If you’re reading this and have a job, chances are you’re employed by—or own—a small business. The small business community is the engine that drives the American economy and Element 47 is one of those 30 million businesses.

Every one of those businesses is trying to wrap their minds around a new reality in light of COVID-19. For Element 47, we’re fortunate that technology enables everyone on our team to work remotely for as long as necessary. But there are millions of other small businesses–including many of our clients–that aren’t as lucky.

We believe we can help our fellow small businesses in two ways:

  1. We are scheduling FREE 45-minute strategy sessions for our clients. Seriously. It’s free. No strings, no bait and switch. We want to pass along any expertise we have that could help you. Fill out the form below, and we’ll be in touch ASAP to schedule a time.
  2. We are compiling business resources and connections to experts we hope you’ll be able to utilize as you prepare for the weeks and months to come…and the recovery that is sure to be on the other side. You’ll find that list at the bottom of this post.

All the best,

Eric Jackson


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Small Business Resources and Information

NEW! Dr. Michael Burcham, recently published “What Every Small Employer Should Know, Part – 2: CARES Act Summary, March 30, 2020.”

NEW! Pinnacle Financial Partners information on the new “Paycheck Protection Program” loans offered by the SBA and administered by local banks.

Small Business Administration Disaster Loan Assistance: Information | Application

Deb Wendorf, with On-Demand Solutions, is offering a free HR consultation for business owners with questions about how the the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting your business. You can email Deb at deb.wendorf@odshr.com.

Tax Day now July 15: Treasury, IRS extend filing deadline and federal tax payments regardless of amount owed

David Waddell of Waddell & Associates presents his thoughts on the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, which he compares to historical pandemics. He also reviews his recommendations to business owners preparing for economic disruption. This is definitely worth a watch.

Liza Graves of Style Blueprint interviews Michael Burcham regarding changes to the “Families First Coronavirus Relief Act.” This was the first round of legislation passed by Congress to help both families and small business.

Dr. Michael Burcham, serial health care entrepreneur, Vanderbilt MBA professor, and fellow EO Nashville member held a conference call on Monday, March 16 specifically for EO Nashville Catalyst members. Michael presented his thoughts on what leaders need to be aware of and doing during the crisis.

John Lombard is a Canadian entrepreneur who spent 25 years living and working in China. During that time, he started three businesses; consulted for companies like Siemens, Dell, Maersk, Oracle, and more; and was a consultant to the Mayor of Beijing for the 2008 Olympic bid. In this conference call, John answers China-related questions about the COVID-19 crisis — what actually happened, how has it impacted China, what’s the actual situation today, what opportunities there may be, and what’s likely to happen as China moves forward.