If you own or work for a small business in our area, we've put together some resources for you to take advantage of at this time:
SOSNA LOCAL BUSINESS SPREADSHEET
We’ve created a spreadsheet to share with our community that includes:
Best ways to contribute to worker funds for service and industry folks out of work at this time.
Purchase gift cards to use in the future at our local favorites.
Find takeout or delivery to satisfy your quarantine cravings.
Check out the spreadsheet here and if you have any additions for SOSNA’s area, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
**NEW** list of local grants/loans available for small businesses
RED BACKPACK FUND: Grants for Female Business Owners
Since its inception, Spanx and The Spanx by Sara Blakely Foundation have been dedicated to elevating and supporting women through entrepreneurship. Knowing the ripple effect that empowering women can have to strengthen neighborhoods, cities and countries, The Spanx by Sara Blakely Foundation donated $5 million to support female entrepreneurs in the wake of COVID-19 and teamed up with GlobalGiving to establish The Red Backpack Fund. GlobalGiving will be overseeing the fund, making 1,000 grants of $5,000 each to female entrepreneurs in the U.S. to help alleviate the immediate needs and support the long-term recovery of those impacted by this crisis.