Managing During New Times

The novel strain of coronavirus that first appeared in 2019, is changing the face of small business and entrepreneurship across the world. 

We’re dealing with new times, and that presents many challenges that we haven’t seen before. But together, we can tackle them and come out on top. 

As the Covid-19 pandemic continues, many registries, like Verisign who manages the .com and .net domain extensions, are offering waived or reduced rates on domain redemption fees. In fact, Verisign is offering to waive redemption fees through August 1, 2020. If your domain has expired during this time and you’re experiencing financial hardship, please reach out to our teams at (800) 403-3568 or use the live chat option on our website so we can determine if your domain is eligible. 

The following resources are here to help you navigate these difficult times. We’ve compiled this list to help you with:

  • How to navigate working from home.
    • How to maintain personal productivity. 
    • How to work with a remote team.
    • Cloud-based tools that can help you.
    • Online safety tips.
  • How to take your business online. 
    • How to create a website.
    • What kind of hosting your site needs.
    • What makes for a secure website.
    • How to leverage social media to stay connected.
    • How to start a blog and email list.
  • Small business and nonprofit advice from our sister companies. 
  • Resources for funding and loans to help you through these difficult times.
    • Please note, these are 3rd party resources provided by government agencies and associations.

Small Business and Entrepreneur COVID-19 Resources

Resources for Working from Home

Many of us are getting used to a new normal of working from home, and oftentimes, that means having to share space with family and roommates. These unplanned adjustments can make productivity and getting work done difficult, which is why we’ve put together this collection of resources for you. 

Resources for Taking Your Business Online

Going from a brick-and-mortar business to an online business can be daunting, especially if you weren’t anticipating having to do it so quickly. Here’s a roundup of articles that we think can help. Below, you’ll find posts to assist you in creating a website and keeping it secure, teach you how to optimize your social media profiles, and more. 

Resources for Small Businesses and Nonprofits

These articles originally appeared on the Bluehost and Constant Contact blogs. 

Government and Financial Resources for Small Businesses and Entrepreneurs in the U.S.

Governments have been working at the local, state, and federal levels to help businesses survive the Covid-19 pandemic. Below, you’ll find information on some of these programs and loans that can help your business stay afloat.

News and information is changing fast, so if you have any questions about the links provided in this section, please direct them to the appropriate website. Domain.com is not responsible for the following programs and resources, but we hope you find them useful. 

  • Kabbage Paycheck Protection Program
    • We’ve partnered with Kabbage to help you access critical funds through SBA’s Paycheck Protection Program. Apply online for the relief funds your business needs.
  • U.S. Small Business Administration
    • Are you a small business owner who’s facing unprecedented hard times due to Covid-19? If you’re seeking small business guidance or loans, here’s where to start. 
  • Federal Reserve System
    • On March 23, 2020 the Federal Reserve announced that they’d be doing their part to support “households, businesses, and the U.S. economy overall in this challenging time.” Keep an eye on their website for updates on programs such as their “Main Street Business Lending Program.” 
  • IRS, Internal Revenue Service
    • As of March 21, 2020, the IRS announced, “that the federal income tax filing due date is automatically extended from April 15, 2020, to July 15, 2020.”  Additionally, the due date for federal income tax payments has been deferred to July 15, 2020. 
    • They are also offering Economic Impact Payments for eligible people. Find out more on their website. 
  • Additional Local and Nonprofit Resources
    • This article by Forbes compiles resources your small business or nonprofit organization can leverage at the local level. 

What questions do you have?

Together, we’ll get through these unprecedented events.

Do you have any questions about starting an online business or website? Are you looking for specific work from home tips and tricks? Or do you have any to share?

Let us know by emailing us at socialmedia(at)domain(dot)com or commenting below so we can help.