How to Partner with a Vaccine Provider, Small Business Tax Credit Info & More

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The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is predicting another above-average hurricane season, which is nearing its peak. Tune in to SBA's Q&A on July 14, 2021 at 3:00 p.m. EDT on Facebook and get preparedness tips from the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety and the Insurance Information Institute.

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SBA and PPSI Educational Webinar Series, Getting Back on Track: Help is Here

The SBA and Public Private Strategies Institute are hosting several webinars from July to August to help you get your business back on track. Join us for our next webinar on July 15, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. EDT to:

  • Hear about what steps you can take now to learn and take advantage of new and existing programs that are available at the SBA
  • Get an update regarding programs and recent policy announcements made by the Biden-Harris Administration
  • Have your questions answered by SBA Leadership and small business experts
  • Learn how you can become a vaccine leader in your community
  • Discover tools and resources you can use to take your business digital

The webinars in this series are open to any small business owner and leader. They are divided geographically by SBA regions and feature guest speakers from the corresponding areas. However, the majority of the information pertains to a national audience, so you may register for a webinar outside your location.

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Community Navigator

 

Attention community organizations! Consider applying for SBA's Community Navigator Pilot Program. You can play a role in connecting underserved small businesses with resources they need to recover from the economic impacts of the pandemic. The deadline to apply has been extended from July 12, 2021 to July 23, 2021.

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Why the Community Navigator Pilot Program is Important

Associate Administrator of the SBA's Office of Entrepreneurial Development, Mark Madrid sits down with Forbes to share why the Community Navigator Pilot Program is a crucial addition to SBA and how it helps small businesses that have historically been underserved or left behind. 

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Did you receive a Paycheck Protection Program loan? You may be eligible for loan forgiveness. Follow the four steps below.

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

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The 2021 National SBIR Week is a FREE virtual event connecting entrepreneurs working on advanced technologies to the country’s largest source of early stage funding – the SBIR/STTR programs. Also known as America’s Seed Fund, the SBIR/STTR programs provide over $4 billion in funding to small businesses each year in a wide variety of technology areas administering over 7,000 new awards annually.

If you’re an innovator, entrepreneur, researcher, or small technology firm, don’t miss this opportunity to participate in live streaming sessions and to meet virtually with program decision makers.

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Did you know? Eligible businesses that allow employees to get a COVID-19 vaccine can receive a tax credit. Partner with a vaccine provider to host an on-site vaccination clinic.

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RRF

 

In case you missed it! On July 2, 2021, SBA Administrator Isabel Guzman announced the closure of the Restaurant Revitalization Fund program, signed into law by President Joe Biden as part of the American Rescue Plan. The program provided much needed economic aid to restaurants and other establishments struggling to make ends meet as a result of the pandemic.

As of June 30, 2021, the RRF program received more than 278,000 submitted eligible applications representing over $72.2 billion in requested funds, and approximately 101,000 applicants have been approved to restaurants, bars and other restaurant-type businesses.

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Shuttered Venue Operators Grant. Apply at sba.gov/svogrant

 

The SBA is currently accepting applications for the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant. To submit an application, visit sba.gov/svogrant.


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Be Inspired: Small Business Success Story

Anna and Nathanael Bailey are wood artists and co-owners of Bailey Builds, located in the historic Spirit Valley neighborhood of West Duluth, Minnesota. The shop features handcrafted mosaics made by the Baileys, artwork from local artists, a gallery, and small venue event space.

In early 2020, the Baileys recognized that they had outgrown their space and secured a rental workspace for an expanded woodworking shop. However, soon after they moved in, a major roof leak was discovered. That’s when a former funeral home went up for sale near the retail location. The Baileys worked with a local bank on the financing in early March 2020, however when the pandemic hit, lending tightened up.

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Beware of malicious COVID-19 phishing

 

As a reminderSBA directly communicates from email addresses ending in @sba.gov. SBA also communicates via email updates/notifications using an email marketing platform, (the same one you are receiving this newsletter from). Those emails end in @updates.sba.gov.

If you applied for the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant and emailed the SVOG Support Center, you may receive an email back from a zendesk.com account. This is an authorized SBA contractor.

If you are being contacted by someone claiming to be from the SBA who is not using an official SBA email address, you should suspect fraud. To report potential fraud, visit sba.gov/covidfraudalert.


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Small Business Tax Credit Programs

Did you know that the American Rescue Plan extends a number of critical tax benefits, particularly the Employee Retention Credit and Paid Leave Credit, to small businesses?

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Federal Coronavirus Resources

State, local, and federal agencies are working together to maintain the safety, security, and health of the American people. Check out coronavirus.gov for updates from the White House's COVID-19 Task Force. Go to cdc.gov for detailed information about COVID-19 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Visit covid-sb.org, the official federal resource website for U.S. small businesses affected by COVID-19.

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Virtual Mentoring and Training 

Offices around the country may be closed due to the pandemic, but SCORE, Small Business Development Centers, Women’s Business Centers, Veterans Business Outreach Centers and other resource partners are providing free business mentoring and training by phone, email, and video.

Find an SBA resource partner near you


Join the SBA team: Employment opportunities to support SBA's COVID-19 pandemic response