COVID-19 Crisis: RSPA Guide to Small Business Resources for VARs and ISVs

To help our members understand the available options to sustain their business during the COVID-19 pandemic, RSPA has created this Guide to Small Business Resources. This list was compiled based on research by the RSPA staff and from contributions by our members during our Retail IT Community Roundtables on COVID-19. If you would like to suggest a resource you don’t see listed here, please email

RSPA COVID-19 Crisis Resources: webinars, roundtable recordings, blog posts, Restaurant Rescue initiative, and more

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources – U.S. Small Business Administration

Disaster Loan Assistance – U.S. Small Business Administration

Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) – U.S. Small Business Administration

PPP “Find Eligible Lenders” Tool – U.S. Small Business Administration

Sample Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Application Form – U.S. Small Business Administration

Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Small Business Administration Loan Application Required Document Checklist

SBA PPP Loan Forgiveness Application

SBA PPP Final Rules & Regulations

Small Business Relief under the CARES Act: Overview of the SBA Paycheck Protection Program – Steptoe

How to Apply for the SBA Disaster Loan Application Step by Step – Stimulus Package – ClearValue Tax
YouTube video shared by Adam Urbanski of ISV RPOWER

The Three Step Process: Disaster Loans – CCD Business Development

Economic Injury Disaster Loans –

Coronavirus Tax Relief – IRS

Coronavirus Emergency Loans: Small Business Guide and Checklist – U.S. Chamber of Commerce
shared by Bob Bauer of VAR BMC

List Of Coronavirus (COVID-19) Small Business Relief Programs – updated regularly by Forbes

Business Resources for SBA Disaster Loans and the COVID-19 Impact –
shared by David Glantz and Andrea Medina of VAR Business Cents

What to know about the $300 billion-plus for small businesses in the stimulus bill, and how founders will be able to apply for emergency funds – Business Insider
shared by Melanie Tawil of VAR SwipeTrack

Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) –

CARES Act (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act) –

The Small Business Owner’s Guide to the CARES Act – U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship

The CARES Act: What’s in the Coronavirus Stimulus Package for SMBs? –

What the CARES Act Means for Restaurants, Hotels and Other Small Businesses
via VAR Postec’s website

What’s Inside The Senate’s $2 Trillion Coronavirus Aid Package (CARES Act) – NPR

CARES Act Summary, including the Payroll Protection Program (PPP) – Scaling Up
shared by Hunter Allen of VAR Cervion Systems

Facebook Small Business Grants Program

State Action on Coronavirus (COVID-19) – updated regularly by the National Conference of State Legislators

Coronavirus Resources for State Chambers – Council of State Chambers

A VAR’s Guide to Canada’s Economic Response Plan – RSPA
shared by Paul Leduc of VAR Globe POS Systems

COVID-19 Communication Guidelines – Addressing Employee and Customer Questions – RSPA Webinar

COVID-19 Crisis: FAQs and Legal Updates Channel Executives Need To Know – RSPA Blog post by General Counsel Bob Goldberg

COVID-19 Crisis: Are Retail IT VARs Considered an “Essential Business”? – RSPA Blog post

Employee Rights Poster: Paid Sick Leave and Expanded Family and Medical Leave under the FFCRA
One of the employer obligations imposed by the Family First Coronavirus Response Act is that all covered employers provide written notice to employees of their rights under the FFCRA.

CDC Updates Employer Guidelines for Cleaning and Disinfecting – CDC (Center for Disease Control)

Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers to Plan and Respond to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) – CDC (Center for Disease Control)

Disinfecting Your Facility if Someone is Sick – CDC

Getting your workplace ready for COVID-19 – WHO (World Health Organization)

CDC Resources for Businesses and Employers – CDC

John Hopkins University COVID-19 Dashboard – JHU

HP Business PC & Print Devices Cleaning Guidance: Helping Businesses Address Coronavirus
shared by David Gosman of HP

Epson POS Cleaning Guide
shared by Linda Sudderth of Epson

POS Cash Drawer Cleaning Guide
shared by Breanna Brown of APG Cash Drawer

Touch Screen Cleaning Guide (video)
shared by Partner Tech

Google Daily Updates on COVID-19

 Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Pandemic Updates – WHO

BlueStar Business Continuity COVID-19 Updates

ScanSource COVID-19 Resources and Response

Shift4: During the COVID-19 Crisis

Vend Coronavirus Resources

COVID-19: Industry Updates & Tips for Restaurant Survival
shared by Ordermark

Preparing Your Restaurant for Surging Delivery during COVID-19
shared by Ordermark

COVID-19: The New Threat Landscape
shared by Trustwave

Tips from Our Customers, Resources for Our Customers
A Must Read for Online Ordering for Restaurants!
Recommended Cleaning for Monitors/Screens
COVID-19 Best Practices from NGA (National Grocers Association)
via VAR Skurla’s POS Solutions website, shared by Lynn Skurla Perkins and Thomas Greenman of Skurla’s

If you would like to suggest a resource you don’t see listed here, please email Thank you and stay well!