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Resources for Small Businesses during COVID-19

Updated: Mar 31


March 25, 2020

Food Service and Retail

Industry Resources

Without a doubt the food service and retail industry have been greatly impacted by COVID-19, with some having to change the way they do business and others temporarily closing. We want to ensure that you know the resources available to you and your employees. Following you will find information from varies organizations offering loans and other resources for small businesses. Recursos para las Industrias de Servicio de Comida y Ventas Sin duda alguna las industrias de servicio de comida y ventas han sido impactadas por COVID-19, algunos han tenido que cambiar como conducen sus negocios y otros han tenido que cerrar temporalmente. Queremos asegurar que usted tenga conocimientos de los recursos disponibles para usted y sus empleados. A continuación encontrará información de varias organizaciones ofreciendo prestamos y otros recursos para negocios pequeños.

Food and Beverage Specific Resources:

  • Click here to learn about the "Chattanooga Service Industry Fund" which will help with past due bills (valid paystub required)

  • Learn about and file for Unemployment benefits with the Dept. of Labor and Workforce Development

  • Another Round, Another Rally - Offers emergency aid for hardships

  • USBG National Charity Foundation - Bartender Emergency Assistance Program - To apply for emergency assistance (you do NOT need to be a USBG affiliated bartender). Make a donation here.

  • Restaurant Workers Community Foundation - Resources for Restaurants and Workers coping with COVID-19.

  • CORE (Children of Restaurant Employees) - Offers assistance to children of food and bev employees.

  • Chattanooga Beverage Alliance has set up a form for bartenders to share their Venmo handle to receive virtual tips HERE.

  • The United Way of Greater Chattanooga is available for those who need extra assistance navigating this challenging time. You can reach them by dialing 2-1-1 or emailing 211staff@uwchatt.org

Small Business specific resources:

  • US Small Business Administration - Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program, Guidance for Businesses / Employers, etc.

  • SBA's Office of Disaster Assistance

  • US Chamber of Commerce

Recursos Especificos para Negocios de Comidas y Bebidas

  • Click aqui para aprender mas sobre el "Fondo para la Industria de Servicio en Chattanooga" el cual ayudara con cobros de utilidades vencidos (se requiere talones de cheques validos)

  • Aprenda e inicie un reclamos para beneficios de Desempleo con el Dept. of Labor and Workforce Development (Departamento de Labor y Desarrollo de Fuerza Laboral)

  • Another Round, Another Rally - Ofrece ayuda de emergencia en momentos de dificultad economica

  • USBG National Charity Foundation - Programa de Asistencia de Emergencia a Servidores de Bar - Para aplicar para aistencia de emergencia (No necesita ser un servidor de bar afiliado con USBG affiliated). Puede donar aqui.

  • Restaurant Workers Community Foundation - Recursos para restaurantes y empleados impactados por COVID-19.

  • CORE (Children of Restaurant Employees) - Ofrece ayuda a los hijos de empleados de la industris de comida y bebidas.

  • Chattanooga Beverage Alliance a iniciado una forma para que trabajadores de bar compartan su nombre de cuenta de Venmo para recibir propinas virtuales AQUI.

  • The United Way of Greater Chattanooga esta disponible para aquellos que necesitan asistencia navegando estos tiempos dificiles. Puede contactarlos llamando al 2-1-1 o correo electronico a 211staff@uwchatt.org

Recursos Especificos para Negocios Pequeños:

  • US Small Business Administration - Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program, Guidance for Businesses / Employers, etc.

