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Seattle District Office  - Aug. 20, 2021

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In this newsletter, you can learn more about:

Apply for PPP Loan Forgiveness Through New SBA Direct Portal

Since the opening of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Direct Borrower Forgiveness Portal on August 4, the SBA has received more than 340,000 PPP forgiveness submissions from borrowers, including 3,100 applications from Washington state borrowers.

Currently, more than 1,230 PPP lenders, representing over 50% of outstanding loan forgiveness applications, have opted-in to the Direct Borrower Forgiveness Portal.

More information about PPP forgiveness is available at www.sba.gov/pppforgiveness

Go To the Direct Forgiveness Portal

Attend an Upcoming PPP Direct Forgiveness Portal Webinar

Learn about the new SBA PPP Direct Forgiveness Portal during an upcoming webinar hosted by the SBA. The webinars are broadcast via Microsoft Teams. You can join the webinar using the Microsoft Teams app or stream in your internet browser. No registration is required, simply click the link below to join: 

COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL) are still Available

COVID-19 EIDL provides economic relief to small businesses and nonprofit organizations that are currently experiencing a temporary loss of revenue. Businesses can receive up to $500,000 which can be used for normal operating expenses and working capital.

More information about the COVID-19 EIDL is available at www.sba.gov/eidl

Read COVID-19 FAQ's

Upcoming Events

Saturday, Aug. 21

9 a.m. | Successfully Starting a New Business

Monday, Aug. 23

8:30 a.m. | Grow with a Pro (Legal Professional) *

Tuesday, Aug. 24

10 a.m. | Everything You Want to Know About Your L&I Account

10 a.m. | Employer Incentive Programs: How to Apply for Reimbursement 

10:30 a.m. | Overtime Exemptions Training Session

11 a.m. | How to Become a Facebook Master * 

6 p.m. | Fundamentos de L&I para negocios - Talleres en línea

Wednesday, Aug. 25

1 p.m. | Financial Basics for New Small Businesses 

2 p.m. | Construction Industry Tax Webinar

2 p.m. | Isolated Worker Protections Webinar

5 p.m. | Went to Hire a Lawyer 

Thursday, Aug. 26

9 a.m. | QuickBooks Online Basics You Need to Know * 

11:30 a.m. | Business Expert Session: Farm Bookkeeping Basics: Planting Solid Roots for Growth

11:30 a.m. | SBA PPP Direct Forgiveness Portal Webinar 

Friday, Aug. 27 

10 a.m. | Laying the Groundwork: Basics of Government Contracting

Monday, Aug. 30 

3 p.m. | Hong Kong Trade Mission for WA State Exporters - Introductory Session

Tuesday, Aug. 31

12 p.m. | Nonprofit Basics: How to Get Yours Up and Running 

1 p.m. | Building a Formal Business Plan

3 p.m. | Basic Accounting Concepts

6 p.m. | Comprendiendo los cambios en las leyes de horas extras en la agricultura

Wednesday, Sep. 1 

9 a.m. | Intro to Business Live Webinar

Friday, Sep. 3 

10 a.m. | New Updates to PPP Loan Forgiveness Instructions

2:30 p.m. | Creating a Career & Life Portfolio 

Pivoting to a new economy

For more information about funding options and resources for small businesses impacted by COVID-19:



Resources for Small Businesses

For more information about SBA resources to start, grow, and manage your business: 

Local Resource Guide


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