Small Businesses

Local Resources

City of Memphis

Assistance for small businesses to complete local, state or federal applications for relief:

The Office of Business Diversity & Compliance in partnership with TSBDC – Southwest has professionals on staff to assist small business owners with completing any federal application for disaster relief funds and compiling the necessary documents for submission. These Business Navigators are trained to help answer questions and guide small business owners to resources and services.

Any Small businesses can contact:

OBDC by phone at 901-636-9300 or 901-636-6210 during regular business hours or by email at or Joann Massey at 24/7 for assistance.

TSBDC can be reached online at or by email at or email Tammy Partee at; if they cannot get to a computer they may call 901-333-5085

Greater Memphis Chamber Resources

Business Support Resources for Entrepreneurs Affected by the COVID-19 Pandemic

The Community Foundation of Greater Memphis Mid-South COVID-19 Regional Response Fund

National Resources

U.S. SBA Disaster Assistance in Response to the Coronavirus

Facebook Grant Program

Facebook has a $100 million grant program for small businesses. Applications aren’t open yet, but the company says this will include both ad credits and cash grants that can be spent on operational costs like paying workers and paying rent. It will be available to up to 30,000 businesses in the 30-plus countries where Facebook operates.