  • SBA's Office of Disaster Assistance

  • US Chamber of Commerce

Continuamos afirmando la importancia de mantener distanciamiento social. Estos son los servicios que permanecen abiertos.
City Resources for Small Businesses Small businesses that have been adversely impacted by the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) should apply for disaster relief funding from the United States Small Business Administration’s Disaster Loan Relief Program for small businesses. The State of Tennessee’s application for disaster relief funding for COVID-19 has been approved. Businesses in Hamilton County are eligible to apply for SBA funding. For more information visit: empowerchatt.com/COVID19 Recursos de la Ciudad para Negocios Pequeños Negocios pequeños que han sido negativamente impactados por COVID-19 (Coronavirus) deben aplicar para fondos de asistencia para desastres del United States Small Business Administration’s Disaster Loan Relief Program (Programa de Asistencia de Presestamos para Desastres de la Administración de Negocios Pequeños de los Estados Unidos). La aplicación del Estado de Tennessee para fondos de asistencia en desastres para COVID-19 a sido aprobada. Negocios en el Condado de Hamilton son elegibles para aplicar para fondos SBA. Para mas información visite a: empowerchatt.com/COVID19
Tech Goes Home has mobile hotspots available for families and small businesses in need. If your business is in need of internet access and the expense is a financial hardship to your business please let us know and we will communicate the need to TGH and get back to you with further details. Contact us at: Angela Garcia: agarcia@lapazchattanooga.org Irma Velazquez: ivelazquez@lapazchattanooga.org Tech Goes Home tiene Hotspots disponibles para aparatos mobiles para familias y negocios necesitados. Si su negocio necesita acceso a internet y el gasto es una dificultad financiera para su negocio, por favor dejenos saber y nosotros comunicaremos su necesidad a TGH y nos comunicaremos con usted con mas detalles. Contactenos al: Angela Garcia: agarcia@lapazchattanooga.org Irma Velazquez: ivelazquez@lapazchattanooga.org

Southern Payroll & Benefits

Join Southern Payroll & Benefits this Thursday, March 26th, at 10:00AM EST, for a webinar geared towards Chattanooga business owners dealing with COVID-19 disruptions. Our panel of local Employer Law/HR/Banking/Insurance experts will advise on the latest COVID-19 legislation. Additional topics include: SBA and other loans; Legal do's and don'ts; HR best-practices regarding layoffs/hour and wage reductions/employee re-classifications; and Insurance/Benefit options for your business and employees. Register HERE This free webinar is in English

Sunny 92.3 is proudly supporting local businesses during these challenging times. If your business is being affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, let us know below! Tell us your business name, social media handles, business hours, location, and any other information. We’ll help by encouraging our incredible audience to purchase gift cards for upcoming birthdays and holidays, book future events, grab take out, show up when possible, and more. Click here for all the business listings we mention. Caring for our community and trusting in brighter tomorrows … Sunny 92.3 To complete the form click HERE Sunny 92.3 esta orgullosamente apoyando a negocios locales durante este tiempo dificil. Si su negocio esta siendo afectado por la pandemia COVID-19 dejenos saber! Diganos el nombre de su negocio, nombres en medios sociales, horarios de operación, dirección y cualquier otra informacón. Nosotros ayudaremos al alentar a nuestra maravillosa audiencia a comprar tarjetas de regalos para festejos proximos y dias festivos, reservaciones para eventos futuros, pedir comida para llevar y mas. Cuidando a nuestra comunidad y confiando en un mejor mañana...Sunny 92.3 Para llenar la forma visite AQUI

The House App

COVID 19 UPDATE: The House App has temporarily transformed their app & website to showcase what restaurants are still open, how they're now operating & how you can support with curbside pickup, take out, delivery, etc
Contact The House for additional information on how to be featured.
March 24, 2020

Disaster Loans and Assistance for

Small Businesses

During this time of crisis several organizations have come together to offer some relief to local small businesses impacted negatively by COVID-19. In today's updates you will find information related to loans and assistance available to small businesses. Please check the specific organizations' websites for additional details and application process. Prestamos para Desastres y Asistencia para Micro Empresas Durante esta temporada de crisis, organizaciones se han unido para ofrecer algo de ayuda a negocios pequeños impactados negativamente por COVID-19. En las noticias de hoy encontrara información relacionada con prestamos y asistencia disponible. Por favor visite las paginas web de las otganizaciones especificas para mas informacion y para el proceso de aplicación.

