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Business Survival In Pandemic Times

13 May 2020 3:41 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Do you have a business survival kit during this pandemic? Those who attended Boston Women in Finance’s May webcast “Business Survival In Pandemic Times: Navigating The CARES Act & Other Relief” may have got some answers. Experts Lyn Kaplan, Macken Toussaint & Gabrielle Piaiso lead a 60-minute discussion, offering an overview of the small business relief package under the CARES Act. 

Our speakers also gathered a list of helpful resources to help as you continue to lead and protect your business. 


  • The Federal Reserve System- Main Street Lending Program: The Federal Reserve to provide liquidity to lenders to support loans to eligible businesses (small and mid-sized businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic).  Eligibility (as of 4/30/20): (1) the business has 15,000 employees or fewer; or (2) the business had 2019 revenues of $5 billion or less. (Go here to view
  • Covid Relief Coalition: Launched in April 2020 in Massachusetts by a coalition of law firms, nonprofits and governmental agencies to help small businesses and nonprofits in the greater Boston area access emergency loans and other sources of relief. Providing pro bono legal support. Resources include: (i) list of sources of relief for small businesses; (ii) list of sources of relief for nonprofits; and (iii) list of other available funding sources. (Go here to view
  • Lawyers For Civil Right (Boston):  LCR is offering virtual free legal workshops to help small businesses during COVID-19. There is a Covid-19 help and support page, including small business resources. (Go here to view)
  • TSNE – MissionWorks: Covid-19 resources for nonprofits, including financial supports page. (Go here to view)
  • Center for Women & Enterprise: SBA Partner is providing free counseling and mentoring. The CWE has compiled a list of COVID-19 funding opportunities and resources that may be available to small businesses. (Go here to view)  
  • SCORE: Has Coronavirus small business resource hub, sharing SCORE partner and friend programs that are available for small business support. (Go here to view
  • Assistance from SBA Partners:  Free counseling and mentoring (including loan application assistance) from SBA partners, including Certified Development Companies (CDC), Small Business Development Centers (SBDC), and SCORE. (Go here to view
  • Bunker Labs (Go here) *Specifically for entrepreneurs who are U.S. Veterans
  • Forbes List of Small Business Resources (Go here)
  • CDC Guidance for Business and Workplaces (Go here)


  • The Insperity team has done a tremendous job in building a series of webinars addressing the challenges of business owners and operators in pandemic times. A few they recommend include: 
  • Greatness: Selfless Exceptionalism in the Face of Uncertainty, Adversity, and Chaos (Go here)
  • Greatness: Selfless Exceptionalism in the Face of Uncertainty, Practicing for Emergencies (Go here)
  • Greatness: Selfless Exceptionalism in the Face of Uncertainty, Painting a Masterpiece (Go here)  
  • Insperity Business Resiliency Series, Session 1: Rescue, Recover, Rebuild (Go here)
  • Insperity Business Resiliency Series, Session 2: The Paycheck Protection Program - What Do I Do Now? (Go here)
  • Insperity Business Resiliency Series, Session 3: Returning to the Workplace (Go here)
  • Insperity Presents: Pete Hinojosa & Key Ideas for Leadership (Go here)
  • Insperity & Upward Present- Pete Hinojosa & Key Ideas for Leadership (Go here)
  • Navigating the Waves of Uncertainty, Session 4: Cultivating Great Culture through the Crisis (Go here)
  • Taking Employees' Temperatures Webinar CDC recommendations (Go here)


If you'd like to get in touch with any of our speakers from today's session, you can reach them at the following:

Lyn Kaplan, Business Performance Advisor, Insperity
lyn.kaplan@insperity.com | https://www.linkedin.com/in/lynkaplan/

Macken Toussaint, Attorney, Riemer | Braunstein LLP
mtoussaint@riemerlaw.com |  https://www.linkedin.com/in/macken-toussaint-2059979/

Gabrielle Piasio, Vice President, Commercial Lending Officer, The Provident Bank
gpiasio@theprovidentbank.com | https://www.linkedin.com/in/gpiasio/


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