COVID-19 Resources

We appreciate the significant uncertainty and concern facing Northwoods small businesses and your employees in the face of the current pandemic. This page is designed to serve as a repository of local, state, and national information, resources, and best practices to help your business survive and thrive in light of current and rapidly changing circumstances.

We have a team of small business experts who have volunteered to provide personalized assistance at no cost to help you navigate the various resources available to you. Request a consultation below.


Covid-19 Small Business Owners Guide to Cares Act

Coronavirus Tax Relief – IRS webpage focused on steps to help taxpayers, businesses and others affected by the coronavirus.

Updated statement from the IRS – Federal Income Tax Filing and Payment Deadline Extension to July 15, 2020

Payroll Tax Credits for Coronavirus-Related Leave – Employers can be reimbursed for the cost of providing Coronavirus-related leave to their employees.

Coronavirus Small Business Loan Information – US Small Business Administration (SBA) guide on targeted low-interest loans.

Targeted Grants to Small Businesses – Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) grants to small businesses suffering losses due to coronavirus emergency.

WEDC Resource Guide – Strategies and resources for small businesses and community groups.

Weekly Webinars and One-on-One Office Hours – gener8tor emergency response program for small businesses affected by the COVID-19 outbreak.

Navigating Coronavirus for Small Businesses – UW Division of Extension webpage.

Grow North Regional Economic Development Corporation is posting updates on their Facebook page.

Vilas County Economic Development Corporation is providing updated information and resources for businesses to help respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, along with one-on-one business assistance.

The GRID Small Business Resources Guide lists additional links to counties, chambers of commerce, municipalities, non-profit organizations, tribal economic development organizations, and community groups who are providing information and resources for small businesses.

Broadband Search for those needing to gain internet access for your home, school, or business:

The Oneida County Health Department provided the following best practice handouts:

An Employee at my Business Tested Positive to COVID19 (PDF)

Best Practices for Businesses During Pandemic (PDF)

Best Practices for Businesses for Pick Up and Delivery (PDF)


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