Women-owned businesses and COVID-19

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Some customers are ready to hire but they’re not sure how to safely move forward during a pandemic. It’s important to tell customers the next step and make it easy for them to work with you — and that’s especially true right now. 

Here are a few ways you can use your profile’s introduction to reassure customers: 

  • Remind them that their safety (and your own) is your number one priority. 
  • Tell them you’re up-to-date on current news and guidelines for COVID-19.
  • Are you keeping at least a 6 ft distance from everyone? Are you sanitizing your equipment after every use? List the ways you’re following the CDC’s guidelines to keep your customers safe. 
  • Talk through any changes you’ve made to minimize physical contact, like using an app to take payment instead of checks.

We know times are tough right now, and we want to do our part in supporting women entrepreneurs during this uniquely difficult situation. We’ve done some digging and found a few great resources we want you to check out:

Women-owned business, U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)

The SBA supports women entrepreneurs as they’re starting their business and competing in the marketplace. This resource provides funding options, information on completing federal contracts, and other resources specifically for women-owned businesses.

Government resources, Thumbtack Journal 

This article provides a comprehensive list of resources from federal, state and local governments to help small businesses during this time. Take a look through the list of economic relief programs and find which resources apply to you. 

COVID-19, Pro Resources 

This is another resource I’m eager to share with you. Take a moment to browse through CDC recommendations, tips from pros who have adapted their businesses, and current conversations in the Pro Community to help you stay connected. 

What other resources have you and your business been relying on during these times? Share with other pros in the comments.