To help merchants understand the available options to sustain their business during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Retail Solutions Providers Association (RSPA) has created this Guide to Small Business Resources for Merchants. This list was compiled based on research by the RSPA staff, RSPA General Counsel Bob Goldberg, and from contributions by our members – resellers and software developers who serve as trusted advisors to their merchants.
If you do not have a relationship with a trusted advisor solution provider, please email Membership@GoRSPA.org and we will help you connect with an IT reseller who can help you.
RSPA Restaurant Rescue – RSPA
Unless government safety provisions dictate differently, online ordering will be vital to sustain the restaurant industry in the near-term during the COVID-19 pandemic. In response, the RSPA launched Restaurant Rescue, a list of member companies with digital ordering initiatives and related technologies that can help merchants in need.
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
The Three Step Process: Disaster Loans – CCD Business Development
Economic Injury Disaster Loans – Benefits.gov
Coronavirus Tax Relief – IRS
Coronavirus Emergency Loans: Small Business Guide and Checklist – U.S. Chamber of Commerce
List Of Coronavirus (COVID-19) Small Business Relief Programs – updated regularly by Forbes
Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) – Congress.gov
The Small Business Owner’s Guide to the CARES Act – U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship
State Action on Coronavirus (COVID-19) – updated regularly by the National Conference of State Legislators
Coronavirus Resources for State Chambers – Council of State Chambers
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)
Getting your workplace ready for COVID-19 – WHO (World Health Organization)
If you do not have a relationship with a trusted advisor solution provider, please email Membership@GoRSPA.org and we will help you connect with an IT reseller who can help you. Thank you and stay well!