We are here to help you in any way we can.
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.
ACCESS ECONOMIC IMPACT LOANS AND GRANTS
There are a number of lenders offering small businesses impacted by COVID-19 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.
State of CT Opens Grant Program for Small Businesses & Non-Profits
The Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD) has created a $50 million grant program to help our small businesses in Connecticut recover from the ongoing challenges of COVID-19. Eligible businesses and nonprofits can receive a one-time $5,000 grant and all funds will be disbursed to approved applicants by December 30, 2020. Learn more. Download additional FAQs, including copy of the application. Apply here.
SBA and Treasury announce a simpler application for PPP Loan Forgiveness
This action streamlines the PPP forgiveness process for loans up to $50,000 or less to provide financial and administrative relief to America’s smallest businesses while also ensuring sound stewardship of taxpayer dollars. Learn more or apply here
FIND THE 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.
Phase 3 Reopening
On October 8th, 2020 Connecticut moved into the latest stage of Governor Lamont’s Phase 3 reopening plan. The changes will increase indoor and outdoor capacities for certain businesses, including restaurants, personal services, libraries and performing arts venues, while ensuring safety protocols are still in effect. Learn more and Download Sector Rules.
All businesses subject to Phase 1, 2 and 3 reopening rules are required to self certify prior to reopening. Self Certify here.
Self-employed can now apply for federal unemployment benefits – Read DOL’s FAQs. Get WBDC’s Step-by-Step Application Instructions
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.
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!
Have you heard about WBDC Connect, our evolving networking program with an online business directory and evolving networking program, WBDC Connect. WBDC is offering the opportunity at no cost this year. Join over 350+ members for camaraderie, support and networking – View Directory and Become a Member Today
Our Group Support sessions are on hiatus until new developments occur. These Monday morning sessions offer the WBDC community a chance to connect; share ideas, struggles, and success stories; and learn from our Business Advisors and special guests.
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
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.
ACCESS TIPS & ADVICE
FOR BUSINESS OWNERS
Get FAQs from WBDC Volunteer and HR Expert, Deb Gogliettino, on how businesses with employees can prepare for reopening.
Get 10 easy-to-implement tips to adjust your marketing strategy to the current situation, from WBDC Marketing Expert, Anne DiFrancesco.