Register for Temporary Outdoor Dining

Qualifying businesses can register to offer outdoor dining on the sidewalk or in the curbside parking lane. This is a temporary registration to support businesses during the yellow phase of the COVID-19 reopening plan. This registration is valid until December 31, 2020. You can apply for a: Temporary Sidewalk Cafe: This registration allows for the … Read more Register for Temporary Outdoor Dining

The Merchant’s Fund Restore and Reopen Grants

The Merchant’s Fund will be begin to accept applications to provide grants to small, independently-owned businesses in historically disadvantaged communities that have suffered property damage, vandalism or inventory losses during the recent civil unrest. Grants will be made up to $10,000 depending on the extent of damage and needs of the business. Eligibility: Businesses must: … Read more The Merchant’s Fund Restore and Reopen Grants

Help Support Damaged and Recovering Asian-Owned Businesses

Due to recent events, many Asian-owned businesses in the Philadelphia area were damaged, including broken windows and stolen merchandise. Furthermore, Asian-owned small businesses have been severely impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. The Asian American Chamber of Commerce of Greater Philadelphia is here to offer our support to these businesses to recover and rebuild their businesses, … Read more Help Support Damaged and Recovering Asian-Owned Businesses

The Process to Reopening Pennsylvania for Businesses

On April 22, 2020, Governor Tom Wolf announced his detailed plan for reopening Pennsylvania with a targeted May 8th start. The administration will categorize reopening into three phases: red, yellow, green. Phases will be assigned based on conditions in a county, counties or region. The Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development’s website has helpful resources … Read more The Process to Reopening Pennsylvania for Businesses

Safety Tips for Small Businesses During and After COVID-19

The City of Philadelphia’s Department of Commerce has put together a list of safety measures you can take to protect your business during and after the COVID-19 pandemic. While non-essential businesses remain closed under the City’s Business Activity and Stay at Home Order, business owners can still take steps to keep their businesses safe. This temporary … Read more Safety Tips for Small Businesses During and After COVID-19

LISC Small Business Relief Grants

LISC is currently accepting applications for Round 2 of their Small Business Relief Grants.  Small businesses across the country, the backbone of our nation’s economy, are facing potentially devastating economic pressure as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. Many have already been forced to shut temporarily, and even those operating remotely still face major revenue shortfalls. With … Read more LISC Small Business Relief Grants