Partner Resources: COVID-19

We know that COVID-19 has had a huge impact on small business owners, independent contractors, and employees in Minnesota. Check out these resources to help you navigate through your current situation.

Small Business Resources:


Small Business Emergency Loan

The emergency loan program will help Minnesota small business owners who need immediate assistance to meet their families’ basic needs during COVID-19 closures.


Small Business Administration Loan

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is offering low-interest federal disaster loans and u to $10,000 advance for working capital to small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of coronavirus (COVID-19).


Unemployment Information for Employers

How employees applying for unemployment insurance will affect your business.

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Employee Resources:


Unemployment Insurance Application for Employees

The official resource for employees seeking unemployment benefits. Link to online application.


Dislocated Worker Program

Provides career planning, job search, counseling and training information.


FAQ for Workers

The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development's Frequently Asked Questions about COVID-19 impact on Minnesota workers.

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Marketing Resources:


Updating Your Google My Business Profile

Adjust hours and other information to make sure your customers are properly informed about your business during the crisis.


Sign-up for Meet Minneapolis Partner Emails

Our partner emails include industry and community updates from our CEO, Melvin Tennant, as well as our latest partner resources and opportunities.


Add Your Curbside Pick-up, Delivery, and Online Shopping Options to Our New Page

Are you delivering? Offering Take-out? Hosting virtual sales? We want to know and share! Now you can easily add and edit your newly pivoted offering via our backend system (iDSS) to share with Meet Minneapolis audiences through our Support the Community landing page. View other partners' offerings here.

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