Here For You: A Listing of COVID-19 Resources

successful woman portrait - jewelry  small business ownerWe love our Minnesota small businesses and have seen firsthand how the events of the past few weeks have affected them. With all of the changes day to day, we want to offer some resources to help navigate through this uncertain time.  We will keep updating this page with additional programs that are rolled out over the coming days and weeks.

Small Business Resources

SBA page on Debt Forgiveness

Learn about all of the new details on PPP loans and debt forgiveness on the SBA's page on Debt Forgiveness

SBA Debt Forgiveness Application

Documents that Each Borrower Must Submit with its PPP Loan Forgiveness Application

Guide to Business Loans

Learn about the different loan programs that Flagship Bank has for your business in our Guide to Business Loans.

Small Business Emergency Loan Program

The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) is creating an emergency loan program to help Minnesota small business owners who need immediate assistance to meet their families’ basic needs during COVID-19 closures. More information about the program is available.

U.S. Small Business Administration Disaster loans available now

Minnesota businesses negatively impacted by COVID-19 can now apply for low interest SBA loans. Governor Walz requested an Economic Injury Disaster Loan declaration earlier this week and the SBA opened applications online March 20. Businesses can apply for loans to pay fixed debts, payroll, accounts payable and other bills that can’t be paid because of the disaster’s impact.

For more information and to apply please visit:

Unemployment Insurance:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Minnesota Employers Local Resource Center on COVID-19 News

U.S. Chamber of Commerce COVID-19 Resources:

  • Guidance For Employers - Guidance from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce
  • Workplace Tips - For workplace tips and resources for employers to combat the virus
  • Resilience in a Box - If your business needs help putting a plan in place, use the U.S. Chamber Foundation's toolkit created in partnership with the UPS foundation.
  • More Resources – A full list of additional items for your business

Resources made to help you navigate your workforce working remotely.

Candid image of successful business woman working remotely

Below are services that are currently offering discounts or free access for remote workforce options to make meeting, collaborating, and processing easier when remote:

Remote Desktop & Collaboration Solutions: 
Remote Meeting & Screen Sharing Solutions: 

Resources for Nonprofits 

Human Resources
Education Resources
Risk Mitigation/Continuity


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