HAMILTON COUNTY, as well as some other TN counties (Marion, Polk, Bradley, Blount, Carter, Cocke, Greene, Johnson, Monroe, Polk, Sevier, Unicoi) have been approved for disaster funding, as continuous to Georgia’s and NC’s approval. Tennessee is still pending. But these counties that are approved can go ahead and apply. SBA recommends applying quickly and filling everything out thoroughly, even if you’re guessing on what to put. Reach out to us at SBDC if you have any questions! https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela Questions about filling out the SBA disaster loan? Reach out to Sarah Mattson smattson@tsbdc.org or Pat Wente - pat.wente@scorevolunteer.org EL CONDADO DE HAMILTON, y otros condados en TN (Marion, Polk, Bradley, Blount, Carter, Cocke, Greene, Johnson, Monroe, Polk, Sevier, Unicoi) han sido aprobados para fodos para desastres, continuo a la aprobación de Georgia y NC. Tennessee aun esta pendiente. Pero los condados que ya fueron aprobados pueden aplicar. SBDC recomienda aplicar rapidamente y llenar todo, aunque este adivinando que poner en algunos casos. Contacte a SBDC si tiene preguntas! https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela Preguntas sobre como llenar el prestamo para desastres de SBA? Contacte a Sarah Mattson smattson@tsbdc.org o Pat Wente - pat.wente@scorevolunteer.org

SBA Disaster Assistance in Response to the Coronavirus • The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering designated states and territories low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Upon a request received from a state’s or territory’s Governor, SBA will issue under its own authority, as provided by the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act that was recently signed by the President, an Economic Injury Disaster Loan declaration. • Any such Economic Injury Disaster Loan assistance declaration issued by the SBA makes loans available to small businesses and private, non-profit organizations in designated areas of a state or territory to help alleviate economic injury caused by the Coronavirus (COVID-19). • SBA’s Office of Disaster Assistance will coordinate with the state’s or territory’s Governor to submit the request for Economic Injury Disaster Loan assistance. • Once a declaration is made for designated areas within a state, the information on the application process for Economic Injury Disaster Loan assistance will be made available to all affected communities as well as updated on our website: SBA.gov/disaster. • SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loans offer up to $2 million in assistance per small business and can provide vital economic support to small businesses to help overcome the temporary loss of revenue they are experiencing. • These loans may be used to pay fixed debts, payroll, accounts payable and other bills that can’t be paid because of the disaster’s impact. The interest rate is 3.75% for small businesses without credit available elsewhere; businesses with credit available elsewhere are not eligible. The interest rate for non-profits is 2.75%. • SBA offers loans with long-term repayments in order to keep payments affordable, up to a maximum of 30 years. Terms are determined on a case-by-case basis, based upon each borrower’s ability to repay. • SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loans are just one piece of the expanded focus of the federal government’s coordinated response, and the SBA is strongly committed to providing the most effective and customer-focused response possible. • For additional information, please contact the SBA disaster assistance customer service center. Call 1-800-659-2955 (TTY: 1-800-877-8339) or e-mail disastercustomerservice@sba.gov. • Visit SBA.gov/disaster for more information.

Local Chattanooga Loan/Funding Programs Kiva - Katie Hendrix, katie@colab.co, kiva.org 0% interest crowdfunded loans up to $15,000, minority and female business owners but all can apply TVFCU - https://www.tvfcu.com/business/idea-leap Grants up to $25,000 Loans: $2,500 - $50,000 Apply through a technical assistance provider (listed on the website). Bright Bridge - BrightBridge Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) with several loan programs, including SBA Community Advantage, SBA 504, USDA IRP RLF, and New Markets Tax Credits. City of Chattanooga - http://empowerchatt.com/ Prestamos Locales para Chattanooga/Programas de Fondos Kiva - Katie Hendrix, katie@colab.co, kiva.org 0% de interes en prestamos de hasta $15,000, propietarios de negocios minoritarios o de mujeres, pero todos pueden aplicar. TVFCU - https://www.tvfcu.com/business/idea-leap Subsidios de hasta $25,000 Prestamos: $2,500 - $50,000 Aplicar con un proveedor de asistencia tecnica (enlistado en la pagina web) Bright Bridge - BrightBridge Institución de Desarrollo Comunitario Financiero con varios programas de prestamos incluyendo SBA Community Advantage, SBA 504, USDA IRP RLF, y New Markets Tax Credits. Ciudad de Chattanooga - http://empowerchatt.com/

