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COVID-19 Information

We at Sparkyard have created this portal of resources specific to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak to help you stay informed, safe, and sane. 

As COVID-19 progresses and communities become increasingly concerned with ways to slow and manage the spread of the virus, many startups and small businesses are suffering through a loss of sales, a decrease in supplies, responsibilities associated with employment, and concerns for their own health and safety.

Note that resources listed are for informational purposes only. Sparkyard does not provide legal or medical advice.

Need business help right now? We’re here for you!

Our hotline is—and will continue to be—open for your questions. You can still talk to real people and get relevant resources to help your business in general and throughout the outbreak of the coronavirus. Give us a call at 682-351-2563.

Here is a list of resources that can help Fort Worth startups, entrepreneurs, and small business owners take the first steps to find support through local and national organizations: 

General

Funding

Policy

HR

  • Fort Worth HR: Resources for local employers and HR professionals in the area that are struggling to navigate the complexity of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Legal

First things first: as an employer you have to provide a safe and healthy work environment and that comes with some legal requirements--and some key questions around wages, leave requirements, ADA and OSHA.


Wellness/Working From Home (WFH)

  • Hatch Tribe: How to Run Your Business Virtually (blog)
  • #DefendtheFort: Partnership of Fort Worth businesses and citizens working together to inform, protect health, and promote the local economy. Click here to join the webinar signup list. 

Leadership

Business Mentoring

  • The DEC: Fast Start Mentoring Program helps connect North TX entrepreneurs/small businesses to mentors (subject matter experts, experienced entrepreneurs, service providers) who could help remove obstacles that stand in the way of these organizations finding sustainability.

This list is being constantly updated. Know of a resource that you think should be listed? Email info@sparkyard.co and let us know about it!