COVID-19 Small Business Resource Center

Get the information and support you need to protect your business. Every Bench resource and guide is designed to help you navigate difficult times with confidence.

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Whatever happens next, we'll keep you informed. We update our resources on a daily basis, so that you have access to every critical detail,
as they happen.

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Book a free consultation call, and we'll discuss the best relief and support options available to you. Then, we can create application-ready records and statements for you—so you can apply with confidence.

Stay on Track

With up to date financials delivered by Bench, tracking your finances and obtaining loan forgiveness is simple. From applying to forgiving, Bench is with you every step of the way.

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Financial Relief Guides

PPP Update: What You Need to Know (Round Two of Funding)
The Paycheck Protection Program has now been replenished.

PPP Update: What You Need to Know (Round Two of Funding)
The Paycheck Protection Program has now been replenished.

PPP Loan Forgiveness: The Complete Guide
Here’s our comprehensive guidance on setting yourself up for full forgiveness.

PPP Forgiveness for Independent Contractors and Sole Props
PPP forgiveness works differently for sole proprietors and independent contractors

Do Owner Draws Count as Salary for the Paycheck Protection Program?
Your "owner draws" don't count as salary. Here's how to properly fill out that section.

Self-Employment and the Paycheck Protection Program
If you're self-employed, you're still eligible for financial relief through the PPP.

What Is the $10,000 SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) Grant?
The SBA is offering a $10,000 grant through their Disaster Loan program.

What is the Paycheck Protection Program? (A Simple Guide)
Everything small business owners need to know about the PPP.

Unemployment Benefits and the CARES Act
How unemployment works with all the different relief programs available.

Downloadable resources

Getting Through COVID-19: A Financial Game Plan for Small Businesses
These are tough times for small business owners. We asked a CPA to provide a COVID-19 financial game plan for getting through the next few weeks and months.

Six Steps to Take If COVID-19 Shuts Down Your Business
If COVID-19 has shut down your business, there are still options available for you. Here are six ways you can take action today.

Leading a Small Business Through a Recession: Five Best Practices
We're in a down-economy. How do you get your business in shape? Here’s a list of five things you can take action on for your small business.

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Webinar: Paycheck Protection Program Everything You Need to Know

We talked in-depth about this $350 billion small business relief program, and clarified how to apply, what you can use the loan for, how to get your loan forgiven, and more.

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COVID-19 Small Business Newsletter: The Latest Updates in Your Inbox

We’ll deliver the latest small business finances-related COVID-19 updates directly to your inbox, as soon as information becomes available.

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Webinar: COVID-19 Financial Game Plan for Small Business

In this webinar, we discussed how your small business can prepare its own financial game plan for facing COVID-19. Hosted by Janet Berry-Johnson, CPA.

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