Resources for the Gig Economy
Recently we hosted a dynamite session for the creatives, entrepreneurs and freelancers in the Circle - also known as the gig economy.
By Latanya Hilton   |   April 20, 2020
This community is feeling the impacts of the COVID-19 crisis heavily and we send a special thank you to our featured Ambassadors Katie Otis - Founder & Creative Director of Design in Mind; LT Hilton - Founding Ambassador of The Ambassadors Circle; and Shai'La Stiggers - DJ, Model and Fitness Instructor, for sharing inspiration, hope and resources to help us weather the coronavirus storm.
foto-portraits.jpg
Many of you may be a proud member of the gig economy or you may have hired a photographer, artist or event planner to help you bring your visions to life.  Check out this curated list of resources that came out of the Circle Session below and help us out by:
  1. Sharing this letter with folks you know who are part of this community.
  2. Giving us the goods! Are you a resource yourself? Share your insights and behind the scenes tips that would be helpful for the Circle to know.

Here's to the giggers. This one's for you.

(UPDATED May 5, 2020)

COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loan Application
(https://covid19relief.sba.gov/#/)

In response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, small business owners in all U.S. states, Washington D.C., and territories are eligible to apply for an Economic Injury Disaster Loan advance of up to $10,000.

CA Unemployment Insurance Application
(https://www.edd.ca.gov/Unemployment/UI_Online.htm)

Unemployment insurance is now available to freelancers and contractors for the first time.  Applications are being accepted now.

Annuity.Org
(annuity.org/financial-literacy/covid-19-financial-guide/)


Annuity.org has published a helpful COVID-19 Financial Guide that has information for freelancers, self employed individuals, families and small businesses have been impacted financially. 

FDIC (https://www.fdic.gov/coronavirus/index.html) is urging banks to waive credit card fees and help customers however possible. Make sure to call your credit card companies and banks for assistance. Call your banks!

Navigating your social media during Covid-19
(https://later.com/blog/social-media-covid-19/)