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Photo of Veronica Pugin with text COVID EIDL Small Business Relief and Recovery Webinar

August 2

The US Small Business Administration Office of Capital Access will host a webinar series for small business owners to discuss the COVID-Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) 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

Register August 2 at 9AM PDT

Register August 2 at 3PM PDT

SBA Federal Contracting Programs


Market Research Utilizing

Dynamic Small Business Search Tool

August 3 at 10AM PDT

The Dynamic Small Business Search (DSBS) is a public system run by the SBA, that collects and displays small business profiles registered in the System for Award Management for the Federal Procurement marketplace

This webinar covers how small businesses in the Federal procurement marketplace can utilize the DSBS to improve or expand their market research capabilities and ensure their business profile is effective in connecting with government buyers



Start, Grow and Expand Your Business

August 5 at 3PM PDT

Have you been turned down for a conventional loan and are looking for other loan options? Join the SBA for this free and informative training session to prepare you on the do’s and don’ts of the SBA loan process


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

Getting Back on Track

August 5 at 11AM PDT

The Small Business Administration and Public Private Strategies Institute are hosting several webinars to help you get your business back on track

  • 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


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PPP Forgiveness Training

August 6 at 7AM PDT

Join us to learn how your small business could be eligible to submit your Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) forgiveness application directly into the SBA’s portal to be reviewed by your lending institution. This training will teach you the system being used, the process and steps you need to take to start the PPP loan forgiveness. You don’t want to miss this training! **Loan needs to be $150,000 or under


SFDO Calendar of Events

SBA Programs & Resources

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Federal Government Awards Record-Breaking

$145B in Contracting to Small Businesses

The SBA announced that the federal government exceeded its small business federal contracting goal, awarding 26.01 percent in federal contract dollars to small businesses, a $13 billion increase from the previous fiscal year

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SBA Announces Opening of Paycheck Protection Program Direct Forgiveness Portal

SBA is launching a streamlined application portal to allow borrowers with Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans $150,000 or less and through participating lenders, to apply for forgiveness directly through the SBA

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COVID-19 Relief Options

  • The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) ended May 31. Existing borrowers may be eligible for PPP loan forgiveness
  • COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL). This program provides funding to small businesses and non-profit organizations currently experiencing a temporary loss of revenue related to COVID-19
  • The Shuttered Venue Operators Grant program provides emergency assistance for eligible venues
  • SBA offers debt relief to existing SBA loan borrowers whose businesses have been impacted by COVID-19

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Disasters can take many forms and the financial cost of rebuilding after a disaster can be overwhelming. If you’re prepared for emergencies, you’ll be in a better position to recover and continue operations should disaster strike

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Other Events & Resources


Doing Business in Ecuador

August 4 at 10AM PDT

Ecuador has made recent advances in its trade relationship with the United States, signing the Protocol on Trade Rules and Transparency in December 2020.  Learn about business opportunities in various sectors, reasons to consider doing business in Ecuador, and the US Government resources available to support your company in the market



Under the American Rescue Plan, employers are entitled to tax credits for providing paid leave to employees who take time off related to COVID-19 vaccinations

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Thank you for letting us be part of your business journey for nearly 7 decades. For resources to help you start, grow, expand or recover your business, visit here


Stay up to date via Twitter & SBA.gov We will continue to share details about additional economic aid being administered by SBA for small businesses and other eligible organizations as soon as they are determined

Stay up to date by following us on Twitter @SBA_SF and visiting us online at www.sba.gov

SBA’s participation or support in these events is not an endorsement of the views, opinions, products or services of any co-sponsor or other person or entity