Register for the COVID EIDL Webinar Series

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The U.S. Small Business Administration Office of Capital Access will host a webinar series for small business owners to discuss the COVID EIDL (Economic Injury Disaster Loan) program’s small business loans. The COVID EIDL program is a Federal small business loan program designed to support small businesses to recover from the COVID-19 economic recession by providing accessible and borrower-friendly capital.  

The majority of the information in each webinar will be the same. Please also note these events are closed to press.


cybersecurity tips

 

Cyber attacks are a growing concern for small businesses. The types of threats include malware, ransomware and phishing. The SBA has tools and resources to help you protect your small business.

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This week, Administrator Guzman visited Las Vegas to meet inspiring small business owners who were able to pivot, recover and grow with help from SBA programs and resources. Watch a video of the visit and follow the Administrator on Instagram to see photos and videos of all her visits to small businesses across America. 


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 29, 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.

Register


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Attention: Women in business! Register for upcoming webinars to learn how to get certified for the Women-Owned Small Business federal contracting program, what to do after you're certified and more. The webinars will be held from July-December 2021.

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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.

Find a vaccine provider


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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New, Lower Costs on Marketplace Health Insurance Plans

You may be eligible for more savings and lower costs on health coverage through the Health
Insurance Marketplace due to the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021.

What’s new:

  • More people than ever before qualify for tax credits that lower the cost of health coverage, even those who weren’t eligible in the past.
  • Most people currently enrolled in a Marketplace plan will qualify for more tax credits.
  • Health insurance premiums after these new savings will go down.
  • 4 out of 5 customers can find a plan for $10 or less per month.

Fill out and submit your application on HealthCare.gov (or CuidadoDeSalud.gov for Spanish speakers) by August 15, 2021. After you submit your application, you have 30 days to enroll in a plan. Coverage starts the first day of the month after you enroll. 

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Get Inspired: Small Business Success Story

Foster Hackett III launched Minnesota-based Advanced Design Contracting in 2008. A self-described construction worker by training, he has grown the company exponentially using multiple SBA programs and services. 

In 2017, Hackett joined SBA’s 8(a) program, which enabled him to win several federal government contracts. The 8(a) program provides socially and economically disadvantaged small businesses training, marketing assistance, and other support to compete for federal agency contracts.

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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. 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.

Learn more about the federal government's response


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Virtual Mentoring and Training 

SCORE, Small Business Development Centers, Women’s Business Centers, Veterans Business Outreach Centers and other resource partners are providing free virtual 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