COVID-19 Business Resource Hub
What is the COVID-19 Business Resource Hub?
The COVID-19 Business Resource Hub is a collaborative effort by the Angelo State University Small Business Development Center, the City of San Angelo Development Corporation, the Concho Valley Workforce Development Board, the San Angelo Chamber of Commerce, the San Angelo Chamber of Commerce Convention & Visitors Bureau, the San Angelo Chamber of Commerce Economic Development Division, and Tom Green County.
Business as we know it is changing rapidly in the wake of COVID-19 and we want to help maintain not only the health of our community, but strengthen our economy and business community as well. Our top priority is your business and what we can do to help during this difficult time. Listed below are steps for businesses to take to prepare for COVID-19’s impact on them, as well as additional resources to mitigate disruptions caused by this global health crisis.
This page is actively updated as resources become available.
Step-By-Step Guide for Business During COVID-19
Step 1: Know Your Limits
- Consider client and customer accessibility.
- Know your staff limitations.
- Be up to date with current CDC recommendations.
Step 2: Alter Services
- Think outside the box.
- Alter or expand your services.
- Communicate with your clients, customers, and the general public.
- Keep your website up to date. This includes your hours of operations, new services or specials, online shopping capabilities, etc.
- Utilize social media to share how consumers can interact with your business.
- Go virtual.
- Consider making announcements about your business, sales, or specials through Facebook Live to capture your audience.
- Offer classes online.
- Allow customers to place online orders.
- Utilize online shopping through your website.
If you feel like you're going to need assistance to get through this rough patch, consider the following:
Step 3: Check With Your Local Lender
- Disclose your concerns and lay out your potential plans.
- Discuss possible "workouts."
- Talk about deferment plans.
- Inquire about your SBA loans.
- Communicate frequently and keep your lender in the loop.
Step 4: Reach Out to ASU Small Business Development Center
- All ASU Small Business Development Center (ASU-SBDC) services, advice and counseling are free.
- The ASU-SBDC can help your business navigate through emergency funding sources and disaster relief.
- More resources to consider through the ASU-SBDC are listed at the ASU-SBDC's website.
BEFORE you decide to close, lay-off, or shut down (either permanently or temporarily) consider the following:
Step 5: Reach Out to the Concho Valley Workforce Development Board
- The Concho Valley Workforce Development Board has resources to help your employees and your business. These resources include:
- Partial unemployment benefits.
- Assistance for companies considering lay-offs or work reduction.
- Assistance for employees facing lay-offs or workforce reduction.