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

SCORE Reopening Toolkit for Small Businesses

America is beginning to reopen again. Are you ready? Whether or not to reopen your business as restrictions are lifted is a choice that only you can make for your small business. One thing is certain: doing business in a post-pandemic world is just different! SCORE Chester and Delaware Counties recently released a toolkit for … Read more SCORE Reopening Toolkit for Small Businesses