For over 100 years and through times of crisis, Better Business Bureau (BBB) has been a trusted resource for businesses and consumers. When the COVID-19 pandemic struck, we took immediate action to protect our community of trustworthy businesses. With generous support from GoDaddy and other partners, we launched the BBB Main St. Matters Grant Program to provide crucial funding to as many small businesses as possible. Additionally, we offer a plethora of resources from webinars and virtual summits, to business incubation and coworking in order to help ethical businesses start and sustain. We are committed to equipping entrepreneurs and businesses with the resources needed to see it through these trying times.
Letter from the CEO
Main St. businesses are the lifeblood of our economy, something we at BBB have known for over a century. Behind each small business is a family, giving it their all, but right now many are still struggling to make ends meet. During this crisis, their livelihoods and businesses have been put in dire positions, many on the brink of closing for good. When the pandemic forced many businesses to temporarily close, and others to alter crucial daily functions, our BBB team worked tirelessly to create resources to help small businesses survive.
The BBB Main St. Matters Grant Program provides emergency grants to assist Main St. businesses in the Pacific Southwest as they weather the current storm. We stand side by side with these small businesses, and we have proudly partnered with GoDaddy to support their #OpenWeStand initiative to ensure a solid future for Main St. America.
It’s these Main St. businesses whose strong threads weave through the nation, tying communities together, and without them, everyone suffers. These businesses have supported BBB services for over 100 years, so being able to give back in their time of crucial need is both our duty and an honor.
Learn more about how you can help Main St. businesses here.
President & CEO | Better Business Bureau Serving the Pacific Southwest
What we’re doing for small businesses.
In response to COVID-19, we’ve created new ways to help small businesses stay open in this uncertain time.
Main St. Matters Grant Program
Offering small business owners the opportunity for financial relief in the form of $500 or $1000 grants during the COVID-19 crisis. Available to businesses who have not yet received funding from other sources and that reside in the BBB Pacific Southwest region.
Offering free, virtual seminars discussing a wide range of topics from financial guidance, wellness tips and leading consciously to staying motivated through these trying times.
PPP & CARES Act Primer Course
Offering business owners a free, self-paced online course that breaks down important aspects of the CARES Act, including the Paycheck Protection Program, and how it can help your business.
*These offers are provided by the named companies, not GoDaddy. Please see the linked pages for applicable terms, restrictions and instructions applicable to all offers.
Ensuring we’re always available.
We’ve taken the necessary steps to keep our people safe so they’re available to serve you, and we’ll continue to adapt as needed.
A complete shift to remote working and commitment to retaining staff.
Daily virtual support of consumers and accredited businesses through free webinars, newsletters, and summits.
A transition to numerous paperless operations contributing to social and environmental responsibility.