Corporations from all industries are rallying to help small businesses succeed during these uncertain times. Many companies are offering free tools, tips, and resources—covering everything from online business services to cybersecurity to invoicing—which we’ve collected here to help get them into the hands of the businesses that need them.
Free technology tools and services
Overview: Free cybersecurity vulnerability assessments and Mastercard® Identity Theft Protection™
More details: Mastercard is offering these services for free through the end of 2020 to help small business owners protect their business and their employees by protecting them from cyber threats (terms and conditions apply). Mastercard has also created a COVID-19 resource center for small business owners, gathering pertinent information and resources to help them navigate these unprecedented times.
Overview: Microsoft 365 Productivity Solutions
More details: Microsoft helps your team to stay connected and productive even when they work apart. Set up your business for remote work with Microsoft 365. Chat, meet, call, and collaborate all in one place with Microsoft Teams, and get access to 1TB of cloud storage (per user) plus familiar Office apps including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
Overview: Late fees and overage charges are being waived
More details: Verizon will neither terminate service nor charge late fees to postpaid wireless, residential, and small business* customers that notify Verizon of their inability to pay their bills due to disruptions caused by the Coronavirus.
*includes small business customers with 50 lines or less
Overview: Free “Business Maker: Get Online Package” for one year
More details: Designed to help small businesses get online and communicate with their customers and communities, the “Business Maker: Get Online Package” includes a domain with five email boxes, website building tools and templates, support, and 1-on-1 consultation. They also have a COVID-19 resource center.
Overview: The Business Services Suite helps businesses with day-to-day functions throughout their lifecycle as well as during COVID-19
More details: These suite tools and discounts can help small businesses keep in touch, keep up productivity, and keep selling. AMEX is also a part of the Stand for Small program, a growing group of companies that are dedicated to providing resources, tools, and discounts to help small businesses succeed.
Overview: General guidance around invoicing and accounting
More details: Intuit offers a hub of small business resources, from a town hall series that connects small businesses with experts to exploring loan forgiveness.
Overview: Business updates you can make on online business platforms
More details: A list of the latest news and updates about the changes business platforms are making during the COVID-19 pandemic to help businesses communicate information and operational details. They also posted guidelines on communicating important changes via these platforms.
*Terms and conditions may apply. Please check directly with the provider for additional details.
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