In this time of ever changing information we are making every effort to keep Buckeye businesses and residents Connected while practicing the very important and highly recommended Social Distancing. For our Buckeye Businesses, below are a some resources and tips to assist during this time.
NEW - CARES Act Readiness program for Small Businesses This online training program created by the Arizona Small Business Association and the Arizona Chamber of Commerce helps small businesses access the capital they need, helping both novice and experienced borrowers successfully access relief funds. The individualized support is free and customized to the borrower's experience with 2-5 online classes that will walk businesses through everything from the basic of finance to submitting a loan application. Find more information at www.caresactaz.com
Federal Reserve - introduced both new and enhanced programs in an effort to support companies of all sizes.
SBA Approves Loans for Arizona Businesses Affected by COVID-19 -Individual businesses can be eligible for up to $2 million through the program. Businesses in all 15 Arizona counties are now eligible to apply. For program questions or assistance in completing the application online, businesses can contact Disaster Customer Service Center at 1-800-659-2955. SBA.gov
Prestamos CDFI - an SBA certified lender with funds available for micro loans (up to $25,000) until PPP funds come through, and accepting applications for CARES funding Phase 2 for the Payment Protection Program.
Arizona Commerce Authority - resources ready to support businesses and employees as they help combat the spread of COVID-19. Arizona Business Resource page, In addition, we’ve updated the content toolkit
U.S. Chamber’s Coronavirus Small Business Guide (available at uschamber.com/sbloans) outlines the steps small businesses should take now and prepare to access much-needed funds to help keep their workers on the payroll during this disruptive period. Further guides will be developed as the CARES Act becomes implemented. Save Small Business Fund
Greater Phoenix Economic Council - Assisting our region in accessing available programs
Local First Arizona - mini grants to small family owned business and local support.
Small Business Bootcamp Webinars - The Arizona Commerce Authority and Local First Arizona, supported by a dynamic group of community partners, have launched a statewide initiative to help Arizona's small businesses respond to the immediate impacts of COVID-19 and plan for the future stronger than before. Over the course of six weeks, local business leaders and subject matter experts will provide real-time support and resources in live, daily sessions to help Arizona businesses return stronger than they entered.
From funding, cutting costs and managing cash flow, each week will focus on something new. Register or watch the series here.
Reopening Restaurant Assistance
Discover what it will take to reopen Arizona restaurants with best practices, advocacy, innovation and new statewide guidelines in the Road to Recovery webinar created by AZDowntowns.
Communicate with Customers
- Let customers know you’re open
- Update online platforms with new operations information and business hours
- Communicate with customers and employees about how you've prepared to welcome them back to a safe environment. How are you following recommended guidelines from teh CDC and Department of Health Services
- What services are available and what is not available
- Now’s the time to get into social media
- Send out an e-newsletter to your customers and contacts
*These FREE banners are being offered to businesses by AzPro:
4’ x 4’ Banner (not customized) with grommets that allows your local businesses to communicate to the public that there is pick up and delivery available during their closure. Signs are available for pick up at 650 N 99th Ave., Ste 101, Avondale, AZ 85323. 623-777-2212. If you are unable to pick-up your sign, please contact Tennille Hiller at firstname.lastname@example.org and we are happy to pick-up and deliver a sign to your location.
Interim Temporary Sign Process during COVID-19
The City of Buckeye's Development Services Department will allow all temporary signs identified Article 5.11.5 of the City Development Code to be placed without permit. For further information, please visit our Planning and Zoning page.
- Enhance your social media presence
- Host Facebook and Instagram videos
- Promote online shopping
- Don’t offer online shopping, now’s a great time to start
- Promote gift-card purchases
- Offer phone and online ordering
- Offer drive-thru, curb-side pick-up or delivery
- Offer a promotions to encourage people to shop (BOGO, 10% off, etc)
Keep your employees and customers safe
- CDC Guidance for Businesses and Employers: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/guidance-business-response.html
Join Shop Buckeye
If you’re a Buckeye Business and are adjusting your hours, offering a deal, etc. submit your info on the form below to be included in Shop Buckeye. The business list created will be featured online and shared via social media with Buckeye residents.
Shop Buckeye is being created to feature Buckeye Business that are still open during COVID-19. Businesses adjusting hours, offering pick-up and/or delivery, or promotions during this difficult time can be featured by filling out the following form: