Dr. Lee Kirksey MD, FACS, MBA
Coronavirus Business Resources
The Presidents’ Council recognizes the stakes are enormously high for small businesses. These entities, usually sole proprietors or businesses with fewer than 25 or even 5 employees are the most vulnerable. Particularly neighborhood-serving businesses and businesses owned by people of color, some experiencing 90-100% revenue loss during this social and economic crisis, are in urgent need of a life-line.
As an engine for black business growth, The Presidents’ Council is doing our part to help small businesses sustain during and ultimately rebuild after the social and economic crises of COVID-19.
Below is a list of resources our team has collected to assist you and your business during this time of crisis:
- Pandemic Superimposed on Epidemic: Covid-19 Disparities in Black Americans Hear from Board Chairman, Eddie Taylor and co-authors Lee Kirksey, M.D., M.B.A., Dominique L. Tucker, B.S., Khendi T. White Solaru, M.D., and Charles S. Modlin, Jr., M.D., M.B.A about structural racism’s impact on COVID-19 and its disparities in Black America.
- Coronavirus FAQs
- (COVID-19) Preparedness and Risk Mitigation
- Business Pandemic Checklist
- Keeping Your Business in Business During COVID 19 – Access to Loans & Resources – Am I eligible?
- 8 Point Plan for Restaurant and Hospitality Businesses
- Budish Announces Creation of Small Business Stabilization Fund Totaling Over $4 Million to Support Businesses During COVID-19 Pandemic
- Save Small Business Fund – A grant-making initiative to help small employers who are struggling during the COVID-19 outbreak.
- Taylor Oswald: Property & Casualty Cyber Insurance and HR
- Shared Work Ohio – a voluntary layoff aversion program.
- Microgrants from Business Growth Collaborative Enable Pivots for Vulnerable Entrepreneurs
- Spooner – The Presidents’ Council BWC Refund
- Spooner – The Presidents’ Council – Covid-19 FAQ PDF
- The Inclusion Marketplace – The Equity & Inclusion team at the Greater Cleveland Partnership (GCP) recognizes that your business is facing unprecedented challenges due to the Coronavirus outbreak. Because your business has been identified as a diverse business in Northeast Ohio, we’d like you to take advantage of the new Inclusion MarketPlace!
- Ohio Business Organizations Assist Minority-Owned Businesses During Pandemic
- 5.25.2020 Washington Post Article Number of Working Black Business Owners Falls 40 percent, far more than other groups amid coronavirus