Illinois small businesses continue to be impacted by the coronavirus crisis. While small businesses needs vary by industry, there are programs and resources available that span many business types and cover multiple topics. Community and Economic Development educators at Illinois Extension leverage their experience and relationships to provide insight and strategies that can help business owners explore challenges and find solutions.

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Education, Finance and Food

Layoffs and business closings due to coronavirus-related social distancing practices are putting a strain on communities, employers and workers. In addition to comprehensive state-specific Extension collections, links below explore avenues for financial assistance and best practices for retailers, grocery stores, and food banks.