Resources designed & delivered by the #SmallBiz community! 

Thanks to all of our small business community [brick and mortar, creative entrepreneurs, contractors/freelance, nonprofits, and social services]!  Below are some initiatives we were tagged on via social media or were sent to us directly.  Please continue to submit via this link information/initiatives, offerings, initiatives and closings.

Catch us with the DC business community, Monday, March 16th at 9amET on WPFW 89.3FM, Works In Progress with Andy Shallal. We talk about COVID-19 impact while revealing some of the results from our survey of what businesses need. 

Don't Forget: Complete Our Impact Survey

Hook Hall Helps Care Kits, Workers Relief Fund and more! 

In partnership with FoodPro and Sysco, we will be assembling care kits for pickup at Hook Hall.  These include shelf-stable foods and paper goods, such as peanut butter, toilet paper, packaged soup, granola bars, trail mix, cereals and coffee/tea. Creature comforts during this time are crucial – and chocolate always helps!  Hook Hall Care Kits will be available for pick-up at Hook Hall beginning on Sunday 3/15 at 6 PM. Bring Your Own Bag to fill!
Find out more about the Care Kits and Workers Relief Fund with RAMW at Hook Hall Helps website.

Food Drive: DC Design House & Hill Prince

Chris Cardi partnered with Hill Prince Bar on Saturday, March 14th, for a Pop-up Food Drive to support families with children in the H Street, NE corridor.  Pick up, and donations are accepted during Hill Prince Bar operation hours - starting March 17th.

Freelance Artist Resources

Creative Entrepreneurs organizations and advocates came together to inform the arts community during this time. Most do not have facilities or services that are used on a daily bases, so the cancellations of small to large scale events are creating another set of panic through the arts and creative community/economy. Here's the list circulating globally, thus far.

Parents' Creative Ideas and Activities for Kids

A lot of parents asking, "what do I do for 2.5 weeks?" Some schools have provided packets of work, while others have not. Here is a list of over 100 "Giant List of Ideas for Being Home with Kids" courtesy of Princess Awesome & Boy Wonder.

If you want to encourage your school to offer some check-in time with their teacher and classmates, Zoom CEO offered all K-12 schools free video conferencing services, along with this list of Virtual Exhibits provided by the  Smithsonian and DC Library. 

Photo by Imagine Photography DC


Think Local First DC has joined #LocalRecoveryPledge started by Harvard School of Public Health Professor Joseph G. Allen to support local business, and YOU can too. What will you pledge to do during this time?  JOIN US by using the hashtag, state your pledge, and tag us! 

“Gift card sales function like microloans in that we get to cash in hand now, and you or your loved one get the pleasure of great books later!” Solid State Books


The restaurant, Tail Up Goat in Adams Morgan, created the hashtag, Shut Us Down, with many commenting. Read their full explanation of why they are asking the government to proceed with a Shut Down for the DC restaurant industry.

Photo by Imagine Photography DC

DC Council COVID-19 Response

On March 17 at 11 am, Chairman Phil Mendelson Reading and Vote on Emergency Legislation entitled COVID 19 Response Emergency Declaration Resolution of 2020 and COVID 19 Response Emergency Amendment Act of 2020 will occur. Also, the first Reading and Vote on Temporary Legistaltion for COVID 19 Response Temporary Amendment Act of 2020. There is information in the legislation that will support small businesses. Get informed here.

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