Created In Partnership with The City of Fayetteville, NC Center for Economic Empowerment & Development, Cumberland Community Foundation, Inc., Fayetteville Cumberland Economic Development Corporation, Cumberland County NC Fayetteville Area Convention and Visitors Bureau, Cool Spring Downtown District and Greater Fayetteville Chamber

This survey has been designed to help us obtain information to help us in making informed decisions purposed to impact both our small business owners and the city as a whole in the form of recovery efforts and packages.

Share this link with your fellow Cumberland County small business owners.

Below please find resources to help in operating, safety management funding during this time.

As always, should you have questions or need assistance feel free to contact us directly.

Small Business Administration [SBA] Resources & Links

SBA works with a number of local partners to counsel, mentor, and train small businesses. The SBA has 68 District Offices, as well as support provided by its Resource Partners, such as SCORE offices, Women’s Business Centers, Small Business Development Centers and Veterans Business Outreach Centers.

Small business owners in North Carolina can apply for a low-interest loan due to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Fayetteville, NC Resources & Links

Cumberland County Public Health will continue to work in lockstep with the CDC, the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services, and our partners on a coordinated public health response should one need to be implemented as a result of COVID-19.

City-related program/service updates including parks and recreation, trash, recycling and yard waste, airport, FAST and Fayetteville Police Department.

Downtown Fay Strong is a platform for good designed to raise awareness and link consumers with goods and services in Downtown Fayetteville, North Carolina during the COVID-19 pandemic.

As a consumer, there are many ways you can safely help small businesses:

– Curbside delivery and ordering

– Online shopping

– Buying gift card

Designated pickup locations are available throughout the district.

If you are a business and would like to be listed or update your listing, please complete the form.

This effort was launched by the Cool Spring Downtown District, the managing partner of municipal service district and The 219 Group, a full service-marketing firm in downtown Fayetteville, NC.


North Carolina State Resources & Links

US Senate Committee On Small Business & Entrepreneurship

In response to the unique economic challenges of COVID-19, a consortium of public, private, and nonprofit partners have come together and launched an innovative recovery-lending program to help support entrepreneurs like you and stabilize North Carolina’s small business sector.

The unemployment insurance system pays temporary assistance to eligible individuals who are unemployed through no fault of their own. Not everyone who applies for unemployment benefits will qualify. Certain conditions must be met in order to meet initial eligibility requirements and to remain eligible to receive benefits. Individuals pay no part of the costs of unemployment benefits.

As of  (3/25/2020), North Carolina is not under a shelter-in-place order. However, during times of emergency, local and state government does have the authority to impose restrictions. To continue operations through a restriction or curfew, your business must apply for Re-Entry Certification.

Here’s How:

Centers for Disease Control [CDC] Resources & Links

This interim guidance is based on what is currently known about the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). COVID-19 is a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person. The outbreak first started in China, but the virus continues to spread internationally and in the United States. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will update this interim guidance as additional information becomes available.

Downloadable PDF: Checklist and Documents categorized by your business type.

This guidance is not a standard or regulation, and it creates no new legal obligations. It contains recommendations as well as descriptions of mandatory safety and health standards. The recommendations are advisory in nature, informational in content, and are intended to assist employers in providing a safe and healthful workplace.

Downloadable PDF: In the event of pandemic influenza, businesses will play a key role in protecting employees’ health and safety as well as limiting the negative impact to the economy and society. Planning for pandemic influenza is critical.

To assist you in your efforts, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have developed the following checklist for large businesses. It identifies important, specific activities large businesses can do now to prepare, many of which will also help you in other emergencies.

United States Department of Labor

The best strategy to reduce the risk of becoming ill with pandemic influenza is to avoid crowded settings and other situations that increase the risk of exposure to someone who may be infected. If you must be in a crowded setting, minimize your time there. Some basic hygiene and social distancing precautions that can be used in every workplace.

U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business Ownership & Entrepreneurship

To help small business owners and entrepreneurs better understand the new programs that will soon be available to them, we have created a comprehensive guide to many of the small business provisions in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act that was just passed by Congress. These programs and initiatives are intended to assist business owners with whatever needs they have right now. To keep up to date on when these programs become available, please stay in contact with your local SBA District Office, which you can locate here.

Download the Paycheck Protection Program FAQ via the US Senate Committee On Small Business & Entrepreneurship. Download HERE