When you’re in the middle of a crisis, whether it’s at the onset or months later, a one-stop shop for resources is so important — to save time and to find some measure of control amid the uncontrollable.
The Wisconsin SBDC has been updating its own pandemic relief page since March, and we’ve been happy to be promoting a newer website devoted to being the ost reliable source of federal resources for small businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
From the news release:
Created by America’s SBDC and Association of Women’s Business Centers, covid-sb.org is an easy-to-navigate place to access an array of vital resources to help cope with the challenges of the pandemic.
Highlights include the local assistance tool, which connects users with a vast network of business consultants who can provide tailored support and training on federal and local resources. The website also offers information about financial assistance, such as Paycheck Protection Program loan forgiveness, SBA funding options and farm loans.
“Small business owners are resilient, but they need to know that they are not alone and help is there for them during this challenging time,” said Tee Rowe, CEO of America’s SBDC. “Our website connects owners with experienced advisors who are there to help every step of the way.”
America’s SBDC and Association of Women’s Business Centers are committed to advocating for small businesses. While these two organizations manage covid-sb.org, the website wouldn’t be possible without two additional partners: the SCORE volunteer network and Veterans Business Outreach Centers. Together, this coalition draws on the collective expertise of federal resource partners, the SBA, local business centers and small business experts to support the small business community. Although 2020 has been a year full of hardships, this collaboration provides crucial hope and support to small businesses — which serve as the backbone of the American economy.