COVID-19 – Business Resources
This is an unprecedented time for Transylvania County and the world, and things are changing rapidly with all elements related to COVID-19. This page was created to help our local businesses and organizations quickly find up-to-date information and resources to navigate this challenging time. Please check back regularly, as new resources and information are added throughout each day as they become available.
To find information on how you can support our local businesses and non-profits during this time, please click here.
Important New Updates
BBB Business Tip: Top 10 scams targeting small businesses (posted 5/28)
WNC Smart Restart Guide (posted 5/27)
North Carolina’s Executive Order No. 141 Safer-at-Home Order to continue through at least Friday, June 26. Phase Two Overview Flyer and Phase Two FAQs
Transitioning to Safer at Home Comparison Chart
NCDHHS interim guidelines for restaurants and watering holes planning to reopen in Phase Two.
Clarification for “breweries,” “distilleries” and “wineries.” (posted 5/25)
PPE information and suppliers (working list)
Industry Guidance for Promoting the Health and Safety of All Travelers, U.S. Travel Association
Tools & Tips, Webinars & Classes
Multiple Dates – NCDOR offers webinars to help businesses understand COVID-19 tax relief available
Every Wednesday, 11:30am – 12pm – NC Chamber offers a weekly forum with Q&A with NC Public Health Officials
Every Thursday, 1pm – Weekly Land of Sky Regional Council COVID-19 response
Every Mon, Wed, Fri at 8am – CAI offers Answers at 8 > M-W-F Call-In for NC Employers
UPCOMING AND RECORDED VIRTUAL MEETINGS AND WEBINARS
Government Information and Updates
Key Government COVID-19 Information — LOCAL (Transylvania County and City of Brevard)
Key Government COVID-19 Information — STATE
Key Government COVID-19 Information — FEDERAL
Loan and Disaster Financing
Transylvania Emergency Bridge Loan Program
Transylvania Tomorrow Emergency Support Grant Program
NC Rapid Recovery Loans
Save Small Business Fund Initiative of the US Chamber of Commerce Foundation
SBA Funding Options & Resources
Mountain BizWorks – COVID-19 Rapid Recovery Financing Options, COVID-19 Funding Help Center and Rapid Recovery Loans
ADDITIONAL LOAN & DISASTER RELIEF PROGRAMS AND INFORMATION
Business Operational Guidance and Resources
General Business Information
Non-profit Specific Information
Tourism Specific Information
Virtual WNC Career Expo, June 3-5. Hosted by the Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce and Mountain Area Workforce Development Board, the WNC Career Expo connects job seekers to regional employers – virtually. Meet with hiring employers LIVE online.
Resources for Workers Impacted by Coronavirus Layoffs and Lost Wages
Contact the DES Employer Call Center with any questions or concerns: 866.278.3822.
Individuals who want to apply for Unemployment click here or call 888.737.0259
Unemployment Insurance Changes Due to COVID-19
Unemployment Fact Sheet – COVID-19
Blue Ridge Community College Small Business Center is here to assist you and your business with resources and assistance related to the COVID-19 pandemic, including assistance and information, webinars, and one-on-one counseling.
Better Business Bureau Small Business Resources during COVID-19
NC Works – Computers available to apply for unemployment by appointment only
Compilation of federal, state, local, and private resources available to small businesses in North and South Carolina for dealing with the effects of COVID-19.
This information was provided in a collaboration by the following to support the local business community and our community at-large: