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COVID-19 Resources

COVID-19 Resources

Your go-to spot for timely business support

WBDC has the tools and resources to support your business during this time.  We can help you navigate the changes and guide you in making the best decisions for your business.

We are here to help you in any way we can.

ACCESS ECONOMIC IMPACT
LOANS AND GRANTS

There are a number of lenders offering small businesses COVID-19-related working capital through loans and grants. We are here to help you identify which funding opportunity is best for you, and assist you preparing and submitting your application.

***Call us at (203) 751-9550 or email us to request a counseling appointment to work on your application & requisite financials.***

SBA is offering small businesses and non-profits Emergency Injury Grants – an emergency advance of up to $10,000 within 3 days, and not required to be paid back if used for eligible expenses. Apply Now

SBA is also offering fixed low-interest disaster loans (EIDLs) of up to $2 million, including up to $25,000 with no collateralRead the FAQs, and apply here.

Banks are providing cash-flow assistance through federally-guaranteed Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans to maintain payroll, with portions forgivable. Read More

 

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FIND LATEST NEWS
FROM STATE GOVERNMENT

WBDC is working closely with state and federal leaders to support small businesses and their employees.  We will keep you connected to the latest news.

Join our Town Hall events to hear about the changes and resources available from state leaders.  Next one April 2nd at 1PM – Tune in via Facebook Live

The CARES Act signed into law, expanding resources for affected employers & employees. Read summary here and Download the Small Business Owner’s Guide to CARES Act

Watch Latest Update from Fran Pastore, WBDC Founder & CEO as she breaks down the CARES Act for small businesses

Additional updates includes the Governor’s executive orders, Department of Labor regulatory changes for employers and workers, tax changes with the Department of Revenue Services and more.

 

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GAIN STRENGTH IN COMMUNITY

We know just how valuable it can be to connect with fellow business owners and leaders during this time. Stay tuned for videos and more to help keep you connected!

Get bi-weekly dose of virtual business support with Q&A and tips from WBDC Business Advisors & fellow entrepreneurs

Join WBDC Connect Facebook Group to connect with other business owners and entrepreneurs

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During these difficult times, we continue to offer our regular counseling and training services to help small business ventures thrive. From delivering tailored guidance to skill building courses, we are here to support you.

MEET WITH A
WBDC EXPERT

Receive one-on-one virtual counseling on a range of business topics, from finance to strategy to marketing.  Our staff will connect you with the best counselor to meet your needs.  Call us at (203) 751-9550 or click the link below to request an appointment.

Meet our Counselors

 

Request Appt.

ACCESS TIPS & ADVICE
FOR BUSINESS OWNERS

Listen to HR Expert, Robin Imbrogno, on what employers need to know about the Families First COVID-19 Response Act. Available on-demand.

Register Now

Get 10 easy-to-implement tips to adjust your marketing strategy to the current situation, from WBDC Marketing Expert, Anne DiFrancesco.

Read Anne’s Tips

GROW YOUR KNOWLEDGE
WITH VIRTUAL LEARNING

Take this time to enhance your business skills and acumen through our suite of entrepreneurial webinars and virtual classes.  We utilize online platforms to bring the classroom to you, both live and on-demand.  More sessions coming soon!

On-Demand Learning

 

Register Today

Share Your Challenges

WBDC is working closely with state leaders to respond to the needs of small business owners and their employees. We appreciate you taking 5 minutes to share your feedback to help inform the services we provide. Your participation will allow WBDC and state leaders,  including Government Lamont, Connecticut’s Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD), the Connecticut Business & Industry Association (CBIA), and the U.S. Small Business Administration, to provide you the support you need during this challenging period.  We are a strong community and we will get through this together.