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KEEPING ENTREPRENEURS RUNNING IN DFW

To help support our community of entrepreneurs, here is an up-to-date list on any resources that may be helpful while you are navigating as a business owner during this time.

Resources for Local Businesses Needing Help

Small Business Administration Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program  Small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives and some private nonprofit organizations that have suffered substantial economic injury due to COVID-19 may be eligible for an EIDL of up to $2 million, which will provide the necessary working capital to help businesses survive until normal operations resume after a disaster. Eligible businesses can submit a completed Economic Injury Worksheet to TDEMPARecovery@tdem.texas.gov.

Downtown Dallas Open Merchant Map A map and description of open merchants in the Downtown Dallas area who are available for delivery and/or pick up during the COVID-19 social distancing. If you are a local business that would like to be added to this map, please fill out this survey

Mark Cuban LinkedIn Forum Last weekend, Mark Cuban hosted a forum on LinkedIn where he took questions from small business owners from across the country and provided advice on how to weather the storm and avoid layoffs and hourly reductions. Business owners can still use the platform to chat amongst each other, by sharing struggles and creative solutions. 

Google for Small Business Google for Small Business is offering tips and resources to help your small business manage through uncertainty. 

Facebook Small Business Grants Program Facebook for Business knows that your business may be experiencing disruptions resulting from the global outbreak of COVID-19. In the next few weeks, they will be offering $100M in cash grants and ad credits to help during this challenging time. To sign up for updates about the program and when it will go live, visit www.facebook.com/business/grants

Dallas Regional Chamber Member Resources  The Dallas Regional Chamber will provide updated information designed to help you and your business navigate global health updates, public safety concerns, remote working and telecommuting, data security risks, communication strategies and more.

Resources for Consumers Wanting To Help Local Businesses

Support Dallas Restaurants  Visit Dallas has put together a list of some Dallas restaurants offering take-out and delivery options. If you're a resident of Dallas, in town on business or visiting friends and family, here's a little something to keep your appetite in check. 

Support Local Uptown Businesses Uptown Dallas Inc. is working with its businesses to provide the most up-to-date information on retail and restaurants open for curbside pick-up or delivery at this time. 

Business Updates on Plano Restaurants and Shops Dining and shopping establishments in Plano are finding innovative ways to stay open while also attempting to slow the spread of the virus. Community Impact Newspaper is regularly contacting Plano businesses to learn more about how they are managing and will provide the latest updates in this article

Live Updates on Lewisville, Flower Mound and Highland Village Businesses  In Lewisville, Flower Mound and Highland Village, dining and shopping establishments are finding innovative ways to stay open while also attempting to slow the spread of the disease. Community Impact Newspaper is regularly contacting local businesses to learn more about how they are managing and will provide the latest updates in this article

Best Of Guide Retail and Restaurant Updates Best Of Guide has created a Facebook page providing a retail pickup and delivery directory as well as a restaurant takeout and delivery directory.

Additional Resources

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Website Stay up-to-date on the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Learn the symptoms, risk factors, how to protect yourself by staying healthy and more. 

World Health Organization Updates The World Health Organization will provide the most recent updates on the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak. The World Health Organization is leading and coordinating the global effort, supporting countries to prevent, detect, and respond to the pandemic. 

Texas Students MealFinder Map Governor Greg Abbott and the Texas Education Agency (TEA) will collaborate with local education agencies (LEA) on the Texas Students MealFinder Map which will allow Texas parents to locate LEA facilities serving meals in their communities. This searchable online map will officially launch on Friday, March 20, and will include the address of each facility, as well as days and times meals will be served. The map will be available on the TEA website

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