We understand that these are uncertain times and that health and well-being are priorities. With information and resources rapidly changing we encourage you to stay informed and follow all the CDC's recommendations and government guidelines. We realize that most businesses have been negatively impacted and changing the way they conduct business. Organizations are also coming together to find ways to support our community and local businesses. At Compañia we have been collaborating with some of these local organizations and working on finding available resources in these times of crisis.

Gobernador Bill Lee firma orden ejecutiva que exige nuevos modelos comerciales para restaurantes y gimnasios; levanta las regulaciones sobre el alcohol. Governor Bill Lee signs executive order mandating alternative business models for restaurants and gyms; lifts alcohol regulations.

In English

PARA PUBLICACION INMEDIATA 22 de marzo, 2020 CONTACTO: Gillum Ferguson gillum.ferguson@tn.gov 615-253-4516 El gobernador Bill Lee firma orden ejecutiva que exige nuevos modelos comerciales para restaurantes y gimnasios; levanta las regulaciones sobre el alcohol Ordena protecciones adicionales para poblaciones vulnerables NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Hoy, el gobernador de Tennessee, Bill Lee, firmó la Orden Ejecutiva número 17 que pide a las empresas de todo el estado que utilicen modelos comerciales alternativos. Esta orden será vigente a partir de la medianoche CDT del lunes 23 de marzo de 2020 hasta la medianoche CDT del 6 de abril de 2020. La orden también describe como las empresas y ciudadanos deberían trabajar para proteger a las poblaciones vulnerables. "La pandemia de COVID-19 ha creado una crisis económica y también una crisis de salud. Nuestras intervenciones deben continuar enfrentando ambos aspectos", dijo el gobernador Lee. "Nuestro objetivo es mantener al público, especialmente a las poblaciones más vulnerables, a salvo mientras hacemos todo lo posible para mantener a los habitantes de Tennessee en una posición estable económicamente". La Orden Ejecutiva 17 prohíbe las reuniones sociales de 10 o más personas y también anuncia las siguientes normas sobre restaurantes, bares y establecimientos similares de alimentos y bebidas: ● Los establecimientos ofrecerán exclusivamente opciones de autoservicio, para llevar, o entrega al domicilio para apoyar a las familias, a las empresas, y la cadena de negocios en la industria de alimentos durante esta emergencia. ● Los establecimientos pueden vender alcohol para llevar o entregar (si está acompañada por la compra de alimentos) en contenedores cerrados a clientes mayores de 21 años. Los gimnasios, centros de ejercicio o instalaciones similares cerrarán y suspenderán temporalmente los servicios en persona hasta el 6 de abril de 2020. Mientras tanto, estas empresas pueden seguir con su programación digital si es posible. La orden está buscando medidas adicionales para mantener seguras a las poblaciones vulnerables, incluyendo los ancianos y las personas con enfermedades previas. ● Las visitas a hogares de retiro ahora se limitarán a visitas esenciales para cuidar de las personas dentro de dichos centros. ● Se pide también que las empresas tomen medidas adicionales para proteger a las poblaciones vulnerables, por ejemplo, con un horario comercial exclusivo del público en general para estas personas vulnerables. "Quiero que todos los habitantes de Tennessee tomen estas acciones en serio: nuestra salud física y económica dependen de estas medidas mientras trabajamos para vencer a COVID-19", dijo Lee. Para más información sobre COVID-19, recursos de salud y apoyo para pequeñas empresas visiten https://www.tn.gov/governor/covid-19.html

Conferencia de Prensa del Condado de Hamilton 3/23/2020 Hamilton County Press Conference 3/23/2020

