Rochester Area Small Business Information, Seminars and Training for November 16 - 20, 2020

Rochester Branch Office - November 2020

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"Powering the American Dream"

SBA can help your business start, grow, expand or recover through our lending programs, government contracting programs and network of Resource Partners.   Whether you want to prepare a business plan, are interested in doing business with the federal government, or are looking to finance your business, SBA is here to help!


Rochester Area Small Business Information, Seminars and Trainings For The Week

Beware of Scams and Fraud Schemes  

The Office of Inspector General recognizes that we are facing unprecedented times and is alerting the public about potential fraud schemes related to economic stimulus programs offered by the U.S. Small Business Administration in response to the Novel Coronavirus Pandemic (COVID-19).  The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, the largest financial assistance bill to date, includes provisions to help small businesses. Fraudsters have already begun targeting small business owners during these economically difficult times.  Be on the lookout for grant fraud, loan fraud, and phishing.

 Report Fraud

Report any suspected fraud to OIG’s Hotline at 800-767-0385 or online at,



Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program Is Still Available


COVID-19 EIDL Loan Application


Small businesses, private non-profits and agricultural businesses impacted by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, can still apply for an Economic Injury Disaster Loan. EIDL proceeds can be used to cover a wide array of working capital and normal operating expenses, such as continuation to health care benefits, rent, utilities and fixed debt payments.

To learn more about the relief options available for your business, click here.


Did you take out a Paycheck Protection Program Loan?  Here are four steps to apply for forgiveness:

  1. Contact your lender and complete the form
  2. Compile documentation 
  3. Submit the forgiveness form and documentation to your lender
  4. Communicate with your lender throughout the process

Learn more

How to Market to the Federal Government Webinar Series

The SBA Buffalo District Office presents a series of free online courses to provide useful tips for marketing to the federal government.

Webinars are from 10:00am - 11:00am

Monday, November 16th - Creating a Winning Capability Statement

Tuesday, November 17th - Finding Contracting Opportunities

Wednesday, November 18th - Building Winning Relationships

Thursday, November 19th - SBA’s All Small Mentor Protégé Program

To register:

Please contact Jennifer Talarico with questions



Export Compliance - Part 2:  Incoterms

Are you exporting or planning to export?  Are you familiar with Incoterms?

Learn to decode the secret language of Incoterms and how to make them work to your advantage in sales contracts during this international trade training seminar.

You will learn:

     *What has changed and what is NEW

     *How to choose the correct Incoterms rule

     *Best rules for global purchasing and sales

     *Apply Incoterms to domestic transactions 

     *Which rules require insurance and why

This is part 2 of a part 5 part export information series.

Where:  Via Microsoft TEAMS platform (link to be sent upon registration)

When:   Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Time:     9:00 am to 10:30 am


Phone:     585-263-6700, Tammi Parsons, SBA

 5 Part Series Includes:

Part 1:  September 16,2020:  Understanding Your Export Controls and Sanctions Regulations

Part 2:  November 17:  Incoterms

Part 3:  February 9, 2021:  Export Sales Contracts and Agent Agreements -

                                                     Practitioners Panel Discussion

Part 4:  May 11, 2021:  USMCA Part 1

Part 5:  May 18, 2021:  USMCA Part 2


Get Free Local Business Assistance 

Times are tough for small businesses but SBA is here to help no matter where you are. 

SBA's District Offices and Resource Partners like SCORE offices, Women’s Business Centers, Small Business Development Centers and Veterans Business Outreach Centers have trained experts who can help you craft a plan specific to your situation and navigate rapid changes in the marketplace.

Find Local Business Assistance near you  




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