Ann Arbor SPARK Business Resources for COVID-19 Response
By Laura Cowan
Laura K. Cowan is a tech editor and journalist whose work has focused on promoting sustainability initiatives for automotive, green tech, and conscious living media outlets.
Ann Arbor SPARK is emerging tech hub Ann Arbor's premier small business support organization and new business incubator. We connected with their marketing director Jenn Queen to ask about any resources they're publicizing for the greater Ann Arbor area and Michigan businesses during the COVID-19 outbreak. Ann Arbor SPARK has shut down its local offices to protect workers, but already has an extensive list of informational and business support resources for businesses planning for these changing times, and has more programming in the works aimed at supporting small businesses in partnership with the state of Michigan. More on that in the coming weeks as details are available. For now, we list the resources listed through Ann Arbor SPARK here for your convenience, but please visit Ann Arbor SPARK's website for updates as this is a quickly evolving situation for individuals and businesses alike. Be well.
A link to the full list of updated business resources from Ann Arbor SPARK: Ann Arbor SPARK COVID-19 Business Information & Response Resources
BUSINESS RESOURCES AND ASSISTANCE
Local, Regional & State
- MEDC COVID-19 Resources
- Treasury: Small Business Taxpayers Provided Tax Assistance
- MEDC, state’s small business support organizations join forces to develop resources for Michigan’s small businesses impacted by COVID-19
- Michigan SBDC COVID-19 Resources
- State of Michigan’s Coronavirus Resources
- United Way of Washtenaw Launches COVID-19 Community Relief Fund
- Butzel Long: Business interruptions due to coronavirus — Is it covered by insurance?
- Free Webinar on Thursday 3/19: Navigating Your Business through Coronavirus
- Business Marketing during COVID-19 tips
ADAPTING TO A NEW WORK ENVIRONMENT
- Employer Considerations and Checklists:
- Adapting to the Virtual Working World
- Free Remote Work Planning Resource
- Working Remotely: A Guide for Leaders
- Non-profit resources for remote working
- 12 Ways to Work Remotely During COVID-19
- World Health Organization (WHO) on the Coronavirus
- CDC Coronavirus Updates
- Michigan Medicine Coronavirus Updates
- St. Joe Coronavirus Updates
- Washtenaw County Coronavirus Information, including a running number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Washtenaw County.
- Livingston County Coronavirus Information, including a running number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Livingston County.