As we enter the second year of the COVID-19 pandemic there’s no doubt that small businesses are still being hit hard. The Michigan Chronicle’s COVID-19 Small Business TOOLKIT 2021 is a road map that helps businesses steer through an economy still impacted by the pandemic. Small Business TOOLKIT 2021 provides tips and advice on planning for a range of contingencies, as well as guidance on issues especially critical to entrepreneurs, such as:

  • Surviving the Economic Downturn
  • Actions to Take a year later to revive your business
  • How to Hit the Ground Running as COVID-19 restrictions loosen
  • Small Business Assistance: Federal, State and Local

Check out the resources below:

Local Resources

1. Detroit Regional Chamber Small Business Resources

As small business owners begin to feel the impact of COVID-19, the Detroit Regional Chamber is dedicated to providing the most up-to-date resources from reliable organizations to help manage the fallout from the crisis.

2. COVID-19 Business Support and Resources

Welcome to the City of Detroit’s hub for all the resources and information your business needs during the COVID-19 crisis. On this page you will find trainings, loan/grant applications, and opportunities to improve the visibility and viability of your business online.

3. COVID-19 Michigan Business Resources

4. Restaurant Revitalization Fund

This program provides emergency assistance for eligible restaurants, bars, and other qualifying businesses impacted by COVID-19

5. Detroit Means Business

COVID-19 help for small businesses

6. Coronavirus – Application Process Now Live for Michigan

The program will provide up to $20 million in grants and loans to provide economic assistance to Michigan’s small businesses that have been negatively impacted by the COVID-19 virus, and in turn help support workers and their families facing economic uncertainty during the outbreak.

Federal/Private Resources

1. Save Small Business Initiative | U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Small business owners across America are fighting to keep their workers employed and their dreams alive, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce is fully committed to helping them recover and succeed.

2. Combating Coronavirus | U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Our nation and our economy are facing an unprecedented crisis

3. Nav

Small Business Grants COVID-19 Relief: Where to Find Free Money in 2021

4. Comcast RISE


Apply today. The deadline for your small business application is July 31, 2021.