Coronavirus Response Resource Center
We are all in this together!
The Coronavirus outbreak affects all of us in the floor covering community. We are better and stronger together. This resource center was developed to get information out to our fellow flooring family to help thrive and recover. Below are various links to resources for business, contractors, employees for help and information. If you have something to share please contact us.
Small Business Relief Options
For detailed information on funding options, visit the Small Business Owner’s Guide to the CARES Act by the US Government.
The Paycheck Protection Program Explained
NWFA Relief Guide is a new guide launched today that puts all of the Small Business Administration relief efforts in one place for small NWFA businesses to easily see what they are eligible to apply for, and to further help members navigate the loan and grant processes.
The Guide provides information on 10 different programs with specific links to apply for:
1) Economic Injury Disaster Loans
2) Emergency Economic Injury Grants
3) Paycheck Protection Program Loans
4) A payroll calculator as well as a calculator for the forgivable part of the loan
5) Debt Relief Program
6) Employee Retention Credit Program
7) Tax Filing Extension
8) Counseling & Training
9) Net Operating Losses Reporting
10) And Deferred Social Security Payments
Provide your services online
All service providers have been hit hard by the outbreak. But at the same time, clients, customers, and families are held up in their homes with little more than their laptops, cell phones, tvs, binge watching “Tiger King” and counting rolls of toilet paper to keep them company.
You can continue to provide your services (and generate income) by moving online and connecting via online conferencing applications. Some of our members have used these applications to run team meetings, appointments with sales executives and even do one-on-one consultations with clients.
Here are some of the online conferencing tools others are using:
Zoom’s online video conferencing platform is perfect for small businesses needing to provide services online, consult with customers, or meet up with team members & staff. Their free version works for most sole proprietors. You can learn more about their platform and learn how to use it in their coronavirus support center.
Google Hangouts – If you are already a Google Suite user, this is a great solution for group meetings. They’re also offering all small businesses their advanced Google Hangouts Meet free of charge during coronavirus.