COVID-19 Resources for Small Businesses

Legal | General | Employment | Health

Visit our Financial Resources page for information on loans and funding.

Planning to re-open? Explore our re-opening guide and resources.

Elevate Business Hennepin County

Hennepin County and the Minneapolis Regional Chamber announced the launch of a public-private initiative offering pro-bono services to businesses located in Hennepin County. The programs included are designed to support businesses impacted by COVID-19. They include:

  • Technical Assistance: Professional service providers are available for one-on-one consultations to discuss and find solutions for issues impacting individual businesses in a variety of areas including financing, human resources, technology, and many others.
  • Peer-to-Peer Roundtables: Reoccurring and facilitated small group discussions segmented by industry and areas of participant interest with a focus on sharing best practices and problem solving.
  • Topic-Driven Webinars: Industry and subject matter experts will discuss issues facing employers with a focus on workforce needs in remote environments during the COVID-19 pandemic. These include areas like workforce diversification, employee mental health and wellness, insurance policy review, and many more.

Click here to register and learn more.

Legal Services

Legal Aid during COVID-19, from Wyoming Trust and LLC Attorney 

UMN Law: Brief Advice Sessions for small business owners.

  • 30-min conversations with an attorney and two students, discussing the business owner's legal needs, prioritizing those needs, and offering general information and resources about the next steps. Any interested business owners may contact with questions or to schedule a virtual consultation.

Legalcorps FREE Law Service | Flyer in English, Español, Somali

Davis Law Office has created a webpage resource for small business COVID-19 response.


Local COVID Resource Database

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Find Low-Cost Internet Service and Computers in Your Area

Heating Assistance

List of US Small Business Grants Available to Women

Small Business Protection Guide

Federal Resources for Small Businesses

Commercial Real Estate & Legal Issues During COVID-19

SCORE Business Consultants COVID-19 Resources

Three Ways to Shore up Your Business during the COVID-19 Crisis

List of Executive Orders from Tim Walz

Business Resources for these Uncertain Times

Minnesota Department of Commerce Licensing Guide

Tips for Minnesota Businesses COVID-19

CDC Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers

Avoid Scams: The Better Business Bureau | The Federal Trade Commission

Actions Taken by the U.S. Government in English and Spanish.

Department of Homeland Security Travel Advisories


Paycheck Protection Program

Update on Applying for Unemployment Insurance (3/30)

Alternative to Layoff- Shared Work Program, Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development

Furloughs and Other Temporary Job Responses - COVID-19

Temporary Layoff Information from Minnesota Unemployment Insurance

Information and Resources for Workers, MN DEED

Unemployment Benefits, MN Unemployment Insurance

High-Deductible Health Plans can cover coronavirus costs. IR-2020-54.

Sick Leave Policies

Strategies for employers

Force Majeure and the Coronavirus


CDC COVID-19 Overview

MDH COVID-19 Overview in English | Spanish | Somali | Hmong

Planning for the Outbreak


Behavioral Health and Emergency Preparedness

Masks & Covid Tests for Entrepreneurs—from City of Minneapolis Department of Health

Community Resources | Resources for Child Care Providers