Resources regarding finance management, including information on taxes, accounting, fee waivers and relief for SMBs.
By Emily Myers
- Best strategy is keeping it polite, trying to go month by month, and leveraging track record.
- Know your rights. While this will vary state-by-state, it’s important to know what a tenant can and can’t do with regard to kicking you out/not renewing your lease.
- Leverage your track record. If you have always paid your rent on time, your landlord will be more likely to accept a lower payment.
- Tweak the lease terms. It’s possible you can get some credit or reduction based on amenities being disrupted.
- Keep it polite. Be transparent about your situation. You want to approach the landlord is a way that they can see where you are coming from.
Fee Waivers & Relief
Some banks, credit-card issuers, and payment processors have announced disaster-relief initiatives and programs.
Financial education tools & resources. Provides links to Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, MyFinancialLife, Financial Education Center by Everfi, free virtual workshops, guidance against scams, and unemployment support.
Resources from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, including information about the Paycheck Protection Program.
Compiled resources and access to a dedicated team (via email@example.com) to help answer any questions for SCORE Boston clients. Aside from helpful links, SCORE itself has a Coronavirus Business Resource Hub with funding options from SCORE partners as well as a series of Boston Webinars focusing on dealing with the impact of COVID-19.