Facebook just announced the following ways they're helping business owners:
LOTS OF BIG NEWS!! Facebook has put out an update on their business grant program for the Covid-19 crisis. Applications will open in the U.S. next week!
To see eligibility: https://www.facebook.com/grantsforbusiness
Additionally, Facebook is making it easier for people to support their favorite businesses with digital gift cards on Facebook - that is rolling out today. People will see the option to support local businesses with digital gift cards in their News Feed. Businesses interested in promoting their gift cards can learn how to sign up with one of our partners.
Learn more & sign up: https://www.facebook.com/business/boost/gift-cards
Also starting today, business owners can create a personal fundraiser on Facebook for their business and ask customers for support during this critical time.
Set up a fundraiser here: https://www.facebook.com/fundraisers
And finally, to help businesses inform their customers about temporary changes, like different operating hours or delivery options during this time, FB is making it possible for businesses to announce temporary service changes on their Facebook Page and in searches on Facebook.
Please pass this along to any business owner needing a little help during this time - we're all in this together!