SBA News: Training for Small Business Owners, including one option in Mandarin.

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Minnesota District Office

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Doing Business with MN, ND, SD


August 4,  9 a.m. CT

Join us for an overview and details about contracting with the states of Minnesota, North and South Dakota. Topics include an overview of each state’s purchasing practices, where the dollars come from, how the dollars can be spent, how to get registered as a vendor, where to find business opportunities, and what the state expects of its contractors.

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This webinar series is hosted in partnership with the Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota Small Business Administration (SBA) and the Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (PTAC). 

SBA COVID-19 Funding Options in Mandarin

Date: Monday, August 3rd from 12-1:30PM

Event Info (Mandarin):

美國聯邦中小企業局紓困貸款方案信息自從實施以來一直不斷更新, 我們一直致力於提供最及時, 精準的信息確保所有伊利諾州中小企業可以受惠這次線上講座特別邀請了任職於美國聯邦中小企業局的經濟發展專員, 郭曼麗, 針對目前紓困方案進行說明及討論. 講座重點包含申請資格, 文件準備, 貸款細節… 等

除了45分鐘的簡報外, 更有15分鐘的問答時間來回答與會者過程中透過訊息視窗發送的問題。

請注意, 網路講座全程錄影。與會過程中的問題及評論,都會被錄影存檔並分於公開平台。

日期:八月三日 ,下午 12:00- 1:30 PM

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The PPP has been extended to August 8th and EIDL is still open for application. Get answers to the most common FAQs and learn about:

● Flexibility Act PPP’s Seven changes ● Covered Payroll Period and Alternative Covered Payroll Period ● Cash Compensation for employee and owner-employee/Self-employee/General Partners ● Full Time Equivalent (FTE) Calculation ● FTE Reduction Safe Harbors 1 and 2 ● FTE Reduction Exception ● Eligible Payroll and Non-Payroll Costs ● SBA Form 3508 Calculation, Schedule A, Worksheet and instructions ● SBA Form 3508EZ and instructions ● Documents to be Submitted with the Forgiveness application Required for PPP Forgiveness ● Documents Borrower Must Maintain ● Checklist for SBA Form 3508EZ and Forgiveness Application Form 3508EZ

More Training from the SBA

The SBA Minnesota District Office is also hosting training webinars to provide SBA COVID-19 funding options and general technical assistance through the Money Smart for Small Business program developed collaboratively by the FDIC and SBA.

To learn more and register today, visit the links below:

  • Preparing a COVID19 Reopening Plan for Minnesota Businesses
    August 3, 1 PM; Register
  • SBA Funding Options for COVID-19 Related Economic Disruptions Q&A
    August 6,1 PM; Register
  • SBA Programs and Services
    August 11, 9 AM; Register
  • SBA Veteran Resources Brief
    August 14, 9 AM; Register

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Training Opportunities from Partners

Here's just a few of the trainings being offered by SBA's Resource Partners and other federal agencies to help you meet your current needs: 

Other SBA Resource Partners are offering additional training opportunities.  Look for them via our Local Resources web page and watch for more in upcoming newsletters.  

Stay Updated

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