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Ohio Minority Supplier Diversity Council

How My Company Survived 2 Recessions & 2 Government Shutdowns: You Can Too – A Webinar on Wednesday, April 8 by the Florida State Minority Supplier Development Council

Seize opportunities now! Hear from an industry expert on how she grew her company during an economic downturn, and how you can too. Learn how to get ahead of procurement opportunities and prepare your business for winning contracts during COVID-19. Expand the way you are marketing your firm and capture on new federal requirements for small businesses. New emergency contracting rules have been implemented. Look past the chaos and leverage your resources for success.

Follow the link to register today: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3885144533601092363
Free to 7(j) eligible small businesses.

Location: Online Webinar
Date: Wednesday, April 8, 2020
Time: 10:30 – 12:00pm

Thriving, Not Just Surviving During a Challenging Economy: A Webinar on Friday, April 3 by the Florida State Minority Supplier Development Council

It cannot be overstated how unprecedented these times are for business owners, workers, consumers, large companies, and the public sector. The Coronavirus pandemic, COVID-19, has led to an economic situation that has no historical comparison. However, there remains some strategic decisions that business owners have to consider to help them survive the current crisis. Put your business in the best position to thrive once we get through this health and economic pandemic. This webinar will review some of those strategic decisions and offer business owners innovative ways on how to manage the new normal.

Free to 7(j) eligible small businesses.

Location: Online Webinar
Date: Friday, April 3, 2020
Time: 10:30 – 12:00pm

Follow the link to register today: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2516342716973383179

Webinar Friday, March 27: Prepare, Don’t Panic: Restructuring Your Business Operations and Practices During COVID-19 – Provided By Florida State MSDC

In these challenging times, business owners need to be prepared for an increased demand in accessing virtual tools and resources for our workforce and day to day operations. It is our responsibility to eectively deliver solutions, execute processes, and provide peace of mind to our employees and clients during the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn how to analyze your operations to see what is the best fit for your company. Discover innovative platforms, resources, and best practices to restructure and redevelop your workforce.

Training provided by the Florida State Minority Supplier Development Council

Location: Online Webinar
Date: Friday, March 27, 2020
Time: 10:30 – 12:00pm

Follow the link to register today: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7398941803414653196

Special Announcement – U.S. Small Business Administration Implements Automatic Deferment on Existing SBA Disaster Loans

Monday, March 23, 2020 – U.S. Small Business Administration Administrator Jovita Carranza announced changes to help borrowers still paying back SBA loans from previous disasters. By making this change, deferments through December 31, 2020, are now automatic. The changes mean borrowers of home and business disaster loans do not have to contact SBA to request deferment.

“The SBA is looking at every option and taking every action to cut red tape to make it easier for small businesses to stay in business. Automatically deferring existing SBA disaster loans through the end of the year will help borrowers during this unprecedented time,” said Administrator Carranza. “Today’s announcement adds a list of growing actions the SBA is taking to support small businesses.”

“These actions include making it easier for states and territories to request a declaration so small businesses statewide can now apply for economic injury disaster loans,” added SBA Mid-Atlantic Regional Administrator Steve Bulger who oversees the agency’s operations in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Virginia, Delaware, Maryland and the District of Columbia. “This is another way the SBA is working around the clock to find ways to assist small businesses.”

Previous Announcement:

Ohio Small Businesses Now Eligible For SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans; Additional Federal and State Assistance for Small Businesses

Thanks to a concerted effort by the state of Ohio and the U.S. Small Business Administration  Ohio small businesses are now eligible for SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loans. Please see below for more information:

  • Low-interest loans of up to $2 million are available for small businesses and private non-profits.
  • Loans may be used to pay fixed debts, payroll, accounts payable and other bills and have repayment options of up to 30 years. 
  • Interest rates are 3.75% for small businesses and 2.75% for private non-profits.
  • Need help filling out the application? Access these step-by-step instructions

Click HERE to apply now.

Guidance for Businesses and Employers to Plan and Respond to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

SBA Resource Partners are ready to help with no-cost, one-on-one business counseling regarding COVID-19.

Visit Coronavirus.gov for the latest official health information and for a full list of the nation’s whole-of-government response, including safety, business and tax tips, worker assistance and more

The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services has extended unemployment benefits for those impacted by Coronavirus – Here’s how to apply

The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services has also updated unemployment insurance benefits to reflect the impact of Coronavirus.

Other Ohio government efforts pertaining to Coronavirus response can be found here.