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Coronavirus (COVID-19), Your Business & Your Money: A Financial Resources Guide

Get Business Resources and Information from the Experts

There is a tremendous amount of information pouring out of accounting, financial advisory and law firms about what businesses must do to comply with, and how they can benefit from, COVID-19 related laws and regulations. Such thought leadership is laudable but can be overwhelming, and so much is redundant or out-of-date by the time you read it.

How do you know whom to trust?

How do you find the best researched, best analyzed, best written and most up-to-date business and financial resources—a particularly important consideration given that new laws and regulations are being put into place regularly, and even those already in place are being frequently amended?

This landing page, updated regularly, collects the most reliable and easy-to-understand business resources and information that you should know if you own or run a business. It is designed to educate and inform about only the financial and legal aspects of coronavirus.

Section 1. Recommended Articles About Specific Topics

We suggest you begin your search for specific information in this section. Organized by subject matter, each article has been written with the goal of conveying quickly and accurately key information that you need to know.

Section 2. Best Business and Financial Resource Centers

Many websites operated by government agencies, not-for-profits, large law and accounting firms and news organizations have created “Coronavirus / COVID-19 Resource Centers on their websites, all of which are at least somewhat duplicative of others. We have reviewed more than 100. These are the best:

Most readers will be well served by one of the above financial resources, many of which include links to useful and free webinars. As noted above, the level of redundancy among thought leaders about these issues is tremendous. Nonetheless, we collect below some of the specific resources we refer to most frequently.

Section 3. Key Federal Laws Regarding Coronavirus

The Family First Act compels employers with fewer than 500 employees to provide (a) paid family leave to employees with 30 days or more of tenure who are unable to work or telework due to childcare needs triggered by COVID-19; and (b) paid sick leave for all employees who are unable to work because of government shelter-in-place orders, COVID-19-related illness, and several other circumstances triggered by the pandemic. It also grants such employers tax credits to help defray associated costs.

Recommended explanatory articles:

Agency rules:

Recommended explanatory articles:

Section 4. Federal Government Resources

  1. USA.gov
  2. IRS
  3. Department of the Treasury
  4. Small Business Administration
  5. United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)
  6. US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
  7. OSHA
  8. Department Of Labor
  9. Centers for Disease Control (CDC)

Section 5.  State & Local Government Information

State Surveys

California

Connecticut

Illinois

New York

[Editor’s Note: To learn more about this and related topics, you may want to attend the following webinars: Help, My Business is in Trouble! and Basic Concepts Applicable to All Borrowers & Lenders.]

©All Rights Reserved. April, 2020.  DailyDAC™, LLC d/b/a/ Financial Poise™

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