There are so many opportunities for loans and or grants for small businesses affected by Covid19 but where can you find out about the available funding, who can tell you if you qualify, who can help you with the application process? The following is a list of resources which can provide no-cost one-on-one counseling. This not to say these are the only organizations helping small businesses and non-profits, there are many more out there. This is a list we found to be to useful. The information regarding funding, regulations, and information in general is changing at a rapid pace so be sure to check these organizations websites often. We are all in this together!
Connecticut Small Business Development Center, CT SBDC has a Covid19 Business Resource page which outlines the important relief measured provided in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, (CARES) signed into law on March 27, 2020. Click here to access their page.
SCORE has a page which contains webinars on various topics dedicated to assisting businesses through the pandemic. Click here to access their page.
Small Business Administration, SBA has put together a road map that provides an overview on the types of businesses and non-profits that qualify and how to apply for the Economic Inquiry Disaster Loan, EIDL and the Paycheck Protection Program, PPP. Click here for a PDF.
Women’s Business Development Council, WBDC has put together of list of loans and grants available to small business and non-profits. They can help you determine which loan/grant is right for you as well as assist with the application process. Click here to access their page.
Windham Region Chamber of Commerce has information on loan resources, unemployment information, State, Local and Federal resources and legislative action. Click here to access their page.
Northeastern Chamber of Commerce has information on State, Local and Federal resources and loan programs. Click here to access their page.