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 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

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

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

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

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

Business Resources for SBA Disaster Loans and the COVID-19 Impact –

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? –

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 Guide to Canada’s Economic Response Plan – RSPA

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)

HP Business PC & Print Devices Cleaning Guidance: Helping Businesses Address Coronavirus

Epson POS Cleaning Guide

Google Daily Updates on COVID-19 

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Pandemic Updates – WHO

If you do not have a relationship with a trusted advisor solution provider, please email and we will help you connect with an IT reseller who can help you. Thank you and stay well!