Tools to keep your startup moving forward through COVID‑19
Now more than ever, running a startup requires help.
Whether you’re just starting out, keeping the lights on, or scaling up, we’ve gathered some useful resources from across Google to help you navigate the challenges ahead. Get started with steps you can take today to adjust your advertising, adapt to new customer behavior, and run your business remotely with resources from Google for Small Business.
Google Ads credits available to existing Ads customers
Through Google Ads credits for startups, we hope to alleviate some of the costs of staying connected to your customers. Ads credits will be available to startups that have had an active account since the beginning of 2019. Credit notifications will appear in your Google Ads account and can be used at any point throughout 2020 across all of our advertising platforms.
Secure, premium video meetings
We want to do our part to help your startup team stay connected and be productive. We re-engineered the service we built for secure business meetings, Google Meet, to make it available for all. If you’re looking for additional tools to work with your team - get Google Meet, Drive, Docs, and more for work with Google Workspace Essentials. Build, scale and take your startup to the next level from home.
Make working remotely work for you
We know that for many startups, working remotely is a big (and unexpected) change. To ease this transition, we’ve compiled some of our best practices, tips, and tools in the Grow with Google Remote Work Hub—designed to help you work together with your team no matter where you are.
Uplevel your digital skills
Empower yourself and your team to run your business efficiently and remotely with curated Primer minicourses, Skillshop, Applied Digital Skills, and more educational resources from Grow with Google.
We've found it key to reconnect to the purpose of our work and feel grateful for it. Whatever you do—if it helps pay the bills, creates employment for others, supports the healthcare workers, etc—we all play a key part in together powering through this crisis.
Head of Google for Startups UK
Scale your startup with Google Cloud
Get cloud credits and training as you scale your business with a strong foundation. To apply, reach out to your incubator, accelerator, or VC firm. If you are already enrolled in the Google Cloud for Startups program, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for any requests.
Google Maps Platform Crisis Response credits
Support for not-for-profit developers building publicly-available websites or mobile apps in response to the COVID‑19 pandemic. Apply for credits and a collection of best practices for the APIs and SDKS that are most commonly used for crisis response implementations.
Share and inspire on social media
Startups, partners, and developers in our network are stepping up to help one another—as well as the larger global community—get through this crisis. We’ll be featuring these real-life heroes, as well as actionable tips and resources, daily on our social channels—and you’re invited to join the conversation.
Additional COVID‑19 Resources
As we live and work through these times together, you can stay up to date with our response to COVID‑19—including health information, safety and prevention tips, data and insights, and additional resources at google.com/covid19.
Cloud tools to help you solve for COVID‑19 challenges
As your startup adopts new ways of working, Google Cloud has curated tools to help your team get work done safely and securely. These include Rapid Response Virtual Agent, training programs, best practices to reduce cost, tools for seamless workload migration, remote working solutions and more.