COVID-19 Business Resources
COVID-19 Business Resources
Recovery Resources for Small Businesses (Virginia SBDC): Includes assessments plans, and guidance for specific industries as you develop your reopening plan and strategy for moving forward.
COVID-19 Resources for Nonprofits (Center for Nonprofit Excellence): Includes curated resources specific to nonprofits to help with planning, fundraising, crisis management, and other considerations.
Coronavirus Small Business Resource Hub (SCORE): Resources answering some of the most common questions about funding assistance, adapting to the "new normal", and preparing for future challenges.
Forward Virginia Guidelines (Virginia.gov): Governor Northam's guidelines for easing public health restrictions in Virginia.
Here are some other links that you may find useful as we navigate the coming weeks.
PLEASE NOTE: Due to the rapid changes as the situation evolves, please check back to these links regularly to ensure you have the most up-to-date information.
UPCOMING ONLINE MEETINGS
Thank you to the LFSBDC for sharing these pre-recorded webinar links with us.
- Reopening Mask Friendly
- Cybersecurity: How to Best Protect Your Business Online
- 3 Ways To Connect With Customers During Social Distancing
- Best eCommerce Platforms for Small Business
- Marketing and Promoting Your Small Business on the Web
- Pivoting Your Small Business: a 30/60/90 Day Plan
- COVID 19: Business Survival Tool Kit Webinar (register to view recording)
- Preparing a Comeback for Your Restaurant Business
- Dining Room Management Health & Safety
Message from the Fauquier Chamber Board Chair - Chris Coutts
March 16, 2020
To put it mildly, the COVID-19 pandemic is causing disruption and anxiety to all of us. We're in critical times. The Fauquier Chamber of Commerce is here to help our members through this. We've postponed most Chamber events for the next couple of weeks, and we are focused on finding ways to support our business community.
Our businesses and non-profits are hurting, and some are wondering how they can continue to share goods and services to the community during this time. We will share best practices and ideas through our website. Our Micro Enterprise Council is gathering together a number of resources for businesses throughout the region. Do you have information that will be helpful to others as they navigate this uncertain period? If so, we invite you to share that information on our blog. See below for more details and to add your submission.
Our community can be a valuable asset in this time of need. Support your local businesses and fellow chamber members any way you can: buy gift certificates for your favorite restaurants and shops; try one of the "curbside delivery" services offered by the Old Town merchants and elsewhere, work with a rebranding expert on a new look for your business, or have a new website built.
Our mission is to be completely focused on, and a resource for, the business, government and community interests of local businesses. We want to be sensitive to the needs of our member businesses and organizations. If you have questions or concerns or would like to speak to us about your business, please contact us.
If you're not already familiar with Zoom, get ready, because it's here! The Chamber will continue many of its operations online to support you. Here are some very short tutorials.
We will continue to communicate as this situation evolves via regular emails, our website, and through social media.
Thank you for being part of the Fauquier Chamber of Commerce!
Chair, Fauquier Chamber Board of Directors
Share your expertise on The Fauquier Chamber Micro Enterprise Council blog!
This blog is a member-driven blog moderated by the Micro Enterprise Council. Current members of the Fauquier Chamber are invited to share their expertise with other members of the Chamber. Share your knowledge, and learn from others in our business community!
We seek to provide informational articles on a variety of topics that our member businesses will find valuable, and all articles are reviewed prior to publishing. Although moderated by the Micro Enterprise Council, the opinions and advice given in these posts may not reflect the opinions of the Micro Enterprise Council or the Fauquier Chamber. Please be sure to vet all information you read in this blog and consult with those you trust on any topic before taking action for your business.
This blog is intended to benefit our members and we invite your feedback! Contact us here.
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This is YOUR blog, and we invite you to contribute! Your submission should follow these guidelines:
- You should be a current member of the Fauquier Chamber.
- Your article should be value-rich and not an overt sales pitch for your company or services.
- Your article should be an original article that you have written, with a business focus.
- If you have posted the article elsewhere, please include links to the original post.
If you have image(s) or file(s) that you'd like to include in your post, you'll be able to tell us about that when you submit the content of your article.
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