RELIEF AND RECOVERY RESOURCES FOR YOUR BUSINESS
Wisconsin businesses look forward to a future when they can return to providing the products and services their customers need and crave, unencumbered by threats to the health of their employees and those they serve. Working toward that future will require the gradual adoption of new business practices that reflect the evolving reality of the COVID-19 pandemic and our success in mitigating the effects of this unprecedented global health emergency.
With input from national and state health and industry experts and in partnership with the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection, the Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services, the Wisconsin Department of Tourism and our regional economic development partners, WEDC has compiled a series of industry-specific documents to help you get back to business while taking the necessary precautions to maximize safety. Following these guidelines will help us all get Wisconsin’s economy back on track.
CDC - Center for Disease Control
Wiscconsin Department of Health Services
World Health Organization
Waupaca County Health & Human Services
Governor Evers Executive Orders
US Small Business Administration
Wisconsin Small Business Development Center
SBDC Disaster Loan Information
American Chamber of Commerce Executives in Wisconsin
Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation
Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development - Unemployment
NEW - Guide to Coronavirus Paid Leave Programs
|Coronavirus Emergency Loans Small Business Guide and Checklist|
The U.S. Chamber's Coronavirus Emergency Loans Small Business Guide and Checklist serves as a comprehensive step-by-step tool to help small businesses, independent contractors, gig economy workers and other qualifying individuals prepare to file for a coronavirus relief loan under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The guide is also available for download in Spanish here
|Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) Program Guide|
As you may know, the CARES Act expanded the Small Business Administration’s long-standing Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program. The EIDL program was created to assist businesses, renters, and homeowners located in regions affected by declared disasters. The program is applicable to small businesses and most small nonprofits (less than 500 employees), sole proprietors and independent contractors. Click here to view our guide that helps you and your members to check eligibility, understand loan parameters, and find out how to access $10,000 emergency grants.
|Employee Retention Tax Credit Guide|
The CARES Act also created a new employee retention tax credit—that does not have size restrictions—for employers who are closed, partially closed, or experiencing significant revenue losses as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. Click here to view our guide to help businesses check eligibility, calculate their credit, and understand which employees count toward eligibility, among other information.
|Coronavirus Small Business Guide|
The U.S. Chamber's own interactive digital platform CO— has created a Coronavirus Small Business Guide to help you navigate the pandemic with new stories daily—including the resource guides above, remote working tips, links to small business webinars and townhalls, and more.
|Coronavirus Response Toolkit|
The U.S. Chamber continues to update and evolve its Coronavirus Response Toolkit to ensure that you have the most up to date information and impactful tools to navigate this pandemic. The toolkit provides the infographics, tip sheets, social media graphics and other visual resources to help you share important guidance, advice, and other information with businesses.