Mike Dunne Communications Manager Hamilton County Mayor’s Office Press conference 3-23-2020 – Conferencia de Prensa Estamos aquí hoy para declarar un estado de emergencia para el condado de Hamilton. · Esta declaración es necesaria para que cada Municipio del Condado de Hamilton sea elegible para una compensación financiera de agencias federales y estatales. · Esto es algo que normalmente hacemos en caso de desastres naturales ... como lo hemos hecho en el pasado para tornados e inundaciones. · Es vital que cada municipio instruya a todos los involucrados en los esfuerzos para proteger la salud pública de nuestros ciudadanos para mantener un registro cuidadoso de los gastos durante este tiempo. · Esto les permitirá ser elegibles para un reembolso en el futuro. · Nuestra prioridad número uno es la seguridad de nuestros residentes. · Quiero tomarme un momento en este momento para agradecer a todos nuestros negocios que han cumplido con nuestra solicitud voluntaria la semana pasada de dejar de comer internamente y a todos los que también seguirán la Orden de Emergencia del Gobernador Lee a partir de la medianoche de esta noche. · También me gustaría anunciar que, en base a una encuesta cuidadosa de los hábitos públicos durante el fin de semana, cerraremos temporalmente todos los parques públicos del Condado de Hamilton. Nuevamente estamos haciendo esto por preocupación por la seguridad del público. Permítanme decir también que nuestros parques públicos permanecerán abiertos para caminar, andar en bicicleta y correr con distanciamiento social y agradecemos a todos nuestros ciudadanos que han practicado esto durante este difícil momento. English · We’re here today to declare a State of Emergency for Hamilton County. · This declaration is necessary in order for every Hamilton County Municipality to be eligible for financial compensation from Federal and State agencies. · This is something we normally do in the event of natural disasters….. as we have done in the past for tornadoes and flooding. · It is vital that every municipality instruct all involved in the efforts to protect our citizens’ public health to keep careful record of expenses during this time. · This will allow them to be eligible for reimbursement in the future. · Our number one priority is the safety of our residents. · I want to take a moment at this time to thank all our businesses who have complied with our voluntary request last week to cease in-house dining and all who will also follow Governor Lee’s Emergency Order as of midnight tonight. · I would also like to announce that based on a careful survey of public habits over the weekend that we will be temporarily closing all public Hamilton County playgrounds. · Again we are doing this out of concern for the public’s safety. · Let me also say that our public parks will remain open for waking, biking and running with social distancing and we thank all our citizens who have practiced this during this difficult time.

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation has the following Resources & Guidelines for Businesses.Coronavirus

(COVID-19) Workplace Tips for Employees

Guidance For Employers To Plan and Respond To Coronavirus

Customizable Workplace Flyer

Disaster Help Desk for Businesses

Disaster Corporate Aid - Aid given by corporations to date

Resilience in a Box (for employers to prepare)

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

Health and government officials are working together to maintain the safety, security, and health of the American people. Small businesses are encouraged to do their part to keep their employees, customers, and themselves healthy.

The SBA offers guidance and resources to small businesses. During this time of great impact to small businesses the SBA offers guidance and resources, such as their Disaster Loan Assistance

Important for applicants to know

  • No cost to apply at https://disasterloan.sba.gov/

  • Under 25K can be unsecured, higher requires collateral

  • Can apply as sole proprietor or as LLC

  • Could take up to a month to get finances

  • Purpose of loan is to help small business to survive, Not for debt consolidation or expansion

  • Businesses should speak with their financial institutions or call SBA directly

For more information or assistance please contact their local SBA Field office at: 423-756-8668 or visit their website at: https://www.tsbdc.org/

The City of Chattanooga is a great source for information and resources. If you are an employer or an employee who has questions or has been impacted by this mandate please fill out the form located on their website and someone from the City’s team will contact you.

Straight Talk with Starters Roundtables // Mar 24–36 // 2–3PM Eastern

We will get through this, and we will get through it together. If you are thinking through how to adapt your venture to accommodate #socialdistancing, we are here for you. Join us next week for a series of industry-based virtual sessions for entrepreneurs to come support each other and brainstorm ideas for moving forward.

