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COVID-19 Resources for Businesses & Employers

by GSBA Staff
| Mar 09, 2020
With Washingtonians opting to stay in during the coronavirus outbreak, small businesses have been absorbing the impact. King County, the City of Seattle, Governor Jay Inslee, and other entities have announced resources to help support businesses during this difficult time. We've compiled them all here, and will continue to update this list as additional resources and services are made available.

GSBA is here to help. If you have any questions about resources for your business or employees, email or call us at 206-363-9188.

  • Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan announced an initial relief package for small businesses which includes deferral of business and occupation taxes, expansion of the Small Business Stabilization Fund, Relief for Utility Payments, and more. Click here to learn more.

As a safety precaution due to the coronavirus outbreak, the GSBA office will be closed this week, from Monday, March 9 until Friday, March 13. All GSBA staff members are currently working from home and available via email. We have also made the decision to postpone GSBA events until April with regards to the safety of our community. These events include:     

Monday, March 9 - Business Empowerment Workshop: Art of the Business Pitch
Tuesday, March 10 - Young Professionals with Pride
Thursday, March 19 - Business Lunch & Learn
Friday, March 20 - Breakfast & Benefits: New Member Orientation
Thursday, March 26 - T Time: Visibility
Monday, March 30 - Seattle Entrepreneurial Women
Tuesday, March 31 - Business Empowerment Workshop: TRANSparent Inclusion

We are currently reaching out to GSBA Members to understand how the coronavirus has impacted their businesses, learn more about their needs, and develop strategies to support our small business community during this difficult time. Please contact us hereto share out this situation has impacted you and your business.

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