Is your business essential and allowed to continue operations?...

  • Is your essential business hiring to fulfill needs? Post your job here or here.
  • Make sure you are following CDC and Kentucky official guidelines to keep your employees and customers safe.
    • Wash your hands often with soap and water.
    • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
    • Cover your mouth when you cough or sneeze.
    • Avoid close contact with sick people.
    • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
    • Stay home when you are sick.

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Looking for options to help keep the lights on or pay employees? ...

  • U.S. Small Business Administration is offering low-interest federal disaster loans to small businesses and private, non-profit organizations. Learn more here.
  • The legislation passed by Congress includes a Paycheck Protection Program, providing additional relief to eligible small businesses for job retention and certain other expenses. Learn more here.
  • The IRS is extending dollar-for-dollar payroll tax credits to eligible small and midsize businesses required to comply with new paid leave requirements. Learn more here.

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What is required of you as an employer in regard to COVID-19 paid sick leave? ...

  • The Families First Coronavirus Response Act requires certain employers to provide their employees with paid sick leave or expanded family and medical leave for specified reasons related to COVID-19.
  • Enforced April 1- December 31, 2020.
  • Learn more here.
  • FAQ’s here.
  • Employee Rights Poster here

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Other Resources Pikeville has Been Made Aware of: ...

  • Free Connected Commerce Council Membership for Small and Medium Business (SMBs): In addition to the benefits listed online, there’s a digital resource portal that members can access. This has various online classes, helpful articles about what digital tools and services are available, webinars and videos from events 3C has hosted in the past, as well as other training tools to help foster efficiency and profitability.
  • Google Ads Credit for SMBs: Google announced that $340 million in Google Ads credits will be made available to all SMBs with active accounts over the past year. Credit notifications will appear in their Google Ads accounts soon and can be used at any point until the end of 2020 across all Google advertising platforms.
  • Be sure to visit the Southeast Kentucky Chamber’s website for additional resources:  FREE ecommerceand website builder tools included with all paid email marketing packages to help you start selling online quickly. A marketplace ecommerce management tool to help you sell on 20+ marketplaces at once, including Amazon, eBay, and Etsy, now at a reduced cost

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COVID-19 Kentucky Small Business Information

Information and assistance for Kentucky's small businesses regarding the COVID-19 public health crisis. Contact the Kentucky SBDC for no-cost, one-on-one, confidential consulting for your Kentucky small business.

KSBDC business coaches can be reached using the following:

We are here to help with your small business needs during this trying time.

Morehead State University Small Business Development Center would like to share some links that may be helpful to you as you seek additional resources and assistance during this time.

Download a copy of our checklist for Managing in Times of Financial Difficulty here

This is a must have checklist which provides business owners with practical tips and advice on how they can more effectively manage their cash flow during this crisis.

Also continue to check out our social media sites and share those as well!


It is Not Business as Usual. Together, we are #TeamKentucky.

One East Kentucky is working with the Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development to ensure Kentucky secures a designation for disaster assistance for our businesses.


The Community and Economic Development Initiative of Kentucky (CEDIK), in partnership with the Appalachian Impact Fund (AIF), housed at the Foundation for Appalachian Kentucky, and Invest 606 is soliciting applications from businesses to the new Southeast Kentucky Downtown Business Stimulus Fund. Eligible businesses are invited to apply for up to $3,000 in grant funds to support operations that have been hindered because of COVID-19.

Businesses in Bell, Clay, Estill, Floyd, Harlan, Jackson, Johnson, Knox, Knott, Lee, Leslie, Letcher, Owsley, Perry, Whitley can apply.

Eligible business types:

a) a business must be locally owned AND

b) a downtown business that falls under one of the following categories: restaurant or experience retail that includes the arts, tourism, accommodations, and entertainment.

Deadline to apply: Rolling, first round of reviews will occur on April 17th, 2020.


Questions: Contact Shane Barton, Downtown Revitalization Coordinator,

If you are looking for COVID-19 Resources for Pikeville Residents, please click here.

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