Free Websites, Employment Webinar, Spanish Form LIVE this week


Dear Community Partners,

Here are this week’s updates!

Free Websites – Start Small Think Big is offering free website development and domain hosting for small businesses that do not currently have a website. Businesses can fill out the Rapid Request Form and check the appropriate box to receive this assistance.

Employment Law Webinar – In response to your requests for more information about how small businesses should think about employment law compliance during this time and into recovery, we have a webinar this week. Q&A will be available.

Employment Law and Personnel Management: COVID-19 and Beyond
5/20/2020 1-2pm EST

In light of COVID-19, many small business owners face new labor and employment regulations. The workshop will provide a general overview of labor and employment law, covering COVID-19 related concerns such as paid sick leave requirements, laying off workers, and rehiring workers.

The workshop will include discussions of the differences between independent contractors and employees; “exempt” and “nonexempt” employees under the wage and hour laws, developing and updating personnel
policies/manuals, avoiding discrimination claims when hiring and firing, workplace safety, and the importance of personnel record-keeping.


Small Business COVID-19 Webinars for This Week – This week’s offerings include PPP Compliance/Forgiveness Bookkeeping, E-Commerce 101, and Legal Essentials of Doing Business Online. Check out our events page for details.

Spanish Request Form Going Live This Week: Your forms will be automatically updated to allow business owners to choose English or Spanish. Look for an email from me mid-week to let you know it is live!

Specific Requests – If you would like a webinar on a specific topic, a Start Small staff member to join a town hall or call with your community, a COVID-19 Rapid Response Program open house info session for your community, or a co-branded flyer for an event, please reach out. I am happy to assist.

Feedback – Do you have any feedback to share? I would love to hear any of your updates, concerns, comments, stories, or other feedback.

As always, you can find info sheets and flyers for social media and model emails in our Community Partner Media Kit.

Free Legal and Technical Financial Assistance is Still Available.

If you have questions about making our COVID-19 Rapid Response Program (offering free legal and technical financial assistance) available to your community, please email or call me at 631-215-7669. Our only ask is that you share the word broadly and help us to reach every small business in New York that needs this vital assistance.


Elizabeth Rogers
Legal Fellow
Start Small Think Big, Inc.
8 West 126th Street, 3rd floor
New York, NY 10027
(646) 723-4054 (office)
(646) 863-6671 Ex. 562 (Direct)

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