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Resources for Small Business Owners during COVID-19

In the face of the COVID-19 global pandemic, Google is working to keep people safe, informed, and connected. Supporting small business owners is a critical part of our response. In this unprecedented moment, we feel a great responsibility to help people take care of themselves and their communities.  Here’s some of the ways we’re trying to help:

$800+ million to support small businesses and crisis response

Google has made a $800+ million commitment to support small- and medium-sized businesses, health organizations and governments, and health workers on the frontline of this global pandemic. This includes ad credits, nonprofit grants, and other financial support for small business owners.

A website with tools & resources for small business owners

This site is dedicated to help small businesses navigate these challenging times. It includes tips on keeping your customers informed, adjusting your advertising, adapting to changes in customer behavior, and running your business remotely. 

Google’s premium video meetings are now free for everyone.

Google Meet, Google’s video meeting solution, is a virtual meeting space for people to securely connect, communicate, and collaborate. It helps millions of people stay connected, whether it’s colleagues working at home, doctors caring for patients, banks providing loans, or schools staying in session. In April 2020, Google announced that Meet would be free and available to everyone through Sept. 30, 2020, including free access to advanced features like large meetings, live streaming, and meeting recording for all Google Workspace customers.

Google Domains is waiving restoration fees for all top-level domains

To support small business owners and entrepreneurs, Google Domains is waiving restoration fees for all top-level domains. These fees vary in cost (often $100) and are normally charged when you want to restore your domain if it’s been deleted in the last 30 days or expired within the last 30-60 days. We’re waiving these fees on all domains until December 31, 2020.

These are just some of the ways we’re trying to help small business owners take care of themselves and their communities. 

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