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COVID-19 Links

Hey everyone. We're closely following what's happening to the wrap industry as a whole worldwide right now. We're here to help you all as much as we can. To that end, we've gathered up some resources/advice, including ways to make money during this time, links to use to explore getting help from the government, and ideas for how to take advantage of this downtime. If you haven't seen it, here's a link to the IGTV post of Justin talking through these links/ideas.

 

**UPDATE** As of April 18th, the CISA updated it's guidelines to include sign and graphics companies as essential businesses. Read more here: https://www.signs.org/newsroom/industry-designated-as-critical-infrastructure

 

**Helpful links for small businesses, by country:**

This is an evolving list.

 

AUSTRALIA
Economic Response to the Coronavirus:
http://bit.ly/australianhealthcorona1 
http://bit.ly/australianhealthcorona2 
http://bit.ly/australianhealthcorona3

Coronavirus information and support for business:
http://bit.ly/australianbusinesscorona
http://bit.ly/australiansafeworkcorona
http://bit.ly/australiannewscorona 

Taxation support:
http://bit.ly/australiantaxcorona 
 
Mental Health Support – Lifeline: http://bit.ly/australianmentalhealthcorona

 

UNITED STATES

PPP Application Form

How to submit your SBA PPA Loan Application, tips via Entrepreneur.com

Economic Injury Disaster Loan Emergency Advance (EIDL) - this load advance will provide up to $10k of economic relief to businesses that are currently experiencing temporary difficulties.

US Chamber of Commerce:
http://uscham.com/uschambervideosmallbusiness 
http://uscham.com/uschambercoronastrategy - http://uscham.com/uschamberstimulussmallbusiness 

ISA  - International Sign Association: http://bit.ly/isacoronasmallbusiness 

 

GERMANY
http://bit.ly/smallbusinessgermanycorona 

 

JAPAN
http://bit.ly/japancorona

 

CANADA
http://bit.ly/canadiancoronasmallbusiness 

 

BRAZIL
http://bit.ly/brazilcoronasmallbusiness

 

IRELAND

http://bit.ly/irelandcoronaresponse

Wage Subsidy Link: https://www.gov.ie/en/news/eaad55-government-announces-new-covid-19-income-support-scheme/

LEO Business Continuity Voucher: https://www.localenterprise.ie/Portal/response/Business-Continuity-Voucher/Business-Continuity-Voucher.html

SBCI Covid 19 Loan Scheme: https://sbci.gov.ie/schemes/covid-19-loan-application/

Microfinance Ireland Loan Scheme: https://microfinanceireland.ie/loan-packages/covid19/

Crowe Covid -19 Support Hub: https://www.crowe.com/ie/insights/covid-19-resource-hub

 

Ideas to Push Forward:

  • Pivot to signage - advertise through your social media and websites that you also offer signage, specifically cater to those companies that are still in operation like hospitals, restaurants (in some regions), government agencies, etc. that may need signage created for covid-related messaging.
  • Some shops are seeing more activity from color change/ppf customers. Consider expanding your offerings to include these products.
  • Home wrap shop - some people have turned their home garages into a "contactless shop". If this is something you can safely do, while continuing to practice safe distancing and protection measures, it may be an option to continue wrapping.
  • Explore antimicrobial film, like Hexis' Pure Zone film - door handles, countertops, etc.
  • Use this time to master productivity programs like Trello, Google Drive, etc. Brush up on your social media game - Later is a great resource to check out.

 

Other opportunities for savings:

  • Adobe is giving everyone two months of FREE Creative Cloud. This is not announced anywhere, but we have heard from lots of people who have tried this successfully! Here's how to get 2 months free.
  • Facebook is offering $100 million in cash grants for up to 30,000 eligible small business in over 30 countries where Facebook operates: https://www.facebook.com/business/boost/grants
  • Google is offering $340 million in ad credits to small and midsize businesses with active Google ad accounts over the past year. Credit notifications will appear in their Google Ads accounts and can be used at any point until the end of 2020 across our advertising platforms.