COVID-19 Business Resources

Relief. Recovery. Rebuilding.

A one-stop-shop for Texas businesses combating the steep challenges of the coronavirus pandemic.

COVID-19 Assistance

Business advisors and staff at the University of Houston Texas Gulf Coast Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network are working hard to support small business owners who are facing unprecedented and steep challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic. Our commitment is to share the most timely information, processes and resources available.


Virtual Advising

The UH SBDC Network offers confidential, one-on-one, no cost, professional virtual business advising services to small business entrepreneurs.

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Business Specialists

Meet with a Virtual Business Specialist for a free, one-on-one session in business management, marketing, finance, sales, retail, hospitality and more.

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Free Business Webinars

Watch our library of free webinars, taught by industry experts to help you start and grow your small business. Get tips and soulutions to naviagte COVID-19.

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SBA COVID-19 Loans

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) offers multiple funding options to those currently seeking relief during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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COVID-19 Grants

Small business owners impacted by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic can apply to these grants and emergency disaster assistance programs.

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COVID-19 Business Tips

Stay up-to-date on all things small business and more. Get top business recommendations, tips and resources on navigating the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Guidance for Businesses

The SBA provides recommended strategies to support and protect businesses and employees throughout the Coronavirus pandemic.

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Government Contracting

The UH Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) offers a comprehensive advising program to help businesses compete for government contracts.

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Workplace Safety

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has resources to assist employers manage COVID-19 related issues and more.

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Disaster Preparedness

FEMA offers disaster preparedness checklists and guides to support business owners, as well as a Social Media Toolkit with preparedness messages.

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Multi-language Info

The SBA provides recovery resources for small business owners in multiple languages. Recovery information available in Spanish, Chinese and more.

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IRS Resources

The IRS offers tax assistance for business owners impacted by COVID-19. Many businesses severely impacted will qualify for new employer tax credits.

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Layoff Assistance

Workforce Solutions Rural Capital Area (WSRCA) offers employers and employees no-cost assistance with layoffs and company closures.

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CDC Website

CDC Website Copy: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) offers extensive information regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

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Texas Workforce

The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) provides information for employers, job-seekers, self-employed, and unemployed individuals impacted by COVID-19.

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