Recruitment & Staffing As A Business

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Please note, we are regularly updating this story as more details become available. Last update: March 23, 2020.

Small businesses, Startups, and Recruitment & Staffing businesses have been hit hard by mandatory business closures and safety measures required to slow the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), which will lead to the loss of millions of jobs and the creation of hundreds of thousands of jobs.

Here are a list of resources to help you during this time:

Corporate Assistance Programs

1. Facebook Small Business Grants Program

Facebook has committed to offering up to 30,000 small businesses $100 million in cash grants and Facebook advertising credits. The grants will be provided to businesses in more than 30 countries.

How to Apply

Information is limited, but sign up to get more details from Facebook when they become available.

Federal Coronavirus Small Business Assistance

If you need cash to offset the lose of revenue and help keep your business open, the programs below can help.

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) coronavirus resource page provides a list of relief programs, as well as offering guidance to small business owners during this crisis.

1. SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program

The SBA is providing low-interest working capital loans of up to $2 million to small businesses and nonprofits affected by the coronavirus in presidential and SBA-declared disaster areas. State governors must request access to the Economic Injury Disaster Loan program for businesses located in their states.

SBA Disaster loans carry an interest rate of:

  • 3.75% for small businesses
  • 2.75% for nonprofitsLoan repayment terms vary by applicant, up to a maximum of 30 years. 

SBA Disaster loans can be used for:

  • Cover accounts payable
  • Debts
  • Payroll
  • Other bills the coronavirus has affected your ability to pay

Eligibility

  • Arizona
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Connecticut
  • Delaware, District of Columbia
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Louisiana
  • Maine
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • Michigan
  • Montana
  • Nevada
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
  • New Mexico
  • New York
  • North Carolina
  • Ohio
  • Pennsylvania
  • Rhode Island
  • South Carolina
  • Tennessee
  • Utah
  • Virginia
  • Washington
  • West Virginia

How to Apply

Apply online and select “Economic Injury” as the reason you’re seeking assistance. You will need supporting documentation, which includes:

  • The business’s most recent tax returns
  • Personal financial statement
  • Schedule of liabilities that lists all your current debts.

Call the SBA Disaster Assistance Customer Service Center at 1-800-659-2955 for help with your application.

2. Federal Income Tax Filing and Payment Deadline Extension

The federal tax return filing deadline has been moved to July 15, 2020. For tax payments of up to $10 million, the IRS has also extended the deadline for both individuals and businesses to July 15, 2020.

The estimated tax payments for 2020 originally due on April 15 will now be due on July 15.

Important to note that many State tax agencies are still sending updates on their changes. Check with your state tax agency to find out if your business has more time to file or more time to pay state and local taxes this year as a result of the coronavirus. Several states have already aligned their tax filing and payment deadlines with the new federal deadline. States also may waive or reduce penalties on late tax payments.

State Coronavirus Small Business Assistance

States and local municipalities are adding new programs each day. It’s recommended to check your governor’s website for up-to-date information about relief available in your area.

The National Governors Association offers a list of Governors’ websites.

New York

1. New York City Employee Retention Grant Program

Small businesses can apply for the grant for up to $27,000 that covers 40% of payroll costs over the course of two months. Refer to New York City’s coronavirus resource page for small businesses for more information.

Eligibility

  • Businesses must be located in one of New York City’s five boroughs
  • 1-4 employees
  • Show that you lost 25% of your revenue due to the coronavirus
  • Operating for six months minimum
  • Have no current tax liens or legal judgments

How to Apply

Apply online through the New York City Department of Small Business Services website. You’ll submit financial documentation showing your revenue decrease and how it compares to this time last year, plus payroll records and bank account information.

2. New York City Small Business Continuity Fund

Interest-free loans for New York City based business with fewer than 100 employees, can get up to $75,000 from the city to cover revenue losses.

Eligibility

  • Must be located in one of the five boroughs
  • Have experienced at least a 25% reduction in revenue
  • Must have no tax liens or legal judgments against you
  • Must prove a loss in revenue and that you are able to repay the loan

How to Apply

Applications aren’t yet open, but fill me out an interest form on the New York City Department of Small Business Services website to get more information when it’s available. In the meantime, gather documents that show your decrease in revenue including 2019 tax returns, bank statements and point-of-sales reports.

California

1. San Francisco COVID-19 Small Business Resiliency Fund

Businesses with 1-5 employees can apply for up to $10,000 in emergency funding to help cover rent and employee salaries.

Additionally, the City of San Francisco has initiated a moratorium on evictions for small and medium-sized businesses whose revenue has been affected by the coronavirus. It’s effective for 30 days starting March 17, and the mayor has the capability to extend it for another 30 days. 

Link: https://oewd.org/covid-19-small-business-resiliency-fund

Eligibility

Businesses who show:

  • Loss of 25% or more of revenue
  • Less than $2.5 million in gross receipts
  • Properly licensed to operate in San Francisco.

