Small Business Resources & Help


The current Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak has affected many of us in various ways. One of the areas that has been greatly impacted by this virus are smaller businesses in Mukwonago and across the country. With their businesses closed or only just beginning to slowly re-open, this is a huge loss of revenue for small business owners and can leave owners uncertain about the future of their business.

Fortunately, there are resources available through business organizations and government agencies that can help businesses that are affected by COVID-19.

Local/State of Wisconsin Resources

Useful Websites

 

Federal Resources

Useful Websites

 

Online Resources

  • Business Source Premier – A database of full-text journal and peer-reviewed articles covering all disciplines of business including marketing, management, accounting, finance, and economics.
  • Free Business Sources —  Find a full list of local and national free business resources on this curated list.
  • Cypress Resume – The online resume builder that lets you create professional-quality resumes in three quick and simple steps. 
  • Learning Express — Looking to land a job or enhance your skills? Grow your knowledge base with interactive courses on Microsoft Access, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Word, and much, much more. Available through BadgerLink.
  • Gale Courses — Over 350 interactive, instructor-led courses in a variety of topics. Courses run for six weeks and new sessions begin every month.

 

How Can the Community Support Small Businesses?

Due to the financial impact COVID-19 has had on our community, Mukwonago Community Library has decided to support local businesses and organizations that have so generously supported *us* in the past. Our annual Summer Library Program for kids, teens, and adults is one of the highlights of our year with 1000s of participants. This year we have decided to give back to our community by purchasing almost all the prizes and rewards participants earn during the SLP, from local stores and businesses.  

Looking for more ways to support your local small business community? Try these:

  • Buy gift cards to your favorite businesses to use later.
  • Purchase online from local stores or purchase products to pickup later.
  • Donate to local charities like food banks and blood banks.
  • Review businesses online, tag them on social media, and remind people what you love about them.
  • Tip your service workers a little extra.