COVID-19 BUSINESS RESOURCES
Click here for important information about State & Federal programs for businesses.
The Hoboken Business Alliance is committed to supporting the local Hoboken community. Now more than ever, Hoboken needs our collective support. These are challenging times but we are here to ensure that we can come together to create a safe, accessible and prosperous business district that attracts residents and visitors to shop, eat, play and stay in Hoboken as soon as we are all physically able. For now, we will all do what we can to be #HereforHoboken.
The Hoboken Business Alliance (HBA), a Special Improvement District created by the Hoboken City Council, was formed to improve the district’s area and stimulate business in Hoboken.
HBA’s Board Of Directors is comprised of established Hoboken property and business owners. These include the owners and landlords of Amanda’s and Elysian, Hoboken Business Center, Little City Books, La Isla and Sparrow Wine and Liquor, and Swift Interiors as well as representatives from local developers like Maridian Properties, SJP Properties, Pegasus Partners and Bijou Properties.
During these challenging times, we want to ensure that you have the most up to date and accurate information surrounding COVID-19. We understand that the newly-imposed restrictions and closures can be detrimental to your business and we want you to know that the Hoboken HBA is here to help guide you through these uncertain times.
HERE FOR YOU
WHAT IS COVID-19?
Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) COVID-19: hotlines:
General Hoboken COVID-19 hotline: 201-420-5620
Senior COVID-19 hotline: 201-420-5625 (9a-6p)
Recommendations to Stay in Touch Virtually with Your Customers
Put products aside on request, deliver or ship products and broaden your return policy.
Post and email new products, remind customers of stock items that can be shipped or delivered.
Share suggestions for keeping adults and children. entertained with your products. For example, recipes, arts and crafts projects, spring cleaning or new family activities.
Offer coupon codes or gift certificates, including a discount to those who order gift cards now.
See if your business is listed on Help Main Street!
Provide updates on your Facebook, Instagram and Twitter pages often with photos and videos.
Provide a newsletter or updates of your day-to-day activity. Include anecdotes, testimonials, Q&As and polls.
Food Service Businesses
Inform customers of steps you’re taking to provide safe take-out and/or delivery service.
Provide an online menu and post daily specials and/or family meal packages, etc.
Provide delivery service through your business (e.g. bus boys, wait staff) or via apps like GrubHub or DoorDash.
Start a GOFUND ME page to help support your staff and send an email to your customers with a donate button.
Provide curbside pick-up and encourage ordering ahead to avoid wait time.
HOW HOBOKEN IS ADAPTING
Businesses like Little City Books are taking online orders
Buildings rope off areas for packages and groceries for tenants to get deliveries
Join FLAG (Front Line Appreciation Group) of Hoboken and Jersey City, to collect donations and provide food from local businesses for those who keep us safe.
CVS now offering free prescription deliveries
59 Washington Street: (201) 798-188-9210
14th Street: (201) 420-328-6811
Clinton Street: (201) 420-4825
FOR MORE INFORMATION ON LOCAL OFFERS VISIT US AT INSTAGRAM @hobokenalliance
HELPFUL BUSINESS RESOURCES
NEW IMPORTANT UPDATES
PAYCHECK PROTECTION PROGRAM (PPP)
An SBA loan that helps businesses keep workforce employed. Available until 6/30/2020
(NJEDA) SMALL BUSINESS EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE GRANT PROGRAM
Application will open on April 3rd at 9 a.m.
(EIDL) SBA ACTUAL ECONOMIC INJURY DISASTER LOAN
An SBA low-interest disaster loan to help businesses and homeowners recover from declared disasters.
NEW JERSEY SPECIFIC
Information for the Arts:
Downtown New Jersey acts as an advocate for downtown commercial districts in New Jersey, tracking legislative, regulatory, and policy issues that can affect the success of the state’s downtowns and then informing and educating members on these issues.
INFORMATION FOR BUSINESS OWNERS
The State of New Jersey has a dedicated website to help answer questions business owners may have regarding COVID-19 and related closures. Here you will find information about economic assistance, special recommendations for cleaning, what to do when you have a sick employee and more.
The New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) Board approved and announced a package of funding programs to support businesses and workers impacted by the Coronavirus outbreak.
STATE LAUNCHES ONLINE "ELIGIBILITY WIZARD"
to help small businesses impacted by COVID-19
OTHER FEDERAL LINKS
CONGRESS PASSES "CARES ACT"
$1200 for most adults; $500/child
4 months of unemployment insurance versus 3
$350 billion for small businesses
$500 billion for corporations
$130 billion for hospitals
$150 billion for state & local governments
Apple Develops New COVID_19 Screening:
Apple's new COVID-19 website and app allow users to screen themselves for coronavirus symptoms and receive recommendations from the CDC and Prevention on what to do next. The tool was developed in partnership with the CDC, the White House's coronavirus task force and the Federal Emergency Management Agency.