COVID-19 RELIEF

We are in this together.

STATE OF THE ALLIANCE

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Executive Director of FBA, Rachel Rose Nelson, calls on Partners and Allies to support Freedom Businesses amidst the COVID-19 outbreak.

This is a time of crisis for many of our Members, most operating in unstable economies, and facing layoffs.

Look below for resources and ways to help.

TO OUR PARTNERS & ALLIES

YOU CAN PRESERVE FREEDOM

This is a critical time for both FBA and the Members we serve. We are rallying around Freedom Business Members in need by creating business solutions and providing financial relief.

DECREASED REVENUE

COVID-19 has led to lost sales, supply chain constraints, quarantine challenges and more.

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Layoffs of Survivors

No cashflow means no jobs for trafficking survivors employed by Freedom Businesses.

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Re-trafficked Survivors

80% of survivors who lack a job will fall victim to trafficking again. We must prevent this.

Read our article on the economic impact of COVID-19 in The Christian Post
FOR OUR MEMBERS

Challenges & Opportunities

Import/Export Businesses

Supplies out of China have slowed, requiring alternative suppliers. Plan ahead by identifying supplies likely to be affected and creating a list of alternative suppliers.

Also, sales opportunities have dwindled as events are cancelled. Make a list of events you had planned to attend along with sales projections. Online activity is up, indicating new opportunities for online sales. Create a plan to close the gap in expected sales through direct outreach to wholesale buyers and online consumers.

Want help? FBA is standing by to offer assistance.

Food Service Businesses

Sales have dropped as tourists and even locals stay home. But with delivery service in greater demand, opportunity exists to capture new opportunities. Communicate your commitment to cleanliness. Then think about ways to incorporate delivery into your model through menu changes and prmotions through popular delivery services.

Want help? FBA is standing by to offer assistance.

Tourism Businesses

Many travelers are cancelling trips into the foreseeable future. Consider ways to offer gift certificates online in order to bring in revenue without requiring a commitment to specific travel dates. If your website doesn’t have gift certificate capabilities look into services such as GiftUp!

Want help? FBA is standing by to offer assistance.

MEMBER ASSISTANCE FROM FBA

Joint Marketing

In response to a significant decrease in sales, FBA will accelerate and subsidize joint marketing campaigns and undertake joint outreach to wholesale buyers.

Crisis Consulting

In response to Members’ need for solving problems and connecting to resources, we are partnering with IBEC to provide consultative support.

RELIEF FUNDS

For Members facing a cashflow crisis, FBA is currently raising funds to help prevent layoffs of vulnerable employees through grants and low-interest loans.

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EXTERNAL RESOURCES

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FBA has compiled resources we hope will be helpful to our Members, including planning guides, financial assistance programs and more.

We will be updating this resource list regularly. If you have resource recommendations please email us using the button below.

Need Help?

We want to hear from our Members in need of assistance during this time.

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