Small Business Resources
What do you need?
Apply for Stabilization Grants and Loans and explore additional programs and options.
Explore additional federal, state and local resources.
Financial SupportFinances are a key challenge for many small businesses during the pandemic. Explore the resources below to find ways to protect your business and employees.
Do I qualify for financial support?
If you have questions about your eligibility, call the Cuyahoga County Small Business Resource Center at 216-452-9714.
What loan programs are available?
Federal, state, and local sources are offering financial assistance for your business, including loans for loss of revenue and loans to help protect your employees. Check back regularly as more programs are added.
Stabilization Fund Application
The Cuyahoga County Stabilization Fund Cuyahoga County has established a Stabilization Fund to support businesses impacted by COVID-19.
For technical assistance, contact the Small Business Resource Center:
- Call 216-452-9714.
Are there debt relief and deferred cost options?
Debt relief and deferred cost programs can help you financially as you navigate the pandemic. Check back regularly as more programs are added.
Many landlords are showing flexibility in rent payments. Contact your landlord for more information and options.
Most utilities have agreed not to cut services during the pandemic and several are offering flexible terms for repayment. Contact your utility provider for more information.
Other Guidance and Resources
Explore federal, state, local, and non-governmental resources dedicated to helping your business navigate the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Equal Employment Opportunity (EEOC) EEOC Employer Guidance
What you should know about the ADA, the Rehabilitation Act.
- SCORE Business Mentors – Remote Meeting Assistance
Mentors are available to participate in remote mentoring sessions via phone, email and video.
- US Department of Labor
Guidance Helping employers and employees respond to the pandemic.
- Learn New Tech Skills
TechCred helps Ohioans learn new skills and helps employers build a stronger workforce with the skills needed in a tech-infused economy.
- SharedWork Ohio
Under a SharedWork plan, the employer reduces the employees’ hours in a uniform manner and Jobs and Family Services supplements eligible employees’ income with a proportionate share of unemployment.
- State Tax Filing and Payment Extensions
The deadline to file and pay state income tax without interest or penalty has been extended to July 15 for individual income tax, school district income tax, pass-through entity and fiduciary income tax, and municipal net profit taxpayers that have opted into the state’s centralized filing system.
- Ohio Banker’s League Information
The DeWine-Husted Administration has worked with representatives from Ohio’s banking community.
- Grace Period for Health Insurance Premiums
All health insurers are required to provide the option of deferring premium payments, interest free, for up to 60 calendar days from each original premium due date. This means that employers can defer their premium payments up to two months, giving them some relief on costs, while keeping their employees insured.
- Economic Community Development Institute (ECDI)
Northern Ohio Resources to help you respond to the pandemic within your small business.
- Greater Cleveland Partnership
Understand the impact of the pandemic on the business community through additional resources and guidance.
- Society for Human Resources Management Coronavirus Tools
Find guidance on workplace safety, telecommuting and more.
- U.S. Chamber of Commerce Coronavirus Response Toolkit
Access shareable graphics and other items.
- U.S. Chamber of Commerce Guidance for Employers
Guidance on planning for and responding to coronavirus in the workplace.