Resources For Small Businesses Responding to COVID-19

While we all are taking the necessary steps to ensure the health and safety of ourselves and our loved ones, the team at Ben Franklin Technology Partners also wants to help you preserve the health of your business.

We understand that many are having issues with customers, suppliers, employees, and cash. To that end, we have begun compiling a list of resources that may be of assistance as we all learn to navigate the new world that is the result of COVID-19.


Novel COVID-19 Virus Economic Impact

The purpose of this report is to provide an update on the economic impact caused by the novel coronavirus outbreak.

Portfolio Companies Working on Solutions for COVID-19 Related Issues

Many clients of Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Central and Northern Pennsylvania are answering the call to assist the commonwealth on a number of fronts in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

DLA’s Technology Accelerator OTA Program

The DLA is now accepting Other Transaction Authority whitepapers on problem statements supporting COVID-19.

The Small Business Owner’s Guide to the CARES Act

This guide provides information about the major programs and initiatives that will soon be available from the Small Business Administration (SBA.

DOL Fact Sheets, FAQs, Posters and Bulletins

Get the answers to frequently asked questions regarding payment of wages under the Fair Labor Standards Act and how it relates to the COVID-19 virus.

The Save Small Business Fund

The Save Small Business Fund is a grantmaking initiative offering short-term relief for small employers (3-20 employees) in the United States and its territories. Find out if you are eligible.

What is the Paycheck Protection Program? (A Simple Guide)

The U.S. federal government just passed a big coronavirus relief bill, aimed at supporting small businesses.

SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan Assistance

The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to small businesses.

The Three Step Process: Disaster Loans

SBA disaster loans offer an affordable way for individuals and businesses to recover from declared disasters.

SBA & Other Financial Resources

The information and tools necessary for entrepreneurs to help their businesses navigate Covid-19.

Department of Health Resources

Resources to help individuals, families and businesses do their part in stopping the spread of COVID-19.

Affected PA Workers Resources

Ongoing guidance, resources and information for workers and business regarding the Covid-19 virus.

Benefit Resources for Employers

Get the state wage and benefit resources for employers regarding the COVID-19 virus.

Disaster Declaration Request

Governor Wolf requests disaster declaration for small businesses and non-profits to obtain loans.

Pennsylvania Critical Medical Supplies Procurement Portal

The Portal is to help for quick and efficient procurement of critical medical supplies for hospitals and medical facilities across Pennsylvania.