Small Business Stimulus Program Guide from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Action Plan for Business Owners (HBE Accountants)

Bankrate: How You Can Help Small Businesses

Retail Owners Institute

Covid-19 Messaging Do's and Don'ts (marketing)

Managing the COVID-19 Pandemic Guidance for Small Business Owners (Public Private Strategies & AARP)

WhizBang! Retail Coronavirus Resources

Pandemic Survival Kit for Small Businesses (JanuaryThird)

Venturize (Small Business Majority)

National Retail Federation


National Restaurant Association Coronavirus Resources

SCC Entrepreneurship Center Virtual Services 

Nebraska Restaurant Association Covid-19 Resources

E-Commerce Shoppers’ Biggest Pet Peeves, Presented by SCORE

Going Live: Small Business Streaming on Social Media, Presented by NFIB

How to Use Influencer Marketing for Your Small Business, Presented by NFIB

SnapRetail! Blog

The Covid-19 Small Business Game Plan (Beyond Main)

Pandemic Planning Checklist (Center for Rural Affairs)

E-Commerce Resources




Main Street/Downtown Organization Resources

Main Street Organizational Health Check Up Resources (Main Street America)

How to Run an Online Event & Engage More People Virtually (Bloomerang)

Growth Zone (organizations & associations)


Board Source


If You Have to Cancel Your Event Because of Coronavirus (Fired Up Fundraising)

Best Practices for Downtowns in Crisis (Heritage Ohio)

501c6 Resources (U.S. Travel Association)

Category1Consulting Crisis Response Toolkit

Commercial District Recovery Guide (Streetsense)

Placemakers Pandemic Toolkit

Local Government Resources

Mayors' Virtual Seminar: Helping Main Streets and Small Businesses Survive the Pandemic (Mayor's Institute on City Design)

Buy Local/Shop Local Social Media Graphics

Institute for Local Self Reliance Infographics

Arnett Muldrow StimulUS graphics

Independent We Stand

Support Local Safely (Main Street America) [single image]

Support Local Safely (Main Street America) [slide show]

American Express

Free printables

Webinars for Small Business Owners

Developing Your Overall Marketing Strategy, Presented by SCORE

Best Practices for Building a Winning Website, Presented by SCORE

Building an E-commerce Based Small Business, Presented by SCORE

A 3-Step Approach to Intentional Social Media Marketing, Presented by SCORE

Social Media Marketing, Presented by SBA

Simple Social Media Must-Do's for Small Business Owners, Presented by SCORE

The Ultimate Formula for Making More Sales by Mastering Social Media Marketing, Presented by SCORE 

Instagram Brand Ambassadors- The Future of Social Media Marketing, Presented by SCORE