Small businesses are the lifeblood of many economies around the world. The recent COVID-19 outbreak is having a disproportionate impact on these businesses, who lack the resources of larger organizations to stay open.
The Open for Business Hub lists technology companies that are helping small businesses by enabling remote work throughout this period.
Find the list of offers to help below.
1Password is removing the 30-day trial limit on new 1Password Business accounts so companies can start working safely from home, with their first 6 months free. With 1Password, teams can manage their workforce from anywhere, and safely share logins and other important resources with remote workers.Read More >>
8x8 Video Meetings is free to all users, and offers 80+ local dial-in numbers (11 toll-free) from 55+ countries and does not require any installation. Users can create a custom URL to host meetings of up to 50 participants without any time restrictions.Read More >>
Adobe is offering Adobe Connect, a web conferencing platform, free until July 1st, 2020, for meetings of up to 25 participants.Read More >>
Atlassian is offering its software development tools free for small teams up to 10 users. The free products include Jira Software, Jira Service Desk, Confluence, and Jira Core.Read More >>
Bill.com is offering a 3-month free subscription of its Small Business plan for all new customers. Bill.com provides cloud-based software that simplifies and automates account payables and account receivables for small and medium businesses and allows them to do it remotely.Read More >>
Box is offering 3 months free of its secure file sharing and collaboration platform. The offer is for the company's Business plan and includes unlimited storage, mobile access, and advanced user and security reporting.Read More >>
Canva is extending its 30-day Enterprise trial to a free 3-month trial. Canva is a design tool that helps organizations and teams create and collaborate remotely on templated designs, presentations, and web properties. The Enterprise offering includes advanced features for productivity, customization, collaboration, and brand management.Read More >>
Cisco is extending services for existing customers of Webex, its video conference platform. The offer includes unlimited usage without time restriction, support for fewer than 100 participants, and toll free dial-in.Read More >>
Cloudflare is offering unlimited seats of Cloudflare for Teams for organizations of all sizes through September 1, as well as a free 30-minute onboarding session. Cloudflare for Teams enables employees to connect to internal apps easily and safely while working remotely without the need for a VPN.Read More >>
DocuSign is offering 3 months free of its eSignature solution available through April 15 for all new customers, globally. DocuSign helps teams and businesses of every size send and sign agreements. The offer is for the company's Business Pro plan and includes up to 100 envelope-sends, support for multiple languages, and mobile access.Read More >>
Google is expanding features of Hangouts Meet, its video conferencing platform, for current customers through Sept. 30th, 2020. Customers can now host larger meetings with up to 250 participants, live stream to 100,000 viewers, and save recordings to Google Drive.Read More >>
GoToMeeting is offering 3 months of free site-wide licensing of its video conferencing solution, GoToMeeting, for eligible organizations (health care providers, educational institutions, municipalities and non-profits).Read More >>
Microsoft is offering 6-months free of Microsoft Teams, a unified communication and collaboration platform. Starting on March 10th, restrictions will be lifted on how many users can join a team or schedule video calls.Read More >>
Okta is offering its Single Sign-on (SSO) and Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) solution for free for 6 months to all new customers. The Okta solutions covered by this offer help teams securely access critical resources, such as cloud applications or VPNs, from any device or location.Read More >>
Small businesses are shifting their focus to creating a digital footprint and it's essential to keep these channels up and running. PagerDuty is offering 6 months free of its Starter Plan, which helps remote teams and small businesses stay online by notifying users of issues immediately through unlimited alerting and on-call management. Use the code "COVID-19" to obtain the offer.Read More >>
PandaDoc is making its eSignature product free to help businesses of every size continue to sign contracts and important business documents efficiently. The eSignature offer includes unlimited document uploads, unlimited eSignatures, and free payment processing.Read More >>
Qualtrics is offering its Remote Work Pulse Solution for free to organizations of all sizes. Remote Work Pulse is a survey and reporting tool that allows organizations to sync with their employees, customers, and suppliers in a remote work environment.Read More >>
Quip helps remote teams collaborate by combining documents, spreadsheets, and chat, so all employees can work together more effectively. Salesforce is making Quip free for any organization globally, through September 30th.Read More >>
Sonix is offering 1-year free of its Premium Plan subscription for all new customers. Sonix helps teams and businesses seamlessly transcribe audio, video, and web-conferencing which helps improve collaboration with the shift to remote work.Read More >>
SurveyMonkey is offering free survey templates designed to help small business efficiently communicate with their workforce so that organizations can better understand how employees are adjusting to remote work.Read More >>
UrbanSitter is offering a 2-months free parent subscription during the COVID-19 outbreak. Parents can find trusted childcare help to support them as they work from home during this period. Every sitter is background checked and UrbanSitter provides parents with as much information as possible to make informed decisions.Read More >>
Zoho is offering its Remotely product line for free to all new customers until July, 1st 2020. Zoho Remotely is a suite of cloud applications that helps teams collaborate and communicate.Read More >>
Stay connected while working remotely or from home. Use video conferencing to conduct meetings and carry on with work without the need to meet in-person.
Set up virtual workspaces to keep your team's work neat and organized. Collaboration tools can not only help streamline work, but can help everyone feel less isolated while working apart.
As contributors become more spread out, security can become more of a challenge. Consider products that will allow your employees to browse the internet and access internal assets securely.