SBA Small Biz Insights: Women's History Month, Economic Resources, Workshops, and More!

Virginia-Richmond District Office-March 2021

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 SBA Celebrates Women's History Month

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During Women’s History Month, we look back on the many accomplishments women business owners have made while also taking stock of the challenges and adversity they continue to overcome during these extraordinary times. SBA is prioritizing the continued advancement of opportunities for women-owned businesses through a variety of programs.

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Office of Women's Business Ownership
The Office of Women's Business Ownership's mission is to enable and empower women entrepreneurs through advocacy, outreach, education, and support.

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ASCENT
A free platform for women entrepreneurs looking to grow or improve their business. 

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Upcoming Workshops

GSA Schedules: Requirements, Preparation and Leverage
Small Business Development Center
Tuesday, March 16, 2021 - 10:00am EDT
Resource Partner
Registration Required

How to Finance Your Business Venture
Women's Business Center
Tuesday, March 16, 2021 - 10:00am EDT
Resource Partner
Registration Required

Engage in Entrepreneurship: WBC Orientation & SBA Web Resource ...
Women's Business Center
Tuesday, March 16, 2021 - 2:00pm EDT
Resource Partner
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Prioritize Your Wealth Building
Women's Business Center
Wednesday, March 17, 2021 - 10:00am EDT
Resource Partner
Registration Required

Women Owned Small Business Programs
Wednesday, March 17, 2021 - 12:00pm EDT
SBA Sponsored
Registration Required

Grow Your Business Using Video
Women's Business Center
Tuesday, March 23, 2021 - 10:00am EDT
Resource Partner
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Introduction to Selling in the Commonwealth of Virginia
Small Business Development Center
Wednesday, March 24, 2021 - 9:00am EDT
Resource Partner
Registration Required

How To Be A Magnet in Customer Service
Women's Business Center
Wednesday, March 24, 2021 - 9:30am EDT
Resource Partner
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Engage in Entrepreneurship: WBC Orientation & SBA Web Resource
Women's Business Center
Wednesday, March 24, 2021 - 2:00pm EDT
Resource Partner
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First Steps to Starting a Business
Small Business Development Center
Thursday, March 25, 2021 - 9:00am EDT
Resource Partner
Registration Required

Legal Issues Workshop
Veteran's Business Outreach Center
Thursday, March 25, 2021 - 10:00am EDT
Resource Partner
Registration Required

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Information Corner

Federal Resources for U.S. Small Businesses

Welcome to the official federal resource website for U.S. small businesses affected by COVID-19 (Coronavirus). You can view relevant federal agency resources, access the latest news, and search for a Small Business Advisor near you.

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SBA Working Capital Loans Available in Virginia

 Following Secretary of Agriculture Disaster Declaration

ATLANTA - The U.S. Small Business Administration announced today that Economic Injury Disaster Loans are available to small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture, and private nonprofit organizations in Brunswick, Greensville and Southampton counties in Virginia due to excessive rain from Aug. 3 to Nov. 30, 2020.  

“These counties are eligible because they are contiguous to one or more primary counties in North Carolina.  The Small Business Administration recognizes that disasters do not usually stop at county or state lines. For that reason, counties adjacent to primary counties named in the declaration are included,” said Kem Fleming, director of SBA Field Operations Center East.

Under this declaration, the SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan program is available to eligible farm-related and nonfarm-related entities that suffered financial losses as a direct result of this disaster.  Except for aquaculture enterprises, SBA cannot provide disaster loans to agricultural producers, farmers and ranchers.

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USDA Offers Disaster Assistance to Farmers and Livestock Producers Impacted by Recent Winter Storms

Winter storms create significant challenges and often result in catastrophic loss for agricultural producers, especially for those raising livestock, row crops and vulnerable crops like citrus. Despite every attempt to mitigate risk, many agricultural operations suffered losses. When disaster strikes, USDA is here to help. 

As agricultural producers move into recovery mode and assess damages, they should contact their local USDA Service Center to report losses and learn more about program options available to assist in their recovery from crop, land, infrastructure and livestock losses and damages. 

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources

SBA EIDL and PPP Resources

 

For EIDL applications or updates, please contact the Office of Disaster Assistance.

Disaster Assistance (EIDL)
1‐800‐659‐2955
disastercustomerservice@sba.gov
Hours of Operation: 24/7

Economic Injury Disaster Loan

For Paycheck Protection Progam (PPP) questions, please refer to your lender.

Paycheck Protection Program Forgiveness 

 


SCORE Coronavirus Resources

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Veteran Business Outreach Center (VBOC) Resources

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Virginia PTAC

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Virginia SBDC Recovery Resources

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Women's Business Center (WBC) Resources

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