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COVID-19 Artisan Business Resources

Resources to support artisan businesses impacted by coronavirus (COVID-19)

We recognize that many businesses are facing unexpected challenges as we navigate the impacts of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). To support artisan businesses through the coronavirus outbreak we are developing vetted resource guides, including information on legal and funding support. New resources will be added on an ongoing basis.


We recognize the financial burden many Nest Guild businesses are facing due to forced closure of production operations over a sustained period of time, as well as the steep levels of orders being cancelled or delayed. To help generate essential revenue and income to minimize the risk of furloughed or laid off workers, Nest is working in partnership with Amazon, The Cordes Foundation and the Winn Family Foundation, to award monetary & in-kind grants exclusively to the Nest Guild. Nest will support direct-to-consumer ecommerce development, digital sales & marketing strategy and product financing. Nest Artisan Guild members can find more information on Nest Connect about applying for the Nest COVID-19 Relief Grant. If you are an artisan business and are not yet a Nest Guild member, please email us at [email protected] to learn more about joining.

Nest's PPE Purchasing Initiative

The PPE Purchasing Initiative reduces the financial burden and threat of unemployment for small businesses by financing (“purchasing”) their production of high-quality and/or medical-grade PPE to be donated to frontline workers. This program helps to ‘flatten the curve’ while equipping small and micro businesses with the capital they need for materials, labor and shipping, thereby keeping our artisan workforce employed and improving wellbeing globally.

Nest Artisan Guild members can find more information on Nest Connect about applying to receive funding through the PPE Purchasing Initiative. If you are a small business producing PPE and are not yet a Guild member, please email us at [email protected] to learn more about the PPE Purchasing Initiative.

Downloadable Resource Guides

Productivity & Business Development

Tips, tools & resources for bolstering your artisan business & maintaining productivity during the coronavirus outbreak


Funding Resources

Funding resources available to small to medium-sized enterprises directly impacted by the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis


Legal Resources

Legal resources compiled by Lex Mundi Pro Bono Foundation to help social enterprises impacted by the coronavirus outbreak


Trade Show & Market Updates

Information on trade show and market cancellations and postponements, including information on refund and deferment policies


PPE / Mask Production Guidelines

Information for artisan businesses on mask and PPE production, and insights into retrofitting workshops and homes into safe headquarters for PPE production.


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