Companies assisting small businesses during COVID-19

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.

Here is a list of technology companies that are helping small businesses by enabling remote work throughout this period.

Book: The Top 2% by David Papandreas

David Papandreas, a veteran in the field of working with experts and whispering to converting to greatness at Codeable.

He has written a book to help those in the WP Industry up their client acquisition and basically becoming The Top 2% of the Top 2% (which I feel Codeable experts already are) and for a limited time has set it free on kindle on Amazon.

Yoast Academy

Yoast Academy is offering a free block training course right now.


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.


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.

Cisco Webex

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.


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.

Google Cloud

Google is expanding features of Hangouts Meet, its video conferencing platform, for current customers through July 1st, 2020. Customers can now host larger meetings with up to 250 participants, live stream to 100,000 viewers, and save recordings to Google Drive.


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).

Microsoft Teams

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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.

Adobe Connect

Adobe is offering Adobe Connect, a web conferencing platform, free until July 1st, 2020, for meetings of up to 25 participants.


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.

Zoho Remote

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.

BeRemoteReady by Leo Gopal

I am putting together some resources to assist both individuals and companies with getting to be remote ready as smoothly as possible.

Are there any you know that should make the list?
Let me know in the comments.

About Leo Gopal

Leo Gopal is a writer of Code and Poetry, sometimes they are the same thing.

Leo Gopal has been part of the WordPress Community since he was a teenager (over a decade). Former Founder of WPHugs he is now part of the WP&UP team as a Mental Health Advisor. He is a Happiness Engineer with the awesome team at by day.

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