The outbreak of COVID-19 has rapidly increased the unpredictability of the entrepreneurial ride. Quarantine and isolation require us to re-think the ways we’re running our businesses, but that doesn't have to be a bad thing. While the concept of working from home will be nothing new to many freelancers and entrepreneurs, juggling other aspects of business such as client meetings and pitches from a remote location is less familiar.

Our number one mission at CE is to provide creative entrepreneurs with the tools and support that they need to turn their creative ideas into successful businesses, and this resonates now more than ever. So we have gathered some of the best platforms and resources to help you adapt to the new status quo. Read on to find out how.

COVID-19 Business Support Resources:

  • Coronavirus HR Comms & Resources - a crowdsourced collection of resources for HR and business leaders to help inform and support Coronavirus response plans. Here you’ll find a curated collection of public Coronavirus response communications, templates, news, and employee support and remote work resources. This is aimed at Americans, but still has many valuable resources that can be applied internationally.
  • COVID-19 Company Playbook - templates and guidance from 100+ contributors at top companies - including LifeLabs, Fictiv, DuoLingo, Lattice, Earnest, Hubspot and Beeswax - about what they're currently doing, along with research and resources from CDC, WHO, Harvard Health Publishing, and Johns Hopkins University. This guide is designed to give specific, tactical advice, to provide answers to your team's FAQs, and to keep your business running as usual - by Ask Almanac
  • Resources to help your small business manage through uncertainty - straightforward tips and tools to guide you through this time - by Google for Small Business
  • COVID-19 Guidance From The Sector - guidance specifically for those in the creative industries - by Creative Industries Federation
  • Everything small business owners need to know about coronavirus - this article answers typical FAQs and points to official notices and guides relating to how COVID-19 might have an impact on your business - by Enterprise Nation
  • How to manage money risks when you're a sole trader - this brilliant guide outlines everything freelancers and sole-traders need to know about managing their finances during this difficult time. It's regularly updated with all of the government announcements and aid, so bookmark it and keep checking back - by Farillio
  • Farillio Blog - full of useful posts with advice on  how to manage yourself and your business in the Coronavirus world, including sales and marketing tips, government scheme advice and how to switch off (key when every aspect of our lives revolve around home these days) - by Farillio
  • Transition to remote working during Coronavirus outbreak: 3+1 strategies - advice on working from home and how to maintain a sense of being a team - by Geekbot
  • What’s Your Company’s Emergency Remote-Work Plan? How to set your business up fpr working remotely - by Harvard Business Review
  • Lead Your Business Through the Coronavirus Crisis - tips on keeping informed with the right information-  by Harvard Business Review

Working from Home Resources:

Virtual Events Resources:

Tools:

Health & Wellbeing:

  • Don’t Touch Ya Face - a client-side webcam app that runs in your browser and makes an obnoxious sound any time you touch your face
  • COVID-19 - a Twitter must-follow list featuring experts on the disease and its spread and the reporters covering it. Compiled by Jeff Jarvis, professor at Craig Newmark J-school
  • F.lux - adjusts your computer's display to adapt to the time of day
  • Brain.fm - music for the brain to improve focus, meditation & sleep
  • 7 minute workout - do it anytime, anywhere - by The New York Times
  • Google Wellbeing - helping you look at your devices less
  • Curie - your personal posture trainer at work
  • NessLabs - a virtual gym for your mind

And remember: take care of others by taking care of yourselves!