COVID Resource Network
Community conquers COVID, with access to a range of expert help.
At no cost to eligible small businesses.
As part of the CARES Act, we are funded by the Small Business Administration (SBA) to offer the COVID Resource Network (CRN), a statewide program that supports small companies that are directly impacted by COVID-19.
COVID-affected businesses that are owned and operated by an entrepreneur who is female, minority or socially or economically disadvantaged can receive assistance from experts in accounting, legal, HR, marketing, IT, ecommerce and more, at no cost.
Find out if you're eligible, see a list of services offered and learn how to get started. Jump to program details
To receive no-cost assistance to the CRN, businesses must be:
Owned and operated by an entrepreneur who is female OR minority OR socially or economically disadvantaged
Directly impacted by COVID-19, including
Loss of revenue
Temporary closure of business
Business model pivot
Restricted by government regulations
For profit (registered with the secretary of state)
Operational prior to February 15, 2020
The CRN is a curated suite of business consultants, available to provide expert one-on-one advice in these fields:
Marketing and Web Design
Sales and Acquisitions
The Women's Business Center also offers help in a range of other areas, including business planning and more.
How to Get Started
Simply schedule a chat with a member of the Women's Business Center team to discuss your needs, so we can help match you with the best CRN resource to meet your goals.
You'll start by completing an interest form.
Then the Women's Business Center staff will follow up to schedule your conversation.
How to Refer
Do you work with a small business that is female- OR minority-owned OR owned by an entrepreneur who is economically disadvantaged?
Was the business affected by COVID?
If so, please refer them to the CRN!
Two ways to refer:
1. Simply click here to send them an email
2. Or simply forward them this link: