Open for Business Hub

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.

The Open for Business Hub lists technology companies that are helping small businesses by enabling remote work throughout this period.

Find the list of offers to help below.

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.

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8x8 Video Meetings is free to all users, and offers 80+ local dial-in numbers (11 toll-free) from 55+ countries and does not require any installation. Users can create a custom URL to host meetings of up to 50 participants without any time restrictions.

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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DocuSign is offering 3 months free of its eSignature solution available through April 15 for all new customers, globally. DocuSign helps teams and businesses of every size send and sign agreements. The offer is for the company's Business Pro plan and includes up to 100 envelope-sends, support for multiple languages, and mobile access.

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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.

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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).

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Qualtrics is offering its Remote Work Pulse Solution for free to organizations of all sizes. Remote Work Pulse is a survey and reporting tool that allows organizations to sync with their employees, customers, and suppliers in a remote work environment.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Video Conferencing

Stay connected while working remotely or from home. Use video conferencing to conduct meetings and carry on with work without the need to meet in-person.

Collaboration

Set up virtual workspaces to keep your team's work neat and organized. Collaboration tools can not only help streamline work, but can help everyone feel less isolated while working apart.

Security

As contributors become more spread out, security can become more of a challenge. Consider products that will allow your employees to browse the internet and access internal assets securely.

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