How to Apply

The fastest way to apply is to fill out an online application and email it to investsf@sfgov.org. You’ll need to attach proof of payroll costs and lost revenue.

2. City of Los Angeles Small Business Emergency Microloan Program

Businesses in Los Angeles that are responsible for providing low-income jobs can get an emergency microloan of $5,000 to $20,000. Loans with repayment terms of six months to one year carry an interest rate of 0% and five-year loans have interest rates of 3% to 5%.

Los Angeles has instituted a moratorium on evictions of businesses impacted by the coronavirus through March 31, and the mayor has the capability to extend it for another 30 days. 

Eligibility

To get a loan, you must meet requirements including:

  • Having “reasonable and responsible” individual credit history
  • Commit to using the loan for working capital only
  • Ensuring your business is located within the City of Los Angeles.
  • If you own 20% or more of the business, you must guarantee the loan.

How to Apply

Apply online and provide supporting documentation including business and personal tax returns, three months of bank statements and business and personal financial statements.

Colorado

1. Denver Small Business Emergency Relief

This program offers cash grants of up to $7,500 to businesses in industries particularly hard-hit by the coronavirus.

Eligibility

Small businesses that have lost the ability to operate, including:

  • Restaurants
  • Retail shops
  • Barbershops
  • Nail salons

How to Apply

Grants will be distributed monthly, and the first applications will be due March 31. Details are sparse, but fill out an interest form to get more information from the city.

Illinois

1. Chicago Small Business Resiliency Fund

Starting March 31, small businesses in Chicago can apply for low-interest loans of up to $50,000 with repayment terms of up to 5 years. The amount of the loan you’ll qualify for depends on your revenues before the business was affected by the coronavirus.

Eligibility

You must demonstrate:

  • 25% drop in revenue
  • Have less than $3 million in revenue
  • Fewer than 50 employees
  • Have no current tax liens or legal judgments.

How to Apply

Apply online and include your most recent:

  • Tax return
  • Bank statements going back to October 2019
  • Photo ID

Michigan

1. Michigan Small Business Relief Program

Michigan will provide both grants and loans to small businesses affected by the coronavirus. The program will start in the first week of April.

Grants will be available in amounts of up to $10,000 to help cover working capital.

Loans will be available in amounts from $50,000 to $200,000 at interest rates of 0.25%.

Eligibility

Companies can qualify for Grants:

  • 50 or fewer employees
  • Can show business income loss

Companies can qualify for loans:

  • 100 employees or less
  • Unable to get credit elsewhere
  • Can show business income loss

How to Apply

Applications aren’t yet available, but check Michigan Economic Development Corporation for updates.

OTHER RESOURCES

  • Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are suspending foreclosures and evictions for at least 60 days and up to 12 months due to the coronavirus national emergency. This suspension applies to homeowners with an Enterprise-backed single-family mortgage. The move comes after the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) directed Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (the Enterprises) to help borrowers who are at risk of losing their home.“This foreclosure and eviction suspension allows homeowners with an Enterprise-backed mortgage to stay in their homes during this national emergency,” said Director Mark Calabria. “As a reminder, borrowers affected by the coronavirus who are having difficulty paying their mortgage should reach out to their mortgage services as soon as possible. The Enterprises are working with mortgage services to ensure that borrowers facing hardship because of the coronavirus can get assistance.”Borrowers should note that they will need to contact the lender they send checks to every month to establish a new short-term agreement — and not simply stop paying their mortgages. You can read the FHFA statement here.
  • Entrepreneur.com published 65 FREE tools to help your business (and family members) get through these challenging times.
  • Income tax filing deadline pushed back from April 15 to July 15.
  • The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) gave employers the green light to take employees’ temperatures to try and ward off the spread of the coronavirus in guidance updated March 18.
  • Fortunately for the American workforce, many employers are not only still hiring — they’re looking to expand rapidly as Coronavirus puts new demands on business.

    Here’s a list of companies and industries hiring right now:

    • Amazon is hiring 100,000 workers, and many shipping and delivery companies and couriers are expanding as more and more people practice social distancing and find themselves quarantined.
    • Online learning companies are hiring thousands of teachers as many schools nationwide are closed, leaving over 30 million children without formal schooling. Plus, these teachers earn up to $40 per hour!
    • Grocery stores and delivery services are expanding rapidly as people search for ways to avoid long lines and big crowds. Among them are large chains like Kroger, Meijer, and Safeway/Albertson’s, the latter of which is currently hiring 2,000 additional staff. Grocery delivery service Instacart is also hiring.
    • Remote meeting and telecommunications companies like Zoom, Slack and Microsoft Teams are all hiring.
    • In-home support for working families (childcare, dog walking, personal assisting, etc.) is an industry still seeing growth, especially with children staying home and lines growing longer at grocery stores.
    • Mental Health and Telehealth offices

We will keep you updated as things progress.

