All over the world businesses are really struggling due to coronavirus. Employees are finding the situation equally hard – worrying about their jobs and having to work from home for the first time. I was thinking of writing a post giving any advice I could for businesses who are having difficulties and tips for people having to work from home. However, there are stacks of good articles out there already, so rather than reinvent the wheel and churn out the same advice, I’ve decided to just provide a bunch of links to useful websites and articles I’ve come across (without you having to wade through all the scaremongering bullshit that is out there at the moment).
It’s a bit of a rushed mish mash and the articles are in no particular order, but hopefully there’s something here to help you whether you’re a business owner, or an employee suddenly being asked to work from home for the first time.
Help for businesses and employees during the coronavirus outbreak
Freelancer? Check out this list of financial relief funds. Millo – 15 Financial Relief Funds for Freelancers During Covid-19
Gov.uk – Find out if you’re eligible and how much you can claim to cover wages for employees on temporary leave (‘furlough’) due to coronavirus (COVID-19)
UK IOD – Directors and the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme
British Business Bank – The Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) is now available through participating lenders
Business Matters – Advice for Self-employed and freelancers during the coronavirus crisis
Tech Nation – Fundraising during the coronavirus lockdown
UK government – COVID-19: support for businesses
UK government – Coronavirus (COVID-19) guidance for employees, employers and businesses
US Small Business Administration – Coronavirus (COVID-19): Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources
Small Business – How do I get the government £10,000 coronavirus grant?
Business Wales – Covid-19: Support for Business
Company Rescue – Help for companies and businesses affected by Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Updated Daily
Coronavirus advice for businesses in Scotland
Forbes – 6 Ways To Protect Your Business During The Coronavirus Outbreak
FSB – Coronavirus (COVID-19): Advice and guidance for small businesses and the self-employed
U.S. Chamber of Commerce – Top Tech Tools to Keep Your Team Connected During Coronavirus
Business 2 Community – How to Keep Employees Productive During the Coronavirus Outbreak
NOBL – Going Remote Overnight: Preparing for the Coronavirus
Uptech – Coronavirus Crisis: 21 Tools to Help You Working Remotely
How to work from home during coronavirus
I’ve worked from home on and off most of my working life. However, to some people this is all completely new and can seem really weird. People have their differing views on what works best, so I thought I’d post a bunch of articles that may help you and your particular situation.
BBC – Five ways to work well from home
Zdnet -Work from home 101: Every remote worker’s guide to the essential tools for telecommuting
BusinessWest – Tips for working at home during the coronavirus pandemic, with kids
Entrepreneur – 10 Tips From CEOs on Working From Home Effectively and Happily
MarketWatch – I’ve been working from home for years — this is how to do it successfully
Computer World – How to survive and thrive while working from home
Gadgets360 – Working From Home Because of COVID-19? Here Are Some Free Tools and Software to Maximise Your Productivity