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Resources for Entrepreneurs During the COVID-19 Crisis

Posted on by Hayley Smith,

Entrepreneurship is never an easy endeavor—but navigating self-employment and business ownership during these unprecedented times is especially challenging. Our mission is to provide opportunities for all current and aspiring entrepreneurs, and Start Garden has collected a comprehensive list of resources for entrepreneurs to consult to help them navigate the issues they face amidst the COVID-19 crisis. We will add to this list as soon as new resources become available. If you know of a resource that is available but not listed here, please share with Murphy Ackerman


U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Disaster Assistance:

MI unemployment extention to self-employed:

MEDC Small Business Relief Program:

The Right Place Small Business Relief Grant:

Lakeshore Advantage:

Facebook Small Business Grants:

Grants Roundup:

Kauffman Foundation:

CASE at Duke Capital Relief Resource:

The Red Backpack Fund:

The Tech Startup Stabilization Fund:



Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Webinars:

Small Business Survival Plan:

Grand Rapids Chamber Coronavirus Toolkit:


Small Business Gift Certificates:

Varnum COVID-19 Resources:

GR Chamber Blog:

Detroit Chamber Business Resource Center:

Local Government Resources:

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