Stay Vigilant.

I’m so proud of you guys. I don’t even know the joy.

I have on this bright orange-red to show you guys like this is my fire. I’m representing that I’m fired up just over each and every one of you have done, what you’ve done with your business.

Yes, I should’ve worn my purple. I should’ve worn my shirt, but I wanted to be formal with my, and showing off my little curves and stuff with you guys. On a serious tip, everything that I do at Academy is love. I charge because when you give things away for free people don’t value it. If I even thought for a moment that each and every one of you would value this training and not pay I probably would’ve given it away for free. I answer every phone call that I possibly can when people call my office. I do have a team even though people think I don’t.

I literally race to that phone because I want to hear who’s on that other end, who wants to join my academy and why.

Most of you I have spoken with prior to you joining. Some of you have been here a year. Some of you have been here for two years. Some of you have been here for three years. You guys are watching this Academy transform and I literally just want to say I really, really, really appreciate each and every one of you for investing in yourself and for creating a legacy for you and your family.

You all don’t even understand how important that is to me. Many of you know my story. You guys know I don’t really have any parents. My parents have not been the most loving parents in my lifetime. You all know that I was 11 years old pregnant. You know that everything was against me. Everybody told me I wasn’t going to make it. I’ve dealt with health issues. They told me I was going to die. I told them, “Hell no.” So many things …

Three kids too, so so many things happen in life and people try to define you. This world does everything that it freaking can to scare you, everything. It’s almost like the moment you’re born this fear factor comes in. Many of us have lived, we have literally walked in fear all of our lives. Many people suffer with chronic anxiety, which gives us the feeling of being afraid a lot of the time. In fact, many people have to turn to therapy to treat their feelings of fear or look to using CBD products (such as from websites like https://purehempfarms.com) in order to suppress their systems as and when they feel them. I’m afraid to walk outside. I’m afraid to buy a product without finding out more here about whether it’s any good or not. I’m afraid to eat new foods. I’m afraid to start a business. I’m afraid to grow a business. These business-related fears are the ones that I seem to hear most often. So many of my friends have business ideas, but they’re too scared to do anything with these ideas. They should really stop being scared and they should give their business ideas a go. They won’t know if they don’t try. I remember one of my friends telling us that she’d recently made her business into an LLC with the help of Inc Authority. This made her business safer and more straightforward. She told us all that we should follow our dreams and create our own businesses. That just shows how these things can go positively, so we shouldn’t be scared of our dreams.

When you really step outside of your comfort zone and you say, “You know what? Middle finger to my fear, I don’t really care that I’m afraid anymore,” the worst thing that can happen is that I’ll still be afraid when this is over so I’m going to step up there and I’m going to do something and I’m going to impact my life. I’m going to invest in myself. I’m going to invest in my family. That’s when you will find a level of freedom in your life that you can’t even imagine.

Each and every one of you that has taken the time to invest here at Staffingpreneurs Academy, whether you’re walking in fear or not, you’ve taken that first step.

I am so humbled to be in this little, tiny community with each and every one of you. I dream about Staffingpreneurs Academy. This is my favorite business. Literally, I get dressed tonight to hang out with you guys.

You all don’t understand on days like today I’m so full because I keep telling you all, the day that I found out I was going to die in 2013, they told me to write my will. They called my mother. They told my mom to come down, try to make arrangements for my passing, and I’m sitting in my bedroom on bed rest mind you, and I said, “Let me build Staffingpreneurs Academy.” How can you be on your death bed and all you’re thinking about is building some crazy little community?

I did that and piece by piece and I promise you guys when I first launched the Academy half the training you all saw in there wasn’t in there. I let everybody in for free. I didn’t even really know what I was 100% doing. I just had this vision from being on my deathbed that there were people out there who needed me, and I was going to do it. I was going to figure it out whether I died or not. How fast can I get this thing built so if I do die it’ll still live?

Listen, I am so humbled to be in this space with you guys. I’m trying to hold my tears. It’s not 100% working, but I just need you guys to know, honestly, I’m so thankful for each and every one of you. I’m so thankful that you guys are here. I’m so thankful I get to hang out with you. I’m friends with a lot of you actually. I talk to you guys. I have to stop talking to many of you because I get so many calls a day, but I love talking to you. I remember your family’s names, your children’s names, your husband’s, your wife’s name. This is what I do. This is what I love, so I just want to say thank you so much for investing in yourselves. Thank you so much for believing in me. Thank you so much for sharing Staffingpreneurs Academy with other people.

Over the next couple of months, you guys are going to see me really out there doing a number of things. I’ve got two books launching this year. I’m opening up a couple of my other academies to the public that are closed, that are entrepreneurial-focused. If you guys want to join those two let me know. I’ll give you some discounts so that you guys can just be a part and meet other people because I meet amazing people who are just like you.

I’m not going to get mushy anymore. I just wanted to say thank you so much.

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