  • Restaurants + Retail (Tuesday, 3/24 @ 2pm Eastern)

  • Makers + Service Providers (Wednesday, 3/25/20 @ 2pm Eastern)

  • Lifestyle + Consultants (Thursday, 3/26/20 @ 2pm Eastern)

Sign up to join us and we will see you next week. Together, we go farther (even virtually).

CO.STARTERS Recovery Guide // Resources for Small Businesses

We are sorting through the barrage of information for you and posting the most relevant resources we can find for both starters and communities. View resources by category and industry as well as rollups from other networks at costarters.co/recovery. Have a resource to add? Submit it here.

SERVICE AND RETAIL INDUSTRY

Jose Alfaro, Service Industry Expert will be answering your questions this Thursday, March 26th. For those of you in the food service and retail industry please send us your questions by Wednesday, March 25th. Jose will record a video talking about how to adapt to all the changes, resources and answer your previously submitted questions. The video will be available on our website, social media and shared with all of you. Please send us your questions via email to Compañia.

Facebook announced a $100 million program to help small businesses as governments throughout the country urge local gyms and restaurants to close their doors to slow the spread of COVID-19.

In a blog post announcing the grants, Facebook said, “We know that your business may be experiencing disruptions resulting from the global outbreak of COVID-19. We’ve heard that a little financial support can go a long way, so we are offering $100M in cash grants and ad credits to help during this challenging time.”

Facebook said the grants will be available for up to 30,000 eligible small businesses in over 30 countries. That would be an average of $3,333 per business. That could be a helpful sum for businesses experiencing a sharp drop-off in traffic but it’s a fraction of Facebook’s typical revenue. Facebook will begin accepting applications in the coming weeks. The company said the program can help businesses with rent and operational costs, maintaining workforce and connecting with customers.

Pandemic Preparedness Requires Strong Business Continuity Management

On-Demand | 1 hour

Discussion Topics:

  • How to best organize for business continuity management (BCM)

  • Key practices for successful BCM

  • How you can leverage BCM to support pandemic preparedness activities

EDT: 9:00 a.m. | GMT: 13:00 Business continuity management is a well-established process to help your organization weather a crisis situation. But a pandemic such as Coronavirus (COVID-19) challenges existing BCM initiatives at any organization. Are your business continuity management efforts up to the challenge? This complimentary webinar reveals key practices for strong business continuity management and how you can utilize BCM in times of crisis, including the Coronavirus (COV-19) pandemic. The content covered will build off our Business Continuity Management: Pandemic Planning Briefing webinar and will be relevant to business leaders across all functions, including operations, IT, finance, HR, enterprise risk, supply chain, sales and customer service. To access the webinar visit Gartner Webinars.

Local Venture Legal, PLLC During this time of uncertainty for small businesses in our community, Local Venture Legal will do what it can to answer your legal questions about how this will or may effect your business and brainstorm solutions. Of particular concern may be enforcement of contracts involving both your obligations to others as well as obligations to you. LVL is here to help. I’ve set up a special calendly page where you can now schedule a FREE 30 min phone consultation regarding these issues for the duration of this crisis. Calendly We are in this together!

The Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce has many resources to help local businesses. Stay informed about Local Health Updates or access their Employee and Employer Resources list.

Tech Goes Home COVID - 19 Community Resources For a list of Wifi locations and Wifi providers offering free or low cost internet access please visit the TGH website. Wifi Locations & Hot Spots

Small Business Feedback Survey

The Enterprise Center is working with several organizations to identify the needs of our small business community. Please take a few minutes to complete their brief survey. Information gathered will help provide a full picture of the impact of COVID-19 on local economy and find innovative ways to support the community.

Survey

NEWS FROM OUR MEMBERS

We can't wait until everything is back to normal and we can conduct business as usual. In the meantime there are still ways you can support our local business owners and Co. Members. Many have made changes to the way they provide services. Below are some of our members and the options for you to continue supporting them and enjoying their service. Please keep in mind that things are rapidly changing and we encourage you to visit their websites for up to date information.

