It’s More Important Than Ever To #BeKind
In such uncertain times, it’s now more important than ever for businesses to band together, share information, and offer support where possible.
From Louis Vuitton owner LVMH converting perfume manufacturing at all its Christian Dior, Guerlain, and Givenchy facilities to the production of sanitiser, to Spanish fashion chain Zara changing its facilities to delivering 300,000 surgical masks by the end of the week for health authorities – everyone seems to be doing their part.
Facebook is the latest to join behemoth companies like Nivea and Beiersdorf by offering support for small businesses around the world during this uncertain time.
Businesses around the world are experiencing disruptions resulting from the outbreak of COVID-19 (coronavirus), from manufacturing delays to connectivity problems with ecommerce stores on Shopify, it seems no one is unaffected.
However, to help ease the burden on businesses in these uncertain times, Facebook has announced this week it is offering $100m in cash grants and ad credits to help during this unprecedented time.
The $100M Facebook cash grants and ad credits are available for up to 30,000 eligible small businesses in over 30 countries where the tech giant operates. The money and support will help businesses retain their employees and avoid many business owners making potential redundancies.
The Facebook cash grants will help with rent and operational costs, while the ad credits will help companies connect with more customers, driving more income.
Although there aren’t any more details from Facebook yet, the company says it will soon be taking applications for the grants. You can sign up here to receive more information about what the next steps are.
Facebook’s new Business Resource Hub also provides additional resources for companies to help them prepare for and manage disruptions like the one we are facing right now.
ADEO Free Business Support
At Adeo we understand we have entered an uncertain time, one where many businesses have more questions than answers. We would like to try and support SME’s by trying to alleviate some of the stress they are facing by offering free, unbiased advice from our team of experts.
We don’t quite have £100 million to lend businesses, but if you need support with company statements, internal or client communications, SEO, PPC or offering some ecommerce of software advice, we are happy to help our fellow businesses where we can.
Every Thursday, Adeo will be providing a FREE business support clinic between 9am and 12noon. If you have any questions or simply want to share a top tip, get in touch by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org