Running Your Firm During Coronavirus

Life has substantially shifted in the last few weeks as America responds to the coronavirus pandemic.  While the health and safety of our community will continue to be of the foremost concern, AIAVT has rounded up a collection of resources aimed at helping our members navigate the financial and business implications of the Coronavirus outbreak. We will continue to add to this list, so please share any additional resources by emailing info@aiavt.org.


Loans are now available to small businesses affected by the coronavirus.


Gov. Phil Scott announced Friday a statewide disaster has been declared, letting the federal Small Business Administration offer Economic Injury Disaster Loans of up to $2 million per business. These can be used for fixed debts, payroll, accounts payable and other bills left unpayable because of the coronavirus impact. These come with interest rates of 3.75% for small businesses and 2.75% for private nonprofit organizations. To apply, visit disasterloan.sba.gov/ela/.



Free AIAU courses for AIA membersWe're in the midst of a pandemic and the business environment is rapidly changing. Many of our members are already feeling the impact. To help you navigate these uncertain times, we're making some of AIAU's best business and tech courses available to AIA members for free. Learn valuable skills about virtual practice, successful business strategies, risk management, and more from some of the most innovative architects, firms, and design professionals.  See Courses Here


New webinar explains how AIA Contract Documents can address business disruptions due to Covid-19


COVID-19 Architecture Firm Best Practices, Communications, and Policies This google doc was started by the staff of practiceofarchitecture.com


Everything You Need to Know About Coronavirus Federal Small Business Stimulus Aid Programs


Navigating the Economy: Architects Weather Ebb and Flow of Projects


AIA Trust: Preserving Cash Flow


7 Ways to Make Your Business Thrive in Tough Economic Times


AIA Update on Federal Relief Packages Approved Post COVID-19 Outbreak


AIA Urges Congress to Aid Business Owners During COVID-19 Pandemic


Social Distancing in the Design and Construction Workplaces, Losses and Cancellations, and More COVID-19 News from the Week


Look to your contracts and OSHA during the pandemic


Running Your Firm: Pandemic Risks