Las Morelianas Restaurant 5622 TN-153 Ste A Hixson, TN Monday - Sunday: 10:00 am - 8:00 pm Online ordering through their website To Go orders Curbside delivery

Local Juicery and Kitchen 48 E Main St. Chattanooga, TN To Go and delivery through Uber Eats

Punto Latino 5450 Highway 153., Ste 134 Hixson, TN Tax preparation, vehicle insurance, notary public and other services. Serving the Latino community

Cheese Dip Mexican Grill 3643 Hixson Pike., Suite D Chattanooga, TN 423-803-4348 Tuesday - Saturday: 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm Online ordering (Door Dash, Grub Hub, Dinner Delivered, Uber Eats, Postmates) To Go / Curb side delivery We know you are busy working from home and taking care of your family. Let us take care of meals for. Order online at ilovecheesedip.com

Bliones - Lets Grow Together - Crezcamos Juntos Small Business Website Special We know these are hard times, especially for the food service industry and now more than ever restaurants need websites to communicate, for online ordering and showcase their menu. We can help you; we are in this together. $100 website creation $50 monthly maintenance Contact us at Bliones.com

Super Carnicerias Loa Loa 6: 423-510-8222 (Lee Hwy) Loa 7: 423-634-0565 (Broad St.) Loa 11: 423-870-7100 (Hixson Pike) New business hours: Monday - Friday: 10:00 am - 7:00 pm Saturday: 8:00 am - 7:00 pm Sunday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm Restaurant Dining room closed. To go service available

During this time of uncertainty related to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, there are resources available that can help you and your business.

Business support programs:

https://www.wrcbtv.com/story/41904704/facebook-announces-dollar100-million-program-for-small-businesses-impacted-by-coronavirus

Webinars

https://www.gartner.com/en/webinars/3982036/pandemic-preparedness-requires-strong-business-continuity-manage

https://www.startupcommons.org/blog/startup-commons-action-due-to-covid-19

BILL

Several arms of the federal government have taken, or are weighing, significant steps to help the country deal with the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) and the implications for individuals and businesses.

On March 14, the U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed a bipartisan 110-page bill that has received support from President Trump and, as of this writing, is expected to be taken up by the Senate this week. The Families First Coronavirus Response Act includes a wide range of provisions, including some addressing insurance coverage and reimbursement of diagnostic testing costs and others expanding safeguards for economically disadvantaged individuals. It also includes two significant groups of measures that will affect certain employers and workers through December 31, 2020.

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03-18-2020

Resources shared during Small Business Coronavirus Call hosted by US Chamber of Commerce w/ Info from SBA:

1. US Chamber Foundation shared Resources & Guidelines for Businesses

  • Coronavirus (COVID-19) Workplace Tips for Employees

  • Guidance For Employers To Plan and Respond To Coronavirus

  • Customizable Workplace Flyer

  • Disaster Help Desk for Businesses

  • Disaster Corporate Aid - Aid given by corporations to date

  • Resilience in a Box (for employers to prepare)

2. US Chamber Foundation shared about letter sent asking Federal Government to:

  • Cancel Payroll Taxes for March, April and May

  • Expand and streamline loan program with fewer than 500 program

  • Enable credit facility for loan and loan guarantee

3. SBA shared about the Disaster Loan Assistance Program

  • Look to Field Offices to understand what business qualifications to qualify for loan

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

4. More information to come and more resources becoming available daily.

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https://www.sba.gov/page/coronavirus-covid-19-small-business-guidance-loan-resources?fbclid=IwAR1kHVqtz7k18R7Yu4EKzBb_ueYWcKZD5_cUrcQx4Zi99aoxp_1Dt_kCv70

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

Health and government officials are working together to maintain the safety, security, and health of the American people. Small businesses are encouraged to do their part to keep their employees, customers, and themselves healthy.

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

SBA en español.


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