Coronavirus (COVID-19) Business Resources

Rainmaker is committed to supporting you through the current COVID-19 situation and always. We want to be a valuable resource that you can call upon at any time to help assist you through any challenges or uncertainties you have.

Communities are essential in times such as these and can be ideal structures to respond to one another, share ideas, communicate one to one and one to many via this platform, and work to normalize new behaviors. We are talking with firm leaders, practice leaders, and team members throughout the day and hearing questions, updates, and suggestions, which are valuable to share with one another.

We will continue to provide you with updates on this resource bank and communication from our team members. Please do not hesitate to reach out to any of the Rainmaker team with any questions, resources, or suggestions.

You are not alone in this. Be sure to check on and encourage one another.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources:


AICPA Resources:
AICPA COVID-19 Resource Center
Essential Habits for Working Remotely – Simple guidelines for success if you’re not accustomed to working remotely.
Remote Team Building & Culture – Create a remote employee culture that is productive and supportive.
State tax filing guidance – This matrix provides the latest news on state tax filing relief.
Essential Services – This chart shows which states include accounting in their definition of “essential services.”

Articles: Resources:
Navigating in the New Normal: Resources and Guidance for your Firm

Upcoming Webinars:


Payroc Resources:
Accepting Payment in Challenging Times (Podcast): Accepting payments may now be more challenging than ever before. In this episode, Colby Poulson and Torrey Woolsey discuss the importance of contactless and online payment processing and what we’re doing specifically to help out our clients:

How Payroc can help your business right now:

No Signature Required On Credit Card Receipts:
Payroc would like to notify all Rainmaker Community Members about an important piece of information for your firm and for your business-owning clients: effective immediately, all major card brands (Visa, Mastercard, Amex, Discover) are no longer requiring a signature on a receipt at the point of sale. This should greatly reduce personal contact for employees and clients during this time of pandemic. Please share the information with your clients, and reach out to Payroc if you have any questions about this policy or other payments related issues.


Ceterus Resources:
COVID-19 Resources for Small BusinessesThis page is intended to provide resources to help small business entrepreneurs (SBE’s) navigate and respond to the immediate challenges facing their businesses in the face of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Get updates on SBA Loans, PPP Forgiveness, state by state tax guidance, and join webinars to help you navigate.
Schedule a FREE 30 minute COVID-19 business consultation


IRS Coronavirus Tax Relief


SBA COVID-19 Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources


SBA Loans
How to Apply for an SBA Disaster Loan


McGowanPRO Resources:
Webinar Recording: Covid-19 and potential liability for CPA’s
This 50-minute session covered potential liability exposures associated with the CPA as an advisor during the COVID-19 PADEMIC. The advantages of the newly created McGowan Pro SBA DRAFT loan assistance engagement letter were discussed along with potential claims that can develop in tax and accounting services.


Thomson Reuters Resources
Thomson Reuters COVID-19 Resource Center
Help Your Clients Navigate the Changes Happening due to Covid – Thomson Reuters has pulled together articles, government resources, guidance and insights from their editorial staff and Reuters news that give you resources you can share with your clients as they navigate the changes happening due to Covid-19
CARES Act blog
Webinars – Thomson Reuters is offering a host of free webinars for our clients across the country which are open to the Rainmaker members.
Thomson Reuters Pulse of the Practice – Podcast by Will Hill – A special episode where Paul and Will talk about some of the aspects of Paul’s firm moving all of their operations to a remote/virtual world. Paul shares the impact on work routines and rhythms, and together discuss leading clients through these kinds of challenging times.
FREE Thomson Reuters COVID-19 Webinars and Nano Courses:

Nano courses:
Communicating COVID-19 Legislation – Filing and Payment Delay, HSA Payment, Payroll Tax Credit
How The Coronavirus Is Increasing Audit Risks in 2020
Accounting Effects of COVID-19 on Fair Value Measurements
Assessing Coronavirus Risk for Disclosures 
The Families First Coronavirus Response Act of 2020 – Overview  

Mindfully Tackling the Challenge of the Coronavirus


ADP Employer Preparedness Toolkit
ADP COVID-19 Resource page is continuously updated with new resources and tools for accountants and small businesses.
The Workplace Guide to Workplace Stress – HRPreneur Podcast. Other recent episodes include the CEO of SCORE on small business lending and COVID-19 overview by one of our small business employment law attorneys were also very popular.
Workplace Spotlight: CARES Act & COVID-19: Understanding the Employee Retention Tax Credit and Other Tax Implications on Friday, April 24th at 2pm ET. Get important insights on how this tax credit and recent legislation may benefit you and how your company may meet one of several eligibility requirements.


Intuit QuickBooks
The Small Business Relief Initiative

Foundation Software Resources:
COVID-19 Resource Center – Keep current on payroll changes, new and easing restrictions, and other news affecting the construction industry.

Delegate Solutions Resources:
3 Day Remote Work Roll-Out Plan
Remote Work Experts Panel


Gale Crosley Resource:
Pivot to Projections – Because the Current Market Needs Analyst More Than Historians


ConvergenceCoaching, LLC Resources:
Rush to Remote – blog
Download their free remote work toolset, which includes blogs on managing and collaborating with remote team members as well as a sample policy.
Access our findings from our Anytime, Anywhere Work Survey™ and learn what firms are doing in the area of flex and remote.


McKinsey & Company
Coronavirus: Leading through the crisis


Remote Work With Children at Home
20 Virtual Field Trips to Take with Your Kids | Adventures in Familyhood


Rainmaker COVID-19 Roundtable Recording – March 26, 2020
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Rainmaker COVID-19 Roundtable Comments – March 26, 2020
Rainmaker COVID-19 Roundtable 1 Chat Comments


Rainmaker COVID-19 Roundtable Recording – March 26, 2020
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Rainmaker COVID-19 Roundtable Comments – March 31, 2020
Rainmaker COVID-19 Roundtable 2 – Chat comments


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