Business Updates for March 23rd

Resources and Information for Businesses

If you own a business please do reach out to us at Chris.Leverson@chs-wa.org. We would really value the ability to stay connected and support you where we can.

Click Here for Small Business Administration Info

Click Here for Business Crime Prevention Tips During the COVID-19 Crisis

Click Here for City Guidlines on Maintaining Vacant Buildings

Below from the Seattle Office Of Economic Development:

OED COVID-19 Business and Employee Resources
The Office of Economic Development is committed to supporting our businesses and employees as they face health concerns, dropping revenues and closures due to the COVID-19 emergency. In response to significant effects on Seattle’s economic environment, we have created a COVID-19 Business and Worker Resources Page on our website and a OED Resource Guide for your reference.Click Here for Resource Guide
This new resources consolidates federal, state and local resources for businesses and employees, and will be updated daily as more programs and information become available. For the most up-to-date general information, visit the City of Seattle Community Resource Page here.
As we collectively deal with the COVID-19 emergency, the Only in Seattle Team is working to provide additional trainings, resource guides, and support to help you serve your businesses and communities.

  • Small Biz! Are you open for To-Go or delivery? Help us amplify your business by using #SupportSeattleSmallBiz and #WeGotThisSeattle hashtags.OED Programs
    OED Small Business COVID-19 Weekly Webinar:
    OED is holding weekly calls to share new developments on COVID-19 related resources for small businesses, hear about the impacts you are experiencing, and answer your questions. Please join us every Wednesday, from 11:00am- 12:00pm.Register for the webinars  here,
    Past webinars are posted on our Bottom Line blog shortly after (https://bottomline.seattle.gov/) and will be sent by email to anyone registered.

OED Small Business Stabilization Grants

Building on the City’s initial Small Business Recovery Package to support small businesses and working people impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, Mayor Jenny A. Durkan announced today that the City will invest an additional $1 million in the City’s Small Business Stabilization Fund, bringing the total new amount of available funding for small businesses impacted by COVID-19 to $2.5 million. Eligible small businesses will receive a grant of up to $10,000 to mitigate revenue lost by COVID-19.
Criteria
· The business owner must have a low- or moderate-income (≤80% of the Area Median Income).
· The business must have five employees or less.
· The business must have a physical establishment.
· The business must have experienced a loss of income due to COVID-19.
· The business must be located within Seattle.    –    You may qualify for a grant of up to $10,000.

Economic Impact Survey
Seattle Economic Impact Survey
Businesses region wide are suffering enormous impacts related to COVID-19. If you represent a business or non-profit organization in Seattle or throughout King, Snohomish, or Pierce counties, please help us understand what your business is going through. The Seattle Office of Economic Development, Greater Seattle Partners, and the Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce are coordinating a regional effort to assess the economic impacts related to COVID-19. The information will inform strategies to speed recovery and may lead to emergency relief programs and support.
Your individual responses will not be published. Responses will be analyzed to project the extent of economic damage locally and region wide. Findings will be published; all respondents will receive the findings and updates from OED, GSP, and the Chamber regarding economic assistance opportunities.

The survey is primarily designed for small to medium sized businesses, including franchise operations and local branches or stores of larger companies. Larger companies may still please provide responses. Please skip questions that do not apply to your organization. Click Here for Survey

The survey has also been translated in Korean, Somali, Spanish, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese and Vietnamese.